Contents tagged with US

  • OSCE and US State Department criticized the Polish law on 'Bandera ideology' but Russia supported it

    The law "On the Institute of National Memory" that was approved by the Polish Senate limits the freedom of speech, stated the representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on media freedom, Harlem Désir.

    The Polish Sejm recently approved a law banning the propaganda of the so-called "Bandera ideology.” The law would make it possible to initiate criminal proceedings against individuals who deny the guilt of Ukrainian nationalists for crimes against the Poles. For …

  • Washington publishes 'Kremlin list' targeting Russian elite

    The US Treasury Department submitted to the Congress a list of 114 Russian politicians, government officials and businessmen included in the so-called “Kremlin Report”. The “Kremlin report” includes Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, his deputies and other members of Russian government.

    The list also includes First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Deputy Prime Ministers Sergey Prikhodko, Alexander Khloponin, Vitaly Mutko, Arkady Dvorkovich, Olga Golodets, Dmitry Kozak and Dmitry …

  • Kremlin: Russia will not recognize US sanctions against North Korea

    Interfax reports that Igor Morgulov, Deputy Minister for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that Russia will not recognize unilateral US sanctions against North Korea, nor will it expel North Korean citizens that fall under the US sanctions from Russian territory.

     “We will only comply with sanctions passed by the Security Council of the United Nations. We will not recognize unilateral US sanctions, and we do not have any international obligations to comply with them,” he said.

    On …

  • Russia calls new US defense strategy 'confrontational'

    Sergey Lavrov, the Head of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Russian Federation, described the new U.S. National Defense Strategy as "confrontational," at a press conference in New York, Interfax reports.

    "It is regrettable that instead of engaging in a normal dialogue, instead of using the basis of international law, the United States is indeed striving to prove their leadership through such confrontational concepts and strategies," Lavrov said.

    It was reported earlier that the Russian …

  • US strategic bombers conduct training flights near Russian border

    According to Western aviation resources, on Friday, January 19, two US B-52H strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons carried out training flights in Estonia's airspace near the Russian border, Interfax reports. It was noted that the aircraft were flying near the Gulf of Finland. According to reports, American bombers flew out from the Fairford base in the UK. Before the flights which took many hours and were carried out in the Baltic region, training ammunition was loaded onto …

  • Kremlin: US trying to influence situation in Russia before Presidential elections by imposing new sanctions

    Introduction of new sanctions of the United States against some Russian citizens is an attempt to influence situation in the Russian Federation ahead of the presidential election, Deputy Interior Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with TASS news agency, adding that Moscow expected two reports about the sanctions to be released by the U.S. Presidential Administration in late January.

    “We approach this philosophically and see it, first of all, as another attempt to influence …

  • US planes conduct reconnaissance flights off Crimean coast

    Two U.S. military aircraft conducted a reconnaissance flight along virtually the entire coast of the Crimea on the Black Sea, Interfax reported.

    Data of the websites monitoring the air traffic showed that the U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk strategic unmanned aircraft, tail number 12-2050, flew for several hours on January 7, cruising along the entire coast of the annexed Crimea.

    At the same time, the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft, tail number 168432 and call sign PS076, …

  • Volker: US ready to partially remove sanctions from Russia if Kremlin implements the Minsk agreements

    The United States is ready to partially lift sanctions against Russia after full implementation of the Minsk agreements in the Donbas,stated US special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker in an interview with Echo of Moscow.

    "It's very simple, very, very simple. Secretary of State Tillerson, Pentagon chief James Mattis, [and] the US president have spoken about this: we want to see the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, [and] security and protection for all …

  • Russia: US decision to supply weapons to Ukraine is dangerous

    “The decision of the US authorities to supply weapons to Ukraine is dangerous and will provoke Kyiv to use force in the conflict in eastern Ukraine,” said on Saturday the Deputy Head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grigory Karasin, RIA news agency reports.

    The US Department of State stated on Friday that the United States will provide Ukraine with enhanced defensive capabilities" to help it "deter further aggression". The weapons will include anti-tank missiles.

    “The supply of any …

  • Trump signs U.S. Defense Bill with $350 million allocated for Ukraine

    U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows for the allocation of $350 million in assistance to Ukraine.

    The Ukrainian Embassy in Washington notes that the law authorizes the provision of lethal weapons of a defensive nature and significantly expands the parameters of support from the United States to Ukraine.

    In particular, the money can be used to treat wounded Ukrainian soldiers in American hospitals, train Ukrainian doctors, and …