Russia, China negotiate over 30 joint projects worth over $100 bln — official
Russia and China have recently achieved a significant boost in their bilateral relations, primarily in the economic, energy, space and scientific as well as military spheres
Anti-Russian sanctions ineffective, but create problems for US businesses — ambassador
"Thousands of anti-Russian restrictions create serious problems for the US private sector. Firms and corporations are losing huge incomes from leaving the Russian market and abandoning our energy resources, as well as other goods," Anatoly Antonov said
NATO-supplied jets for Ukraine to be legitimate target for Russian troops, says diplomat
Maria Zakharova noted that NATO member states "have established a whole separate coalition of countries that will hand over the warplanes to the Kiev regime and train Ukrainian pilots"
Diplomacy in desert: Putin recognizes UAE's environmental stewardship
The Russian president emphasized that "the Russian delegation is very involved in the conference’s work"
Russia, Ukraine engaged in private military-to-military peace talks — Hersh
Hersh said, citing a US official, that Zaluzhny had US backing in holding the talks
Israeli settlers attack West Bank towns daily — Palestinian authorities
Palestinian Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said that under the current circumstances "there is a need for "urgent international interference to stop the ongoing Israeli aggression until the situation erupts uncontrollably"
At least five ships take part in search for missing Titan bathyscaphe — report
According to the experts, determining the precise location of the bathyscaphe is one of the most "serious tasks"
Zelensky’s video address to US senators cancelled at last minute
"Zelensky, by the way, could not make it <…> to our briefing," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said
G7 leaders reaffirm commitment to supporting Ukraine — statement
This is stated in a joint statement released after the G7 virtual meeting
Putin presents UAE President Nahyan with his portrait — Kremlin Spokesman
According to Dmitry Peskov, during Putin's visit to the UAE, a "protocol exchange of gifts" took place
Next round of Geneva Discussions on South Caucasus to take place in April 2024
An agreement was reached to hold regular meetings as part of international discussions on the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement
Russia’s UN envoy hopes not all Ukrainians will be sacrificed to US interests
Earlier, Dmitry Polyansky said that the US would refuse to provide more support to Ukraine as he argued that the Kiev regime will soon fall, while the strategic risks for Washington have intensified
Russian diplomat casts doubt on Ukraine's future military capabilities
Maria Zakharova reiterated that the Russian Foreign Ministry had repeatedly pointed to Ukrainian forces being directly guided by NATO allies, who provide the Kiev regime with exact coordinates to strike targets with Western-made rockets
Russian forces cut off Ukrainian military’s last supply route near Artyomovsk
Alexey Selivanov noted that Ukrainian soldiers were using the Volga radio frequency to declare they were ready to lay down arms
Russia, Iran sign declaration to counter US sanctions — Lavrov
The top Russian diplomat also said the talks will be used to exchange views on pressing bilateral and regional issues
Hamas calls on world community to thwart Israel's plans to displace Palestinians
Hamas warned against any agreement with Israeli authorities concerning the relocation scheme, which the movement is convinced is "cloaked in slogans of protection, humanitarian aid and security zones"
Putin, Saudi crown prince continue one-on-one talks - Kremlin spokesman
The talks have been going on for over three hours, says Dmitry Peskov
G7 leaders condemn rise in settler violence against Palestinians in West Bank — statement
In addition, the G7 called on regional actors to "cease destabilizing activities" in the Middle East
Putin on TIME’s shortlist for 2023 Person of the Year
Time has been choosing the Person of the Year annually since 1927
Israeli ambassador says he is about to end mission in Russia
"I will complete my work in Moscow in late December and retire," Alexander Ben Zvi said
Situation on battlefield indicates Russia’s victory inevitable — Kremlin Spokesman
Dmitry Peskov noted that Western states say that the special military operation must end, "but they would like to end it with Russia’s defeat"
Russia, Saudi Arabia to continue cooperation in OPEC+ - Kremlin spokesman
The parties agree that our countries shoulder an enormous responsibility for cooperation so as to support the international energy market, says Dmitry Peskov
Erdogan sees Netanyahu balancing on brink of collapse
The Turkish leader described the ruling coalition in Israel as unhealthy
Zelensky’s adviser says Kiev will run out of funds by January — Politico
"We’re at the end of our rope in terms of the existing funding," the newspaper quoted the advisor, whose name was not disclosed
Moscow, Riyadh to continue investment cooperation despite pressure from haters — Kremlin
This was stated to journalists by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
Russian MFA questions deal between France, Armenia on Bastion armored vehicles
It was reported that France will supply Armenia with a total of 50 Bastion armored vehicles manufactured by the Arquus company, while keeping the door open for a deal to supply Caesar artillery systems
Putin to visit UAE, Saudi Arabia for talks
