Contents tagged with USA

  • Russia threatens U.S. with severing diplomatic relations

    The Russian Foreign Ministry's decision to recall the ambassador to the U.S after President Joe Biden's remarks about Vladimir Putin is a "red line" behind which is only the severing of diplomatic relations, said Russian Federation Council Vice Speaker Konstantin Kosachev.

    According to him, recalling the ambassador, the first in the recent history of Russia, was "the only possible option" after Biden called Putin a "killer", commenting on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

    "The recalling of the …

  • Russia recalls its ambassador to U.S. after Biden says Putin is 'a killer’

    Russia is recalling its ambassador to the United States for consultations, reported the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    According to the representative of the Russian ministry, Maria Zakharova, at the moment the Russian Ambassador to the United States was recalled to Moscow for consultations, which aim to analyze what to do and how to continue with the relations between the two countries.

    Zakharova said  that President Joe Biden has been in power in the United States for 100 …

  • Kremlin: U.S. cyberattack could have brought down Russian government’s websites

    The massive failures of Russian government websites on Wednesday morning could be linked to U.S. cyberattacks, Russian Senator Andrei Klimov told Open Media.

    "Direct threats against the websites of Russian state structures from Washington have been made more than once, including recently, so I cannot rule out such a possibility," he said.

    Earlier, The New York Times reported, citing sources, that the U.S. is preparing a cyber attack against Russia.

    Officials in Joe Biden's administration …

  • Kyiv: U.S. sanctions against Kolomoisky may be just the beginning

    U.S. Sanctions against oligarch Igor Kolomoisky are just the beginning, said the press secretary of the Ukrainian President Yulia Mendel in an interview with the editor-in-chief of the online publication Gordon, Alesia Batsman.

    "Less than two years have passed since the election of Volodymyr Zelensky. We have witnessed a blow to three very famous people representing huge financial groups, who have made their fortune using the state budget, taxes, things that should support well-being of …

  • Kremlin: Russia prepares for new U.S. ‘radical sanctions’

    The Kremlin considers the possibility that the U.S. could impose new sanctions against Russia, said Russian Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov at a press briefing.

    "We understand that the second part of sanctions will be announced by Washington based on the mechanisms in place," Peskov said.

    Peskov stressed that, although the possible radical sanctions have only been reported by the media, Moscow is still "working out different scenarios on how to better protect the interests of the …

  • Washington imposes sanctions against Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky and his family

    The U.S. has imposed sanctions against Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, accusing him of corruption.

    The charges relate to his tenure as governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region in 2014-2015. Also, restrictions have been imposed on his wife, daughter and son. All of them are banned from entering the United States.

    "Kolomoyskyy was involved in corrupt acts that undermined rule of law and the Ukrainian public’s faith in their government’s democratic institutions and public processes, including …

  • U.S. and EU slam sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s prosecution

    The U.S. and the European Union, after almost a month and a half of deliberations, decided on retaliatory measures in connection with the poising of the Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny. Navalny was poisoned in the summer with the Novichok nerve agent and was sentenced to 3 year in penal colony after returning to Russia from Germany.

    Almost every top official of the Russian security agencies came under personal sanctions with freezing of assets and visa bans.

    The head of the …

  • U.S. allocates $125 million in military aid for Ukraine

    The U.S. plans to provide additional $125 million in military aid to Ukraine, said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby at a briefing.

    "Today, the U.S. Department of Defense announces a new $125 million package for Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative," a Pentagon spokesman said.

    The new package is intended to help Ukraine "preserve territorial integrity, as well as ensure the protection of its borders." The funds will also be used to improve Ukraine’s "operational compatibility with NATO." …

  • Washington puts Putin’s friend Prigozhin on wanted list

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has put one of Putin’s closest associates, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, on a wanted list.

    Prigozhin is informally known as "Putin's chef" because his companies provide food services for the Kremlin.

    The FBI said that the reason for putting Prigozhin on a wanted list is "a conspiracy to defraud the United States." The FBI’s announcement was published in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

    The FBI has offered a reward of up to 250,000 U.S. dollars for …

  • Kremlin condemns U.S. airstrike in Syria

    Russia strongly condemns the U.S. airstrike in Syria on a building linked to a pro-Iranian militia, said the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at the briefing.

    "We call for unconditional respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria. We strongly reject any attempt to turn Syrian territory into an arena for settling geopolitical differences," she said.

    Earlier, the U.S. Defense Department reported on an airstrike in Syria on the orders of President Joe Biden. …