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The US has imposed sanctions on three Russian defense companies for violation of the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
As of February 3, sanctions have been imposed on NPO Mashinostroyeniya, Russia’s largest developer of rocket systems, according a report published in the Federal Register.
From now on, the company, which develops the full range of missile and space equipment – from launch vehicles and satellites to cruise and ballistic missiles – is banned from any contact …
Russia has called on the US to immediately restore the normal issuance of visas to its officials, including diplomats and UN personnel, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on its website.
“For a long time we have been urging the Americans completely and without any preconditions to normalize the issuance of visas for officials,” the report states. The department noted that Russia is ready for this to happen at any time.
According to the report, despite repeated attempts by Moscow to restore …
Russia is “greatly alarmed” by the deployment of low-yield nuclear weapons on US submarines, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, as cited by RBC news agency.
According to Ryabkov, the reason Moscow is concerned is not because it sees this as a threat to its security. Its fears are due to the “doctrine and concepts used by the Americans in the nuclear arena”.
“The security [of Russia] is reliably ensured as a result of the efforts that have been made both in terms of weaponry …
The US could soon impose additional sanctions on the Russian energy company Rosneft due to its continued support of the Nicolas Maduro regime in Venezuela. According to the TASS news agency, this was mentioned at a press conference on Wednesday by a high-ranking member of the Donald Trump administration.
According to him, the administration is considering the possibility of including new sanctions against Russia’s largest oil company in its package of “paralyzing” measures against the …
The US is considering the possibility of imposing additional sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 project if Russia tries to complete its construction independently. The Senate and the House of Representatives has already prepared a new sanction bill which could target the European investors in the pipeline and the companies that buy gas, if it ever starts to arrive in Germany.
Citing sources in Washington, Handelsblatt reports that the sanctions could arrive very soon – in February or March. US …
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that the United States is willing and able to provide Belarus with 100% of its oil and gas.
Pompeo is the first secretary of state to visit Belarus in 26 years and arrived in Minsk amid new tensions between Minsk and Moscow over energy. In a meeting with authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, Pompeo said he hoped to help provide an opportunity for Belarus to achieve the "sovereignty" and "independence" it seeks.
"The United States …
Belarus supports any formats of negotiations to resolve the conflict in the Donbass, including with the participation of the United States, said Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.
"As for Belarus' position on Ukraine, it is known to everyone. We are willing and ready to do everything to bring the crisis in eastern Ukraine to an end as soon as possible. We are ready to provide a platform for any meetings and negotiations in Belarus. We support any …
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes for a more active role of the United States in the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass and in the “de-occupation of Crimea”. During a briefing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Kyiv, Zelensky noted that such participation of Washington can be strengthened by appointing a special envoy for Ukraine.
"Today, I expressed the hope that the United States of America will be more involved in the processes of settlement in eastern Ukraine and …
The Ukrainian Navy will be receiving another three Island-class boats from the US Coast Guard. According to the navy’s press service, the Ukrainian naval command has begun talks with representatives from the US in Odessa.
The talks reportedly began on January 28 and will last three days. The Ukrainian delegation will be represented by First-rank Captain Vasyl Radchuk, head of the naval command’s shipbuilding administration. The US delegation will be headed by Anthony Correale, project manager …
The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced on January 29 that it would be imposing new sanctions on eight individuals and one company in response to Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine and its annexation of the Crimean peninsula.
The announcement was published on the US Treasury Department’s website.
“The treasury’s action, taken in close coordination with our international allies and partners, reiterates our unwavering support for restoring free and fair democratic …