Contents tagged with USA

  • Russia accuses U.S. of provoking arms race by strengthening its global anti-missile system

    The U.S. is provoking an arms race by developing a global missile defense system, said the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova.

    "The increase in the potential of the U.S. global missile defense system can and is already leading to serious security consequences. It disrupts the strategic balance of power in the world, and provokes an arms race, including missile," she said.

    "Moscow has repeatedly drawn Washington's attention to the dangerous consequences of the unrestricted …

  • Washington promises to continue supplying weapons to Ukraine under existing agreements

    The U.S. administration is ready to supply some types of weapons to Ukraine in the future within the framework of existing agreements, Interfax-Ukraine quotes U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan as saying.

    "We are ready to act within the existing framework. In the past, we have organized deliveries to Ukraine. And we will be ready in the future to consider its requests and supply some types of military products," Sullivan said at the online forum of the Aspen Institute.

    He also noted …

  • U.S. Embassy to stop issuing visas to Russians

    The U.S. Embassy in Moscow is suspending the issuance of all non-immigrant visas with the exception of diplomatic visas starting May 12.

    According to a statement published on the embassy's website, this decision was made “due to the Russian government’s April 23 notification of its intention to prohibit U.S. Mission Russia from employing foreign nationals in any capacity”.

    Consular services provided by the embassy will be reduced “to include only emergency U.S. citizen services and a very …

  • Kremlin: time of Biden-Putin meeting impossible to set due to Washington’s hostile actions

    The decision to hold a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the United States Joe Biden is impacted by hostile steps from the American side, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as quoted by Interfax.

    "We do not understand the situation, we see that in words there is a proposal to talk about cooperation in all areas that are of interest to each other. We are interested in something. Americans are interested in something. And it is only natural that we can work together," Peskov …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Washington chose to live under conditions of Cold War

    Russia has offered the United States to "reset" the diplomatic conflict that began under the Obama administration and start a return to normal relations, but instead Washington continues to "slide on an inclined plane" and impose new anti-Russian sanctions, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    According to Lavrov, the problems in Russian-American relations complicate the lives not only of citizens, business and humanitarian projects, but "expose …

  • Russia sends missile cruiser to Black Sea after U.S Coast Guard ship enters the region

    Russia sent its Moskva guided-missile cruiser for exercises in the Black Sea after the U.S. sent a Coast Guard ship to the region, reported Interfax news agency with reference to the press service of the Black Sea Fleet.

    "The crew will conduct a set of combat tasks and joint maneuvers in several Black Sea sea ranges with ships of the Black Sea Fleet and helicopters of maritime aviation and air defense," the Russian Navy Command said.

    They also added that, during the exercises which will …

  • Kyiv: U.S. plans to appoint special representative for Donbas

    The Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, Andrii Yermak, said in an interview with Liga.net that there is currently a discussion on the appointment of a U.S. special representative for the Donbas.

    According to Yermak, it is particularly important for Ukraine that such a person is appointed.

    "We are also discussing the rapprochement of our position and closer cooperation in the military-defense field. And, in addition, the United States supports Ukraine in receiving NATO …

  • Ukrainian President suggests including U.S,Canada and UK in Donbas talks

    In an interview with the Financial Times, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for the Minsk agreements to be changed and the Normandy Four negotiations expanded.

    "I am involved in a process that was developed before I even became president," said Zelensky. In his opinion, the Minsk agreements are not flexible enough and do not meet the demands of the current situation.

    Zelensky said that he saw two ways out of the current deadlock: either to change the format of the Minsk talks, or …

  • Diplomatic war between Russia and the West spirals out of control

    Relations between Russia and the West continue to spiral downwards reaching the "bottom" of the Cold War.

    In just over a week, Moscow and Western countries mutually expelled more than 140 diplomats and embassy staff, breaking the record of the spy wars of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

    On April 15, as part of a package of sanctions for election interference, chemical weapons and cyberattacks, the U.S. declared 10 employees of the Russian embassy persona non grata. They, according to …

  • Russia expels 10 U.S. diplomats

    The Russian Foreign Ministry reported that it handed a note to the Deputy Chief of the U.S Diplomatic Mission, Bart Gorman, declaring persona non grata 10 employees of the U.S. diplomatic mission, whose expulsion was announced last week.

    "On April 21, Bart Gorman, deputy head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in the Russian Federation, was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, and was presented with a note declaring 10 employees of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow persona non grata. These persons …