Contents tagged with State Department

  • US Congress approves allocation of $ 250 million for Ukraine’s defense and security in 2019

    The House of Representatives of the US congress supported the allocation of $ 250 million to assist Ukraine to enhance security in 2019, announced the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States.

    “The House of Representatives of the US Congress approved the draft on “the US National Defense Appropriations Act 2019”. The amount of funds allocated to the US Department of Defense to provide security assistance to Ukraine is estimated at $ 259 million, $ 50 million of which is to …

  • US State Department calls on Russia to stop campaign against Crimean Tatars

    The US State Department has called on Russia to "stop the campaign against Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea", wrote US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on her Twitter account. "Russia should end its campaign against the Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea and release all those imprisoned for opposing the occupation," the message stated.

    She also called for the release of Crimeans Rustem Vaytov, Yuri (Nuri) Primov, Ruslan Zeytullayev and Ferat Sayfullaev, who have been convicted …

  • US State Department approved the supply of weapons to Georgia

    The Pentagon stated that the US State Department approved the possible sale to Georgia of Javelin anti-tank missiles and command launcher systems worth $75 million, RIA Novosti reported. The final decision on supplies will be made by the US Congress.

    According to the State Department, Georgia requested the supplies of 410 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 72 launch pads. The contract also provides for delivery, training and other services.

    The US military emphasizes that the Javelin system will …

  • Washington: US will selectively impose sanctions on countries and companies doing business with Russia

    The US State Department has announced that it will selectively apply sanctions against third countries and enterprises that cooperate with Russian companies from the sanctions list, reports RIA Novosti.

    A State Department spokesman, in response to a question about whether US allies such as India could buy weapons from Russian companies on the sanctions list, noted that the sanctions would be applied only "in the case of a significant transaction."

    "Obviously, we’re going to consider the …