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  • Lavrov: the US will not strike North Korea because of Pyongyang nuclear capabilities

    The US will not attack North Korea, because they are certain that Pyongyang has nuclear weapons, as stated by the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov, in an interview on NTV channel.

    "The Americans will not strike [North] Korea, because they not only suspect, but they know for sure, that they have nuclear bombs," the Minister said. According to him, President Vladimir Putin, "more than once" said that "it is impossible to imagine" that the United States, or other countries have …

  • Kremlin: Americans are incapable of defeating Russians

    First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council's Committee on Defense and Security Frants Klintsevich considers the US military’s training manual to be useless in the case of an armed conflict between Russia and the United States, RIA Novosti news agency reports.

    "No kind of manual will help them if they go crazy and start some kind of confrontation with Russia. Neither in military-technical terms, nor in moral-psychological training, are they capable of fighting the Russians," …

  • Russian Prime Minister Medvedev says U.S. intends to bury Nord Stream-2

    The U.S. wants to bury the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, as stated by Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at a press conference following a meeting with his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila, Interfax reports.

    “The most pragmatic is the position of the United States, which wants to bury this project with all sorts of legal decisions, instruments, sanctions, having an ambiguous impact on the European Union,” said Medvedev.

    He noted that the European Commission’s position on Nord Stream-2 is …

  • U.S. embassy encourages Russians to apply for American visas in Ukraine

    Residents of Russia can obtain visas to America at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv, reported on the website of the U.S. embassy in Ukraine.

    “Those who live in Russia but could not apply for a U.S. visa in time can apply for one in Kyiv. Applicants do not have to be residents of Ukraine in order to get a visa, but must physically be in Ukraine to apply and receive the visa, because we cannot accept applications from residents through the mail if they are outside of Ukraine’s borders,” the report says. …

  • Kremlin: US behind Jabhat al-Nusra's attack on Russian military positions in Syria

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has accused the US of giving terrorists in Syria information which enabled them to surround a Russian platoon. Moscow believes this was done in order to halt the successful advance of the Syrian forces supported by Russia. The US, in turn, accuses Russia of carrying out airstrikes on its allies who are located near to American fighters, Meduza news agency writes.

    Together with Iran and Turkey, Russia has been trying since May 2017 to establish a de-escalation …

  • Pentagon: Russia and the US use 3 telephone lines for communication in Syria

    The Russian Armed Forces and coalitions led by the United States now support three direct telephone lines to prevent incidents between them in Syria. This was announced at a briefing on Thursday by US Colonel Ryan Dillon, the Spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), which is being conducted in Iraq and Syria by a coalition of countries led by the United States.

    According to Dillon, he is referring to lines between the commander of the Russian military …

  • Russian soldiers surrounded in Syria, Kremlin blames U.S.

    As a result of an offensive in Syria, three soldiers of the Russian Special Operations Forces were wounded. It happened in the province of Idlib during an attack by the rebels of the Jebhat al-Nusra group, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.

    According to the report, Russian military police were surrounded, and commandos who came to their aid were injured.

    “This offensive was initiated by U.S. intelligence services to stop the advance of government troops east of Deir ez-Zor,” said …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: US is 'an uninvited guest' in Syria

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said that the United States is an uninvited guest in Syria, RIA Novosti reported.

    "We confirmed our position that, despite the recognition of the presence of the American coalition in Syria, it is still an uninvited guest," Lavrov told reporters after the meeting.

    "We see that this is a reality, and we see that this can be used to combat terrorism along with the actions that the Syrian army is …

  • Future US ambassador to Russia: Relations with Russia is one of the major challenges for the US

    At the U.S. Senate hearings, which were held to review his appointment as new U.S. Ambassador to Russia, the former Governor of Utah, Republican Jon Huntsman Jr., who was nominated by the President of the United States Donald Trump, called the relations with Russia “among the most consequential and complex foreign policy challenges” the US faces.

    He noted that Russia continues to threaten security and stability in Europe, violating the sovereignty of neighboring countries. At the same time, in …

  • Ukrainian ambassador to the US: at the next meeting Poroshenko and Trump will discuss implementation of joint agreements and outline the road ahead

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and US President Donald Trump will meet during the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday, September 21. There they will discuss the results of the agreements reached at the meeting in June, wrote Valery Chaly, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, on his Facebook page.

    The two heads of state intend to outline plans for cooperating in global and regional security, defense, and economic and energy ventures. The ambassador thanked his …