Contents tagged with US

  • Russia accuses U.S. of 'stealing its flags' from San Francisco Consulate

    Russian flags have disappeared from the building of the Russian consulate in San Francisco, which was seized by U.S. authorities. This was reported by the Russian embassy on its Twitter page.

    “This is another disgraceful event. In San Francisco, Russian flags were stolen from the consulate buildings. We demand that the U.S. authorities return our state symbols,” the message says.

    The Russian embassy’s statement said that in connection with the incident a strong objection has been sent to the …

  • US to strengthen sectoral sanctions against Russia

    The United States considers further strengthening of sanctions against the energy and banking sectors of the Russian economy, which were imposed for its aggression against Ukraine, as stated by the US Treasury, Radio Liberty reports.In a month, on November 28th, restrictions will be imposed on the terms for financing Russian companies under sanctions by the US legal entities or individuals, as well as from within the United States.

    For Russian companies in the energy sector, the time during …

  • US allocates more than $5 million to Ukraine for cyber security

    The United States will allocate more than $5 million to Ukraine to increase Kyiv's ability to prevent cyber-attacks. This was announced in a joint statement on the first bilateral dialogue between the US and Ukraine on cyber security, UNIAN news agency reports.

    "In support of the US commitment to support cyber security in Ukraine, U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch said that the United States would allocate over $5 million as part of a new assistance program on cyber security, aimed at …

  • Russia accuses the US of providing safe passage to Syrian Democratic Forces into Deir ez-Zor through ISIS positions in Syria

    The United States Special Forces ensure the unimpeded movement of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) through the positions of the Islamic State, as stated by the Russian Defense Ministry on Facebook.

    "Without meeting any resistance from ISIS, the SDF forces are moving along the left bank of the Euphrates River towards the city of Deir ez-Zor. Aerial images, which were taken from September 8 to 12, 2017 over the positions of ISIS, recorded a large number of American armored Hummer vehicles …

  • US to sell to Romania HIMARS multiple rocket launcher systems for $1.25 billion

    The United States intends to supply High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to Romania for a total of $1.25 billion, the US Department of Defense announced on Friday.

    According to the US military, the new contract with Romania will "strengthen the foreign policy and national security of the United States," because it will help "strengthen the security of NATO allies, which was and still remains a factor for the political stability and economic progress in Europe." This deal "will …

  • The US suspended its military assistance to Moldova

    The United States has temporarily suspended the provision of military technology and equipment to Moldova due to the lack of participation by Moldovan servicemen in international exercises, as stated by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United States in Chişinău, James Pettit, during a visit to the military training base in Bulboaca, Ukrinform reports.

    "We are not talking about halting financial assistance from the US. We are pausing the provision of equipment for the …

  • Media: the US wants to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    A number of American congressmen sent a proposal to the White House supporting the United States’ withdrawal from the Treaty on the Elimination of the Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, Politico writes.

    Mike Rogers, a member of the House of Representatives and the head of the House Select Committee on Nuclear Weapons, who drafted the relevant bill, said that on the part of the U.S., it would be irresponsible to abide by the treaty, which had been long ago abandoned by the only …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to US: Key American ministers will visit Ukraine

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Valeriy Chaly, said that the head of the U.S. Department of State, Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, and Energy Secretary, Rick Perry received invitations to visit Ukraine in the near future, Ukrinform reports.

    "President Petro Poroshenko invited several cabinet members to Ukraine. It is obvious that the official announcements will be made later, but I can say for sure that this year we expect the U.S. Secretary of Energy, …

  • Kremlin warns the US against entering into a ‘sanctions spiral’

    The intention of the US Congress to introduce new restrictive measure against Russia can result in a new wave of mutual sanctions, as stated by the press secretary Russian President, Dmitry Peskov. 

    «We would not like to enter into a sanctions spiral again, but this is not our choice», — said Peskov

    He also noted that in the meantime it is still early to make any judgments since the statements of the American Senators have not been followed up yet by any concrete steps.

    “They make so many …

  • Russia accuses U.S. of violating Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has released a statement claiming that the United States provided knowingly incorrect information about the alleged implementation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), and that the deployment of missile defense complexes in Romania and Poland capable of carrying Tomahawk missiles is a gross violation of obligations under this treaty.

    "Washington has knowingly given incorrect information about its ‘fulfillment’ of INF obligations. For years, …