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  • U.S. Congressman proposes creating federal agency to counter Russian and Chinese propaganda

    U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger proposed to create a new federal agency to fight "Chinese and Russian propaganda," the Washington Examiner reported. His proposed bill would create a holistic government approach to combat the numerous instruments of propaganda used by Russia and China.

    "Russia continues to spew its disinformation and false narratives undermining the United States and its interests in places like Ukraine, and causes instability,” Kinzinger believes.

    He is confident that the …

  • US to provide Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees

    Poroshenko and Biden have agreed on the provision of the third loan installment in the amount of $1 billion to Ukraine. The agreement will be signed in the near future.

    On the 13th of May, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, agreed to the provision of the third tranche of a loan in the amount of $1 billion to Kiev, the press service of the Ukrainian President reported. Poroshenko informed Biden on the progress made towards …

  • US demands that separatists allow OSCE access to weapons storage facilities

    The US representative to the OSCE, Daniel Baer, called for the immediate withdrawal of heavy weapons from the territories controlled by separatists in eastern Ukraine.

    At a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, the representative said that the OSCE observers reported no decrease in the arsenal of heavy weapons in Luhansk, "including tanks, howitzers, armored vehicles and anti-aircraft surface-to-air systems," Ukrinform reported.

    According to the OSCE mission in eastern Ukraine, …

  • Construction of new US missile defense installation begins in Poland

    Construction of a new US missile defense base has begun in the Polish village of Redzikowo.

    The ground breaking ceremony was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda, Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, and US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported with reference to TVN 24.

    On Thursday, the US’s European missile defense system in Romania was officially declared operational.

    According to Washington, the missile defense …

  • Ukraine still expects to issue Eurobonds under U.S. guarantees

    The Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oleksandr Danylyuk, during an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), stated that Ukraine is still planning to issue Eurobonds under U.S. guarantees. However, the exact entrance dates to the borrowing market are unknown.

    “Firstly, we should receive guarantees. We have it in our plans,” Danylyuk said.

    In April, Danylyuk said that Ukraine expects to return to the markets …

  • US to unveil European missile defense system

    The US’s European missile defense system will be officially declared operational on Thursday, despite Russia’s objections, Reuters reported.

    The announcement will come almost a decade after Washington first proposed such a system.

    US and NATO officials will gather in Deveselu, Romania for the inauguration of the missile defense site, the construction of which was finished in 2015.

    Construction of a second site in Poland is slated to begin on May 13th, and is due to be completed in 2018. …

  • Deputy Secretary of State: The US will not lift sanctions on Russia

    The US Deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has said that the US will not lift the sanctions against Russia until Moscow has fulfilled all of their commitments under the Minsk Agreements. Ukrinform reported that Blinken made these statements during a meeting with the Romanian media in Bucharest.

    “We stand by our previous decision that sanctions imposed against Russia by the US and the European Union will only be lifted once Moscow fulfills all of their commitments under the Minsk …

  • US fighters to take part in joint Finnish-Swedish aviation exercises

    On Monday, US Air Force fighters began to take part in Finnish Air Force aviation exercises. These Cross Border Training exercises will last until the 20th of May.

    According to the Finnish TV and radio company, Yle, eight US fighters from Oregon arrived at the Rissala airbase on Friday. US Air Force planes had previously participated in aircraft exercises in Finland’s airspace. This will however be the first time that US fighters will depart from the Finnish airport.

    The participation of the …

  • US Deputy Secretary of State: Russia violated the principles of the world order

    As was stated by the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, in his statement at the Warsaw public library, Russia has violated the basic principles of international law by annexing Crimea and deploying heavy weapons and thousands of soldiers along international borders, Radio Svoboda reports.

    According to Blinken, such actions violate the premise that “the borders and territorial integrity of a state cannot be changed by force... that all members of the international community are …

  • The United States Embassy will finance the training of Ukraine's anti-corruption special forces

    The Ukrainian community is awaiting the results of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU). The U.S. Ambassador is ready to allocate money for this purpose.

    The Department on Law Enforcement Issues of the U.S Embassy in Ukraine will finance the joint exercises of the officers of the U.S.A.’s Special Rapid Response Unit (SWAT) along with the employees of the Special Operative Department of NABU.

    “I’m very pleased that the U.S Government, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and our …