Contents tagged with USA

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Trump and Putin to discuss Ukraine

    US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the issue of Ukraine, and the release of detained Ukrainian sailors during their meeting, said the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in an interview with Ukrainian Channel 5.

    "We spoke with the White House and the State Department about how the "Ukrainian track" should be covered (at the meeting) ... Of course, Trump himself will make decisions. However, I am sure that his materials will be composed correctly," …

  • Putin: US is not ready for dialogue with Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NTV TV channel said that Russia is ready to develop relations with the United States as soon as they are ready for the dialogue.

    According to the Russian President, the US understands that it wouldn't be possible to "push" Russia on any international issues like the situation in Iran or Venezuela, so the dialogue is necessary.

    "I don't think that someone is trying to push us in resolving any issues. It seems that everyone understands that …

  • Russia ready to ship a batch of rocket engines to US

    The user acceptance commission has given the green light to a batch of RD-180 rocket engines bound for the US, announced NPO Energomash, the Russian rocket manufacturer.

    “In June, representatives of Pratt & Whitney, United Launch Alliance and RD Amross signed the forms for three engines. Over the course of two weeks, representatives of the aforementioned companies carried out an external inspection of the engines and the SPTA, and [filled in] the accompanying documentation,” the Energomash’s …

  • Putin prepared to talk to Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he is willing to talk to US President Donald Trump, if that is what his American colleague wants. However, Putin observed that Trump’s re-election campaign could complicate Russia-US relations.

    Trump said previously that he is expecting to meet with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan, although Moscow claims it has not yet received any official requests for a meeting.

    Relations between the two countries are tense due to a …

  • Volker tells US Senate about Zelensky’s ties to Kolomoyskyi

    The US State Department is aware that there are ties between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi. However, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker hopes that Zelensky will manage to become a president who is independent of the oligarchs, Voice of America reports.

    During a hearing titled “Five years after the Revolution of Dignity: Ukraine’s progress/Russia’s malign activities” held by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on 18 June, Volker …

  • US prison administration allows Kremlin agent Butina to teach in prisons

    The Russian citizen Maria Butina, who is serving prison time in the US, has started teaching four subjects to prisoners with permission from the prison administration in Tallahassee, Florida, reported the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing her father, Valery Butin.

    “Maria is now actively involved in teaching, which helps her to cope with the difficult life situation. She is teaching four subjects to other women who are serving jail time with her. Importantly, it is not just her own initiative – …

  • Pentagon decides to allocate additional $250 million to Ukraine for defense

    The US Department of Defense announced that it will allocate an additional $250 million to Ukraine in the framework of cooperation between the countries in the field of defense, according to a statement on the Pentagon website.

    "This security cooperation is made possible by Ukraine’s continued progress on the adoption of key defense institutional reforms to align Ukraine’s national security architecture with Euro-Atlantic principles," reads the statement of the Defense Department of the USA. …

  • Russia claims it prevented US cyber attacks on its infrastructure

    Russia has identified and suppressed US attempts to commit cyber attacks on infrastructure management systems, Russian news agencies RIA Novosti and TASS reported, citing an unnamed security source.

    A few days ago, the New York Times, citing unnamed government sources, reported that the United States had introduced potentially malicious computer code into the Russian power supply system in order to deploy its cyber-tools.

    According to the newspaper, President Donald Trump had no knowledge of …

  • Warsaw: US military will be stationed in Poland to contain threat from Russia

    Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaschak said the US troops will be stationed at six military bases in the East of the country, reports Polskie Radio.

    According to him, NATO forces are ready to contain a possible military threat, mainly from Russia.

    Blaschak said that Warsaw and Washington will decide on the exact location of US troops in a separate agreement.

    Last week, the presidents of the United States and Poland agreed to transfer thousands of American soldiers and a squad of …

  • Russian militray: US B-52 strategic bombers intercepted near Russia's borders

    Russian Ministry of Defense stated that Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercepted several strategic bombers of the US air force, which approaching Russian borders in the Black and Baltic sea, reports RIA Novosti News Agency.

    The military department of Russia noted that there had been no violations of the Russian border.

    It is not the first time that the American strategic bombers fly near Russian borders. In March, a strategic B-52 bomber flew over the Baltic sea. Russian Su-27 bomber …