Worldwide

Tillerson: Ukraine sticking point in US-Russia ties

Tillerson: Ukraine sticking point in US-Russia ties”

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that despite a certain amount of progress being made, there is still instability in some parts of the Balkans. The Russian foreign minister also said Russia would continue to implement OSCE projects for the training of counter narcotic police officers.

On Wednesday, Tillerson met North Atlantic Treaty Organisation foreign ministers and criticised Russian Federation for the mix of state-sponsored computer hacks and Internet disinformation campaigns that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies' intelligence agencies say is targeted at the West.

Moscow has denied supplying arms and fighters.

Speaking a day ahead of planned talks with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Tillerson said he hoped to convince Moscow to allow a blue helmet force with a robust mandate.

"Russia has long resisted a peacekeeping force, but they have agreed now", Tillerson told reporters after talks with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in Brussels.

"We should be clear about the source of this violence", Tillerson said, referring to increasing ceasefire violations recorded by OSCE monitors in eastern Ukraine.

"In eastern Ukraine we join our European partners in maintaining sanctions until Russian Federation withdraws its forces from the Donbass and meets its Minsk commitments", Tillerson said, referring to a previous peace proposal.

Tillerson is due in Vienna on Thursday for talks with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and United States officials say he is expected to meet Lavrov there.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


27 March 2018
The Growth of Online Gaming and Betting Companies
Even though brick and mortar casinos make offers to gamblers, they do not come anywhere close to what is offered on the wide web. Alternatively, they can be used to learn about the game and the features it comes with as well as the strategies that work best.

07 December 2017
USA to deny visas to Cambodian officials over opposition crackdown
Sam Rainsy has been in self-imposed exile since late 2015 to avoid a deferred two-year prison sentence for criminal defamation. He has rejected the accusation as a political ploy.

07 December 2017
Phil Bredesen planning run for Corker's US Senate seat
Bredesen was a popular governor and widely credited with helping build Nashville's booming economy. Before his two terms in the state house, he was Nashville mayor from 1991 to 1999.

07 December 2017
Huawei releases Mate 9 Oreo update as version B334
It is powered by a Kirin 960 octa-core SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB onboard storage options. No information when the global variant of the Huawei Mate 9 will be available but it should roll out soon.

07 December 2017
Uber paid 20-year-old man to hide hack, destroy data
The hacker wasn't a participant in the bug bounty program, Reuters reported , and instead emailed the company demanding money. The 20-year-old man reportedly paid a second person involved for accessing GitHub .

07 December 2017
SunTrust Banks Analysts Give Boston Scientific (BSX) a $33.00 Price Target
Tarbox Family Office has invested 0% in Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX). 151,025 were reported by Blume Management Inc. Chao Ku decreased its stake in Oracle Corporation (ORCL) by 76.72% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.

07 December 2017
Yahoo sues Mozilla for breach of contract -- so Mozilla counter sues Yahoo
The terms of our contract are clear and our post-termination rights under our contract with Yahoo should continue to be enforced. Yahoo as a search engine has been facing tough competition from the search engine giant Google.

07 December 2017
Vine Co-Founder Teases Vine 2
The news was met with much jubilation and happiness since Vine is probably one of the most loved and much missed apps out there. It lived a short, glorious life until Twitter chose to kill it in 2016, and we all poured one out for the six-second format.

26 September 2017
Explore Fort Tilden State Park: An Abandoned New York City
As you approach the boat graveyard, as its name is, there are about more than 100 extinct vessels that rest in the relative peace. But in the recent years, it had gone from an obscure stretch to a favorite destination among the beachgoers and lovers as well.

13 September 2017
Casino "SL Casino Riga" of Storm International chain to open in Riga
Guests could relax playing the most popular slots, roulette and video poker, as well as enjoy original entertaining show programs. The interiors are made in soft colors and the muffled lighting is done to create an atmosphere of luxury and relaxation.