Contents tagged with USA

  • American warships enter the Black Sea for joint exercises with Ukraine

    On Saturday, July 7, the U.S. 6th Fleet Blue Ridge-class command-and -control ship USS Mount Whitney entered the Black Sea to participate in the American-Ukrainian Sea Breeze 2018 naval exercises at Odessa, reported Naples-based 6th Fleet Command.

    "The Mount Whitney entered the Black Sea on July 7 to carry out security operations at sea, to improve regional marine stability and also to improve training of naval forces of NATO’s allies and partners. Within this mission, the ship will …

  • Ukrainian President signs national security bill

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a national security bill on Thursday, July 5.“This is an important landmark for the reformation of the entire country, primarily the defense and security sector. The main thing is that through this law we are firmly emphasizing Ukraine’s course towards European and Euroatlantic integration. We are confirming that our state, the Ukrainian nation, has clearly made up its mind about our future – it is a future in the family of peoples of the free world,” …

  • Kremlin denies that Trump and Putin’s meeting venue was relocated

    The meeting place in Finland for the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States has not been changed, Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary for the President of Russia told journalists.

    According to Peskov, the Villa Königstadt on the Vantaa River bank was never mentioned as a place for the forthcoming summit. “[Putin and Trump’s meeting place] will be announced in due time. Changing the meeting place is not subject to discussion,” Peskov stressed.

    Earlier, the Finnish newspaper …

  • Russia to finance Nord Stream 2 if US imposes sanctions

    The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will connect Russia and Germany directly, may be financed even if Washington places sanctions on the European companies involved in the project, Nord Stream 2 CFO Paul Corcoran told Welt am Sonntag in an interview.

    “The project will definitely be financed. It is important for Gazprom, and Russia currently has a large liquidity reserve in euros,” Corcoran emphasized.

    According to the CFO, the initiative may be realized even without …

  • Kremlin promises to prevent US from crossing 'red line' with weapons in space

    Russia is keeping close tabs on the development of a military space force by the United States to ensure that Washington "has not crossed a red line," said Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos (Russian state-run Corporation for Space Activities), during the corporation’s Moscow conference while commenting on US President Donald Trump’s order to the US Department of Defense to study the creation of a space force.

    "The decision announced by the president [US Donald] Trump concerns the creation, in …

  • Kremlin announces visit of USA’s parliamentary delegation to Russia

    The parliamentary delegation of the USA will visit Russia from June 30 to July 5, reported the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, Interfax reported.

    “In the coming days, the American parliamentary delegation is going to visit Russia. It is expected to include representatives of both Houses of Congress: The Senate and the House of Representatives. The group is chaired by Senator Richard Shelby,” Zakharova said.

    According to her, the itinerary …

  • US State of Ohio recognizes Holodomor as genocide against the Ukrainian people

    The US state of Ohio has recognized Holodomor as genocide against the Ukrainian people, as reported by the Ukrainian Embassy to the United States on Facebook.

    "The State of Ohio has joined in the recognition of the Holodomor [famine] in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. State Governor John Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor issued the proclamation," the statement said.

    Thus, to date, Holodomor has been recognized as genocide in 12 US States: Ohio, Missouri, …

  • Polish PGNiG signs 20-year contracts for liquefied natural gas shipments from the USA

    Polish PGNiG has signed long-term contracts with two US companies for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the press service of the Polish company reported.

    Two PGNiG reports say that the companies involved are Port Arthur LNG and Venture Global LNG, which are currently working on the construction of gas liquefaction terminals on the Gulf of Mexico coast in Texas and Louisiana. The terminals are expected to begin operation in 2022 and 2023. Under the contact, each company is expected to …

  • Putin and Bolton agree on the date and venue for the US-Russia Summit

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US National Security Adviser John Bolton agreed on the time and place of the Russia-US summit, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov announced at the end of the meeting, Interfax reports.

    According to Ushakov, the time and place of the meeting will be announced on Thursday, June 28, 2018. According to him, "for the summit, a very convenient place has been chosen for both Russia and the United States. It’s a third country."

    Ushakov said that Putin's meeting with …

  • Rouhani: Iran will 'bring America to its knees'

    Iranians must unite in the face of American pressure in order to “bring America to its knees,”  said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani On Wednesday, June 27, during a state television broadcast.

    "We will cope with the problems. We will exert pressure. But we will not sacrifice our independence,” said Rouhani, whose was quoted by Reuters.

    Rouhani made these statements against the backdrop of the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, which took place on May 8. Before that, U.S. President Donald …