Sep 17, 2016

U.S. calls Russian elections in Crimea illegitimate

The United States on Friday said Russian parliamentary elections planned for Crimea are illegitimate. “The United States does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of the Russian Duma elections planned for Russian-occupied Crimea on September 18th,” said State Department spokesman ...

U.S. tells Russia military cooperation in Syria is not guaranteed

Sep 17, 2016

U.S. tells Russia military cooperation in Syria is not guaranteed

The United States warned Russia on Friday that potential military cooperation envisioned by a cease-fire deal in Syria will not happen unless humanitarian aid begins to flow into Aleppo and other besieged communities. The warning came as President Barack Obama’s top national security aides ...

Russia sowing seeds of world instability, Ash Carter warns

Sep 8, 2016

Russia sowing seeds of world instability, Ash Carter warns

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Russia on Wednesday of sowing seeds of global instability and questioned whether Moscow genuinely wants a viable cease-fire in Syria. In a hard-hitting speech at Oxford University, Carter emphasized deep skepticism about Russian intentions in Syria, even as ...