Contents tagged with USA

  • U.S. imposes sanctions against two Russian companies

    The U.S. Department of Commerce announced new licensing and export restrictions against two Russian companies that work in the military-industrial sector: missile designer Novator and research and production center Titan-Barricade, reports Radio Svoboda.

    According to the agency’s December 19 announcement, these companies are responsible for the production of cruise missiles which are banned by the 1987 arms control treaty between the USSR and the USA (on the elimination of small and medium- …

  • Russia calls on US to withdraw nuclear weapons from Europe

    Russia is calling on the US to withdraw its nuclear weapons from European countries, said Mikhail Ulyanov, director of the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    “Russia has withdrawn all of its nuclear weapons to national territory. We believe that the same should have been done by America a long time ago,” Ulyanov said.However, Washington “continues to keep as many as two hundred aviation bombs in Europe, according to estimates,” he added.

    The diplomat …

  • Russia warns US and Canada against supplying weapons to Ukraine

    An the UN Security Council, Russia  warned the United States and Canada about the possible consequences of supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine, TASS news agency reports. "Pumping Ukraine with American and Canadian warfare means pushes its leadership to seek new military adventures," said Russia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Pyotr Ilyichev, at a meeting of the Security Council dedicated to the small arms.

    Ilyichev reminded that Canada declared its readiness to issue licenses to …

  • Russia calls the new U.S. security strategy 'a threat to the world'

    The new U.S. national security strategy is aggressive and threatens the entire world, as stated on the Facebook page by Konstantin Kosachev, head of the Committee on International Affairs.

    Describing the general tone of the document, Kosachev called it a testament to the fact that “the United States has not accepted changes in the world in recent years, and they intend reverse the trend, returning the recent version of Pax Americana.” The head of the Senate Committee pointed out that the …

  • Kremlin: Russia wants to help Assad fight 'chaos'

    Viktor Bondarev, head of the Federation Council committee on defense and security, said that Russia will help Syrian President Bashar al-Assad oppose attempts to destabilize the country. Bondarev made a statement to this effect when commenting on the topic of US instructors training militants in Syria, RIA Novosti reports.

    “I am convinced that Bashar al-Assad has enough forces to oppose this, not to let anyone at all plunge the country back into chaos. For its part, Russia will help,” Bondarev …

  • Kremlin: Russia will not allow US observers to attend Presidential elections in 2018

    Russia sent a diplomatic note to the US, stating that Moscow will proceed following the principle of reciprocity regarding the admission of observers from US embassy employees during the presidential elections of 2018, TASS quotes Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying. The diplomat stressed that the decision will be made taking into account "their refusal to accept Russian observers from among our foreign missions staff in the US during the elections held last November."

    Ryabkov …

  • Putin says he does not oppose US joining Normandy talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is not against the United States of America joining the Normandy format of talks on settling the conflict in the Donbas along with Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia, he stated at a press conference.

    "The United States, in fact, is a full-fledged participant in the settlement process, regardless of whether it is within the framework of the Normandy format or not, the US is still very deeply involved and aware of events taking place there. Should they formally …

  • Putin: U.S. authorities put Russia on same level as North Korea and Iran

    During a press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that U.S. authorities put Russia on par with North Korea and Iran.

    “We try to work constructively with everyone, not to take offense, not to pout. As for North Korea, our position is known; we do not recognize the status of North Korea as a nuclear power,” Putin said.

    According to him, at the same time, the U.S. “is asking us to solve the problems of North Korea and Iran’s nuclear program.” “You guys are interesting. It just …

  • Pentagon blames Russia for dangerously close encounter between aircraft over Syria

    Pentagon spokesperson Eric Pahon spoke about the dangerous encounter between Russian and American planes in the air over Syria, RIA Novosti reports.

    He commented that Russian and US planes had come close to each other near the Syrian city of Abu Kamal, and had remained so for roughly 40 minutes.

    “At one point a Su-25 came quite close to an F-22, and it needed to maneuver intensely in order to avoid a collision in the air,” Pahon noted.

    The Pentagon spokesperson said that Russian planes fly …

  • Kremlin: US refused to exchange letters of non-interference in each others’ affairs

    Russia suggested to the United States that they exchange letters of non-interference in each other's affairs but the United States refused, as stated at the briefing by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova. The event was broadcast on the Ministry's Facebook page.

    "Against the backdrop of that colossal hysteria that we see around the mythical role of Russia in the US elections in July, Russia offered to exchange letters with corresponding obligations, for …