Contents tagged with USA

  • Russian fighter jet intercepts U.S. reconnaissance plane off Syrian coast

    A Russian military aircraft escorted a U.S. reconnaissance plane that was flying over the neutral waters of the Mediterranean Sea toward Russian military facilities in Syria. The Russian fighter jet was scrambled from Khmeimim airbase to intercept the American aircraft, reported TASS with reference to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the report, Russian radars spotted the American plane on April 19. "A fighter jet from the on-duty air defense forces of Khmeimim airbase was sent to …

  • U.S. rescues international satellite which was attacked by Russia

    The Mission Extension Vehicle 1 (MEV-1) has completed the rescue of the Intelsat 901 telecommunications satellite, according to U.S. company Northrop Grumman, which manufactured MEV-1. This information is confirmed by the international operator Intelsat, which owns Intelsat 901, previously allegedly attacked by the Russian satellite Luch.

    According to Northrop Grumman, MEV-1 docked with the Intelsat 901 which was in decaying orbit and conducted a series of maneuvers to move the satellite into …

  • U.S. upgrades its nuclear weapons in Germany

    The U.S. has upgraded its nuclear weapons stationed in Germany, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday, April 11. According to Der Spiegel, the secret operation to modernize the weapons took place in the autumn of 2019. As part of it, about 20 B61-type thermonuclear bombs were moved to the United States from the Buechel Air Base in western Germany. Two days later, after the software update the weapons were returned.

    Washington informed Berlin about the operation only shortly before …

  • U.S. designates Russian Imperial Movement as a terrorist organization

    The "Russian Imperial Movement" has been included in the U.S. list of terrorist organizations, said the US State Department's counter-terrorism coordinator Nathan Sayles, as quoted by TASS news agency.

    The three leaders of the organization - Stanislav Vorobyov, Denis Gariev and Nikolai Trushchalov have been also included in the list.

    Sayles explained that "this is the first time that the United States has recognized white supremacists as terrorists, which confirms how seriously the current …

  • U.S. military blocks Russian convoy on Syrian road

    The U.S. military again blocked a Russian convoy that was traveling in the countryside of the Syrian province of Al Hasakah this week. According to Al-Masdar News, Russian military police were traveling through the Rmelan area when they came across U.S. forces, who decided to prevent their further advance and forced them to turn back to the city's airport Qamishli in the northeast of Syria.

    According to Al Masdar interlocutors, during the incident one of the Russian armored vehicles got stuck …

  • Kremlin: Putin has not asked Trump to lift sanctions against Russia

    President Vladimir Putin has not asked US President Donald Trump to lift sanctions imposed on Russia, said the Russian President's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, as cited by TASS.

    On March 30, Trump suggested before a phone conversation with Putin that the Russian leader would ask him to lift U.S. sanctions, AFP reported. "He's been asking for it for two years," Trump said.

    When asked by reporters whether Putin had asked for the sanctions to be lifted, Peskov said: "No, it's not so."

    On …

  • Indonesia considers buying American F-35s instead of Russian Su-35 fighter jets

    Indonesia’s Deputy Defense Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono assured that Jakarta has not canceled the purchase of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia. He denied rumors that the purchase of Su-35 fighter jets from Russia was cancelled because the pressure from US officials."We have never canceled it," Trenggono said, as quoted by CNN Indonesia.

    At the same time, Trenggono said that, at this time, Indonesia cannot buy the aircraft from Russia. According to him, there are still some obstacles. …

  • U.S. to send nuclear waste to Russia

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has submitted an application to the US Department of State to send a shipment of nuclear waste to Russia, MBH Media reports, citing Vladimir Slivnyak, a representative of the public organization Ecodefense.

    "It is difficult to say with absolute certainty what it is being prepared there. We recently received a document from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. We know that there is a process of coordination for transportation, quite possibly with the …

  • ‘Putin’s chef’ intends to sue US authorities for $50 billion

    Concord, which is owned by Evgeny Prigozhin, a close associate of Vladimir Putin, is preparing a lawsuit against the U.S. authorities, accusing them of illegal prosecution and sanctions. According to Prigozhin’s statement, which was published by Concord’s press service, the amount of the lawsuit is $50 billion

    The businessman's statement comes after the U.S. Department of Justice asked the court to drop charges against Russian companies Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering, …

  • U.S. urges EU to impose sanctions on ‘Putin’s Chef’

    Senate senior minority leader Chuck Schumer and four other senators have asked the European Union to impose sanctions on Russian businessman Evgeny Prigozhin because his of involvement in the meddling in the upcoming presidential election, the Foreign Relations Committee said in a statement.

    The senators accused the businessman and his companies of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    "As the presidential election in the United States draws closer, our concerns about foreign …