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The US government has officially acknowledged that hackers were involved in the power outages in the west of Ukraine in December 2015, as reported by Golos Amerikii, with reference to a report issued by the Department of Homeland Security.
The American experts drew conclusions based on the interviews with the representatives of six Ukrainian organizations which have suffered due to the loss of electricity. However, the report said that the experts had no opportunity for independent review of …
Ukraine and the US have signed a $100 million investment agreement for the construction of a gain terminal in Odessa. The signing ceremony was held in the presence of US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, as reported by Gordon.
According to Pyatt, the construction of the new grain terminal in the Yuzhny Port in Odessa will increase Ukraine’s export opportunities and create hundreds of jobs.
“I want to congratulate the American and Ukrainian …
The US State Department confirmed that it is working with representatives of the business community in order to convince companies to not do business with Russia in the usual way, RIA Novosti reported. “We continue to clearly state in communications with US companies that we believe that a return to the usual means of conducting business with Russia causes both economic and reputation risks,” the agency quoted the unnamed representative of the US State Department as saying.
According to the …
In the State of Illinois, relatives of victims who were killed in the crash of Malaysian flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014 filed a class action lawsuit against Russian citizen, Igor Strelkov (also known as Igor Girkin). Golos Ameriki reported that Strelkov is accused of involvement in the downing of the passenger aircraft.
It was also noted that Strelkov is being charged under three Articles of US law: murder, destruction of a passenger aircraft and aiding and abetting the commission of a …
According to a Gallup poll, North Korea has topped the list of countries that US citizens have called their main enemy, accounting for 16% of the votes cast by American participants. Russia took second place on this list.
The reason for North Korea taking the top spot is the Pyongyang's statements about the testing of a hydrogen bomb, and the launch of a ballistic rocket with a satellite.
According to the results, 15% of the respondents thought that Russia was the country’s main enemy. …
Russia intends to request US permission to conduct observation flights over the United States. They hope to do this with the use of aircraft which will be equipped with powerful digital cameras. American intelligence and military sources have warned that such flights will help Moscow gather intelligence about the United States.
Russia and the US have both signed the Treaty on Open Skies, which allows making observation flights with aircraft with no weapons over the territories of all 34 …
The United States considers the resignation of Viktor Shokin, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, as a signal demonstrating Ukraine’s readiness to implement reforms, as stated in Washington on Tuesday, February 16th by an official State Department spokesman, reports Ukrinform.
"We consider such action as a signal of Ukraine’s serious intentions to implement reforms,” said Toner, commenting on Shokin’s resignation.
According to him, it is essential to restore trust in the justice system in the …
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said that on Monday, during his visit to the U.S., he will ask for Washington's help with the investigation into the Smolensk disaster that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski in 2010.
"We'll ask whether the U.S. has any data that could be useful in the investigation of the crash... Perhaps their satellites recorded something at the moment of the disaster, or whether U.S. intelligence has received information which could be important," as quoted …
According to President Obama's budget plan for 2017, $953 million will be allocated to the US State Department to support democratic societies and develop anti-corruption programs in Russia’s neighboring countries.
As reported by the media citing officials, the money is allocated under the article “to deter Russian aggression using public diplomacy and aid programs, and to establish sustainable government in Europe”.
“It refers to anti-corruption programs, establishing energy security …
Statements of the representatives of US authorities on the corruption of Russian President Vladimir Putin have been found “insulting” by the Kremlin. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed that such remarks constitute interference with the presidential campaign to be held in 2018.
Moscow accused Washington of interfering in an electoral campaign that has not yet even begun. Peskov said on Friday, January 29th that "insulting and indignant statements" made by the official representative of the …