Contents tagged with United States

  • Poroshenko calls on EU and the United States to increase pressure on Russia because of interference in Ukrainian elections

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with the delegation of the US National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the European Parliament. During the meeting, he called on the EU and the US to increase pressure on Russia because to interventions in the electoral processes in Ukraine, stated the press service of the president.

     “The head of the state discussed with the representatives of NDI and the European Parliament the pre-election situation in the country and the latest development …

  • NATO forces withdraw from Kosovo border with Serbia

    NATO military personnel from the International Peacekeeping Force in Kosovo (KFOR) left the Gazivoda Lake reservoir on the border with Serbia on Sunday, August 5, where they were stationed for over thirteen hours.

    According to local media, there are no more vehicles and NATO soldiers on the access roads to the reservoir and hydroelectric power station. They resumed patrolling the main road in Zubin Potok and the northern part of Kosovo.

    KFOR explained to reporters that regular exercises were …

  • Steven Seagal becomes Russia's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Relations with the United States

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has appointed Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, who has Russian citizenship, as its special envoy on issues of Russian-American humanitarian ties, the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday.

    "The task is to facilitate further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, art, public and youth exchanges," said the ministry.

    The Foreign Ministry stressed that it is a socio-political …

  • The United States will decrease its military aid to Ukraine

    Section 1233 of the bill for the US defense budget for 2019 as approved by the Senate proposes the allocation of $200 million to cover “the continuation of initiatives to support Ukraine in the sphere of security," Ukrinform reports.

    The bill does acknowledge the need "to maintain strong support of Ukraine in the sphere of security, including the provision of lethal assistance of defensive nature, and at the same time to facilitate the necessary institutional reforms in the field of defense." …

  • Russia threatens the United States with WTO claim because of duties on metal imports

    Russia may appeal to the court of the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the United States decides to impose new duties on imports of steel and aluminum from Russia, TASS reports with reference to the Press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

    The US Department of Commerce introduced the import restrictions following investigations, the results of which were presented to US President Donald Trump on February 17. "The results of the investigations can be further challenged by the …

  • Syrian authorities believe that Special Forces from three different countries could enter the country

    The possibility of invasion by Special Forces of the United States, Britain and Jordan in the southern province of Daraa under the pretext of fighting terrorism is causing fear among the Syrian authorities, the newspaper Izvestia newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources in Syrian military.

    “According to available information, preparations are being made for such an invasion under the pretext of combating ISIS,” one of the sources told Izvestia.

    Izvestia’s sources believe that it is …

  • The Tug of War over the Soul of America: Processing the 2016 Presidential results; One man’s Take

    Author:Yakasah Wehyee

    There is no question that this year’s presidential election is a consequential phenomenon that will compel the social sciences to revisit their understanding of human motivation and behavior. Many around the country and indeed the world, are asking, how did political science get everything so wrong in the 2016 election? Others are pleased with the results and rejoice conspicuously, or not. Yet there remains a part of our collective family that fear the uncertainty of the …

  • US/Russia-backed Syrian ceasefire to begin at sundown

    A country-wide ceasefire in Syria is scheduled to begin at sundown on Monday (approximately 12:00 EST). The United States and Russia both agreed to the parameters of the ceasefire, which call on the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to cease all combat operations against rebel groups. By doing so, Moscow and Washington hope to map out which areas are held by extremist forces such as the so-called Islamic State, and which are not.

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, while announcing the …

  • US Withdraws Accreditation of 5 Honorary Russian Consulates

    The United States closed five Honorary Russian Consulates in response to the closing of the American Center in Moscow, Interfax reported, referencing the Press Secretary of the Embassy of the USA to Russia, William Stevenson, on Friday, January 22th.

    "This action is taken in response to the continued Russian interference in our diplomatic consular activities in Russia" the American Embassy stated.

    The US withdrew accreditation from five of the six Honorary Consulates in the USA: in California, …