Contents tagged with USA

  • Russian tycoon Abramovich donates $5 million to combating anti-Semitism

    Billionaire Roman Abramovich has donated $5 million to the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), an organization that assists with repatriation to Israel and the fight against anti-Semitism, The Jerusalem Post reports. A representative of Abramovich has confirmed this information.

    The oligarch made the donation in light of the growing anti-Semitic attitudes in Europe, the US and other parts of the world, the Post notes. “I applaud Roman Abramovich for taking strong initiative to combat antisemitism …

  • Poland agrees to buy extra 1.5 million tons of LNG annually from US

    The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has agreed to buy 1.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from the American company Venture Global LNG, over and above the amount agreed on in the contract signed by the firms in 2018, PGNiG told the press on Wednesday.

    At the end of 2018, PGNiG signed a contract with Venture Global LNG to supply Poland with 2 million tons of LNG per year (2.7 billion cubic meters of gas after regasification) for 20 years, staring in 2023. Now the annual …

  • US extends sanctions against Lukashenko and a number of Belarusian officials

    US President Donald Trump has extended sanctions against a number of Belarusian officials for one more year, the press service of the White House said.

    The corresponding document addressed to the US Congress is posted on the White House website.

    The document states that, “The actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Belarus and other persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

    “For this …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky may visit the US after Ukrainian parliamentary elections

    Valeriy Chaly, the Ukrainian ambassador to Washington, believes that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky could visit the US and meet with Donald Trump after the early parliamentary elections to be held on July 21, reports Ukrinform.

    “The President of Ukraine received an invitation from the President of the United States Donald Trump which sends a clear message. I really like its content, including the discussion of the strategic partnership, the President and the United States’ support for …

  • US to send drone squadron and 1,000 troops to Poland

    The US intends to transfer additional military forces to Poland, where it already has 4,500 of its troops stationed, announced US President Donald Trump after a meeting with his Polish colleague President Andrzej Duda.

    As part of the declaration to expand military cooperation signed by Trump and Duda on Thursday in Warsaw, a contingent of an additional 1,000 US troops will be sent to Poland, as well as a squadron of reconnaissance drones.

    A new military airfield will also be built “for …

  • US promises to help Ukraine prepare for possible gas transit shutdown in 2020

    In an interview with an Interfax-Ukraine News Agency, the Counselor for Economic Affairs in US Embassy in Kyiv John Paul Schutte said that the US is ready to help Ukraine prepare for a possible gas transit shutdown in 2020 by the Russian Federation.

    "Ukraine should be prepared in case Russia shuts down gas transit through Ukraine in 2020, as it threatens to do. The United States is ready to help Ukraine prepare for this. Ukrainian companies should take measures to purchase and store gas for …

  • Kremlin: US has not confirmed Trump – Putin meeting

    Moscow has received no confirmation from Washington that US President Donald Trump is willing to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 summit, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told TASS, commenting on a report by AFP that Trump had expressed his willingness for such a meeting to take place.

    “The Kremlin does not possess such confirmations,” Peskov said. “In this regard, nothing has changed: the American party has not initiated an individual meeting …

  • EU ambassadors approve extension of sanctions against Russia for another year

    The ambassadors of the European Union agreed to extend the sanctions against Russia, that were imposed for the annexation of Crimea for another year. The decision was made in Brussels on Wednesday, at a meeting of Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (COREPER), reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    This decision should also be approved by the EU Council next week. The sanctions were introduced in June 2014 and are extended annually by one …

  • Russia allows companies to classify data on work in Crimea

    The Russian government has allowed to classify the information about legal entities working in the occupied Crimea. The corresponding resolution No. 729 was published and signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on June 10.

    The resolution states that access to information in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities of the Russian Federation may be restricted if a company works on the territory of the annexed Crimea and Sevastopol. Companies that work on the Russian state defense …

  • Warsaw and Washington agree to increase number of US troops in Poland

    The Chief of the Cabinet of the Polish President, Krzysztof Szczerski, said that the country has concluded talks on increasing the number of US troops, as reported by Polskie Radio. According to him, Polish President Andrzej Duda and US President Donald Trump would have to approve the  agreement.

    “As the political leaders of the countries, the presidents will decide whether or not they are satisfied with the deal. If so, we envision this political agreement will happen when the President of …