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  • The US could apply 'deterrence practices' against Russian hackers

    The Assistant Attorney General for National Security, John Carlin, stated that the US can apply a practice of deterrence against Russian hackers if they continue their practice of invading US resources, Voice of America reported. It was noted that Iran, North Korea, China and Russia are the four countries that pose the biggest threat to US cyberspace.

    According to Carlin, the US has successfully deterred three of them. The Department of Justice brought charges against separate hackers from …

  • Survey: 34 percent of Russians would expect improved relations with the US under Trump

    34% of Russians surveyed expected that relations between the United States and Russia would improve if Republican candidate billionaire Donald Trump is elected President of the United States. RIA Novosti made the report citing data from the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM).

    About half of the respondents said they expected complications in interaction between the two countries if Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton comes to power. About 36% believe that Trump’s victory …

  • Supreme Allied Commander in Europe: The modernization of the Russian army cannot fail to impress

    U.S. General Curtis Scaparrotti, Chief of the Allied Forces of NATO in Europe, is impressed with the way Moscow has reformed its military doctrine in recent years, he said on Thursday, July 28, speaking at a security forum in the U.S. city of Aspen, Colorado.

    "It is obvious that they learn ... adapt their [military] doctrine ... which cannot fail to impress. They, certainly are modernizing; they reorganized their [armed] forces, by reducing their numbers, but at the same time making them more …

  • US diplomats: Despite statements to the contrary, Russia is not interested in peace in Ukraine

    U.S. Diplomats stress that Russia’s statements regarding their desire for peace in Ukraine differ from real events, as stated during by the U.S. Ambassador for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Daniel Baer, during a telephone conversation with European journalists as part of the Brussels Media Hub project.

    He stressed that the number of victims and attacks from the territory controlled by separatists has increased due to Russia’s actions. "The situation has escalated …

  • Russia denies allegation that it is preparing an assault on Aleppo

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has stated that it is not attempting to carry out an assault on Aleppo under the guise of a humanitarian operation, RBC reported.

    Washington has suggested that Russia could be preparing an assault on Aleppo by creating three humanitarian passages for civilians wanting to flee rebel-held eastern districts of the city.

    "It has the risk, if it is a ruse, of completely breaking apart the level of cooperation," US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters.

    "On the …

  • Russian MoD to spend $1 million on systems to track US missile tests

    According to information posted on the state procurements website, the Russian Defense Ministry has announced a tender offer for the development of "Paritet,” a sophisticated tracking system that will track missiles will collect data on general characteristics of U.S. missile tests. This system will help to justify claims that the United States violates the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) during strategic weapons tests.

    The tender offer was posted on July 26th. The year 2016 will mark …

  • The Kremlin: Trump saying he might recognize Russian-Crimea is only campaign rhetoric

    Any conclusions drawn from the statement can be attributed to campaign rhetoric.

    Through the President of Russia’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin reported that the statement made by the US Republican Party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump, concerning the possible recognition of Crimea as part of Russia, will not change Russia’s attitude towards him, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Peskov, Trump’s statement was a case of campaign rhetoric.

    “We know perfectly well that …

  • US: Russia's actions hinder efforts to resolve the conflict in Ukraine

    Washington has criticized the fact that Russia has strengthened their military forces in the south-west region of the country and in the Crimea. This increase in forces was previously announced by Russia’s Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu.

    While at a press briefing on the 27th of July, the US State Department Spokesman, John Kirby, said that these actions prevent the cessation of violence as well as any efforts to de-escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

    Kirby stressed that the Crimea is a …

  • Green party candidate Jill Stein critical of Ukraine, says NATO 'encircled Russia'

    As the two main US political parties have officially nominated their candidates for the presidential elections in November, some embittered voters have thrown their support behind third party candidates, such as the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein. Disappointed with Bernie Sanders’ withdrawal from the Democratic race and subsequent endorsement of Hillary Clinton, many of Sanders’ supporters have found a number of similarities between their candidate of choice and Jill Stein, especially when it …

  • Ukraine receives surveillance drones from the US

    Ukraine has received another batch of technical assistance from the United States, namely AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), according to the press service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The exact number of drones was not specified, though the cost of the UAVs totaled $12 million.

    “The assistance is non-lethal, as the UAV is not equipped with weapons,” the press service stressed.

    The RQ-11 has an operational radius of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) at …