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  • U.S. gives Russia ultimatum during nuclear missiles talks

    The global nuclear-weapon control system established in the last years of the Cold War is moving steadily towards collapse.

    The U.S. de facto gave the Russian side an ultimatum in negotiations on the fate of the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (START-3), the last existing agreement limiting the number of nuclear warheads on both sides.

    The treaty signed in 2010 by Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev expires in February 2021.

    Washington is proposing that Russia, as soon as possible, before …

  • Germany offers U.S. a deal in exchange for lifting sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The German government offered the United States a billion-dollar deal in exchange for lifting sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project. Berlin has expressed readiness to invest up to 1 billion euros in the construction of two terminals for American liquefied natural gas, reported Die Zeit, citing sources. "In exchange, the United States will allow the smooth completion and operation of Nord Stream 2," said a letter from German Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz sent on August 7 …

  • Ukraine to conduct large scale military drills with U.S. and U.K. during Russia’s Kavkaz 2020 exercises

    The military exercises Joint Effort 2020 will be held in Ukraine on September 22-25, announced the Chief of the Ukrainian General Staff Directorate for Doctrines and Training, Major General Oleksii Taran.

    About 12,000 weapons and up to 700 units of military equipment will be involved in the exercises. More than 100 military units of all types of troops will take part in the exercises.

    Also, military units of the U.S. and British armed forces will participate in the Ukrainian exercises. The …

  • U.S. accuses Russia of provoking road accident in Syria

    Russia is responsible for a road accident in Syria in which several American servicemen were injured, TASS reported, citing a statement from the head of the press service of the National Security Council at the White House, John Ullyot.

    CNN, citing sources, reported that one of the Russian vehicles appeared to have deliberately collided with a U.S. vehicle.

    In a statement, Ullyot noted that the actions of the Russian military violate the deconfliction protocols, which were concluded by Russia …

  • Russia warns Washington against interfering in Belarus internal affairs

    Russia warned the United States against interfering in the internal affairs of Belarus.

    "Russia warns the United States and the EU against any form of interference in the internal affairs of Belarus, including open calls for anti-government demonstrations in some capitals," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, after a meeting between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Bigan in Moscow. The Russian side also stressed that attempts to exert …

  • U.S. State Department sends text messages to Russians offering 10 million reward for information on elections meddling

    Subscribers of several mobile operators in Russia began to receive SMS messages with an offer to receive 10 million dollars for "information about the Kremlin's interference in the American elections".

    The link, which appears in the message, leads to a section called "Rewards for Justice" on the U.S. State Department's official Twitter page. The American Embassy in Moscow confirmed that it is a real Twitter account of the State Department.

    Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo …

  • U.S. Justice Department accuses Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky of laundering millions of dollars

    The U.S. accused Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky of embezzling billions of dollars from PrivatBank and using a huge number of companies to launder that money in the United States and around the world.

    The U.S. Department of Justice intends to confiscate two commercial real estate objects, which the oligarch allegedly purchased with stolen funds from PrivatBank, announced the press service of the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday, August 6.

    It is noted that the complaint was also filed …

  • Russia's ambassador to the UN urges Israel to leave Syria alone

    Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council, said that it is necessary to put an end to “the illegal presence” of the United States in Syria.

    Nebenzya stressed that Syria loses about $40 million a month because of its inability to access its oil fields, noting that the "barbaric methods" used by the United States in oil production could lead to an environmental disaster in northeastern Syria and Iraq.

    Nebenzya didn’t forget …

  • U.S. intelligence: Russia actively involved in Libyan conflict

    The U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) is receiving growing evidence that Russia, through the Wagner Group, continues to deploy military equipment in Libya and supply weapons to the front lines of the conflict.

    "Russia continues to play an unhelpful role in Libya by delivering supplies and equipment to the Wagner group," said U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Bradford J. Gering.

    He noted that “Russian Federation continues to violate U.N. Security Council Resolution UNSCR 1970 by actively …

  • U.S. Senate approves new sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The U.S. Senate has approved the draft National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021, which includes new sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 pipeline.

    The document, which was approved by the House of Representatives earlier this week, received 86 votes in favor and only 14 against.

    The $740.5 billion Defense Budget contains a provision for tightening sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, which has been under sanctions since December last year, effectively halting its …