Contents tagged with USA

  • US Defense Department: NATO will protect its allies from Russian aggression

    The Unites States Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, stated on May 3rd that NATO will protect its allies from Russia’s aggression and will uphold international order. In his statement during the introduction of a new NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Carter noted that if Russia ceases saber-rattling, NATO will work together with Russia in fighting global challenges in the security area.

    “But it’s up to the Kremlin to decide. We don’t seek another Cold War with Russia, let alone open …

  • Moldova and the US begin joint military exercises

    Moldova and the US began joint military exercises on May 3rd. As Radio Svoboda reported, the exercises, codenamed Dragon Pioneer 2016, will last more than two weeks, and will involve more than 200 US soldiers.

    The American servicemen arrived on the territory of Moldova from Romania on May 2nd.

    The pro-Russian opposition Socialist Party of Moldova called on their supporters to block the route of the US military, though only ten individuals participated in the blockade, and the column was …

  • US Congressman: The US shouldn't invest in the modernization of Russia by purchasing rockets

    On April 28th, a Republican member of the U.S. Congress, Duncan Hunter, during a discussion in the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services stated that the United States shouldn’t support the military modernization of Russia by buying rocket engines to launch American military satellites.

    “There is no reason to fill Putin’s pockets, when we don’t need 18 rocket engines right now. Do you see that when you vote for it, you will be contributing to Russian military modernization,” Duncan Hunter …

  • Power: Conditions in the Donbas do not meet those required to hold elections

    During a UN Security Council meeting in New York, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, stated that conditions in the Donbas are not sufficient to meet the standards of Ukrainian or international election laws.

    Power emphasized the importance of conducting local elections in the Donbas in accordance with Ukrainian legislation and international standards.

    “Citizens and observers who monitor the elections need sufficient security during the elections in order …

  • Russian Mig-31 intercepted US reconnaissance plane near Kamchatka

    A Pentagon spokesman reported that a MiG-31 accompanied the antisubmarine Pi-8 aircraft, Poseidon, at times as closely as 15 meters away, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

    As an official representative of the U.S. Pacific Command, Cmdr. Dave Benham reported, the Pi-8 aircraft performed its planned task in international airspace. He stated that the interception was "safe and professional." Interceptions between the US planes and military aircraft from other countries occur often and in …

  • Trump: Relations with Russia should be mended from a position of strength

    Republican Donald Trump presented to the public his foreign policy views under the slogan "America First.” If, as a president, he will not be able to negotiate with Moscow, he "will just leave the negotiating table."

    In Trump’s foreign policy speech in Washington, the billionaire U.S. presidential candidate from the Republican Party did not mention Ukraine and said that he would be able to improve relations with Russia "from a position of strength." However, he did not answer the question of …

  • Nuland: Sanctions against Russia will continue until Minsk Agreements are implemented and Crimea is returned

    The Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State, Victoria Nuland, has said that sanctions against Russia will continue until the Minsk Agreements are implemented. She stated that Russian sanctions related to the annexation of the Crimea will also continue.

    “We have assured the Ukrainian President and the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs of these continuations, which were discussed during a meeting in Hanover with US President …

  • U.S. hopes to develop joint defense production with Ukraine

    The U.S. hopes to develop joint defense production with Ukraine, which will allow the realization of the strategic and business objectives of both countries. This was said by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, during a meeting with the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv and Sales Representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolska. The Ambassador’s comments were published on the official Twitter page of the Ministry of Economic Development.

    "We hope to continue …

  • Nuland optimistic about Ukraine’s reforms

    US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said that she was encouraged by Kiev’s commitment to carrying out reforms, Reuters reported.

    "Overall, I go home encouraged by the commitment of all the political forces ‎to continuing and accelerating reform, economic reform, anti-corruption reform, in particular judicial reform," she said at the end of her visit to Kiev.

    At the same time, Nuland stressed the need for Ukraine to strengthen its anti-corruption measures and to reform the country’ …

  • Ukraine intends to increase purchases of nuclear fuel supplies from the US

    As was stated during a meeting with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister for the Energy and Coal Industry, Igor Nasalyk, noted the importance for Ukraine to diversify its supplies and disposals of spent nuclear fuel and increase its future cooperation with the Westinghouse Company, as the Ministry of Energy reports.

    "Future cooperation with the Westinghouse Company is important for Ukraine to be able to diversify nuclear fuel sources at …