Rosneft reports massive cyberattack on its serversBusiness & Economy June 27, 15:08
Russia’s advanced drone helicopters to be displayed at defense showMilitary & Defense June 27, 14:56
Russia fully complies with terms of oil production cut deal — Energy MinistryBusiness & Economy June 27, 14:29
Kremlin has no information about pending chemical attacks in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 27, 14:26
European Commission fines Google record 2.4 bln euro for abusing dominanceBusiness & Economy June 27, 13:38
Moscow calls to resume dialogue in NATO-Russia Council with participation of militaryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 27, 13:38
Kremlin does not monitor Russian companies foreign business operationsBusiness & Economy June 27, 13:32
Russian intelligence chief extols covert operatives as cream of the cropRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 27, 13:16
Kremlin disagrees with Macron’s remarks on UkraineRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 27, 13:09
MOSCOW, June 9. /TASS/. The Kremlin suggests finding out the powers and tasks of the newly-appointed Ukrainian presidential adviser Anders Fogh Rasmussen to see if he can discuss with Moscow the implementation of the Minsk Accords.
"We do not know if he has such powers," Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media. "It remains to be seen what is the purpose of holding a meeting with Mr. Rasmussen in order to discuss such themes."
Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko on May 27 signed a decree to appoint Rasmussen as his free-lance adviser. On Wednesday, Rasmussen said he was prepared to hold talks with Russia on a settlement in the southeast of Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk Accords.
In 2001-2009 Rasmussen was Denmark’s prime minister. And from 2009 to 2014 he led NATO.
The chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s foreign affairs committee Konstantin Kosachyov sees no political or military implications in Rasmussen’s appointment as Poroshenko’s free-lance adviser. He believes that NATO’s former secretary-general will be playing the role of the Ukrainian president’s public relations officer.