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Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said that he is skeptical of statements made by the Russian Defense Ministry regarding its successes in the fight against the Islamic state (IS).
TASS quotes Pahon as saying that "The efforts of the authoritarian regime of [Syrian President Bashar Assad], Russia and Iran are unlikely to lead to a complete defeat of IS."
According to Pahon, the emergence of IS "is linked, inter alia, with the repressive measures of the Assad regime." Against this background, he …
The United States has no current plans to conduct military activities in Syria in conjunction with Russia. An exception is the prevention of dangerous incidents between the militaries of the two countries, said Pentagon spokesperson Michelle Baldanza, reports RBC news agency.
According to Baldanza, the forces of the US and the International Coalition are not conducting work that envisages military cooperation or coordination with Russian forces. Baldanza explained that the coalition does not …
The coalition led by the United States as part of the campaign against the Islamic State opened several military bases in Syria and Iraq, some of which have already been closed, as stated by the Pentagon in response to a question by Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency.
"Throughout Syria and Iraq, the coalition has opened and closed several bases, as required by the operational situation, in order to ensure effective support of our partners' forces. The decision to create and close temporary bases …
The Russian Armed Forces and coalitions led by the United States now support three direct telephone lines to prevent incidents between them in Syria. This was announced at a briefing on Thursday by US Colonel Ryan Dillon, the Spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), which is being conducted in Iraq and Syria by a coalition of countries led by the United States.
According to Dillon, he is referring to lines between the commander of the Russian military …
The head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, told reporters on August 20 that during his visit to Ukraine he intends to confirm Washington's commitment to its strategic partnership with Kyiv, reports the press office of the US defense department.
Earlier, the Pentagon reported on Mattis' visit to Kyiv, which will occur on August 24. The Ukrainian presidential administration has provided information that Petro Poroshenko will hold talks with the US Secretary of Defense.
"I have meetings with …
President Petro Poroshenko and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak’s meeting with the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, could positively impact the future of sanctions against the Russian Federation, as well as the situation in the conflict zone in the Donbas and the Crimea, stated Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons George Tuka in a commentary to 112 Ukraine.
According to Tuka, Mattis's visit to Ukraine is of a political nature, but according to …
The current US administration has not changed its position regarding the possibility of transferring weapons to Kyiv, and at present there are no such shipments. This was announced by Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a spokesperson for the US Defense Ministry, at a press briefing for foreign reporters.
“I can tell you that there have been no changes in our policy,” the Pentagon’s representative stressed. In this regard he also said that “of course, at any specific moment in time there is internal …
Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis stated at a briefing that Turkey needs to explain its intention to acquire Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.
"Turkey is a NATO ally, and one of the cornerstone things we like to have with any of our allies…. is the ability to have equipment that interoperates," said Davis. "The reports of the S-400, and Turkey's purchase of that…Turkey would need to explain that for itself," he added.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in turn, said that he sees …
The reports on Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems (ADMS) are false, according to General Joseph Dunford, the US Army Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a security conference in the city of Aspen. The video of the speech was posted on YouTube.
According to Dunford, the US pays great attention to relations with Turkey. “I've been to Turkey about 12 times over the past year,” he said. The General stressed that relations with Turkey are “critical” for the US, …
The United States does not seek to create conflicts in Syria, but intends to defend itself or its partners in the event of a threat ,as stated by an official spokesman of the US Department of Defense, Naval Captain Jeff Davis, commenting on a statement by the Russian Ministry of Defense that the coalition’s aircraft and drones west of the Euphrates in Syria will be targeted by the Russia’s anti-aircraft systems.
"We are aware of these Russian statements. We do not seek conflict with any party …