Contents tagged with USA

  • Putin's aide: Washington has not asked for a meeting of Russian and US presidents yet

    Washington has not requested a bilateral meeting of Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G20 Summit in Osaka, said the Aide to Russian President, Yuri Ushakov, RIA Novosti reports.

    Ushakov answered that "nothing has happened" on this matter.

    Earlier, media sources reported that the US allegedly sent a request to organize a meeting of the presidents of the two countries. According to the RBC news agency, negotiations were proposed to be held at the end of June …

  • Russian S-300 missile systems spotted at US testing range

    A military enthusiast who goes by the name of Ivan O’Gilvi on Twitter recently published a satellite photo which supposedly shows a Russian S-300 aerial defense system at an American testing ground.

    On the photograph, O’Gilvi identified two 5P85PT launchers mounted on semitrailers and a 30N6 fire control system consisting of a mobile command point and trailer with a radar antenna.

    According to Defence Blog, the US Air Force frequently uses Russian-made aerial defense systems in its drills. …

  • Ukrainian National Guard tests an American grenade launcher

    The military personnel of the National Guard of Ukraine tested the PSRL-1 grenade launcher that was received from the United States of America, RBC-Ukraine reports with reference to the message of National Guard on Facebook.

    The military noted that the American grenade launcher has advantages over the RPG-7 hand grenade launcher. PSRL-1 strikes armored vehicles, fortifications, and troops of the enemy with one shot of the grenades of 40 mm caliber.

    The National Guard currently has in service …

  • US urges Hungary to behave ‘more responsibly’ in the conflict with Ukraine

    US President Donald Trump and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will hold talks in the White House on May 13.

    According to the representative of the US President’s administration, the United States is concerned about the fact that Hungary is trying to bring the dispute with Ukraine to the international level. The US suggests Hungary resolve all issues directly with the authorities in Kyiv and "through diplomatic channels."

    The official also noted that Hungary should act "more responsibly" …

  • Kremlin: Russia does not intend to increase the number of its military in Venezuela

    The Russia does not plan to increase the number of military specialists in Venezuela, said Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov as quoted by RIA Novosti.

    "We did not even think about it," Borisov stated.

    In March, the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the presence of Russian specialists in Venezuela is regulated by an agreement between the countries on military-technical cooperation.

    In April, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington is ready …

  • Kremlin: Putin has no plans to meet Trump in Osaka

    Responding to a question from journalists about a possible meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Japan, the Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the preparation for it has not yet been initiated.

    "We have not planned the meeting; we did not talk about the meeting" — TASS quotes Peskov.

    At the same time, the Press Secretary of the President said that Putin's meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is due to arrive in Sochi on 13-14 May, is …

  • Ukraine meets with US officials to discuss LNG shipments

    Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal and representatives of Naftogaz of Ukraine have attended a number of official meetings in the US to discuss the purchase of American liquefied natural gas (LNG), how to oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, and concessions for the Ukrainian gas transport system, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev announced in a post on Facebook.

    “At meetings with the US Department of State and Department of Energy, we spoke, among other things, about how to …

  • Volker: High-level US delegation to attend Zelensky inauguration

    Kurt Volker, the US State Department’s Special Representative for Ukraine, told the BBC Russian service that “the highest level of representation” will attend the inauguration of Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky.

    “A high level delegation will come from the US to the inauguration of the Ukrainian president in Kyiv. We are waiting for the exact date to be specified, and then we will determine who will be in it. Around the same time, I will try to meet with him to discuss the conflict …

  • Russia to monitor entire planet with radar surveillance system

    In 2019 Russia will finish establishing the Liana radar surveillance system, which will give it coverage of the entire planet, the Russian Defense Ministry told Izvestia.

    According to Russian media, two Pion-NKS satellites are scheduled to be launched into orbit before January 1, 2020. In conjunction with a pair of Lotos-s satellites, they will reportedly enable “the Russian General Staff to observe even small objects throughout the world”.

    With its satellites orbiting at an altitude of 100 …

  • Congress urges Trump to reinstate Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch

    The decision to prematurely recall US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has been criticized by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which is led by members of the Democratic Party, Voice of America reports.

    “The Administration is harming American interests and undermining American diplomacy. We call on the Administration to reverse this decision immediately,” said Democrat Congressman Eliot Engel and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in a statement.

    “Ambassador Yovanovitch is a …