Contents tagged with USA

  • US relocates machinery and equipment from Iraq to Syria

    The Telegram channel Directorate 4 (@directirate4) reports that the United States is moving machinery and equipment from the northern Iraq to the Syrian territory. It is reported that ambulances, pickup trucks, and tractors with concrete reinforcements to strengthen positions have arrived in the Syrian province of Al-Hasakah.

    "The Coalition, led by the US, is moving machinery and additional equipment from northern Iraq to Syria. Ambulances, pick-up trucks, and tractors with concrete …

  • Ukrainian energy expert: only US can prevent construction of Nord Stream 2 pipleline

    Ukraine’s call to the global community to not participate in the preparation, financing or lobbying of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will not affect the situation in any way. This opinion was expressed in commentary by Valentin Zemlyansky, an independent energy issues expert and former head of the Public Relations Department of NJSC Naftogaz Ukraine, on the website InfoResist.

    "We [Ukraine] are not participants in the process. As such, we are not the subjects of …

  • Kremlin urges Washington to return Russian diplomatic property in the US

    At a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday, April 5, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, called on Washington to return diplomatic property it has seized from Russia.  

    "The United States has seized diplomatic property from Russia, including Russian property for the Permanent Mission to the United Nations here in New York, and has established a 25-mile zone of restriction on our diplomats. It does not extend nor issue American visas to them," Nebenzya said. …

  • President of Lithuania: the situation in Ukraine was discussed at the Baltic Summit in the US

    The issue of Ukraine was discussed at the meeting between the US President and the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia within the framework of the United States-Baltic Summit.  

    "When we discussed security in the region as a whole, we raised the issue of the situation in Ukraine, we talked about Russia's actions, about Ukraine's security and support for Ukraine," the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, said to the Voice of America.

    Grybauskaitė stressed that Trump is aware of the …

  • US to sign contract with Ukraine to supply coast guard boats

    A group of American Coast Guard specialists will visit Ukraine in May to finalize details and sign a contract for the transfer of two Island-class boats to Ukraine, as announced at a briefing by Ukrainian Head of State Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv."The Ministry of Defense is going through internal procedures for the completion and approval of a draft contract that we received from the American side," he said.

    Poroshenko said that, under preliminary terms, the transfer of the boats will be provided …

  • Russia to create news agency 'to fight American hegemony'

    Russia’s Federal News Agency (FAN) has announced that it is creating a new English-language news agency called “USA Really. Wake Up Americans”, Interfax reports.

    “The Federal News Agency does not intend to put up with the US government’s hegemony in the information sphere, and is announcing the launch of the project “Wake up, America!” In May 2018, the information agency “USA Really. Wake Up Americans” will begin to operate. It will focus on promoting the information and problems that are …

  • US and South Korea begin large-scale military exercises

    On Sunday, April 1, South Korea and the United States began joint military exercises, which were postponed during the Olympics in Pyeongchang. More than 10,000 American troops and about 290,000 South Korean troops are participating in the Foal Eagle maneuvers, reports DW.

    The Foal Eagle exercises include ground troops, military aircraft, naval forces and special forces. Previously, the same number of troops participated in the exercises. Maneuvers will last about a month.

    The American-South …

  • Russian Ambassador accuses U.S. special services of attempts to recruit Russian diplomats

    Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov stated in an interview with journalists that American special services have rapidly increased their efforts in recent days to sway and corrupt Russian diplomats leaving America, TASS reports.

    “We know the ways and means of American special services who try to establish informal… relations with our diplomats, the true purpose of which would be to persuade them to betray their country,” the diplomat said. Antonov stressed that the recent …

  • Russia Today removed from list of channels aired in Washington, DC

    The service provider broadcasting RT (Russia Today) in Washington has ceased distribution of the channel on its broadcasting grid, said Margarita Simonyan, Editor-in-Chief of international news agencies Russia Today and RT.

    According to Simonyan, this happened because RT was granted the status of Foreign Agent.

    "As the former State Department spokesman [Mark Toner] used to say, ‘Welcome…[to] this exercise in transparency and democracy,’" Simonyan wrote on Facebook.

    The US Congress has been …

  • Russia gives US two days to vacate consulate building in St Petersburg

    The Russian government has given the US two days to completely vacate the US Consulate General premises in Saint Petersburg. This was reported on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website on Wednesday, March 29.

    “The agreement on the opening and functioning of the US Consulate General in Saint Petersburg has been revoked. The American representatives must completely vacate the administrative building previously provided to them as premises for this institution by no later than March 31,” the post …