RIA Novosti: Top Russian security official comments on Ukraine, Russia-West relations

Aerial View of Kremlin and Environs

(RIA Novosti – July 2, 2014) Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Yevgeniy Lukyanov has commented on the Ukrainian conflict, sanctions imposed against Russia after it was joined by Crimea and the Russia-West relations in an interview with Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti, published on the agency’s website on 2 July. [1] Ukraine Commenting on the recent developments […]

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Russian expert doubts relations with U.S. will go off track over Snowden

Edward Snowden file photo

(Interfax – Aug. 2, 2013) While the United States could cancel several upcoming meetings in Russia to protest Moscow’s decision to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, one Russian expert does not expect the U.S. to take any further steps that could cause a serious chill in bilateral relations. Said Fyodor Lukyanov, head of the Foreign and Defense Policy Council, “Concerning […]

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Moscow to Welcome U.S. Decision not to Deploy 4th Stage of Missile Shield in Europe – Expert

Patriot Missile Launch file photo

(Interfax – Moscow, March 18, 2013) Washington’s decision not to deploy the last elements of its missile shield in Europe should be welcomed in Russia, Chairman of Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Fyodor Lukyanov, said. “The Russian side should in general welcome this step, whatever stands behind it. At the same time, I think and judging by the reaction […]

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