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FlightGlobal.com reported that the US Administration vetoed further sales of Israeli-produced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Russia.
According to knowledgeable sources, in the past month, Russian companies repeatedly contacted Israeli UAV producers, trying purchase more drones. However, after the Israeli Ministry of Defense verified the possible realization of such deals, it became clear that such agreements would be vetoed by America. Negotiations were suspended indefinitely.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power stated on Sunday, April 17th during an interview for Voice of America that the US does not provide Ukraine with weaponry because it wishes to prevent an escalation of the conflict in Donbas. Washington considers Ukrainian reforms and sanctions against Russia to be more effective counters against the Kremlin’s aggression.
"The White House considers that a military solution to the conflict would be a tragedy for everyone… If we provide Ukraine …
Military commanders in Moscow insist on compliance of the Russian fighter jet with international rules in the case of the incident with a US spy plane over the Baltic Sea.
Russian fighter jet Su-27 did not commit a dangerous rapprochement with the US Air Force aircraft in the skies over the Baltic Sea. The official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Igor Konashenkov, made such a statement on Sunday, April 17. According to him, "the entire flight …
According to the BND, Moscow used Edward Snowden to create turmoil between the United States and Western Europe. German intelligence services claim that the Kremlin uses every opportunity to discredit Germany.
Russia is trying to use the well-known US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden to drive a wedge between Western Europe and the United States. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Federal Intelligence Service BND, Gerhard Schindler and the head of the Federal Office for the …
The website Kryminform, which is closely tied to Crimean authorities, reported that U.S. Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, ignored an invitation by the head of the Russian-controlled Administration of Yalta, Andrei Rostenko, to visit Crimea.
But, as Rostenko noted, in the event of Trump’s victory in the elections, the invitation will be repeated.
“We haven’t had an answer yet. I think that he is busy campaigning. If he wins, we will repeat our invitation,” he said.
The Russian …
US Secretary of State John Kerry held a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday, in which the former “strongly objected” to the maneuvers of Russian aircraft earlier this week when two Su-24s buzzed a US naval destroyer in the Baltic Sea, a State Department press release reported.
The Russian attack aircraft reportedly made 11 passes over the USS Donald Cook on Monday. On at least one occasion, the aircraft came within an estimated 10 meters of the naval …
On Thursday, April 14th, the US State Department published the annual report on human rights violations in Ukraine. Among the main problems in Ukraine are the situations in the east and in Crimea, corruption and oppression of ethnic, religious and sexual minorities as well as the official impunity of the perpetrators of violations of human rights.
The separatists, supported by the Russian military, continue to control parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the report stated. At the start of …
The USA accused Russia of suppressing dissent and the oppression of the Crimean Tatars and pro-Ukrainian activists in annexed Crimea as was stated in the Annual Report on Human Rights Standards, published on the website of the US State Department on Wednesday, 13 April.
Russian authorities have deprived Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars "the ability to express support for their nationality and ethnic origin" and "have systematically suppressed and discriminated against them," as stated by the US …
The Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine, Svyatoslav Tsegalko, has accused Russian Secret Services of an attempt to fabricate a fake interview with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to The New York Times.
On his page in Facebook Tsegalko reported that the editors of the American newspaper were directed to "the phone numbers and email addresses of the agents,” who then held talks and answered journalists’ questions on the phone, pretending to speak on behalf of the President. …
The White House has responded to the media reports regarding the incident between Russian military aircraft a U.S. Navy warship in the Baltic Sea, noting that such actions of the Russians are not in compliance with professional military standards. “The White House is aware of the incident you are talking about,” the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, stated, responding to the journalist’s request to comment on the media reports.
“This incident is far from being in accordance with …