Contents tagged with USA

  • Iran opposed to U.S. participating in guarding de-escalation zones in Syria

    Tehran is not in favor of the U.S. military participating in guarding de-escalation zones in Syria, said Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.

    “No,” he said in an interview with the newspaper Kommersant in answer to a question about whether Iran would have agreed to America participating in guarding de-escalation zones.

    Shamkhani stressed that “Syria has a government, and only it can decide who has the right to be present in their territory….The Americans, who …

  • U.S. and Russian militaries are actively exchanging information about skies over Syria

    The commander of U.S. air operations in the Middle East said that the United States and Russia are now more actively exchanging information through an established “hotline,” as the airspace over the territory controlled by ISIS is becoming more crowded.

    “We had to increase the amount of work to eliminate conflict situations, which we are doing together with the Russians, given the limited airspace in which we are now operating,” U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigan told the media …

  • Russia threatens the USA with possible retaliation for the ejection of Russian diplomatic property

    Moscow announced the possibility of retaliatory measures in connection with the USA’s ejection of Russian diplomatic property in the country.

    The Counselor of the Russian Embassy in the United States, Denis Gonchar said in an interview with RIA Novosti that American authorities have become familiar with the nature of retaliatory steps.

    He noted that Russia is seeking an early return of its property, however "so far, the State Department is trying to negotiate a positive solution to the issue …

  • Russia says it has answered all US’s inquiries regarding interference in elections

    Oleg Khramov, deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council, said in an interview that Russia has answered all the questions coming from the US in connection with the accusations of Moscow interfering with American presidential elections and hacking the Democratic Party’s servers, Kommersant newspaper reports.

    “The Russian state departments responded in a timely manner to all inquiries coming from foreign partners. Thus a response was given immediately, in November (2016). Additional …

  • The US federal government could recognize the Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians

    A draft resolution entitled "the actions of the Stalinist regime directed against the people of Ukraine," which was the result of efforts by the Ukrainian consulate in the United States, was passed in Washington State. The adoption of the resolution is the first such instance in the history of the United States in recognition of the Holodomor at the legislative level, as announced by the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Washington and Oregon, Valeriy Goloborodko, in comments to LB.ua.

    According …

  • US drone conducts reconnaissance over the Donbas

    On Sunday, May 14, the US Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk, a strategic unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV made a 10-hour reconnaissance flight along the line of demarcation in the Donbas, as evidenced by the data of Western websites monitoring the movement of military aircraft.

    According to their information, a heavy US drone with call sign UAVGH000, which departed from US Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, cruised for a day along the line of demarcation from north to south, collecting …

  • Foreign Minister of Ukraine: The U.S. is ready to exert pressure on Russia to settle the situation in the Donbas

    After a meeting with US President Donald Tramp on May 10, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Pavlo Klimkin, said that "there are very interesting ideas" but first they must be coordinated with all partners.

    Klimkin argues that regarding the process of settling the situation in the Donbas, the United States is ready to exert pressure on Russia. "One of the main political signals is a real desire to join the pressure on Russia. There are very interesting ideas, but I can only speak …

  • US Navy cruiser escorts Russian submarine to the Mediterranean Sea

    The Krasnodar cruise missile submarine of the Russian Navy entered the Mediterranean Sea under escort of an American Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.

    According to the news agency, the Russian submarine navigating above water passed Europa Point, located in the south of the Gibraltar peninsula under "close watch" of the American warship.

    Earlier, on May 5, the British warship Somerset shadowed the Russian Krasnodar submarine during its passage …

  • Ukraine asked the U.S. to join the Normandy format

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, during his visit to Washington and in meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence, discussed the possibility of involving the U.S. in the negotiations on the settlement of the situation in the Donbas within the framework of the Normandy format.

    "The situation in the Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk Agreements were discussed. The Americans have a clear understanding of what Russian aggression is …

  • Peskov: Lavrov gave a message to Trump from Putin

    Dmitry Peskov, the Russian president's press secretary, said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during his visit to Washington, conveyed a message from President Vladimir Putin to U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian news agency TASS reported.

    “Absolutely,” Peskov said in answer to the question from journalists about whether Lavrov brought a message from Putin when he met with the American leader.

    The Kremlin’s representative explained that “the contact [between Lavrov and Tillerson] …