Contents tagged with USA

  • US Intelligence: Russia could attack American aircraft in Syria

    The director of national intelligence of the United States, James Clapper, suggested on Tuesday that Vladimir Putin could give the order to shoot down US aircraft to ensure the no-fly zone over Syria if the United States and its allies decide to establish such zones for the protection of civilians.

    “I don’t think that they rule out the option of destruction of US aircraft if they think that it poses a threat to their ground forces,” James Clapper said during his speech at the meeting of the …

  • Campaign representative: Trump supports Ukraine, not Russia

    The U.S. presidential candidate from the Republican Party, Donald Trump, supports Ukraine and does not approve of Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, according to his representative and former Governor of Maryland, Robert Elrich, Ukrinform news agency reported.

    "With respect to Ukraine, he [Trump] has officially declared that he is in support of Ukraine," the representative of the candidate said. He cited Trump, stating that the alliance between Ukraine and the U.S.A. is "very strong." "As …

  • US Ambassador to NATO: The EU should support sanctions against Russia until the Minsk agreements are implemented

    The European Union, following the United States, must maintain sanctions against Russia until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. This was stated by U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute before the start of the meeting of NATO member countries' defense ministers in Brussels.

    "We expect that the EU will join us in extending sanctions against Russia, until we see the full implementation of the Minsk agreements," Lute said. He stressed that the OSCE SMM provides convincing evidence of …

  • Putin and Obama discussed separation between terrorists and opposition in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama discussed the issue of the separation of terrorists and opposition groups in Syria. This was reported by TASS with reference to the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and Africa, Michael Bogdanov. He is also the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Russia.

    Bogdanov made this comment at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club after political scientist, Peter Dutkevich, questioned …

  • U.S. surveillance aircraft fly near the Crimea and Russia's flotilla in the Mediterranean

    U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft flew along the coast of the Crimea on Wednesday, Interfax reported. A separate surveillance aircraft flew near Russia’s warships in the Mediterranean Sea, according to websites that track the movement of military aircraft.

    The first U.S. plane reportedly took off from the Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicily, where it proceeded to fly over the Black Sea south of the Crimean coast.

    The second aircraft also took off from Signolla, and flew over the eastern …

  • The U.S. extended the ban on flights to Dnipro and Simferopol

    The U.S. government has decided to extend the ban on U.S. flights to the international airports of Simferopol and Dnipro (former Dnipropetrovsk) for another two years, as was reported in an official notification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States.

    The present decision will be effective as of the 27th of October 2016 and will be “valid until the 27th of November 2018."

    It was also noted that "if necessary, the FAA can change, renew, or cancel" the decision. The …

  • Steinmeier: Russia wants to participate in world politics on equal terms with the U.S.

    Russia’s politics in the world arena can be explained by their desire to compete with the United States and defend its spheres of influence. This was the view expressed by German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier in an interview with Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung.

    “In Russia’s actions I see a willingness to participate in world politics on equal terms with the United States and an attempt to defend and expand its spheres of influence,” he said. Also according to Steinmeier, “ …

  • US warship entered the Black Sea

    The USS Carney, a US destroyer equipped with the Aegis missile defense system, has entered the Black Sea. This information was made available on the Twitter page of the Turkish Bosphorus Naval News Portal.

    This portal tracks the movement of ships through the Bosporus and the Dardanelles straits. The report said that “USS Carney is passing through Istanbul one day after the USS Mount Whitney left”.

    In June, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on the dangerously close encounter of the Russian …

  • The Russian Foreign Ministry responded to reports that their website was hacked

    The Russian Foreign Ministry’s website is operating normally and has not been compromised. The message from the TV channel CNN about the alleged hack was in reference to the old website, which is no longer in use. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, reported about this on October 23, 2016, TASS news agency reported.

    “The Russian Foreign Ministry’s website, which CNN reported had been hacked, worked and works normally. The website is subject to regular …

  • Peskov: Putin is ready to meet with Trump in Russia

    The Press Secretary for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with the candidates for U.S. President, Interfax reports.

    "I want you to note the words of President Vladimir Putin. He is ready to welcome and communicate with any candidate who advocates for the development of relations and dialogue between our two countries. Russia is looking for good relations, seeking cooperation. Accordingly, Moscow is willing to …