Contents tagged with US

  • Experts predict inevitable collapse of Russian Navy

    Extreme measures will be required to deal with the critical problems faced by the Russian above-water shipbuilding industry, 3rd rank captain Maxim Klimov wrote on the website VPK.name.

    He claims that the “short-range ships are worn, outdated, and have effectively lost combat significance,” and that the “long-range ships are outdated, worn, expensive to run, and remain only a few units”. By the start of the 2020s, Klimov believes that this will lead to an inevitable navy “collapse”. The expert …

  • Russia and the West disagree about Syria chemical attack investigations

    A conflict has arisen between Russia and western countries concerning the plans to give the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) the authority to identify who is to blame for the chemical attacks. Russia’s representatives say that these plans contravene the Chemical Weapons Convention.

    At a conference of OPCW participant countries on Monday, November 19, Russian permanent representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin said that the organization’s mandate does not imply an …

  • US to ramp up gas shipments to Europe fivefold

    Europe may become the largest consumer of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) after China imposed export tariffs and because of the lower transport cost for it compared to the gas deliveries from Asia, Interfax-Ukraine reports  with reference to participants of the KNect365 LNGgc conference in London.

    Sam White, director of commercial structuring at the American LNG supplier Cheniere Energy said that he believes that by 2030, Europe may buy as much as 200 million tons of this fuel, as …

  • Europe condemns elections in LPR and DPR

    The governments of five countries in the EU Security Council released an official statement that they fully support Kyiv in recognizing the illegitimacy of the elections scheduled for November 11 in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces of Ukraine.

    In the statement, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the UK state that the EU’s stance on developments in Ukraine “remains unchanged”. The EU “unequivocally supports the independence, sovereignty and territorial …

  • Russian Defense Minister warns Europe of 'serious consequences' if the US withdraws from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu stated that the withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty would have serious consequences primarily for Europe, Interfax reports.  

    “We are interested to see the reaction of Europe to the US decision to withdraw from the INF. And I would like Europe to know and understand the consequences that would follow in the case of the deployment of medium-range missiles in Europe, ”said Shoygu.

    The decision of the United States will …

  • Kremlin: USA prepares a war and Russia is preparing for it

    The U.S. is "preparing a war," said the deputy head of the Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrei Belousov at the UN General Assembly.

    According to him, Washington recently accused Russia of preparing a war. But, as Belousov stressed, Russian citizens are preparing to defend their homeland, its territorial integrity, its principles and people.

    Moscow and the United States have significant differences in this matter, he noted, including "in the …

  • Russia promises to respond to deployment of US troops in Poland

    Poland’s plans to deploy a division of the US Armed Forces on its territory will not contribute to stability and the strengthening of the regional security, and if it happens, Russia will have to respond to it, stated Sergey Shoygu, the Russian Defense Minister.

    “In such conditions we will have to respond and should be ready to neutralize possible military threats in all directions,” he said during his speech in Minsk at the joint collegium of the Defense Ministry of Russia and Belarus.

    The …

  • US promises new Russia sanctions every two months

    The US will continue its systematic tightening of sanctions on Russia in order to force the Kremlin to change its policy towards Ukraine, US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine said at the Atlantic Council in Washington on Thursday.

    According to Volker, new sanctions will be imposed at a rate of “once every month or two”, in order to increase the pressure on Russia’s leaders.

    “We are increasing the pressure in order to force them to negotiate. This includes keeping US …

  • Iran threatens to restore uranium enrichment

    Iran would to restore uranium enrichment if Europe supports US sanctions, stated the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in an interview for Der Spiegel.

    Zarif claims that the European Union did not respond appropriately to the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement.

    “Europeans and other signatories must act to compensate for the consequences of US sanctions,” he said and stressed that first of all this concerns the banking system and oil business.

    In the event of a violation of …

  • Media: Germany plans to establish government agency for developing cyber weapons

    The German Federal government plans to establish a state agency for the development of cyber weapons at the initiative of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of the Interior. This was reported by Deutsche Welle, citing German media.

    The Bundestag plans to approve the establishment of "the agency on innovations in cyber security" at its meeting on Wednesday, August 15. The new agency should provide the Bundeswehr and security services with the necessary means to protect against cyber- …