Contents tagged with US

  • Russia not getting paid for arms shipments

    Russia has started making arms shipments without receiving payment due to the US sanctions that prohibit dollar transactions for Russia’s defense-related export company, Rosoboronexport, reports.

    The Russian Federal Customs Service’s (FCS) final statistics for 2018 appear to indicate that some of Russia’s weapons are being sold abroad for free, according to a review by Raiffeisen Bank analysts.

    By the end of the year, Russia’s export revenue had grown by 25.8% to $443 billion, which …

  • Media: the US transferred military equipment to Syria

    On Tuesday, February 5th, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported that the United States transferred about 150 trucks with armored vehicles and generators to the Kurdish-controlled territory of Syria.

    At night trucks loaded with armored personnel carriers, working equipment and generators crossed the Simelka checkpoint on the Iraqi-Syrian border, Anadolu says.

    On Tuesday, the trucks reached the US logistical centers in the Syrian districts of Harap Ishk and Sarrin, which Americans share with the …

  • China refuses to finance $14 billion Gazprom megaproject

    Russian officials’ attempts to get through to Chinese investors in order to enlist their support in developing the economy in the East and overcoming western sanctions are continuing to fail for the fifth consecutive year. 

    The new negotiations to secure a Chinese loan for the construction of Russia’s largest gas processing plant in the Amur province have ended with yet another disappointment for the Russians. 

    Gazprom had hoped to pay for the Amur gas processing plant, which is scheduled to …

  • Russia alarmed by Prince Harry's participation in Norway military drills

    The British royal family is being drawn into the anti-Russian campaign of the country’s leaders, the Russian Embassy in London commented. The Russian representation was displeased to learn of Prince Harry’s intention to take part in the upcoming military drills in Norway, TASS reports.

    The Russian diplomats see the drills as anti-Russian, and feel that the reports in local tabloids about the prince’s plans are part of British politicians’ campaign against Russia. The Russians are also of the …

  • Kremlin claims NATO increased the number of high-precision strategic weapons near Russian borders

    NATO countries, especially the USA are building up their military activities near Russian borders and deploying high-precision, strategic weapons systems, said Admiral Vladimir Korolyov, Commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, reported the RBC. 

    Korolyov said the Russian Fleet’s development plans will be implemented next year, considering “the deployment of missile defense systems, strategic non-nuclear systems of high-precisions weapons, and military infrastructure facilities in the adjacent …

  • Russia expands sanctions against Ukraine 

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that the list of Ukrainian citizens and companies under sanctions would be expanded. 

    “The list of persons and legal entities of Ukraine, that will be included in the list of special restrictive measures has been expanded. I signed the appropriate decree,” wrote Medvedev on Twitter. 

    TASS with reference to the Russian Cabinet press service report that the signed decree has been expanded to include more than 200 individuals and organizations.  …

  • Experts predict inevitable collapse of Russian Navy

    Extreme measures will be required to deal with the critical problems faced by the Russian above-water shipbuilding industry, 3rd rank captain Maxim Klimov wrote on the website

    He claims that the “short-range ships are worn, outdated, and have effectively lost combat significance,” and that the “long-range ships are outdated, worn, expensive to run, and remain only a few units”. By the start of the 2020s, Klimov believes that this will lead to an inevitable navy “collapse”. The expert …

  • Russia and the West disagree about Syria chemical attack investigations

    A conflict has arisen between Russia and western countries concerning the plans to give the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) the authority to identify who is to blame for the chemical attacks. Russia’s representatives say that these plans contravene the Chemical Weapons Convention.

    At a conference of OPCW participant countries on Monday, November 19, Russian permanent representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin said that the organization’s mandate does not imply an …

  • US to ramp up gas shipments to Europe fivefold

    Europe may become the largest consumer of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) after China imposed export tariffs and because of the lower transport cost for it compared to the gas deliveries from Asia, Interfax-Ukraine reports  with reference to participants of the KNect365 LNGgc conference in London.

    Sam White, director of commercial structuring at the American LNG supplier Cheniere Energy said that he believes that by 2030, Europe may buy as much as 200 million tons of this fuel, as …

  • Europe condemns elections in LPR and DPR

    The governments of five countries in the EU Security Council released an official statement that they fully support Kyiv in recognizing the illegitimacy of the elections scheduled for November 11 in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces of Ukraine.

    In the statement, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the UK state that the EU’s stance on developments in Ukraine “remains unchanged”. The EU “unequivocally supports the independence, sovereignty and territorial …