US-Russia relations - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US-Russia relations


Russia, U.S. trade charges after near naval collision

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Russian ship had to carry out an emergency maneuver to avoid collision, the navy says, adding that it has sent a message of protest to the US cruiser's commanders

ADMIRAL VINOGRADOV. In this file photo, the Russian Navy large anti-submarine ship Admiral Vinogradov (572) arrives for a five-day goodwill visit at the South Harbor of Manila on June 9, 2018. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/AFP

U.S. slaps sanctions over Russia rights despite revived ties

May 17, 2019 - 5:48 PM

One of the 5 newly blacklisted figures is Ruslan Geremeyev, an interior ministry official in the restive North Caucasus region of Chechnya who is close to its leader Ramzan Kadyrov

IN MEMORY OF BORIS NEMTSOV. Opposition supporters march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow on February 24, 2019. - Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

U.S., Russia clash on election meddling

May 15, 2019 - 2:07 AM

At a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo renews US concerns that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election to try to tip the vote to President Donald Trump

ON ELECTION MEDDLING. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister following their talks in Sochi on May 14, 2019. Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AFP

China opposes U.S. withdrawal from nuclear missile treaty

Feb 02, 2019 - 8:20 PM

'China is opposed to the US withdrawal [from the nuclear missile treaty] and urges the US and Russia to properly resolve differences through constructive dialogue," says Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang

NUCLEAR TREATY. n this file photo, China's President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. File photo Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Russian intelligence agents allegedly used Bitcoin in U.S. election hack

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'The use of bitcoin allowed the conspirators to avoid direct relationships with traditional financial institutions, allowing them to evade greater scrutiny of their identities and sources of funds,' the indictment reads

U.S. indicts Russian intel officers ahead of Trump-Putin meet

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:19 AM

The 29-page indictment accuses members of the Russian military intelligence agency known as the GRU of carrying out 'large-scale cyber operations' to steal Clinton campaign and Democratic Party documents and emails

INDICTMENT. U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (C) holds a news conference at the Department of Justice July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Russia diplomats, families, leave U.S. embassy

Apr 01, 2018 - 8:40 AM

In total, 171 people will leave the country, state news agency TASS reports Russian ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, as saying

EXPELLED. Russian diplomats leave their embassy in Washington. Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Lavrov says U.S. has no proof of Russian vote meddling

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:40 AM

Instead, the Russian foreign minister suggests the allegations had been invented by ex-US president Barack Obama's 'small-hearted and vengeful' administration

'NO PROOF.' Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the US doesn't have any proof that Russia interfered in the 2016 US elections. File photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

Trump says time to work 'constructively' with Russia

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:52 PM

3rd UPDATE I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election He vehemently denied it Trump says

PUTIN AND TRUMP. US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

US Secretary of State Tillerson to visit Russia April 11-12 –Moscow

Apr 05, 2017 - 10:49 PM

The State Department confirms the visit and says Tillerson will discuss Ukraine counterterrorism efforts bilateral relations and other issues including the DPRK North Korea and Syria

VISITING RUSSIA. Rex Tillerson smiles during a discussion organized by the Economic Club of Washington on the energy innovations that have led to a new era of energy abundance for North America in Washington, DC on March 12, 2015. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump under fire for saying he respects 'killer' Putin

Feb 06, 2017 - 12:35 AM

Republicans and Democrats alike criticize US President Donald Trump for his latest remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking with reporters on board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, bound for Palm Beach, Florida. Trump has rebuffed calls for a tougher stance on Russia, playing down political assassinations inside the country and Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Trump -- now two weeks into his four-year term -- showed no signs of yielding to demands from within his own Republican Party to distance himself from President Vladimir Putin. "I do respect him. Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn't mean I'll get along with them," Trump said in an excerpt of a Super Bowl interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly that will air in full on February 5, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Mandel Ngan

Putin tells Obama: US-Russia dialogue key to global stability

Jul 04, 2015 - 6:45 PM

The Russian President says the two countries are able to find solutions to some of the most difficult international problems

POWERHOUSES. Putin said the Russia and the United States are able to find solutions to some of the most difficult international problems. File photo from Rappler

Putin to host US Secretary of State Kerry for high-stakes Sochi talks

May 11, 2015 - 10:51 PM

President Vladimir Putin has refused to budge on Ukraine but has signalled his readiness to mend ties with Washington and Brussels as Russia chafes under the burden of biting Western sanctions

CONCERNED. President Vladimir Putin said he was concerned over tensions in Ukraine's Russian-speaking southeastern regions. Photo by AFP

US threatens tougher action against Russia over Ukraine

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Meanwhile Russia denies backing the eastern insurgents and claims that past measures against it are meant at undermining President Vladimir Putin s 15 year rule

In this file photo, a Russian policeman guards during New Year celebrations on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 01 January 2015. Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Mikhail Kornienko: There are no borders in space between us

TEAMING UP. A composite image showing US astronaut Scott Kelly (L), dated 16 March 2011, and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (R), dated 25 September 2010. Photos by Sergei Remezov, Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

'Don't meddle in Russia affairs' – Putin tells US envoy

Nov 19, 2014 - 8:49 PM

We are ready for practical cooperation with American partners along various directions guided by the principles of respect for each other s interests equal rights and non interference into domestic affairs says the Russian leader

In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, 14 October 2014. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool/EPA

New sanctions to target Russians in energy, banking: US official

Apr 26, 2014 - 3:02 PM

The sanctions could be imposed next week a US security official tells reporters

ARMED. An armed pro-Russian protestor stands guard at a checkpoint near Krasnyi Liman, in the Donetsk area, Ukraine, April 24, 2014. Evgeniy Maloletka/EPA

US mulls sending American forces to Baltics

Mar 19, 2014 - 10:24 PM

US Vice President Joe Biden says Washington could send forces to the Baltic states to reassure ex Soviet NATO allies rattled by Russia s takeover of Crimea

File photo of US Vice President Joe Biden from Agence France-Presse