Contents tagged with USA

  • Ukraine offers to share with the US its experience of ‘fighting with Russia’

    In exchange for American weapons, Ukraine is ready to share with the United States "the experience of fighting against Russians," Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said.

    It was during his official visit to Canada that he made that comment in relation to the US National Security Council decision to allocate new military assistance to Kyiv.

    "We need all this equipment, logistics support and training. Moreover, this is mutually beneficial. We can pass on our combat experience in fighting …

  • Washington: military assistance to Ukraine will be provided if Kyiv follows through with the reforms

    US military assistance will be provided to Kyiv, subject to progress in key reforms of the Ukrainian defense sector, including the introduction of civilian control over the military, stated Republican Senator Rob Portman, reports Voice of America.

    Portman explained what kind of assistance to Ukraine is embodied in the bill. According to him, it is the first time that defense assistance to Ukraine can be granted for strengthening protection at sea. It envisages the provision of air and coastal …

  • US State Department: Russia does not understand law on foreign agents

    Russia is misinterpreting the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which creates transparency but does not restrict freedom of speech or prevent the spread of information, an official US State Department representative told TASS.

    The State Department spokesperson was commenting on the amendments adopted in Russia which make it possible to recognize overseas media as foreign agents.

    According to the representative, in official Russian statements this bill is connected to the demand to “ …

  • Lavrov admits that Russia has no proof of U.S. collusion with ISIS

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov admitted that Moscow has no evidence of U.S. collusion with ISIS militant terrorists, reported Interfax news agency.

    At the same time, the Russian Foreign Minister noted that the actions of the Western coalition led by the United States in Syria makes Russian aviation tactics more difficult.

    According to the news agency, Lavrov responded to reporters’ questions about a British Air Force report that 250 ISIS militants were allowed to leave the city of …

  • U.S. Defense Budget with $350 million for Ukraine sent to Trump for signature

    The U.S. defense budget for 2018, which provides $350 million to help Ukraine in security matters, has been sent to the U.S. President for signature, as reported on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States.

    "The U.S. Senate approved a bill for the U.S. budget for 2018 military spending, which contains permission to allocate $350 million to provide security assistance to Ukraine. The U.S. Congress approved the bill, which was then sent to the U.S. President for his …

  • RT reports to the US Justice Department that it does not have sufficient data on its Russian-based funding sources

    Documents containing information on financing of the RT (Russia Today) television channel have appeared on the website of the US Department of Justice, just one day after the company registered as a Foreign Agent under the relevant law (FARA).

    The documents suggest that RT does not know the Russia-based sources from which it receives money that helps finance its work.

    The television channel explains in its registration statement that the American structure behind it, T&R Productions LLC, …

  • Ukrainian diplomats boycotted Russian concert in Washington in protest against annexation of Crimea

    In Washington, Ukrainian diplomats refused to attend the Concert for Unity, organized by the United States and Russia, in which musicians who supported the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea participated, as posted on Facebook by the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in the US.

    It was noted that on November 13th, in Washington, there was a concert featuring Russian pianist Denis Matsuev, Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, and the Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra. According to the …

  • Lavrov calls 'US mentees' the most dangerous militants in Syria

    The greatest danger in Syria is posed by the foreign terrorists who have sided with the US-backed armed opposition groups, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference in Moscow, Interfax reports.

    “If we look at who poses the greatest danger, it is the United States’ mentees, various foreign terrorists and militants who find their way into the armed opposition groups which the US supports,” Lavrov observed.

    When asked about the presence of Iranian forces in Syria, Lavrov …

  • Russia starts investigation into employee who published footage from video game as ‘proof of U.S. support of ISIS in Syria’

    The Russian Ministry of Defense is conducting an investigation into an employee who mistakenly attached photographs to military department statement on the interaction of the U.S.-led international coalition and militants of ISIS in the city of Abu Kamal in Syria. This was stated in a release from the Russian defense department, reported RIA Novosti.

    The investigation that is being conducted concerns a civil service employee, the release stated.

    On Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry …

  • Russian Ambassador to the US expressed support for RT TV channel

    Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov has expressed "concern" about the situation regarding RT in the US, and supported the activities of the TV channel in the country, as reported by TASS.

    The diplomat said in an address to the channel’s staff that RT draws "a real picture of what is happening in the world." "I would like to express support for the activities that you are carrying out. We are very worried about what is happening around RT, and we want to assure you that we are with …