Contents tagged with USA

  • Russian soldiers evacuated by helicopter after fist fight with American military in Syria

    The media reported that the Russian soldiers had been urgently evacuated after a fist fight with American military.

    As Russian publication The Military Review (Voyennoe Obozrenie) reports, citing several sources, the fight between American and  Russian soldiers did take place in Syria, and, as a result, the Russian soldiers had to be urgently taken to the hospital.

    "The Israeli press drew attention to an incident involving a fight between Russian and American soldiers in one of the Christian …

  • Fist fight breaks out between Russian and American soldiers in Syria

    American soldiers got into a fist fight with Russian soldiers in a settlement in Eastern Syria, reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on its website. No weapons were used.

    According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the incident took place on December 25 in the city of Tell Tamer in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. A unit of American soldiers came to collect information from residents there. At the same time, the residents reacted to the appearance of US troops extremely …

  • 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 …