According to the Kremlin, both visits will focus on bilateral relations as well as international topics, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Russian delegate to Vienna arms talks sent suspicious package with 'provocative contents'
The specific contents of the package have not been disclosed
Putin, Raisi to discuss trade and economy cooperation in Moscow
In addition, the sides will have an exchange of opinions on key international and regional issues
Putin plays extraordinary role in world — Kremlin spokesman about Time nomination
Dmitry Peskov added that the nomination did not matter much to the Russian president himself
Russia’s Battlegroup West repels five attacks on Kupyansk direction
The representative of the combat group, Sergey Zybinsky, clarified that the Ukrainian forces had lost up to one company of infantry, three servicemen were captured
Lavrov to attend conferences in UAE, Qatar from December 8-10
Maria Zakharova noted that the Sir Bani Yas forum and the Doha forum are authoritative platforms for discussing pressing international issues
US cannot be among main defenders of children's interests — Russian envoy
"Particular attention should be paid to what is happening in the 'cradle of democracy' with adoptees from all over the world," Anatoly Antonov underlined
Press review: Gaza carnage sinks Israeli narrative and US, EU tell China to end Russia aid
Top stories from the Russian press on Monday, December 4th
Putin arrives in UAE for meeting with Emirati leader
Upon completing his working agenda in Abu Dhabi, the Russian President will continue on to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on the same day
Putin, Saudi crown prince conclude talks in Riyadh
Russian President suggested discussing the situation in the region
Russian MFA points to difficulties in providing consular services in Germany
The Russian Foreign Ministry recommended that citizens review the rules for submitting documents for consular services on the websites of foreign consular offices, as well as carefully prepare the documents to be submitted and send them through specialized consular portals in advance
Russian forces wipe out command posts of two Ukrainian army brigades over past day
Russian forces also inflicted damage on Ukrainian manpower and military hardware in the Donetsk area, eliminating roughly 300 enemy troops over the past day, the ministry reported
Ship collides with floating bridge in Suez Canal disrupting navigation
The One Orpheus was traveling from Singapore to the Netherlands
G7 pledges to assist Ukraine in collecting damages from Russia
Group of Seven's states will explore all possible avenues to aid Kyiv, consistent with their respective legal systems and international law, the statement says
German business wants restoration of economic ties with Russia — envoy
Sergey Nechayev also noted Russia "still has many friends in Germany"
Russian Navy aircraft deliver missile strikes in drills as US warship deploys to Black Sea
The exercise involved over 20 aircraft
Xi Jinping meets with EU leadership in Beijing
The meeting took place in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse
China calls on sides of conflict in Ukraine to redouble efforts to achieve peace
Geng Shuang said China continues to work with all sides and "is making tireless efforts to promote a political settlement of the crisis"
Israeli army surrounds Hamas leader’s home in Gaza Strip — Netanyahu
“His home is not his castle, and he can flee, but it is only a matter of time until we find him," the prime minister said
Lavrov sheds light on West's plan to set up military bases in Black Sea, Sea of Azov
"If you look at the map, you will understand that this is unacceptable for Russia under any circumstances," the foreign minister pointed out
Sanctions on Russian diamonds 'hardly news,' Kremlin Spokesman says
Russian companies have been preparing for introduction of Western sanctions against Russian diamonds, Dmitry Peskov told reporters
Bill on aid for Ukraine fails procedural vote in US Senate
The initiative implied allocation of additional $106 billion, including $61 billion on aid for Ukraine
Israeli Foreign Minister claims UN’s Guterres a 'danger to world peace'
"His request to activate [UN Charter] Article 99 and the call for a cease fire in Gaza constitutes support of the Hamas terrorist organization and an endorsement of the murder of the elderly, the abduction of babies and the rape of women," Eli Cohen said
Israeli Defense Ministry announces arrival of 200th plane carrying military equipment
According to the statement, the delivery marks the culmination of joint efforts led by the Defense Ministry's US Procurement Mission, the ministry’s Department of Production and Procurement and the IDF’s planning, technology and logistics divisions
Russian forces wipe out Ukrainian arms depot near Kherson over past day
The Russian military repulsed four Ukrainian army attacks in the Donetsk area, destroying roughly 270 enemy troops over the past day, the ministry reported
Situation in Israeli-Palestinian conflict zone getting worse — Kremlin spokesman
Dmitry Peskov noted that "the situation is of deep concern"
Gaza battlefield update: Israeli forces hit hard, half of Hamas' commanders gone — cabinet
The Israeli government spokesman specified that the IDF have substantial air support and are advancing in the Gaza Strip, while Hamas’s military capabilities have been significantly reduced
Turkey does not consider pullout from NATO — Erdogan’s party
