Contents tagged with USA

  • Russia to scrap four more strategic submarines

    Russia continues to dismantle its nuclear submarines fleet, which was build half a century ago allowing the Soviet Union to achieve nuclear parity with the United States.

    According to the Izvestia newspaper's source in the Main Command of the Russian Navy, four more submarines were declared unsuitable for modernization and will be cut for scrap in the next three years.

    These are the three strategic submarines of the 667BDR Kalmar (Squid) project, each carrying 16 R-29R intercontinental liquid- …

  • Russia increases investment in US Treasury securities to $145 billion

    In February, Russia increased its investment in US government securities to $ 14.5 billion according to data from the US Department of the Treasury. Of the invested amount, $ 6.9 billion went to long-term bonds and $7.5 billion to short-term bonds. In January, Russia's investment in US government securities amounted to $13.1 billion.

    In 2018, the Central Bank of Russia increased its gold reserves by a record 274.3 tons, becoming the largest buyer of the metal. These purchases were carried out …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General admits that US ambassador did not give him 'do not prosecute' list

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has admitted that US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch did not give him a list of persons who should not be prosecuted.

    Lutsenko explained the circumstances of his meeting with the ambassador in an interview with TheBabel.

    “The meeting was at the Prosecutor General’s Office, at this table in January 2017. It was not one-on-one. She was not alone, and I was not alone. Ms. Yovanovitch was interested in the Vitaly Kasko case. The thing is, Mr. …

  • Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky promises to return to Ukraine if Zelensky wins elections

    In an interview with journalists from the program “Schemes: Corruption in detail”, exiled Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky promised to return to Ukraine if Volodymyr Zelensky wins the second round of Ukraine’s presidential elections.

    When asked whether he would return if the actor Zelensky is elected president, Kolomoisky responded: “Well of course. I was already intending to return, but now there are all kinds of situations… I had plans to return to Ukraine between the first and second …

  • International arbitration rules to recover $50 million from Russia for the expropriation of Ukrnafta assets in Crimea

    The UN arbitration court ordered Russia to pay US 44.4 million dollars to the Ukrainian oil company Ukrnafta for the expropriation of property in Crimea, reported Ukrnafta’s press service in a statement published on the company’s website.

    The focus of the dispute was administrative offices and 16 gas stations that were seized by Russia after the annexation off the Crimea.

    On June 3, 2015, PJSC Ukrnafta referred the dispute to an ad hoc arbitration tribunal using the Arbitration Rules of the …

  • USS Ross guided-missile destroyer enters the Black Sea, Russia monitors carefully

    The USS Ross (DDG-71), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer of the US Navy, passed through the Bosporus strait and entered the Black Sea on 15 April, Bosphorus Naval News announced on Twitter.

    This is the first time the ship has been deployed in the Black Sea in 2019.

    The American destroyer was escorted by two Turkish coast guard vessels, TCSG-5 and TCSG-4307, while passing Istanbul.

    “When the US naval vessel entered the Black Sea, it was detected and taken under constant …

  • Ukraine receives a shipment of American Hummer trucks

    A shipment of 35 Hummer combat vehicles arrived in Odessa from the USA, announced the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Stepan Poltorak at a meeting with the military personnel of the 58th separate motorized infantry brigade in Konotop.

    “Of these, 20 are armoured vehicles, which will go to combat units, and 15 are ambulance vehicles,” the minister said, as quoted by the press service of the Defense Ministry.

    According to Poltorak, the USA has provided over 400 million dollars assistance to Ukraine. …

  • Volker: US does not endorse either candidate in Ukraine’s presidential elections

    The United States does not endorse any candidate in Ukraine’s presidential elections, but it supports certain principles, said US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker in a video message at the Kyiv Security Forum, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “We congratulate the Ukrainian nation on the successfully held first round of presidential elections. We wish you success in the holding of the second round of presidential elections, and parliamentary elections in autumn. Traditionally the US does …

  • EU, Canada and US accuse Russia of restricting navigation through the Kerch Strait

    The European Union countries, Canada and the United States condemn the inspections of the ships conducted by Russia in the Kerch Strait, as well as navigation restrictions caused by the construction of the Kerch Strait bridge, reported the Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom.

     The statement was made after the International Maritime Organization (IMO) reviewed Ukraine’s complaint about “unauthorized construction and opening by Russia of a bridge across the Kerch Strait as well as the …

  • 150 American elite military soldiers arriving in Ukraine to train Ukrainian Armed Forces

    In the next few days, more than 150 soldiers from the elite 101st airborne division of the US Army will arrive in Ukraine to train the Ukrainian military at the Yavoriv combat training center in the Lviv region, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the US Valeriy Chaly wrote on his Facebook page.

    “The Screaming eagles are flying to Ukraine! In the next few days, more than 150 soldiers from the elite 101st airborne division of the US Army will arrive in Ukraine to train the Ukrainian military at the Yavoriv …