Contents tagged with USA

  • Putin and Obama discussed separation between terrorists and opposition in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama discussed the issue of the separation of terrorists and opposition groups in Syria. This was reported by TASS with reference to the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and Africa, Michael Bogdanov. He is also the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Russia.

    Bogdanov made this comment at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club after political scientist, Peter Dutkevich, questioned …

  • U.S. surveillance aircraft fly near the Crimea and Russia's flotilla in the Mediterranean

    U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft flew along the coast of the Crimea on Wednesday, Interfax reported. A separate surveillance aircraft flew near Russia’s warships in the Mediterranean Sea, according to websites that track the movement of military aircraft.

    The first U.S. plane reportedly took off from the Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicily, where it proceeded to fly over the Black Sea south of the Crimean coast.

    The second aircraft also took off from Signolla, and flew over the eastern …

  • The U.S. extended the ban on flights to Dnipro and Simferopol

    The U.S. government has decided to extend the ban on U.S. flights to the international airports of Simferopol and Dnipro (former Dnipropetrovsk) for another two years, as was reported in an official notification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States.

    The present decision will be effective as of the 27th of October 2016 and will be “valid until the 27th of November 2018."

    It was also noted that "if necessary, the FAA can change, renew, or cancel" the decision. The …

  • Steinmeier: Russia wants to participate in world politics on equal terms with the U.S.

    Russia’s politics in the world arena can be explained by their desire to compete with the United States and defend its spheres of influence. This was the view expressed by German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier in an interview with Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung.

    “In Russia’s actions I see a willingness to participate in world politics on equal terms with the United States and an attempt to defend and expand its spheres of influence,” he said. Also according to Steinmeier, “ …

  • US warship entered the Black Sea

    The USS Carney, a US destroyer equipped with the Aegis missile defense system, has entered the Black Sea. This information was made available on the Twitter page of the Turkish Bosphorus Naval News Portal.

    This portal tracks the movement of ships through the Bosporus and the Dardanelles straits. The report said that “USS Carney is passing through Istanbul one day after the USS Mount Whitney left”.

    In June, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on the dangerously close encounter of the Russian …

  • The Russian Foreign Ministry responded to reports that their website was hacked

    The Russian Foreign Ministry’s website is operating normally and has not been compromised. The message from the TV channel CNN about the alleged hack was in reference to the old website, which is no longer in use. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, reported about this on October 23, 2016, TASS news agency reported.

    “The Russian Foreign Ministry’s website, which CNN reported had been hacked, worked and works normally. The website is subject to regular …

  • Peskov: Putin is ready to meet with Trump in Russia

    The Press Secretary for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with the candidates for U.S. President, Interfax reports.

    "I want you to note the words of President Vladimir Putin. He is ready to welcome and communicate with any candidate who advocates for the development of relations and dialogue between our two countries. Russia is looking for good relations, seeking cooperation. Accordingly, Moscow is willing to …

  • US Republicans called on Obama to impose sanctions against Russia for violating the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Chairmen from two committees of the US House of Representatives wrote a letter to the president of the United States asking him to impose sanctions against Russia for violating the treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation on the elimination of their intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles, and also to take reciprocal military steps.

    Its authors are both republican: Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services Mac Thornberry and Chairman of the House Permanent …

  • US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft approached the borders of the Kaliningrad and Leningrad regions

    A U.S. Air Force strategic reconnaissance aircraft approached the borders of the Kaliningrad region and the Leningrad region on Tuesday, as reported by Interfax, citing websites that track the movement of military aircraft.

    It is noted that a RC-135W reconnaissance plane departed from the Mildenhall Air Base in the UK, followed a course along the Baltic coast of the Kaliningrad region to Estonia and into the Tartu district, where it also made a flight near the border of the Leningrad Region. A …

  • U.S. Navy ship entered the Black Sea

    On Monday, October 17, 2016, the USS Mount Whitney command ship of the US Navy entered the Romanian port of Constanta. According to Pentagon the pupose of the visit was to "strengthen the NATO cooperation in the Black Sea".

    "Strengthening alliances through port visits such as this reinforces the shared commitment to promote safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with NATO allies and partners.," the statement of the U.S. Department of …