Contents tagged with USA

  • Russia accuses American warship of violating its border

    A US Navy destroyer attempted to cross Russia's border in the Sea of Japan, said the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The incident occurred around 17.00 GMT in the area, which Moscow declared closed to international shipping due to joint exercises with China, reports Interfax citing a statement of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The drills were held the day before and are due to last until October 17. The American destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) has been in the area for several days.

    According to the …

  • Putin: Russia has won nuclear arms race with the United States

    For the first time in its history, Russia has been able to overtake the United States in high-tech weapons systems, President Vladimir Putin said at a plenary session of Russian Energy Week.

    According to Putin, the United States is only developing hypersonic missiles with a speed of slightly more than Mach 3.

    "And our systems are flying at speeds in excess of Mach 20. It's not just a hypersonic missile, it's an intercontinental missile. And they are on combat duty already in Russia," Interfax  …

  • Kremlin: Russians will remain without American visas for a long time

    Negotiations with the United States on restoring the normal work of embassies after the mass expulsion of diplomats ended in vain, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Interfax.

    Consultations with US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who visited Moscow on October 11, according to Ryabkov, were held "openly and quite frankly", but did not bring progress.

    "Those subjects - visas, the conditions for the functioning of diplomatic missions, the rotation of diplomatic …

  • Kremlin: Russia does not accept American military presence in Central Asia

    Russia does not accept the US military presence in the countries of Central Asia, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov after a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, reports TASS.

    "We emphasized the unacceptability of any form of American military presence in Central Asian countries," Ryabkov said.

    He explained that he had discussed Afghanistan with Nuland. The US Under Secretary of State flew to Moscow the day before to discuss bilateral relations, as well …

  • Kremlin: U.S. lifted sanctions from some Russian officials in exchange for Nuland’s visit to Moscow

    Washington excluded some Russians from the sanctions lists in exchange for the Kremlin allowing the visit of the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, said the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, on the talk show "Sunday evening with Vladimir Solovyov" on the TV channel Rossiya 1.

    "She (Nuland) was really on the sanctions lists. This implies that a person cannot cross the border. They included Russian representatives and international …

  • Moscow to allow entry to Victoria Nuland if Washington gives visas to Russian diplomats banned entry to U.S.

    Russia can issue a visa to the U.S. Under Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, if the U.S. gives visas to Russian diplomats who have been denied entry to the U.S., reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing its sources.

    The Kommersant’s interlocutors claim that Nuland can come to Russia as early as October.

    Konstantin Vorontsov, the Acting Deputy Director, Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, is among those for whom Moscow is trying to obtain visas. He has not been able to …

  • U.S. refuses to recognize elections to Russian Duma as free and fair

    Elections to the Russian Parliament, the State Duma, held in Russia on September 17-19, “took place under conditions not conducive to free and fair proceedings”, said the U.S. Department of State.

    "The Russian government’s use of laws on “extremist organizations,” “foreign agents,” and “undesirable organizations” severely restricted political pluralism and prevented the Russian people from exercising their civil and political rights," the U.S. Department of State said in a statement.

    “Russian …

  • Kremlin accuses the U.S. of accelerating world inflation

    The amount of anti-crisis support for the economy, introduced by the US authorities amid the pandemic, was excessive, said the former head of the Russian Ministry of Economic development, and now assistant to the Russian President Maxim Oreshkin.

    “Pumping trillions of dollars into the system using the "printing press" of the Federal Reserve and the American budget led to an accelerating of inflation worldwide, “ he stated at the plenary session of the Moscow Financial Forum.

    "The United …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is working on its missile defense system

    Missile defense technologies, which in the future will be put into service in Ukraine, will not necessarily be American, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the talk show "Freedom of Speech".

    During the discussion of the visit of President Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States of America, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister noted that Ukraine is currently working on the development of its air defense system.

    At the same time, Kuleba stressed that missile defense technology may not …

  • Kyiv: U.S. will take part in Donbas negotiations

    The United States will participate in the Donbas settlement process and in the issue of Crimea, said Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Olga Stefanyshyn. She noted that now the talks will take place not only within the Normandy format, but also in a broader format, which will include the United States. "

    "I cannot disclose the details of the proposals. But I can confirm that the United States sees its key role in resolving the conflict in the Donbas and …