Contents tagged with USA

  • Media: Russia may deploy nuclear-capable missiles to Kaliningrad by 2019

    Russia may deploy additional nuclear-capable missiles to its Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad by 2019 in response to the US’s missile shield in Eastern Europe, Reuters reported, citing sources close to the Russian military.

    The sources also noted that such missile installations may be put in the Crimea as well.

    According to Mikhail Barabanov, a senior research fellow at the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), which advises the Russian Ministry of Defense, said …

  • Nuland met with Poroshenko and Klimkin in Kiev

    Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and National Security Council Senior Directors Charles Kupchan and Celeste Wallander met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, and other senior Ukrainian officials on Wednesday, June 22 in Kiev, as stated in a press release issued by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.  

    According to the Embassy, the diplomats met “to discuss Ukraine's reform agenda and implementation of the Minsk …

  • US Assistant Secretary of State: Our patience with Russia is not endless

    Russia has violated an important agreement with the United States, signed back in the years of the Cold War. That is why Washington, in addition to diplomatic measures, reserves the right to respond with military action as well, said U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Frank A. Rose.

    At the same time, he said that NATO's anti-missile defense system designed to combat threats emanating from beyond the Euro-Atlantic space cannot threaten Russian ballistic missile capacity.

    "I …

  • U.S Senate Committee on Foreign Relations calls on Europe to extend sanctions against Russia

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations addressed the President of the European Council with a call on the EC to extend sanctions against Russia because of its military aggression in Ukraine. The Committee’s leadership office circulated the text of the document on Monday, Ukrinform reported.

    “We write to call on the European Council to extend sanctions of EU against Russia this month. According to the SMM OSCE reports, at least 112 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and more than 700 were …

  • Moscow denies reports that the Russian military attacked opposition forces in southern Syria

    Russian military officials rejected the Pentagon’s accusations that Russia had bombed U.S.-backed opposition forces in the south of Syria.

    During a video conference with Russian military officials on June 18th, the Pentagon expressed "grave concern with the attacks on the Al-Tanf garrison that was supported by the international coalition forces."

    The representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, refuted the accusations. In his statement on June 19th, Konashenkov said …

  • Putin hopes that next US President will cooperate with Russia

    During the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that a sense of responsibility would urge the next U.S. President to cooperate with Russia and create a safe atmosphere in the world” .

    Putin did not share his opinion of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for U.S. President. However, earlier, when speaking about succession in the U.S.A., the Russian president referred to the proverb “husband and wife live …

  • Putin says the US is the world's only superpower

    The Russian president called the US the only superpower nowadays. He made the statement on Friday, June 17 at the St. Petersburg international economic forum.

    “The US is a great country, probably the only superpower in the world at this moment. We accept this. We are ready and willing to work wih the USA,” Putin said.

    According to Putin, the world needs “such a powerful country... And we need it too. But we don’t need them to constantly interfere with our affairs, teach us how to live, …

  • US to provide Ukraine with $220 million to carry out reforms

    The total amount of US assistance for Ukraine is estimated at $1.3 billion since 2014

    After a meeting between Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the White House press service reported that the U.S. intends to allocate $220 million of new aid for Ukraine to carry out economic, political and energy reforms.

    "This aid package will continue to support Ukraine's efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and the rule of law, the foundations for …

  • US General: We are ready to create a no-fly zone in Syria

    The U.S. Air Force is ready to create a no-fly zone in Syria, as stated by General David Goldfin, Rosbalt reported.

    According to him, there are three conditions necessary to introduce a no-fly zone. First, is the permission to shoot down all planes that enter the no-fly zone, including Russian ones.

    Also, the Air Force should have a clear understanding of the challenges “on the ground” in a no-fly zone. In order to return refugees and provide them with humanitarian assistance there must be …

  • US Department of Energy says it is ready to help Ukraine on the path to energy efficiency

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman met with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during his working visit to the United States.

    "Representatives of the head of the U.S. Department of Energy assured their readiness to support Ukraine and to cooperate in the field of energy efficiency," the Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the Cabinet stated on Wednesday.

    During the meeting, participants discussed the government’s plans for achieving energy …