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Armed men flying above Kremlin?

Was it a movie shoot? A coup? Moscow was abuzz Friday with talk of mysterious videos showing helicopters flying above the Kremlin, one of them apparently carrying a group of heavily armed men. Nothing to worry about, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters -- just security drills. View this post on Instagram #вертолет A post shared by анжела (@andzhana000) on Nov 22, 2018 at 3:18am PST "I can confirm that…

New US sanctions over chemical weapons would be ‘illegal’: Kremlin

MOSCOW:  Russia would consider any new chemical weapons-related sanctions imposed by the United States to be illegal, a Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday. The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it would impose additional sanctions on Russia after Moscow failed to give reasonable assurances it would not use chemical weapons after a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England. “We consider restrictions imposed by the United States against Russia illegal,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters. It is pertinent to…

Kremlin says Trump suggested Putin visit the White House

MOSCOW: A Kremlin aide said on Monday that US President Donald Trump suggested the White House as the venue for a summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin when they discussed the idea of meeting in a telephone call last month. Since that call, on March 20, preparations for a possible summit have not progressed because of a diplomatic row, the aide, Yuri Ushakov, said. “When our presidents spoke on the phone, Trump proposed having the first meeting in Washington, in the White House,” Ushakov told reporters at a briefing.…

Kremlin says no interest in US arms race in ‘invincible weapons’ row

MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Friday said Russia will not be part of a new arms race as the United States and NATO voiced concern over Vladimir Putin's boasts of new "invincible" weapons. Putin stunned the West -- and many in Russia -- on Thursday by using his state of the nation address to unveil a new arsenal of hypersonic weapons and submarines less than three weeks before an election is expected to extend his rule until 2024. The revelations came with ties between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows over the Syria…