Contents tagged with USA

  • Ukraine’s aircraft engine manufacture accuses the Washington Times of ‘ties with Russia’

    The Ukrainian company Motor Sich JSC accused the American newspaper The Washington Times of its having ties with Russia. The newspaper published an article criticizing Kyiv’s deal to deliver aircraft engines to China.

    The company is engaged in the development and production of aviation gas turbine engines for aircraft and helicopters. According to the company, it is about unfair competition from the Russian side, which tries to lobby its interests through the sensation in the US media.

    “Only …

  • US-led coalition to stay in Iraq

    The US-led international counter-terrorist coalition will maintain its presence in Iraq as long as it considers necessary, the alliance’s official spokesperson Colonel Sean Ryan announced at a press conference in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

    “We will leave our forces in Iraq for as long as we consider necessary,” the military TV channel Al Hadath cites Ryan as saying. “After the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group was defeated from a military perspective, the primary reason [for maintaining the …

  • A Colorado political aide punished for putting up portrait of Putin in the capitol building

    Katie March, assistant to Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran helped carry a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin into the state capitol. Duran told the Associated Press on Sunday, August 19 that March was subjected to disciplinary action for it.

    March was chastised by the State Patrol and the House Representative’s office. She also lost the privilege of entering the Colorado Capitol building without passing security control.

    In late July, March used her security badge to allow a …

  • Russian agent Butina transferred to new US prison

    Russian gun rights activist Maria Butina, who was arrested in the US on charges of being an unregistered “foreign agent”, has been transferred to a new prison in Alexandria, Virginia, where Russian diplomatic staff paid her an emergency visit. She is in a solitary cell, all her personal effects have been confiscated, including hygiene items, towels, books and sneakers, the Russian embassy reported.

    The Russian prisoner was transferred in shackles. “The stay in the capital prison ended with a …

  • Washington: US troops to remain in Syria until Islamic State is defeated

    American troops will remain in Syria until the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has been utterly defeated. According to US State Department Spokesperson David Satterfield, this is what US President Donald Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Trump has repeatedly said that the US troops will leave Syria soon. He claims that nearly the entire country has been purged of IS.

    However, as the US Defense Department stated at the end of June, IS regiments still control roughly 5% of Syrian …

  • Berlin: Germany will not give up energy projects with Russia because of the US position

    Germany will not give up agreements with Russia in the energy sector, in particular, on the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline due to the US position, announced Andrea Nahles, the head of the Social Democratic Party, in an interview with the newspaper Funke Mediengruppe.

    “We cannot afford to be dissuaded from our agreements in the field of energy policy only because the US President cannot accept this,” noted Nahles.

    Earlier, it was reported in the German Committee on Eastern  …

  • Poltorak: Armed forces of 18 countries to participate in Ukraine's Independence Day Parade

    The representatives of several foreign countries will take part in the military parade on Ukraine Independence Day, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak wrote on Facebook.

    “We look forward to the arrival of eighteen foreign delegations from around the world to participate in the parade,” said the Defense Minister, commenting on a parade rehearsal held in the center of Kyiv.

    The parade will be held on August 24 and will be one of the largest Independence Day military parades ever held in Ukraine, …

  • Russia stops reducing its share in US government debt

    The United States Department of the Treasury published a report of country-holders of American bonds. According to the report, the total amount of treasury securities owned by Russia in June was $14.9 billion. The same figure was recorded a month ago.

    As in May, Russia was not on the list of 31 countries that are the main bondholders, but decline of Russia’s holdings in the first month of summer has stopped. For comparison, from March to May, Moscow sold $80 billion of the US treasuries. …

  • Experts: new US sanctions will cause 10% of investors to withdraw from Russian government bonds

    New US sanctions that may be imposed on the Russian national debt may lead to an outflow of 8-10% of investors from Russian sovereign debt bonds, according to the results of a study conducted by the Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA), reported TASS.

    Analysts believe that the introduction of new sanctions for the purchase of the Russian national debt will significantly reduce the investor base, which will lead to a strong increase in the cost of borrowing for the Russian government.

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  • Ukraine receives counter-battery radars from the US

    The United States gave two counter-battery radars to Ukraine. The equipment transfer ceremony was attended by the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense on Friday, August 17th.

    The Defense Ministry specified that the mobile AN/TPQ type counter-battery radar is an designed for automatic position determination of enemy artillery, missile launchers and mortars.

    At the same time, this type of radar can monitor fire from 10 …