MOSCOW, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) — The upcoming military exercises jointly held by Russia and India are not directed against a third country, a Russian expert said on Tuesday.
Head of the Centre of the Near and Middle East, RISS expert Oksana Petrovskaya commented on RT the situation with the protest to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs because of the Warsaw’s desire to place on the pages of the new Polish passport an image of rotunda chapel, located in Lviv.
“A new package of sanctions against Venezuela, which Washington intends to adopt in the near future, will plunge the country into a deep economic crisis,” – RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov expressed his opinion.
On August 2, 2017, President Donald Trump reluctantly signed the bill that imposes new sanctions on Russia. In a White House statement, Trump expressed his concerns about the new round of sanctions, and called the bill “seriously flawed.”
The USA work on the scenario of a military coup in Venezuela in order to bring to power a new government focused on Washington, not interfering directly in the internal affairs of the country, RISS expert believes.
President Donald Trump now has no choice left other than to sign off on a bill, which imposes new sanctions on Russia. If enacted, it would deal a serious blow to US-Russian relations and would scrap all the positive results of Trump’s recent meeting with Vladimir Putin, a political analyst told Sputnik.
An American weekly news magazine “Time” once again will put on the cover the portrait of Vladimir Putin on July 30.
Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Ruble trying to build on its BRICS base
The US has almost tripled the price for coal shipped to Ukraine in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2016, according to a report by the US Energy Information Administration.
In Venezuela, where most of the country’s residents voted against the convening of a constituent assembly in a popular referendum, a pattern similar to that of Maidan in Kiev back in 2014 was seen, according to the head of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISI) Center for Public Relations Igor Pshenichnikov.