Contents tagged with USA

  • Kremlin: Putin and Trump agreed to meet at the G20 summit

    According to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, presidents of the United States and Russia, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, confirmed their intention to talk during the G-20 summit in Argentina, writes Interfax.

    Peskov, answering the question whether the leaders of the two countries confirmed their intention to talk separately in the capital of Argentina, said: "Yes. We agreed to meet there."

    Earlier, Putin said that he was able to talk with Trump …

  • Poroshenko and Trump hold a brief meeting in Paris

    On Sunday, November 11, Ukrinform reported that the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, held a short meeting in Paris with the U.S. President Donald Trump.

    According to Ukraine’s head of state, the meeting took place during the Paris Peace Forum.

    “As a result of this discussion, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Klimkin, and U.S. Secretary of State, Pompeo, met today (November 11). I can emphasize the agreement to hold the Ukraine-U.S. Strategic Partnership Commission at the level …

  • Media: Indonesia's contract for purchase of Russian Su-35 fighters falling apart

    The official representative of the Indonesian Air Force, Novyan Samyoga, stated that the U.S. sanctions could cause issues to the Indonesian procurement contract for 11 Russian Su-35 fighter jets, reported the British publication Jane's.

    Samyoga explained that if Washington imposes tough sanctions against Jakarta for the purchase of military equipment from Moscow, Indonesia would be forced to buy "Western-made fighters". The representative of the Air Force added that in this case, Indonesia …

  • Ukrainian ambassador: Russia is waging an information war against Ukraine in the US

    Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly said that the systemic use of information war elements against Ukraine was extended in the United States.

     “There have been again several attempts of fraud in different states of the US. We have recorded attempts of reaching governors to organize provocations (they were promptly stopped by us),” the head of the diplomatic mission wrote on his Facebook page.

    Valeriy Chaly said that the anti-Ukrainian activities take place in big and small …

  • The USA accuses Russia of 'aggressive behavior' over the Black Sea

    “Russia acted recklessly in international airspace over the Black Sea. We call on Russia to cease its unsafe, irresponsible, and aggressive behavior,” stated Acting Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Heather Nauert on Thursday.

    As the Pentagon stated earlier, a Russian fighter jet carried out an “unsafe interception” of an American reconnaissance aircraft flying in international air space over the Black Sea. The Russian SU-27 jet failed to establish radio contact …

  • Belarus warns of mirror response if the US military base is created in Poland

    The Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of the Republic of Belarus for Foreign Affairs and National Security Sergei Rakhmanov  said that Belarus and Russia would take mirror measures if Poland places on its territory a US armored division base, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    “I believe the response will be adequate. Everything will be counted, weighed and a mirrored decision will be taken,” said Rakhmanov.

    According to him, the state of the relations with the West that Belarus has …

  • US expands sanctions against Russia because of Crimea and Donbas

    The United States Treasury Department reports that the U.S. introduced additional sanctions against three individuals and nine Russian legal entities in connection with the annexation of the Crimea and occupation of parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

    In particular, the sanctions were imposed on the ex-SBU (Ukrainian Security Service) officer Alexander Basov, who now holds the position of the so-called "Deputy Minister of State Security" of the Luhansk People's Republic, the officer of …

  • US state of Virginia recognizes Holodomor as genocide against Ukrainian people

    The Embassy of Ukraine in the United States reports that the US state of Virginia joined other US states in recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the genocide of the Ukrainian people. Virginia is the 18th US state to do this.

    Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam issued a proclamation stating, "Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his totalitarian regime committed an act of genocide through the implementation of an engineered famine by confiscating land, grain, and animals from the Ukrainian …

  • Russian government debt auction fails for third consecutive week

    For three weeks running, the Russian Finance Ministry has been failing in its attempts to borrow money on the market, reports.

    At the Federal Loan Bond (OFZ) auctions on Wednesday, the department was once again unable to sell the targeted amount. Out of a stated 20 billion rubles, the finance ministry was only able to raise 11.1 billion, despite the fact that buyers were offered notable discounts compared to market prices.

    Both auctions can be considered “failures”, commented Loko- …

  • US expresses concern over deployment of Russian S-300 missile systems in Syria

    The United States Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey once again stated Washington’s concern over the Russian S-300 systems in Syria.

    According to him, especially concerning is the low level of preparation of Syrian personnel who will be operating the systems.

    At a telephone briefing in Brussels, Jeffrey also noted that the S-300 limits Israel’s ability to strike Iran’s forces in Syria which can attack Israel. The speaker of the State Department expressed his full …