Earlier, on Wednesday, the deputy leader of the Turkish Motherland Party, Ethem Sancak, said that Turkey might leave NATO in five to six months due to provocative actions against Ankara
Hamas military wing claims to have shelled Israeli city of Be'er Sheva
The radicals also said they had shelled "enemy troops east of the occupied city of Majin"
International sports officials deliberately destroy football in Russia — MFA
Maria Zakharova called what international sports officials were doing "a modern form of segregation"
Netanyahu will not escape punishment for crimes in Gaza — Erdogan
"If international law is properly respected and these war crimes are punished, this decision will set an example for all oppressors both in the Palestinian region and in other parts of the world," the Turkish leader pointed out
Nearly 900 evacuees from Gaza arrive in Russia — MFA
According to Maria Zakharova, Russian diplomatic missions and diplomats "continue to work with the Israeli, Egyptian and Palestinian authorities to get Russian citizens and their Palestinian family members out of the Gaza Strip quickly and safely"
Bulgarian parliament to consider prohibiting Lukoil from using Russian oil
The parliament’s energy committee supported none of the two bills proposed
Russia creating testing base for next-generation strategic bomber
"Experts singled out their work for creating a set of bench equipment for testing airborne launchers," Rostec said in a statement
Russia may invade NATO country if it takes Ukraine, says Biden
When addressing Congress from the White House, the US leader claimed that Moscow "won’t stop" in case it wins in the Ukraine conflict
Japan to provide $4.5 bln worth of aid to Ukraine — PM Kishida
The Japanese Prime Minister reiterated his intent for further aid to Kiev and preservation of sanctions against Moscow
Press review: Iranian leader Moscow bound for talks with Putin and Bolivia aims for BRICS
Top stories from the Russian press on Wednesday, December 6th
Decision to end special operation to be taken only by Moscow — Australian expert
Tony Kevin pointed out that despite the abundance of Western propaganda, it is becoming increasingly obvious that "Russia has actually won this tragic war"
Military solution to Essequibo issue not in Venezuela's interests — expert
Senior researcher at the Institute of Latin America of the Russian Academy of Sciences Tatiana Rusakova pointed out that in case of a military conflict, Nicaragua would remain the only supporter of Venezuela on the continent
Most Russians never turn to psychologist, poll reveals
However, every second person believes in the value of addressing him
Putin jets to Riyadh from Abu Dhabi after holding talks with UAE president
The Russian president was given a spectacular welcome in Abu Dhabi
Volunteers from Turkey join Zaporozhye Region’s Sudoplatov battalion
When asked about the potential reaction of Turkish authorities, another volunteer, code name 'Laz' noted that Turkey and Russia have good relations, so he believes that Ankara will take this decision "well"
Putin, Saudi crown prince compare positions on issues of mutual interest - Kremlin
There was a long and detailed meeting that involved the deputy prime ministers, the heads of government agencies, cabinet members, and companies’ CEOs, says Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov
Russia, Saudi Arabia working on joint document on talks outcome — Kremlin spokesman
When asked if the document would address the situation in Ukraine, Dmitry Peskov said: "No, it’s largely dedicated to bilateral relations and an international outlook"
Japan to introduce sanctions against countries that help circumvent anti-Russian measures
"As for sanctions against Russia, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that, in addition to new sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities, third-country organizations suspected of being involved in circumvention of these measures will also be declared subject to sanctions before the end of this year," the Foreign Ministry said
US experiences discord over burning money in Ukrainian 'furnace' — Kremlin Spokesman
According to Dmitry Peskov, mantras about further unconditional support for Ukraine "are not something new," "but right now they are backed up by financial problems"
Russia, Saudi Arabia can create joint fertilizer company — Putin
Saudi Arabia is a major producer and exporter of fertilizers, particularly phosphate and nitrogen ones
Apple architect Steve Wozniak to receive Serbian citizenship
"I will be the President who will proudly present them with Serbian passports, and now we can boast that the computer genius is Serbian," Aleksandar Vucic said
Germany suffers most from 'frozen' relations with Russia — Putin
The Russian leader recalled that Russia and Germany had been developing "pragmatic, business-like cooperation" for more than half a century
NATO’s Black Sea activities call for enhanced security of Abkhazia, South Ossetia - MFA
The need to further strengthen security of Sukhum and Tskhinval has stemmed from the implementation of the plans for the military use of Georgia by the alliance, the Foreign Ministry says
Beijing demands US cease machinations for 'Taiwan’s independence' — China’s top diplomat
According to Wang Yi, Beijing will not tolerate any separatist activities on the part of pro-independence forces if they dare take the risk and provoke incidents aimed at achieving the "independence of Taiwan"
Presumably former member of Ukrainian parliament found dead near Moscow
The body was found in a local hotel