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A member of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences Konstantin Sivkov said that the United States might soon adopt a new medium-range missile designed to defeat the control centers of Russian Strategic Missile Forces, reports RIA Novosti.
"We should expect the adoption of medium-range missiles of the Pershing II type soon, the so-called weapon of counter-force potential. It is intended to strike at the Russian Strategic Missile Forces control centers to deprive our country of the …
The US has transferred a group of B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers to the Fairford Air Base in England, AirForce Times reports, citing the US Air Force Command in Europe. The bombers can carry nuclear bombs and cruise missiles
Four B-52H Stratofortresses landed at the Royal Air Force base on Thursday after flying over the Atlantic from the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
The deployment has been overseen by the Global Strike Command, which aims to “practice operating in the region …
The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on the Moscow-based company Maritime Assistance LLC and three Russians for involvement in a scheme to ship aviation kerosene to Syria. US intelligence believes that the fuel is being used to fill the Russian aircraft used to attack opponents of the Assad regime.
“The FBI is proud to have been a part of the team that unraveled this complicated scheme that supplied fuel for Russian jet fighters supporting Assad’s regime,” said FBI spokesperson …
In October the US will be deploying a tank battalion in Lithuania at a training ground several kilometers from the Belarusian border, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry announced in a post on its website.
The battalion in question is from the 9th regiment of the 1st division of the US army, and it will be deployed at a military training ground near the Lithuanian city of Pabrade, roughly 10 km from the border with Belarus. Around 500 US army personnel, 30 M1 Abrams tanks, 25 M2 Bradley fighting …
The US State Department has approved the sale of 32 new F-35 military aircraft to Poland, reports the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (part of US Defense Department) .
The contract includes the delivery of spare parts. The American side also undertakes to repair, train personnel, and provide the necessary equipment for the training. It also guarantees assistance in solving engineering, logistics and personnel issues related to the maintenance of fighter jets.
The transaction value, …
The editorial board of Ochevidets (the eyewitness) claims that since 2014, the US has maintained a secret special forces base in Estonia, the Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) reports.
The presence of a secret US special forces base was first suspected after one of the journalists from Ochevidets supposedly obtained access to a Pentagon document which stated that Washington was allocating $15.7 million to Tallinn for a “specific facility”.
“The foreign and local media has speculated for …
US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland told journalists during a telephone briefing that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised the issue of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline during meetings with the future leadership of the European Union and urged European partners to abandon the project.
According to him, "the energy independence of Europe is a matter of concern to the United States." Washington does not want Moscow to get such an instrument of influence on Europe, especially since Russia has …
Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia and First Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Valery Gerasimov had a telephone conversation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of the United States General Joseph Dunford, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.
It is noted that the military leaders discussed the situation in Syria in order to of prevent incidents during operations to fight terrorist groups.
On August 31, the United …
During his visit to Ukraine on Tuesday, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton confirmed that he will try to convince the Ukrainian authorities of the danger of cooperation with China.
However, Bolton declined to comment on matters related to the sale of Ukrainian manufacture of airplane and helicopters engines, Motor Sich, to Chinese investors.
He did not confirm, but also did not deny media reports, that the U.S. will try to block the sale of the Motor Sich with a subsequent transfer of …
Moscow will take symmetrical measures in response to the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (IMF) only when the U.S. begins deploying new missiles in Europe and Asia, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu in an interview with Russia 24 TV channel.
"We will not be there until they [the US] get to Asia and the Asia-Pacific region," he added.
At the same time, Shoygu said that Moscow is ready to continue dialogue with Washington on medium and shorter-range …