Contents tagged with USA

  • Ukraine, Poland and USA sign gas memorandum

    Ukraine, Poland and the United States signed a Memorandum of Tripartite Cooperation in the Energy Sector, announced the Secretary of the Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Danylyuk on his on Facebook page . “At a meeting with US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, which preceded the signing of the Memorandum, we discussed the importance of diversifying the risks posed by the dependence on Russian gas supplies for both Ukraine and Poland. One of the steps to ensure the …

  • US-Ukraine Rapid Trident 2019 military exercises to be held near Lviv in September

    The US-Ukraine Rapid Trident 2019 military exercise will be held sometime between September 13 and 28 and will involve 3,700 soldiers from 14 NATO states and partners, announced the US Army Europe, reports Ukrinform. The drills will last 25 days.

    The drills will be conducted at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Ground Forces Academy.

    The US will be represented at Rapid Trident by personnel from the 101st Airborne Division, the …

  • Russia admits: Superweapons not combat ready

    A revision of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) that takes into account all of Russia’s prospective weapons is not possible, because several prototypes are not yet combat ready, Dmitry Novikov, First Deputy Chairperson of the State Duma International Affairs Committee, told Russian RT news agency.

    “Russia has a number of developments, but, as a rule, there is quite a long period of time between the development of a new kind of weapon and when is placed on combat duty. And in …

  • Poland opposes transfer of US troops from Germany

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, in an interview with  the newspaper Rzeczpospolita, commented on the US plans to redeploy its military from Germany to Poland, because Berlin doesn't plan to increase its budget for NATO.

    Czaputowicz didn't support this idea, noting that US troops provide security for Poland even from the German territory. According to him, the US provides a "backup" in case of "attack from Russia," but they manage it well even from a distance.

    Also, the Minister …

  • Warsaw: the US troops in Poland are an important deterrent for Russia

    The U.S. troops in Poland are crucial to deterring Russia, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said.

    "Russia will think twice whether to resort to military actions if it sees international troops in Poland, especially American ones," he explained.

    Polsat news agency reports that Czaputowicz believes that Warsaw should be ready to new "violations of international law" or "aggressive policy" on the part of Moscow.

    Earlier, U.S. Ambassador to Berlin Richard Grenell said that he does not …

  • Israel and United Arab Emirates form secret friendship against Iran

    Israeli and United Arab Emirates officials held secret talks to discuss "common threats" from Iran.

    There have been at least two such meetings this year, and they have been held under the auspices of Washington, reported the Israeli news outlet Walla with reference to an "unnamed informed source" in the White House.

    The main topic of both rounds of talks was to discuss the ways to counter the "increasing aggressive actions" of the Ayatollah regime in the region. The newspaper's interlocutor …

  • US Embassy announces approximate date of Zelensky and Trump meeting

    The US chargé d’affaires in Ukraine, William Taylor told Eurointegration in an interview that the presidents of Ukraine and the United States Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump will meet in the fall.

    According to him, a short meeting of the leaders may be held in Warsaw or New York, and a long meeting of the two presidents may be organized in a month or two.

    "There will be a short meeting in Warsaw or New York. It will be an opportunity for presidents to say hello to each other. Maybe, to …

  • Russia moves Tu-160 strategic bombers closer to US border

    Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers have completed a non-stop flight to the Anadyr airfield in the Russian Far East, the Russian Defense Ministry announced. The airfield is one of the closest to the US border, a mere 600 km from the closest point.

    The defense department said that the relocation was done as part of a planned tactical flight exercise led by Lieutenant General Sergey Kobylash, commander of the long-range aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces. The flight lasted more than eight …

  • Ukraine plans to buy large batch of lethal weapons from the US

    Former Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valery Chaly said that Ukraine is actively working on a contract to purhase of a large batch of lethal weapons from the United States. The contract can be concluded and implemented this year, reports Ukrinform news agency.

    "We expect that this year a large project for the purchase of lethal defensive weapons will be completed," he said.

    Chaly noted that the progress towards the conclusion of such a large-scale contract was made possible "thanks …

  • Russian Foreign Minister warns the US against putting missile defense systems in space

    If the US places anti-missile defense systems in space, it will lead to a new arms race, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting between the foreign ministers of the BRICS countries, TASS reports.

    “A long time ago, Russia, in conjunction with China, presented a draft treaty on the prevention of weapons being placed in space at the disarmament conference in Geneva,” he noted.

    According to the minister, several countries’ increased military budgets and the disintegration of the …