Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday accused the United States and its NATO allies of discussing how to arm the opposition in Venezuela and alleged Washington was deploying special forces and equipment near the South American nation.
Russia and Belarus will have to consider a joint response if the United States deploys new intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday, the Belta news agency reported.
The Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic.
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has extended by three months its investigation into former U.S. marine Paul Whelan who is being held on suspicion of spying, Interfax news agency cited Whelan's lawyer as saying on Friday.
President Vladimir Putin said Russia wouldn’t back away from a Cuban Missile-style crisis if tensions between the two countries escalate and suggested Moscow would have the upper hand in a nuclear conflict with the United States. “They (the tensions) are not a reason to ratchet up confrontation to the levels of the Cuban Missile Crisis...
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