Contents tagged with USA

  • Deputy Secretary of State: US will not sign any deal regarding Ukraine without its consent

    The US will not agree to a deal on Ukraine without its consent and will help restore its territorial integrity and independence, as stated by US Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan, during a speech in front of Ukrainian students, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "The Crimea is Ukraine, Donbas is Ukraine, we will never agree to exchange one region for another, we will never agree to sign agreements on Ukraine without the consent of Ukraine ... We will help restore territorial integrity and ensure …

  • Russia accuses the United States of unfair competition

    Russia is trying to hedge risks related to instances of unfair competition on the part of the United States in the market of military and technical cooperation. It will fight such instances, said Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov,  commenting on the recent statements of the US State Department that announced that Russia had lost contracts with some foreign countries amounting to more than $3 billion due to new US sanctions, RBC news agency reports.

    "You know, it's a very, …

  • US to help Georgia in fight against Russian propaganda

    The United States will help Georgia to fight against Russia’s hybrid warfare, Voice of America reports.

    With financial assistance from the US embassy, a series of training programs on strategic communication for civil servants was launched on February 20.

    “Today, when many governments, especially Russia, are actively using various means of hybrid warfare, and strategic communication has become a powerful weapon not only for shaping the public opinion, but also for direct implementation of …

  • Russian parliament urges Foreign Ministry to react firmly to extradition of Russians to US

    Mikhail Degtyaryov, head of the State Duma committee on physical culture, sport, tourism and youth affairs, has officially requested information from the Russian Foreign Ministry on the measures taken to ensure the security of Russian nationals abroad, reported RBC news agency with reference to the parliamentary press service.

    Degtyaryov believes that “recently cases of the extraterritorial application of US laws have become more frequent”. “Among the recent examples is the Spanish police’s …

  • Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov requests US explanation of 'unidentified helicopters' in Afghanistan

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that Moscow is awaiting the US’s comments on the fact that there are helicopters flying in militant-controlled regions of Afghanistan, RIA Novosti reports. According to Lavrov, “the leaders of several Afghan provinces” have reported on such helicopters.

    “… the unidentified helicopters are in all likelihood helicopters that NATO forces have some kind of connection to, and that carry out flights in the regions where the militants are based. Currently …

  • Whistleblower of Russian 'troll factory' says she supports U.S. demand for extradition of Russians accused of election meddling

    Lyudmila Savchuk, a former employee of a Russian troll factory, the Internet Research Agency headquartered in Saint Petersburg, commented on United States authorities’ demands to extradite 13 Russians accused of interfering in the last U.S. Presidential election. Savchuk was a whistleblower who unveiled the truth about the troll factory.

    As she explained to the Deutsche Welle, the Russians whom the U.S. wants extradited are only a few of many other common employees of the troll factory who …

  • Russia buys US government bonds at 7 year record rate

    In 2017, Russia drastically increased its investment in US government bonds. The US Treasury Department reported that over the year the Central Bank, which oversees Russia’s gold and foreign currency reserves, bought $16.1 billion worth of US securities. At the start of January, Russia held $102.2 billion in the treasuries, equivalent to 23% of the total gold and foreign currency reserves, Finanz.ru reports.

    30% of all the Russian Central Bank’s foreign currency ($345.5 billion excluding gold …

  • The US expresses concern about the new Russian cruise missiles

    The commander of the United States Northern Command And North American Aerospace Defense Command, General Lori Robinson spoke to the United States Senate Armed Services Committee about her "concern" over the potential of the newly developed Russian cruise missiles. The text and video of her speech are published on the website of the Committee.

    Speaking about possible events that may affect the mission of US defense, the general noted that Russia and China "have expanded their military presence. …

  • US gives Ukrainian military night vision devices worth $5.8 million

    The US handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine 2,500 units of night vision equipment worth $5.8 million. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said, "This equipment is provided to Ukraine free of charge in accordance with the program of security assistance on Ukraine, which is conducted with the support of the US government."

    The report also said that the devices provided are sufficient to equip ten battalions. Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff, said that they will be …

  • USA: Russia is preventing the coalition from battling ISIS in Syria

    Russia’s presence in Syria makes it difficult for the Americans to fight against ISIS, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense.

    The report analyzes the actions of the Russian armed forces in the territory of the Arab Republic from October to December 2017.

    In particular, the U.S. military once again pointed to “dangerous maneuvers” of Russian aircraft flying too close to its combat aircraft. The Pentagon asserts that the actions of the …