Contents tagged with USA

  • Russian Embassy in Washington: American special services trying to recruit Russian journalists working in US

    In a statement published on the website of the Russian diplomatic mission, the Russian Embassy in the US has called US demands for Russian media receiving public funding to register as Foreign Agents to be unacceptable. The embassy also noted frequent attempts by foreign special services to recruit Russian journalists.

    The Embassy said that orders for the registrations of RT and RIA Global, a content producing company for Sputnik, "impede the regular work of journalist collectives" and "serve …

  • American bombers to take part in military exercises in Lithuania

    The Air Forces of the United States and Lithuania plan to hold a joint exercise in Lithuanian airspace in which American bomber jets will conduct training, as reported by Delfi, citing a statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania.

    The aircraft participating in the exercise will include jets from the Fifth Bomb Wing of the United States Air Force stationed in North Dakota.

    The U.S. authorities did not specify the number of aircraft that will participate in the training or the types of …

  • Secretary of U.S. Treasury says Washington working on new sanctions against Russia

    During a briefing at the White House, the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, confirmed that his department is working on sanctions against “Russian oligarchs.” A video of Mnuchin’s briefing was posted on the White House’s YouTube channel.

    One of the reporters asked him how the work on the list of Russian oligarchs, which should be under American sanctions, is proceeding. “We are working on it, as we said, and it should be completed in the near future. This is something we are …

  • US orders content producer for Russian Sputnik to register as a Foreign Agent

    RIA Global LLC, a content-producing company that works for the international Russian agency and radio station Sputnik in the United States, has been ordered to register as a Foreign Agent, as stated in an official notification by the US Department of Justice, which was brought to the attention of RIA Novosti.

    The document is dated January 5; the company has 30 days to execute the order. It says that RIA Global LLC "is engaged in political activities in the United States in the interests of the …

  • Russian oligarch Deripaska sues Manafort for '$26 million fraud'

    A company owned by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has filed a lawsuit against Paul Manafort, former head of Trump’s electoral campaign, and his assistant Richard Gates. Deripaska’s Cyprus-based company Surf Horizon Limited accuses Manafort and Gates of millions of dollars of fraud.

    Surf Horizon Limited filed a lawsuit at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, claiming that Manafort and Gates pocketed a portion of the $18.9 million which Surf invested in the Ukrainian …

  • Russia claims that American reconnaissance aircraft flew over Khmeimim airbase in Syria during drone attack

    The Russian Defense Ministry stated an American reconnaissance aircraft in the area of Khmeimim at the time of the attack on the Russian bases in Syria, reports RIA Novosti.

    It was reported that a Poseidon aircraft was patrolling over the Mediterranean Sea between Tartus and Khmeimim at an altitude of seven thousand meters for over four hours. The Russian Defense Ministry called this “a strange coincidence.”

    Concerning the easy access to the purchase of UAVs, the Ministry stated that “it is …

  • Kremlin accuses US of involvement in drone attack on Russian military base in Syria

    The attack of drones on Russian military facilities in Syria, is believed to be the work of US special services, as stated by the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Franz Klintsevich to RIA Novosti.

    On Monday, January 8th, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that the militants operating in Syria had access to advanced technologies that allow drones to drop professionally assembled explosives precisely on assigned coordinates at a distance of up …

  • US calls on Ukraine to punish those responsible for killing of lawyer Nozdrovska

    The United States of America clamored for justice to be brought to those responsible for the murder of human rights defender Iryna Nozdrovska, stated the US Embassy’s message on Twitter.

    "Shocked and saddened by the murder of human rights defender Iryna Nozdrovska, we express our deepest condolences to her relatives and close ones. The guilty must be held accountable," the statement said.

    The body of Nozdrovska was discovered in the Vyshgorodsky district of the Kyiv region on January 1. She …

  • Austrian court postpones extradition of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash to United States

    Interfax-Ukraine reports that the Austrian Supreme Court has postponed the extradition of the Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash to the United States. The decision of the Austrian Court of Appeals was thus annulled, said Firtash’s lawyer, Lanny J. Davis, on Tuesday, December 26.

    "The Supreme Court ordered a stay of Mr. Firtash's extradition pending its review," the lawyer said.

    He also added that the case was suspended until the European Court of Justice delivers a preliminary decision on the …

  • Kremlin: Moscow has not decided yet on the provision of lethal weapons to Donbas separatists

    The Kremlin declared that Moscow has made no decision concerning the supply of defensive weapons to the separatist-controlled territory of the eastern Ukraine following the US decision to supply Kyiv with such weapons.

    "No decisions have been made regarding this," Russian President’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on December 25. According to him, the Kremlin has a negative attitude toward the US decision to supply Ukraine with Javelin anti-tank complexes.

    On December 23, US State Department …