The leaders of Hungary and Russia have announced an increase in energy agreements - both gas and nuclear - in their first international meeting after controversies in both countries. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir said after a meeting on Tuesday that two Russian-built nuclear reactors would be installed in the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in central Hungary. The announcement comes less than a week after the European Parliament voted for disciplinary action against Hungary citing its flouting of the EU's democratic norms, and as Russia continues to be blamed for the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the UK. Although Hungary "followed the British exampled and expelled one Russian diplomat [following the alleged poison attack]", Peter Kreko, the director of the Political Capital Institute, a Hungarian think tank, told Al Jazeera, " I don't think Skripal was on the agenda at the meeting". Orban is often said to have created the EU's first "illiberal … [Read more...] about Does Hungary’s relationship with Russia send a message to the EU?
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Gregory Korte USA TODAY Published 7:55 p.m. UTC Jul 16, 2018 HELSINKI — The U.S. relationship with Russia "has never been worse," President Donald Trump said Monday as he prepared to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He blamed that relationship on what he called a "Rigged Witch Hunt" investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a series of tweets Monday, Trump complained about the FBI investigation and blamed President Barack Obama for not stopping Russian attempts to meddle in the vote. "President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it," Trump said. "When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok!" Peter Strzok is the former FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages have prompted congressional investigations into political bias at the … [Read more...] about Trump says relationship with Russia is at all-time low, blames ‘Rigged Witch Hunt’
American relations with Russia have "never been worse", Donald Trump has said ahead of one-on-one talks with Vladimir Putin. The US president set the scene for his summit with the Russian leader with a post on Twitter hours before the pair are scheduled to meet in Helsinki. Their summit in Helsinki will play out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, the investigation into Russian election meddling and fears that Moscow's aggression might go unpunished. But blaming the chill in relations with Moscow on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in his election victory, Mr Trump said there had been many years of US foolishness and stupidity". He referring to US special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation in his 7am tweet: Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2018 The … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says US relationship with Russia has ‘never been worse’ ahead of talks with Vladimir Putin
It's a recent Sunday and pianist Justus Frantz is sitting in his villa in the Pöseldorf district of Hamburg and holding forth about the Germans and their relationship with Russia. The new German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, Frantz says, sometimes reminds him of Helmuth von Moltke, chief of staff of the Prussian Army at the start of World War I. "Irresponsible," is how Frantz describes the minister's tough new tone. Maas's approach to Russia, he says, has been senseless as he seeks to gain the upper hand. "This generation no longer knows what war is." Russia has played a prominent role in Frantz's life. The 73-year-old musician, who is married to the Russia violinist Ksenia Dubrovskaya, speaks a mix of Russian and German at home. Even before he met his wife, however, Frantz was long convinced that there was a particular affinity between German and Russian culture. "The epic of Russian music is only to be found in the epic of German music, not in French, English or American," he … [Read more...] about The Great Divide: Is Germany’s Special Relationship with Russia at an End?
Popular on social media Over 1,000 Ukrainian combat veterans commit suicide since 2014 1063 PACE awards 2018 Europe Prize to Ivano-Frankivsk 152 Ukraine on foot: Two friends find what unites and divides 141 Germany is interested in good relationships with Russia, but it will continue protecting the democratic values along with the USA, ignored by Russia, as Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, said at the joint pre-conference with Donald Trump broadcasted by Voice of America on Youtube. Read more here. Found a spelling error? Let us know – highlight it and press Ctrl + Enter. … [Read more...] about 112.ua: Merkel and Trump discuss Donbas and cooperation with Russia