Contents tagged with USA

  • Russian and US army chiefs of staff discuss situation in Syria

    Russian Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces General Valery Gerasimov and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces General Joseph Dunford discussed Syria in a telephone conversation and agreed to continue contact, reported the Russian Defense Ministry.

    “On March 21, a telephone conversation took place between the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, the First Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Valery …

  • Russia: Britain could have obtained Novichok poison that was used on Skripal from the US

    Alexei Chepa, Deputy State Duma Committee for International Affairs, said that Britain could have received the toxic substance Novichok, which was used to poison the former spy Skripal and his daughter, from the United States, reported the Russian agency Interfax.

    “In the early 90s, specialized American companies utilized a company in Nukus (Uzbekistan), where this chemical weapon was developed (Novichok - Ed.). The Americans had access not only to the technology, but also had access to the …

  • Russian and US military commanders discuss situation in Syria

    Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov discussed the situation surrounding Eastern Ghouta with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford. According to the Russian Defense Ministry report cited by RBC, the phone call was initiated by Gerasimov.

    “Army General Valery Gerasimov and General Joseph Dunford agreed to continue bilateral contact,” the department added.

    On March 13, Gerasimov said that provocation involving the use of chemical weapons is being planned against the …

  • Former US Ambassadors point out critical reforms for Ukraine

    The American Friends of Ukraine Network comprised of former ambassadors and experts from the United States voiced the critical reforms that must be implemented in Ukraine, Yevropeyska Pravda reports citing a statement by the Friends of Ukraine Network initiative, published on the website of the non-state US-Ukraine Foundation.

    The statement was signed by former US Ambassadors to Ukraine William Miller, Steven Pifer, Roman Popadiuk, William Taylor, and experts from various organizations.

    "We ( …

  • Pentagon: US submarines could destroy Russia

    Pentagon leaders have delivered a message to Russia that the United States would be able to respond to any of Moscow’s threats and weapons.

    According to Voice of America, the announcement was made during budget hearings in the House Armed Services Committee, in response to questions from legislators regarding statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin about new types of weapons.

    "We are ready for all the threats that are out there and no one, no one should doubt this," said U.S. Strategic …

  • Putin says that Russia was forced to annex Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was consciously led to annex Crimea.

    “Sometimes it seems to me - and I think that there are certain grounds for this - that someone consciously led us to such a line, and once there, we had to act the way we acted. Not many expected that we would act so quickly, so resolutely, if not boldly,” said Putin in TV host Vladimir Soloviev’s film “World Order 2018.” The film is on Soloviev’s Vkontakte page.

    According to Putin, he did not doubt that …

  • Kremlin accuses U.S. of trying to break up Syria

    The Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, believes that the United States wants to implement plan “B” for Syria, which will change the regime of power in the country. He stated this at a joint press conference with the Foreign Minister of Namibia, Interfax reported.

    Sergey Lavrov said that he became aware, from various sources, of the existence of a group of Americans who are developing plans for the collapse of Syria.

    In particular, Western partners led by the United States are trying …

  • Putin rejects possibility of extraditing individuals accused of interfering in elections to the US

    Commenting on accusations by the United States against thirteen Russian citizens of interference in the US elections in 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would never "extradite" its citizens to the United States. He spoke about this during an interview with NBC News. The television channel published yet another excerpt from this conversation on March 4.

    "Never, never. Russia does not extradite its citizens to anyone, just like the United States," the President said in …

  • Putin demands that Washington provide evidence of Russia's interference in US elections

    The US authorities must provide Russia with information that justifies its accusations against thirteen Russian nationals led by oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin that they unsuccessfully attempted to influence the results of the presidential elections in the United States, stated Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NBC.

    "I first have to look at what they did. Give us the materials. Give us information. With all due respect to you personally, with all due respect to the Congress, …

  • US Ambassador to Ukraine: Washington will not recognize Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has said that Washington will not recognize the Russian Presidential elections planned in the annexed Crimea. She said this on air during a broadcast of Ukrainian television channel Pryamoi.

    "I think [it will be the same] as with all the elections in the Crimea…the way we treated these elections in the past is that we did not recognize them," Yovanovitch said.

    The Russian presidential elections are scheduled for March 18, 2018 - the anniversary of …