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Russia seeks closer security ties with China as key goal

Sep. 19, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian security official declared Monday on a visit to China that the Kremlin considers beefing up ties with Beijing as a top policy goal. Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the national Security Council chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin, described the...

Serb official visits Moscow, calls sanctions EU 'hysteria'

Aug. 22, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s interior minister met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday in Moscow in a rare visit by a state official from Europe, highlighting Belgrade’s refusal to join Western sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine. Interior...

Russian lawmaker: Baltic exclave blockade may fuel conflict

Jun. 29, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Lithuania’s refusal to allow some goods targeted by European Union sanctions through to Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad could trigger a military confrontation, a senior Russian lawmaker warned Wednesday. Vladimir Dzhabarov, a deputy head of the foreign...