Contents tagged with USA

  • The Pentagon could provide $500 million for Ukraine in 2017

    The US Senate has passed the S.2943 bill on Tuesday, which details the Pentagon’s budget for the 2017 fiscal year. The documents states that an amount of up to $500 million will be allocated to the defense needs of Ukraine. 

    “In order to assist and support, as described in paragraph A, $250 million could be transferred to the Ukrainian government,” the document states.

    There is also the possibility of using an additional $250 million as per a separate decision by the Minister of Defense in …

  • Minsk upset over extension of sanctions against Belarus

    The sanctions allegedly "do not take into account changes in Belarusian- American relations"

    Belarus does not agree with the extension of U.S. sanctions and promises to establish relations with America in order to have them lifted, according to a statement by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

    "The decision adopted on the 10th of June duplicates the previous acts and does not take into account the current changes in Belarusian-American relations," the press secretary of the Foreign Ministry …

  • Second US aircraft carrier entered the Mediterranean Sea

    The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier entered the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, as reported by Reuters with reference to US Navy Command.

    The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower will replace the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier who will return later this month after an eight-month deployment to the region.

    The Harry S. Truman was recently transferred from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea to “check the Russians,” according to US Rear Admiral Bret Batchelder.

    The Dwight D. Eisenhower …

  • Polish diaspora in the US calls on Obama to strengthen military presence in Poland

    Americans of Polish descent held a rally near the White House in Washington on the 11th of June, calling on the US government to strengthen the presence of US troops in Poland and in the Baltic countries.

    According to the organizers, 150 to 300 people attended the rally. They came from several states including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. The demonstrators held both US and Polish flags, as well as banners that said “We demand a full NATO brigade in Poland” and “A …

  • President of Moldova called on the EU and US to continue sanctions against Russia

    The President of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, called on the European Union and the United States of America to extend sanctions against Russia.

    During a meeting on Saturday with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka, who arrived to Chisinau on a visit, the President of Moldova recalled that the separatist region of his country, Transnistria, was the Kremlin’s "first experiment" in instigating a Pro-Russian separatist conflict.

    Moscow supported the separatists in Transnistria …

  • US extends sanctions against Belarus for another year

    Sanctions imposed by the United States against some Belarusian government representatives and other officials have been extended for another year.

    According to a statement published on the website of the White House on Friday, June 10, the sanctions will be extended due to "the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus's democratic processes or institutions, manifested in the fundamentally undemocratic March 2006 elections, to …

  • Russia holds military exercises in the Black Sea

    The Russian Federation is conducting military exercises aimed at the conditional destruction of NATO ships in the Black Sea, as announced by a representative of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate during a briefing on Thursday, June 9th, as reported by RBC-Ukraine.

    "The Russian Federation continues activities to increase the ability of the aerospace forces to conduct large-scale offensive operations in the Black Sea region," Skibitsky said. He added that the purpose …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: The presence of US warships in the Black Sea will lead to retaliation

    The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department, Andrey Kelin, said that the presence of US warships in the Black Sea will lead to retaliation, RIA Novosti reported.

    "From time to time, US vessels enter the Black Sea. Obviously, we do not appreciate it and, undoubtedly, this will lead to retaliatory measures," Andrei Kelin told the Russian state-run news agency.

    On June 6th, a US Naval destroyer, the USS Porter, entered the Black Sea to conduct exercises with …

  • US Admiral: Aircraft carrier was transferred to the Mediterranean to send a message to Moscow

    The USS Harry Truman aircraft carrier was transferred from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea as a warning to Moscow, according to an article published in the Wall Street Journal that cited Rear Admiral Bret Batchelder.

    As the Admiral explained, the redeployment of the aircraft carrier is meant to demonstrate that the US, in partnership with its NATO allies, is committed to “maintaining the balance of forces in the Mediterranean”.

    “It is a demonstration of capability. That’s for sure. …

  • Poll: Russians prefer Trump over Clinton

    Interfax announced on Tuesday, June 7th, that according to the Public Opinion Foundation, more Russians are in favor of Donald Trump becoming U.S. President than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    28% of Russians considered Trump's victory in the U.S. Presidential Elections more important for Russia than that of a Clinton victory (9%). 14% of the respondents believe that the relationships between the United States and Russia can improve with Trump while 6% of the respondents believe …