Contents tagged with US

  • 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, …

  • Russian military command: The Pentagon is developing weapons for preemptive global strikes

    The United States is developing weapons which can be used for instantaneous preemptive global strikes, said Lt. General Viktor Poznihir, the First Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, as quoted by Russia’s Interfax news agency.

    "In implementing the concept of the joint use of offensive and defensive weapons, the Pentagon began to create forward-looking complexes for instantaneous global strikes," said Poznihir at the conference in Moscow on Wednesday. …

  • US began delivery of THAAD anti-ballistic missile system to South Korea

    Equipment for THAAD anti-ballistic missile system has been delivered to the deployment site in south-eastern part of South Korea, reports Yonhap news agency.

    According to the agency, six trucks with radar and other equipment arrived at a Golf Club in the city of Songdo.  The delivery reportedly angered local residents that led to a clash with the police.

    The South Korean Ministry of Defense later confirmed the delivery of the equipment.

    THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti- …

  • NATO fighter jets make record number of flights due to Russian Air Force

    In 2016, NATO fighter jets were scrambled 780 times from military bases in Europe in order to visually identify and escort planes from the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS). This is a record number of such incidents since the time of the Cold War, news outlet DPA reported, citing representatives of the Ramstein US Air Force Base in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

    About 90 other such flights were made on account of the military planes of other states, passenger liners or other transport aircraft, …

  • U.S. authorities deny ExxonMobil cooperation with Rosneft in circumvention of sanctions

    The U.S. Treasury announced that it would not make an exception for ExxonMobil, which asked for a temporary lifting of sanctions that prohibit the implementation of joint projects with Russian corporation Rosneft.

    "In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury Department will not be issuing waivers to U.S. companies, including Exxon, to authorize drilling prohibited by current Russian sanctions," Voice of America quoted Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin as saying.

    Oil giant …