Contents tagged with USA

  • US authorities fine ExxonMobil for deal with Russian Rosneft

    A notice regarding a fine for ExxonMobil was placed on the US Ministry of Finance’s website. The notice points out that company and its subsidiary organizations (ExxonMobil Development Co. and ExxonMobil Oil Corp.) violated §589.201 of the sanction legislation introduced in connection with the events in Ukraine. This paragraph imposes a ban on deals with entities on the sanction list.

    The violation with the company’s involvement took place in the period between the 14th and the 23rd of May 2014 …

  • Kremlin: Russia's patience on the issue of diplomatic property in the US is wearing thin

    Russia counts on the prudence of the United States on the issue of the return of Russian diplomatic property,as stated by the Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reported.

    According to Peskov, Russia's patience in this matter is running out. "We continue to count on the prudence of our American colleagues in order to bring the situation back to a legal channel, in accordance with international law," he answered, regarding how long Russia would wait for the return of …

  • Lavrov called the situation with Russian diplomatic property in the US ‘robbery in broad daylight’

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the situation surrounding the seized residences of the Russian Foreign Ministry in the United States a "daylight robbery," TASS reports.

    The head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the American officials, who said that Russian diplomatic property would be returned only in exchange for certain actions, highway robbers. "Regarding the essence of what you have quoted, if it is true, then this is a daylight robbery," Lavrov said.

    " …

  • US to transfer Island-class patrol boats to Ukraine after Sea Breeze exercises

    A decision has effectively been made to transfer US military patrol boats to Ukraine after the Sea Breeze 2017 exercises, Rear Admiral of the Ukrainian Navy Andriy Tarasov told Krym.Realii.

    “The negotiations have already moved to a lower level, the decision has effectively been made and the details are being discussed. I hope that this process will be quite fast, and that we will get these boats,” Tarasov said.

    According to him, Russia uses the fact that modern NATO ships are nearby to work …

  • US drone conducts reconnaissance flight over the Donbas

    The strategic American unmanned surveillance aircraft RQ-4A Global Hawk made a reconnaissance flight along the line of demarcation in the Donbas on Sunday, July 16, reported Interfax news agency with reference to websites that monitor flights of military aircraft.

    It was noted that during the flight, a long-distance drone with the call sign UAVGH000 flew from north to south along the line of demarcation in the Donbas for hours without crossing it. The drone flew at an altitude of 16,700 meters. …

  • The US Congress allocated $410 million worth of financial aid to Ukraine in 2018

    The Committee on Appropriations of the US House of Representatives initiated the allocation of $410 million of financial aid to Ukraine in 2018, reported the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States referring to the “Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 2018”.

    “Despite a significant reduction in the overall budget of the State Department, the estimate of aid to Ukraine through the United States Department of Foreign Affairs and related agencies is …

  • Kremlin: the US has created extremely difficult work conditions for Russian diplomats

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, said on Russia 1 TV that the conditions in which Russian diplomats work in the United States, in particular the Russian extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, is harassment, RIA Novosti reports.

    "The conditions in which Russian diplomats work are very difficult, I think that one can understand that these people need moral support from all of us as well ... This is not an information campaign, it's actual …

  • Kremlin: the US has no right to demand any conditions in exchange for the return of Russian diplomatic property

    The return of Russian diplomatic property seized in the United States may not be subject to any conditions, as stated by Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Interfax reports.

    “The return to Russia of its diplomatic property may not and should not be under any conditions, it definitely contradicts international law”, Peskov said.

    A Kremlin representative also said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has not made any decisions yet on the expulsion of US diplomats in …

  • Media: Ukrainian politicians paid $2 billion to American lobbyists

    Ukrainian politicians have paid $2 billion to US-based lobbyists over the past three years, which can be seen from reports of lobbying companies that regularly disclose their contacts.

    The most active customers of overseas lobbying services are the Ukrainian Presidential Administration and the Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna (All-Ukrainian “Fatherland”) Party, writes Novoe Vremya news website, citing an investigation by journalist Tatiana Kozyreva. At the same time, the fact that both the …

  • US deploys Patriot missile system in Lithuania for military drills

    A Patriot surface-to-air missile system has been deployed in Lithuania in order to participate in NATO’s anti-air defense divisions’ Tobruq Legacy 2017 international exercises, Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense reported.

    “The deployment of a Patriot demonstrates the firmness of the United States’ commitment to ensuring Lithuania’s security, and the high level of readiness to promptly relocate strategic forces to the region,” the department observed.

    During the Tobruq Legacy exercises which will …