Contents tagged with USA

  • Russia preparing territorial claims against US regarding Bering Strait

    Russia is considering the possibility of refusing to comply with the USA/USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement, which delimited the maritime area of the Bering Strait.

    Important committees of Russia’s Federation Council discussed the expediency of continuing to observe the agreement in a closed-door session on Monday, Konstantin Kosachev, head of the international affairs committee, told Interfax.

    According to him, representatives of the Foreign Ministry, FSB and Federal Fishery Agency were …

  • Lukashenko: Belarus negotiating oil supplies from the US

    The search for alternative oil supplies is "not a bluff" and not a way to raise the stakes before negotiations with Russia, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, as quoted by BelTA.

    According to Lukashenko, in a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he outlined a picture of how Belarus will act if the Russian side does not change its position. The Belarusian leader listed options for alternative oil supply to the country. According to him, it is the supply of Norwegian …

  • U.S. troops block Russian military from using major road in northeastern Syria

    U.S. military prevented a Russian military convoy from using an important highway in northeastern Syria, local sources said. The incident came amid growing tensions between the two sides.

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors military operations with the help of observers on the ground, said Tuesday that the U.S. forces did not allow Russian military to use the main route between the two cities, Al-Hasakah and Qamishli, in northeastern Syria, which are controlled by the Kurds. …

  • Iran used Russian satellite navigation system during the attack on US military bases in Iraq

    Israeli news outlet Debka reports, citing unnamed sources in the Russian Defense Ministry, that Iran used Russian space technology to strike U.S. military bases in neighboring Iraq.

    "Russian military sources said that, during the Iranian missile attack on two U.S. air bases in Iraq, on January 8, it was Russia that provided support to Iran. Russian sources claim they had given Iranians access to the Russian global navigation network, GLONASS, which is the Russian equivalent of the American GPS …

  • US forces block Russian military from entering an oil field in Syria

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports that a convoy of about 40 Russian troops which was heading for the town of Tall Tamr was stopped by a U.S. patrol.

    "This caused a state of tension between both parties," SOHR writes. As a result, the Russians retreated and headed towards the city of Ain Issa.

    According to the Turkish news agency Anodolu, the U.S. troops thwarted an attempt by the Russian military to proceed to the Rumeylan oil field in the northeastern part of Hasakah …

  • US could provide $1 billion aid to Ukraine

    The United States could allocate to Ukraine more than $1 billion of assistance, said Ukrainian Ambassador to the US Volodymyr Yelchenko at a press conference, as cited by RBC Ukraine.

    According to him, $250 million has already been allocated, and another $50 million will be allocated if certain conditions are met in the implementation of the first part, and another $50 million remains from previous years.

    “Overall, in 2020 the allocation is envisaged of $250 million from the Pentagon and …

  • Russian Defense Ministry accuses US destroyer of ‘violating’ maritime navigation rules

    The Russian Defense Ministry has denied information that the Russian Black Sea Fleet reconnaissance ship Ivan Khurs, which is based in annexed Sevastopol, came dangerously close to USS Farragut (DDG 99), reports Russian media, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "The statement of representatives of the 5th Fleet of the U.S. Navy that the Russian Navy ship came “dangerously" close to the destroyer Farragut in the Arabian Sea is not true. It was the U.S. Navy destroyer that on January 9, 2020, …

  • US military abandons two bases in Syria

    The US military has abandoned two bases in north-eastern Syria and is moving towards Iraq, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reports, citing a correspondent in the region.

    According to the agency, about 40 trucks left the Khorab Jayr base in Syria’s al-Hasakah province. Another 50 trucks departed from the base in the city of Shaddadi. SANA reports that they are moving towards the Al Waleed border crossing on the border with Iraq.

    On January 8, Iran attacked US bases in Iraq. According to the …

  • Kremlin: US did not inform Russia about its airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

    During a press conference with journalists, the Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the US did not inform Russia about its strikes on several targets in Syria and Iraq over the weekend.

    "No, [Washington did not inform Moscow about this]," said Peskov.

    Speaking about the attacks of the US army, Peskov noted that "any actions aimed at eliminating terrorists are assessed positively. On the other hand, any actions that lead to the destabilization of the situation in …

  • Russia abandons plans to catch up to US’s LNG production

    The Russian Energy Ministry has dramatically lowered its prediction of the country’s future liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, according to the Energy Strategy 2035, extracts of which were cited by Interfax.

    In autumn, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Novatek co-owner Leonid Mikhelson said that in the next 16 years Russia could be producing up to 140 million tons of LNG per year. In October, the Energy Ministry set a target of 100 million tons by 2035 in its energy strategy. …