Contents tagged with USA

  • Media: Trump to respond to Putin’s missiles by deploying anti-missile systems in Germany

    The animated video clips of missiles destroying the US, which Russian President Vladimir Putin presented in an address to the Federal Assembly, have been noted by the Pentagon.

    As Reuters reports, the US has begun negotiations with Germany concerning the placement of US anti-missile defense systems in the European country.

    A THAAD system may be installed at the Ramstein Air Base, where the command of the US Air Forces in Europe and the joint NATO Air Force Command are based, an official in …

  • USA: Russia uses humanitarian convoys to bring military materials to Donbas

    Russia is only creating the appearance of assisting the local population in the territories of the Donbas; in truth, the “humanitarian convoys” simply mask the transportation of materials for military purposes, stated the Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the US Mission to the OSCE, Harry Kamian, in an address to the OSCE leadership.

    Kamian said that the OSCE Monitoring Mission recorded the arrival of the 75th Russian white-truck convoy into Ukrainian territory on May 24.

     “OSCE Monitors at the …

  • US reminds Hungary of importance of supporting Ukraine

    During a meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted the importance of supporting Ukraine's engagement with NATO against the backdrop of Russian aggression.

    "The Secretary…emphasized the urgent need to help Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, including the importance of facilitating and supporting Ukraine’s engagement with NATO, and the need to counter Russian malign influence in Central Europe," stated the State Department website …

  • Lavrov and Pompeo discuss situations in Syria and Ukraine

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed by telephone the settlement of the Syrian crisis and the conflict in Ukraine. This was reported on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website. Pompeo is the one that placed the call.

    The Foreign Ministry noted that Lavrov and Pompeo discussed “a number of aspects of the joint agenda,” including bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington. The two men also touched on the issue of resolving the conflict in Ukraine …

  • Washington: US will keep trying to prevent Turkey from purchasing S-400 missile systems from Russia

    The administration of US President Donald Trump continues to make efforts aimed at discouraging Turkey from purchasing S-400 air defense systems from Russia, said US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing last Wednesday, May 23.

    "We continue to work to keep Turkey in a place where it doesn’t actually acquire the S-400. I believe that they have not yet [gotten it] and we are hopeful they never take possession," he noted.

    One of the congressmen expressed …

  • Iran threatens to resume uranium enrichment after US withdraws from nuclear deal

    At a joint press conference with European Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said that he does not rule out the possibility that the Islamic Republic of Iran will resume uranium enrichment, Interfax reported.

    "In front of us there is a choice from many possibilities; we can resume enrichment of uranium up to 20%," the official said.

    "If the other side keeps itself committed to its promises, we also will keep them. Our policy is …

  • US preparing new sanctions against Russia for non-compliance with INF missile treaty

    US President Donald Trump instructed Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to prepare additional sanctions against Russia due to Russia’s non-compliance with the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty), as noted in a statement on the White House website.

    According to paragraph C of the US defense budget for fiscal year 2018, the President is obligated to prepare and submit an action plan to Congress dealing with persons responsible for Russia's …

  • Volker: France and Germany taking 'small steps' in negotiations with Russia, US approaching more ambitiously

    In an interview with Voice of America, US State Department Special Representative Kurt Volker said that while the United States is in constant contact with European partners, the US approach to negotiating with Russia regarding the Donbas conflict sometimes differs from the approach taken by Germany and France.

    "First of all, I believe that France and Germany are very serious [partners of Ukraine]. I think they very clearly understand the nature of the conflict, and Russia's responsibility, …

  • USA threatens Russia with new sanctions

    Acting United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sigal Mandelker said that Washington is ready to respond with new sanctions to a full range of "malign activity" by Moscow.

    The speaker did not name specific actions and possible measures, noting only that this concerns elements of a corrupt system, thanks to which the government elites and the oligarchs of the Russian Federation receive a "disproportionate profit."

    "We’re sending a very clear message to Russian oligarchs and elites who …

  • Russia preparing sanctions against the USA

    The Russian Parliament adopted in first reading bills on sanctions against the USA and also on criminal liability for compliance with the sanctions against Russia, as reported by the press-service of the State Duma.

    It is reported that 412 Deputies of the Russian State Duma voted in favor of the draft bill. In addition, the MPs also adopted amendments to the Criminal Code that impose responsibility for complying with the Western sanctions in the Russian territory.

    The voting on these draft …