Dmitry Peskov

Suicide Bomber Kills Two at Russian Embassy in Kabul

A suicide bomber attacked the Russian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. The Russian Foreign Ministry said the bomber was gunned down by Taliban guards before entering the premises, but still got close enough to kill two embassy staffers.

A Taliban fighter stands guard in front of the Russian embassy after a suicide attack in Kabul on September 5, 2022. - A suicide bomber struck near the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital on September 5, killing two staff from the diplomatic mission and wounding several other people, the …

Moscow Accuses Ukraine of Bombing Oil Depot in Russia

The Kremlin, Russian state media, and local officials on Friday accused Ukrainian forces of conducting a helicopter strike on a fuel depot near the southern Russian city of Belgorod. Ukrainian officials could not confirm their military was responsible for the explosion at press time.

In this handout photo released by Russian Emergency Ministry Press Service on Friday, April 1, 2022, a view of the site of fire at an oil depot in Belgorod region, Russia. The governor of the Russian border region of Belgorod accused Ukraine of flying helicopter gunships into Russian territory and …

U.S. Warns China Not to Assist Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Russia and China on Monday both denied allegations by U.S. officials that Russia has asked China to provide military equipment to assist the invasion of Ukraine. The Biden administration issued public warnings to Beijing on Monday that it must not do anything to assist the Russian war effort or help Moscow evade international sanctions.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the situation in Kabul, Afghanistan from the East Room of the White House on August 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. At least 12 American service members were killed on Thursday by suicide bomb attacks near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo …

Reports: Russia Detains 4,600 at Ukraine War Protests

Russia detained at least 4,600 people at protests against the war in Ukraine on Sunday, 1,700 of them in Moscow. Protesters used social media to accuse the police of using excessive force to make the arrests, including shots of detainees beaten bloody with police batons.

Police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine in central Saint Petersburg on February 24, 2022. - Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, killing dozens and triggering warnings from Western leaders of unprecedented sanctions. Russian air strikes hit military …

Russia: It’s Too Late for Sanctions to Hurt Us

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that Russia is not worried about U.S. and European sanctions as punishment for invading Ukraine, because Russia long ago gamed out every possible sanctions move and fortified its economy to withstand them.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a joint press conference with Kazakhstan's President following their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow on February 10, 2022.

Russians Celebrate Friendly Meeting with Blinken After Pipeline Cave

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday celebrated a “constructive” conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, saying Blinken shared his “understanding of the need to overcome the unhealthy situation that developed between Moscow and Washington in previous years.” 

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, as they arrive for a meeting at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, on the sidelines of the Arctic Council Ministerial summit. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Teen Kills at Least Nine Eighth Graders in Russian School Shooting

At least nine fatalities were reported on Tuesday when a gunman attacked a school the southwestern Russian city of Kazan. According to regional governor Rustam Minnikhanov, seven of the dead were eighth-grade students at the school, while the killer is a 19-year-old “terrorist” who is now in custody.

People react at a makeshift memorial for victims of the shooting at School No. 175 in Kazan on May 11, 2021. - At least nine people, most of them children, were killed on May 11, 2021 when a lone teenage gunman opened fire at a school in the central Russian …

Interpol Snubs Russia, Elects South Korean Kim Jong-Yang President

International law enforcement organization Interpol elected a new president on Wednesday, and the results were a welcome surprise: South Korea’s Kim Jong-yang defeated the heavily-favored Russian candidate, Maj. Gen. Alexander Prokopchuk, by a vote of 101 to 61 at the Interpol General Assembly in Dubai.

Interpol picks South Korean as president as Russia loses out