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  • Israeli media: Russian and US submarines clash in Alaska

    Russia and the US are holding urgent consultations due to an encounter between their submarines, according to a report by the Israeli military news portal DEBKAfile.

    Citing anonymous military sources, the site reports that the incident took place in American territorial waters near Alaska, when a US submarine intercepted a Russian nuclear submarine.

    The Russian submarine that was escorting the strategic submarine reportedly responded with a Balkan 2000 torpedo, which breached the American …

  • 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 …

  • 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. …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Trump may meet before G20 Summit

    In an interview with a program "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" on Russia 1 TV channel the Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that a full-format meeting between Vladimir Putin and the US President Donald Trump might take place a day before the G20 Summit in Osaka.

    Peskov noted that there had been no initiative from Washington on the meeting of the Presidents. He added that in this case, it is necessary to "pay close attention to the details." "Trump previously said that he " …

  • Turkish Ambassador to US: F-35s to be stationed outside S-400 cover zone

    The American 5th generation F-35 fighter jets will be stationed in Turkey outside the zone covered by the Russian S-400 aerial defense systems, said Turkish Ambassador to the US Serdar Kiliç.

    “The S-400s and the F-35s will be stationed in two specific regions of Turkey, and the F-35s will not be in the zone covered by the S-400s,” he said at the National Press Club in Washington.

    The Turkish diplomat drew attention to the fact that Israeli F-35s fly over Syria, where there are also Russian S-4 …

  • Turkish President Erdogan announces plans to produce S-500 missile systems with Russia

    Turkey and Russia will develop an S-500 air defense system, stated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as reported by Deutsche Welle.

    “Russia offered us a very good deal,” Erdogan said at a meeting with students in Istanbul, referring to the delivery of S-400 missile systems which, according to the agreement, will take place in July 2019.

    Once again, he noted that the purchase of S-400 counter-air defense systems from the Russian Federation is “a done deal”.  

    “Subsequently, the …

  • U.S. Secretary of State urges Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

    Washington hopes that Moscow will be able to negotiate with the new government in Ukraine and release Ukrainian sailors who were detained in the Kerch Strait, stated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Interfax reports.

    "We want Russia to reach out to the new Ukrainian government to find a way out of this situation. We also urge the Russian government to release the representatives of the crew that were captured in the Kerch …

  • Putin's aide: Washington has not asked for a meeting of Russian and US presidents yet

    Washington has not requested a bilateral meeting of Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G20 Summit in Osaka, said the Aide to Russian President, Yuri Ushakov, RIA Novosti reports.

    Ushakov answered that "nothing has happened" on this matter.

    Earlier, media sources reported that the US allegedly sent a request to organize a meeting of the presidents of the two countries. According to the RBC news agency, negotiations were proposed to be held at the end of June …

  • Kremlin: Russia does not intend to increase the number of its military in Venezuela

    The Russia does not plan to increase the number of military specialists in Venezuela, said Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov as quoted by RIA Novosti.

    "We did not even think about it," Borisov stated.

    In March, the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the presence of Russian specialists in Venezuela is regulated by an agreement between the countries on military-technical cooperation.

    In April, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington is ready …

  • Media: Washington to dismiss Yovanovitch from post of US ambassador to Ukraine

    On May 20, Marie Yovanovitch will be ceasing her role of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine, ZN.UA reported citing its sources.

    “Marie Yovanovitch left for Washington in a hurry to attend meetings. This Saturday, May 11th, the ambassador is due to fly to Ukraine. And on May 20, as all the diplomats at the embassy were informed today, Yovanovitch will be returning to Washington,” the news agency writes.

    According to the news agency, the …