Contents tagged with USA

  • U.S. to send second batch of medical ventilators to Russia

    The United States will send a second batch of ventilators to Russia on Saturday, May 30, as part of an aid to combat the spread of coronavirus infection, stated Patrick O'Connor, A spokesman for medical equipment manufacturer Vyaire Medical, RIA Novosti reports.

    "These 150 LTV 2200 ventilators will certainly be shipped on Saturday," O'Connor said.

    The spokesman for Vyaire Medical noted that this time the delivery of ventilators will be carried out not through the Ministry of Defense, but …

  • Russia rejects U.S. nuclear weapons ultimatum

    The U.S. may not expect Russia to try to bring China to the negotiating table on strategic weapons, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov during an online discussion organized by the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.

    According to Ryabkov, the Americans made such a demand at the negotiations on the extension of the START 3 treaty, the last existing agreement limiting the number of nuclear warheads in the United States and Russia.

    The treaty, which expires in 2021, has …

  • Washington: Russia’s actions in Arctic threaten NATO’s security

    Russia is increasing its presence in the Arctic and threatening NATO's defense at the Greenland/Iceland/UK gap, stated the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Michael Murphy.

    "China and Russia are seeking to more actively challenge American and Western and allied interests, whether that’s in Ukraine, whether that’s in North Africa, whether that’s in the South China Sea, and we’re seeing the same sort of challenges in the Arctic region," he said.

    Russia has “ …

  • Putin: Russia possesses weapons that no other country has

    Russia has weapons that "no other country in the world has," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on the TV talk show “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin.", reported Radio Liberty.

    "It would be absolutely impossible. But we did it. Such successes could not have been achieved without fundamental science, scientific schools and engineering personnel," Putin said.

    Earlier, the US and Russian presidents discussed the steps for arms control. Trump then called on the Russian president to prevent a costly arms …

  • U.S. hands over $25 million of military equipment to Ukraine for use in Donbas

    The United States is transferring $25 million worth of defense and medical equipment to Ukraine for use in the war zone in the Donbas, reported the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine on Twitter.

    "We continue to provide security assistance to Ukraine. This week, the Department of Defense Cooperation received night vision devices, thermal imaging devices, radions and medical equipment worth more than $25 million for use in the Joint Forces Operation zone," the statement reads.

    The embassy also stressed …

  • Kremlin: U.S. helps Russia to fight COVID-19

    Russia receives assistance in the fight against coronavirus from various foreign countries, including the United States, stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a press conference following the meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers.

    "We receive aid from foreign countries. We are also ready to accept it from the members of the European Union. We are already accepting support and assistance from the United States," Lavrov said.

    Lavrov added that he "would not like" that …

  • Russia urges U.S. to resume joint space exploration

    “The Russian Foreign Ministry has noted the media reports that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly has no plans to involve Russia in discussing plans for joint development of the Moon,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

    "Of course, we have noted these messages. They are perceived by us as a reflection of the well-known U.S. line on asserting its superiority in space and formulating such approaches to the space resource exploration, which, by and large, serve only the …

  • Kremlin: U.S. refuses to extend last nuclear weapons treaty with Russia

    The global nuclear weapons control system, created by the United States and the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War, is steadily heading for collapse.

    Following the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the last agreement remaining from the 1970-1980 disarmament period, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I), may go to the dustbin of history.

    Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev, who signed the SALT II (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty) in June 1979, agreed to limit the …

  • Russia sends the U.S. a bill for COVID-19 aid

    Washington received a bill from Moscow for medical and protective equipment delivered by Russia in April as "humanitarian aid." The U.S. must pay about $660,000, reports the Russian service of BBC.

    Earlier, the Kremlin claimed that it was a solely "humanitarian assistance," and Donald Trump publicly welcomed the Russian initiative: "It was a very nice gesture on behalf of President Putin and I could have said 'no, thank you' or I could have said 'thank you.' And it was a large plane of very …

  • Russian and American military face off in Northern Syria

    The Russian military did not let a US military convoy to enter the town of Qamishli in Northern Syria, Telegram-channel "Military Informant" reports.

    The post was published on the evening of May 2. The date of the incident is not reported. According to the author, the Russians and Americans got into confrontation on the outskirts of the city. Photos published in the post show that two Russian armored personnel carriers blocked the path of the US military convoy. It is noted that after that the …