Russia asks US to stop arming Ukraine

A Ukrainian serviceman walks amid the rubble of a building heavily damaged by multiple bombardments near a frontline in Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 25, 2022. (FELIPE DANA / AP) MOSCOW/KYIV/ANKARA/UNITED NATIONS – Russia has sent a diplomatic note to the United States calling on Washington to stop supplying Kyiv with weapons,...

Russia imposes sanctions on US vice-president, Meta CEO

People walk past the Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow on April 5, 2022. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP) MOSCOW/WASHINGTON/KYIV - Russia has imposed personal sanctions on 29 US citizens, including US Vice-President Kamala Harris and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and 61 Canadian citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday. A...

Russia takes measures over hostile actions

Eased visa rules scrapped for officials, reporters from 'unfriendly' countries Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) welcomes Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit in Moscow on Monday. (ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO / AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that scraps simplified visa rules for officials and journalists from so-called...

Ukraine, Russia conduct first prisoner swap

A police car drives past a burning warehouse hit by a shell in the suburbs of Kyiv, on March 24, 2022. (FADEL SENNA / AFP) KYIV/UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW - Ukraine and Russia conducted the first prisoner swap since the start of the conflict, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on...

Russia urges Washington to stop escalating tensions

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov arrives to attend security talks on soaring tensions over Ukraine, at the US permanent Mission, in Geneva, on Jan 10, 2022. (DENIS BALIBOUSE / POOL / AFP) MOSCOW / UNITED NATIONS / KYIV - Washington must stop escalating tensions if it wishes to normalize ties with...

Lavrov: Russia not to initiate reconciliation with West

This handout photograph taken and released by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Feb 10, 2022 shows Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaking during a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary following their talks in Moscow. (HANDOUT / RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY / AFP) MOSCOW - Russia remains open to cooperation...