Contents tagged with US

  • American General: Russia is expanding its influence in Libya

    Russia is trying to expand its influence in Libya, and the United States of America is watching this with "great concern." General Thomas Waldhauser, head of the Pentagon's Africa Command, commented on this during a press briefing that took place on March 24.

    According to the General, Russian units are located in the border area between Egypt and Libya, and Moscow is trying to strengthen its influence through military means and arms sales.

    General Waldhauser also called "undeniable “ the …

  • Eight Russian companies placed under new US sanctions

    Eight Russian companies and organizations have been placed under new US sanctions in connection with their violation of US national legislation on non-proliferation and export control with respect to Iran, North Korea and Syria.

    According to the Russian news agency TASS, the list includes Rosoboronexport, the 150th Aircraft Repair Plant, the Aviaexport foreign economic trade company, the Bazalt Scientific and Research Corporation, the Scientific and Production Corporation “Engineering Design …

  • Russian official: Russia may review its nuclear security measures if U.S. deploys nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan

    The Head of the Defense Committee of the Federation Council of Russia, Viktor Ozerov, said that, if necessary, the Russian Federation might analyze and review measures to strengthen its nuclear security.

    Ozerov made this statement in response to the words of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the possible emergence of nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan to contain the threat from North Korea.

    "I do not think that the deployment of nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan poses a …

  • Kosovo forms army despite NATO’s protests

    In spite of the sharp objections of NATO, the EU and the US, the Kosovo authorities are not backing down from their intention to create their own army. As reported by the Zeri newspaper published in Pristina on Saturday March 18, 51 million euros are to be allocated to the creation of the army.

    According to the publication, this amount will grow annually by 5 million euros.

    According to the plan, the army will consist of 8 000 military personnel, 3 000 of whom will be reservists, the …

  • Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN: the normal relations between Russia and the US are unlikely

    Ukraine’s Ambassador to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko, expressed his opinion on why the US has not reached any deals with Russia. He stated in his interview to Apostrophe news web site that American officials have changed their opinion of “Russia’s behavior”.

    “And when the new American officials, who started to deal with the Russian issue, read information in the media which they had not seen until now, and they saw Russia’s behavior before and now, many of them, I think, changed their opinion …

  • Russian Federation Council Deputy: Trump's presidency has not improved U.S.-Russia relations yet

    Russia's First Deputy of the Federation Council on Defense and Security Committee, Franz Klintsevich, said that the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency did not make any serious ground in the hope to improve Russia-USA relations.

    "While I do not see any serious moves towards the improvement of Russian-American relations, in spite of Russia’s sincere desire, as said by Donald Trump, to get along with the United States," Interfax quoted Klintsevich as saying.

    "We cannot ignore the …

  • Poroshenko and Trump discuss escalation of hostilies in the Donbas

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, had a telephone conversation with the U.S. President, Donald Trump, during which the parties expressed their concern over the escalation of the hostilities in the Donbas.

    This was announced by the Poroshenko's press secretary, Svyatoslav Tsegolko.

    "Special attention was paid to the settlement of the situation in the Donbas, and to achieving peace via political and diplomatic means. The parties expressed their deep concern over the escalation of the …

  • Kremlin spokesman expects changes in Washington's position toward Eastern Ukraine

    Press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov stated in an interview with Vesti.ru on January 21 that the Kremlin expects changes of “modality” in the USA’s position regarding settlement of the conflict in the East of Ukraine.

    “In what direction will it change, how it will transform, will the new modality of the USA’s position regarding Ukraine contribute to the settlement - we will see very soon,” Peskov said.

    He expressed hope for “a constructive position” of the …

  • US puts more Russian companies and individuals on sanctions list over Syria and Ukraine

    The US has imposed sanctions on ten senior managers of the Russian TempBank, including two Deputy Chairmen, the Chairman and four members of the Supervisory Board. The information was published on Friday, December 23th, on the web site of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

    Sanction were also imposed on the top management of Technolab company, which is registered in Lebanon.

    Washington also imposed restrictive measures on several Syrian government officials: the Minster of Finance, the Minister …

  • Peskov: Russia will take 'adequate measures' in response to US Treasury Department's decision to extend sanctions

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow will take “adequate measures” in response to the US Treasury Department’s announcement on Tuesday that it would extend sanctions against Russia, TASS reported.

    "We regret that Washington continues this destructive line,” Pekov said. “We still disagree with this line and we believe that it very seriously harms our bilateral relations. Certainly, as this has been already in practice, the Russian side will take adequate measures.”

    "We can only once …