Contents tagged with USA

  • Russia to ban entry to US citizens in response to Nord Stream 2 sanctions

    In response to the US’s sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, which halted pipe-laying operations in the Baltic Sea in a mere day, Russia could expand its list of US citizens who are banned from entering the country, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Russian Interfax news agency.

    Unlike the US’s blacklists, Russia’s lists are not public. Thus the people on the list will only find out about it when they try to cross the border, Ryabkov explained.

    “The people who were …

  • Ukraine signs contract for another shipment of Javelin missile systems from US

    Ukrainian Defense Ministry has signed a contract for the supply of the second shipment of American Javelin anti-tank missile systems, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister for European Integration Anatoliy Petrenko said that it was possible to conclude a new agreement because to resource-saving in the fourth quarter of the year.

    "We also order similar missile systems from our national manufacturer. We have several artillery …

  • Russia simulates attack on US destroyer in Black Sea

    The Russian Armed Forces conducted military drills in the Black Sea, in which they simulated an attack on the American Ross destroyer, which was going to the port of Odessa, reports the Ukrainian Air Command, citing intelligence data.

    It is noted that during the military exercise, a pair of Su-24M front-line bombers, which were supported by  of fighter aircraft, “conducted" a missile attack on a surface target, the USS Ross missile destroyer.

    "On December 23, a pair of Su-24M front-line …

  • Syria accuses the US of drone attacks on oil refineries

    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said the Americans attacked oil refineries in the Homs province with drones. The attack, according to him, took place four days ago.

    “The United States, using its illegal military base in Al-Tanf, sent unmanned aerial vehicles to Homs and carried out airstrikes on oil refining infrastructure," he said before the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    On December 21, the oil refinery in Homs and al-Rayan Gas station in the center of the …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: US sanctions will not stop construction of Nord Stream 2

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that despite the US sanctions, the Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipelines would be put into operation, reports Interfax news agency. Lavrov also said that Russia plans to respond to the new sanctions from Washington.

    US Congress approved the National Defense Authorization Act on December 17. President Donald Trump signed it on December 21. Following the adoption of the budget by Congress, two Republican US senators,Ted Cruz and Ron Johnson, sent …

  • US accuses Russian mercenaries of escalating tensions in Libya

    The US State Department expressed concern about the activities of the Russian private military contractor, the Wagner Group, in Libya, reports Anadolu news agency.

    According to the US State Department, Russian-linked mercenaries only intensify the escalation in the region, supporting the troops of General Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to capture the capital Tripoli.

    It is noted that the number of civilian casualties in Libya is increasing. Civilian objects, including hospitals and airports, …

  • Russia condemns US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

    The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that US sanctions against companies that are participating in the construction of the Russ an Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline are aimed at European countries, not Russia.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry claims that the sanctions in the US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2020 are aimed at depriving Europe of guaranteed sources of energy supplies from Russia.

    "Moreover, the desire to harm Russian exports is not the only and not even the main thing. To no …

  • Nord Stream 2 contractor suspends work on pipeline as US sanctions take effect

    Swiss pipeline installation and subsea construction company Allseas, which is working on Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, suspended the construction activities, reported the press service of the company.

    Allseas indicated that such a decision was made "in anticipation of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)," which includes sanctions against the operators of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. "Allseas will proceed, consistent with the legislation's wind down provision and …

  • US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipeline come into effect

    US President Donald Trump has signed a package of sanctions, which were previously approved by Congress and the Senate, against companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The bill came into effect. The punitive measures are included in the new US National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, which Trump signed on December 21.

    The bill provides for restrictions against foreign companies providing vessels for the construction of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream …

  • US gets hold of frequencies of Russian S-400 air defense systems in Syria

    The US army has obtained the frequencies of the Russian S-400 anti-air defense systems stationed in Syria, reports the Russian publication Free News, citing the decorated Russian pilot Yuri Sytnik, a member of the Senior Officers Council of the Officers of Russia organization. Sytnik believes that the US military has not yet been able to decipher the codes.

    “They are taking note of our frequencies, taking note of our systems which are starting to be deployed against it (the US’s Boeing P-8 …