Vladimir Putin has boosted Russia's profile as an international power broker and military forceMore
19 March, 2018, 02:23
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says a mushrooming diplomatic scandal over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain won't disrupt Russia's presidential election.
The Democrats' letter also sounds an alarm about this year's midterm elections, warning that despite Putin's claims, Russian efforts are ongoing and must be taken seriously before November.
Britain's foreign secretary accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering a nerve agent attack in Britain, ratcheting up tensions Friday in an increasingly global showdown over alleged Russian meddling overseas.
Russian Federation ordered a halt to high-level meetings with the United Kingdom and prepared Friday to expel British diplomats in retaliation for similar British moves - but still hasn't said who will be kicked out or when. The number of Americans on the sanctioned people list will be raised to match that US tally.
Putin has sought to emphasise Russia's role as a major world power, recently boasting of its "invincible" new weapons and doubling down on Moscow's support for the Syrian regime in a bloody civil war.
"It is tied to US internal disorder, tied of course to our electoral calendar", Ryabkov was quoted as saying by the Russian state news agency Tass.
The remarks were made after he was asked about the 13 Russian nationals who had recently been indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 USA election, won by Republican Donald Trump. The sanctions are the first use of the new powers that Congress passed a year ago to punish Moscow for meddling in an election that Trump won over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Their joint statement said there was "no plausible alternative explanation" to Russian Federation being to blame for the attack.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May on March 15 announced the biggest expulsion of Russian diplomats in 30 years, the suspension of planned high-level contacts with Russia, and a boycott by government officials and royal family members of the soccer World Cup that Russia is hosting in June and July.
Altogether, 19 Russians were cited.
Russia's envoy at the OPCW has claimed the substance used could have come from either USA or British stockpiles.
Salisbury District Hospital has also assessed 46 people who came forward expressing health concerns but they were not admitted. Russian Federation denies interfering in the election. It noted that the attack caused several US hospitals to be unable to create electronic medical records for more than a week.
Sobchak is the daughter of the late Anatoly Sobchak, the former mayor of St. Petersburg, who introduced Putin into a government career.
The agency "tampered with, altered or caused a misappropriation of information with the objective or effect of interfering with or undermining election processes and institutions", specifically the 2016 US presidential race. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said in the Guardian that it's possible that "Russian mafia-like groups", rather than the Russian state, were responsible. "Through this activity, the IRA posted thousands of ads that reached millions of people online".
The new sanctions include Russian intelligence services, the Federal Security Service (FSB) and Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), and six individuals working on behalf of the GRU.
Russia, which denies any involvement in the incident, condemned May's decision as unacceptable and vowed a swift response. The Western leaders said the use of the toxin was a clear breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention and worldwide law.
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He said that he would welcome any situation in which the southern states demand to break away from India. If his party had representation in the Lok Sabha, DMK would have immediately supported the move, he said.
Britain says it is Novichok, a class of powerful nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union toward the end of the Cold War. Russia's ambassador in London told The Daily Mail , the "dispute is indeed escalating dangerously and out of proportion".
Authorities have spent unprecedented funds to get out the vote to ensure he has a strong mandate for his next six years in office. Vladimir Putin is now leading with over 76 percent of the vote, well above the simple majority needed to avoid a run-off.
A back and forth, plodding heavyweight battle sent Volkov into the title picture and Werdum back to the drawing board. Alexander Volkov on how the fight went: "We were playing with each other and getting under each others' skin".
Russian Federation has also said it is opening a probe into the murder of Glushkov, who was found dead at his London home. It warned London it stood ready to take further measures in the event of more "unfriendly steps".
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, issued a statement regarding Mr. Trump and his harsh words for Mueller to the New York Times .
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First-time voters in Moscow were given free tickets for pop concerts and health authorities were offering free cancer screenings. Critics think Mr Sobchak has the tacit support of the Kremlin so that the election looks more democratic, which she denies.
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