Contents tagged with USA

  • Kremlin: Biden’s statements about Putin are intended for Americans worried about Russia’s technological achievements

    US President Joe Biden's statement that the Russian economy relies only on nuclear weapons and oil is an attempt to calm domestic opponents alarmed by Russian innovations in the field of high technology and the change in the position of the American leader on Nord Stream 2, said the Vice-Speaker of the Russian Federation Council, Konstantin Kosachev.

    "Some [Biden's] statements cause sincere bewilderment. This is, in fact, an attempt to repeat the ridiculous thesis of [former U.S. President] …

  • Kremlin claims American diplomat stole a railroad sign in Tver region

    The spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that this spring, an employee of the U.S. Embassy allegedly stole a sign at the Ostashkov railway station in the Tver region of the Russian Federation.

    According to Zakharova, CCTV footage showed that the man who took the sign got into a car with red diplomatic plates.

    Police later stopped this car for a traffic violation. The Russian Foreign Ministry claims that an employee of the American embassy was behind the wheel.

    " …

  • U.S. and EU completely block Russia from the latest technology buying channels

    Western countries are stepping up enforcement of sanctions against Russia, cutting Moscow off from the last, illegal channel for buying technology for its military industry.

    Following Germany, where alexander S., who is suspected of selling sanctioned equipment to Russian special services, was detained in May, a similar attempt to export restricted technology to Russia was revealed by the US authorities.

    The US Department of Commerce announced the inclusion in the "blacklist" of three Russian …

  • U.S. destroyer enters the Black Sea for joint exercises with Ukraine

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross entered the Black Sea to participate in the Sea Breeze exercise, the U.S. Navy said.

    “The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) entered the Black Sea to participate in the 21st iteration of Exercise Sea Breeze 2021 (SB21), June 26, 2021,” said the press service of the U.S Navy.

    USS Ross will join 31 other ships in the Black Sea to participate in the maritime portion of SB21. The exercise scenario designed to bring together …

  • Kremlin: U.S. will not be removed from the list of 'unfriendly states'

    The Russian authorities do not plan to remove the status of an "unfriendly country" from the United States, which earlier paralyzed the work of the American Embassy and made it stop issuing American visas.

    There are no preconditions for removing the United States from the list of unfriendly counties now, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov at a briefing.

    Although the summit in Geneva was praised by the Kremlin as constructive, we still have to wait for the practical results,  …

  • Russian oligarch Deripaska predicts default of U.S economy

    America is heading for default, according to Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire and a key shareholder of the holding companies En+ and the Gaz Group.

    According to the businessman, the impending default of the world's largest economy is evidenced by the "fall in popularity of the dollar."

    "The dollar is still the world's top reserve currency, but its popularity has already fallen to its lowest level since January," Deripaska wrote on his Telegram channel.

    The billionaire referred to the article of  …

  • Kremlin pushes Russian banks towards imminent isolation from world’s financial system

    The Russian government introduced a bill to the State Duma that would prohibit Russian banks from providing banking information to financial authorities abroad.

    According to the document, banks will be forbidden to send information about customers and their transactions to the financial authorities of "unfriendly countries".

    These measures are intended as a response to the actions of the United States and other countries. Their goal is to minimize the risks associated with the changes in …

  • Biden brings potential new sanctions to meeting with Putin

    U.S. President Joe Biden came to Geneva for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin not empty-handed. In February, he promised to end Donald Trump's policy of concessions and in March called Putin a "murderer." Before the summit, Biden refrained from making sharp statements and instead described Putin as a "smart" and worthy rival.

    After the NATO summit in Brussels on Monday, Biden said he intended to convince Putin that it was in his best interest to behave in a way, that he considered, …

  • Russian Billionaire Deripaska loses court case against U.S. Treasury Department to lift sanctions

    The U.S. court for the District of Colombia has decided to reject billionaire Oleg Deripaska's lawsuit against the Department of the Treasury to lift personal sanctions imposed in 2018.

    Deripaska, formerly Russia's richest person, will remain on the blacklist of the Office of Foreign Assets Control with a visa ban and blocking of all assets in the U.S., according to a ruling by Judge Amit Mehta released on Sunday.

    During the court hearings, the billionaire, whose fortune is estimated at $3.8 …

  • U.S. allocates $150 million in military assistance to Ukraine

    The U.S. will provide Ukraine with the second package of military assistance in the amount of $150 million dollars, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Twitter.

    "Important news from our American partners. The Pentagon approved the second part of security assistance to Ukraine in 2021 for $150 million,” Zelensky wrote.

    According to the Pentagon website,  the USAI (Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative) package includes capabilities to enhance the lethality, command and control, and …