Contents tagged with Mattis

  • Shoygu and Mattis meet in person for the first time

    The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation press service reported on Facebook that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and the United States Secretary of Defense, James Mattis met in person for the first time at the international summit in Singapore. According the Russian Ministry of Defense, Mattis and Shoygu shook hands at the entrance to the hall before the start of the summit’s official part.

    It is reported that the head of the Pentagon expressed condolences to Shoygu in regards …

  • US Defense Secretary: Russia meddling with Macedonian referendum

    US Defense Secretary James Mattis has accused Russia of trying to influence the outcome of the upcoming referendum in Macedonia, which is intended to clear the way for the country to join NATO.

    Mattis told reporters he has no doubt that the Russian government is financing pro-Russian groups in order to sabotage the referendum.

    “They have sent money and they are also conducting broader influence campaigns. We must give the Macedonians the opportunity to determine their own position,” Mattis …

  • US Secretary of Defense concerned about Russia’s possible interference in the referendum in Macedonia

    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stated on September 11 that he will visit Macedonia on the eve of the Referendum on changing the name of the country that will take place on September 30. Mattis expressed his fears regarding possible interference from Moscow in the voting process in Macedonia.

    In June, the Macedonian government agreed with Greek authorities to change its name to North Macedonia. The change of the country's name will allow Greece to not oppose the neighboring country’s joining …

  • Media: US intends to establish diplomatic ties with regions controlled by Syrian opposition

    In the near future, the United States intends to take a series of steps aimed at establishing a diplomatic recognition of regions controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria , reports the Arabic news agency Asharq Al-Awsat, referring to a statement made by a high-ranking Western representative.

    According to the source, it is a region to the east of the Euphrates River, the area which covers approximately 24 thousand square kilometers and is three times bigger than the territory …