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  • Despite US warnings Russian warplanes strike Daraa de-escalation zone in Syria

    Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in southern Syria, violating one of the so-called "de-escalation zones".

    “For the first time since the ceasefire in southern Syria was agreed last year, intense Russian air strikes hit cities in the eastern part of Daraa province," said the head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman.

    According to Reuters, the two monitoring centers controlling the movement of …

  • Iran threatens Europe with 'terrible future' if the nuclear deal is broken

    The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, warned the European countries of the "terrible future" if the nuclear agreement with Iran is abolished, Interfax news agency reports with reference to the Iranian TV channel Press-TV.

    "If the EU and other countries supporting a joint comprehensive action plan do not demonstrate a principled position and respond to U.S. policy in a timely fashion, they will face a terrible future and unprecedented security gaps in the region …

  • Washington warns Russia and Damascus of ‘serious repercussions’ if ceasefire in Daraa de-escalation zone continues to be violated

     “The U.S. remains troubled by reports of increasing Syrian regime operations in southwest Syria within boundaries of de-escalation zone negotiated between U.S., Jordan and Russia. U.S. continues to warn both Russia and the Assad regime of the serious repercussions of these violations,” wrote the US state department spokesperson, Heather Nauert, on Twitter.

    In a statement issued by the US State Department's press service, Washington warned Moscow and Damascus about "serious repercussions" if …

  • US Congress considers increasing assistance to Ukraine by $70 million

    The Appropriations Committee of the US House of Representatives has proposed to increase its estimated fund allocation in the 2019 US federal budget reserved for Department of State and Department of Defense programs to support Ukraine, reports the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States.

    The Appropriations Committee of the US House of Representatives has proposed allocating $250 million to help Ukraine in the field of security, including for lethal weapons of a defensive nature. This amount is …

  • Russia warns the US against using 'tough measures' against Syrian government forces

    The American military should not use "tough measures" against the Syrian Army. Russia will analyze the situation in the de-escalation zones in the south-west of the country and draw appropriate conclusions, RBC news agency reports, quoting the Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Federation Council, Vladimir Jabarov.

    According to Jabarov, the use of "tough measures" against the Syrian military by the U.S. "is absolutely unacceptable".

    "Americans have resorted to …

  • US sends four military refueling aircraft to Ukraine

    The US Air Force dispatched four Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker tankers to the airport near Lviv to participate in the exercises, the US Air Force website in Europe and Africa reports.

    In addition to the aircraft, about 150 aircrew and ground support personnel arrived in Ukraine. "The KC-135 deployment to Ukraine is a part of the US strategy to defend European Allies, enhance security in Eastern Europe and increase the level of military understanding between Allies and partners," the statement …

  • Tehran: US preparing cyber-attacks on Iran's energy infrastructure

    The U.S. plans to carry out cyber-attacks on Iranian energy infrastructure, stated the head of the Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization, Gholam Reza Jalal, as quoted by the news agency Mehr.

    According to the official, Iranian authorities came to this conclusion after analyzing public speeches of the US officials and publications in the American press. He noted that cyber-attack on the Iranian infrastructure became possible due to computerization of the country. He stressed that Iran's …

  • Turkey threatens Washington with closing Incirlik air base for the US

    Ankara may close for Americans airbase Incirlik because of the unfriendly politics of Washington, stated the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu in an interview with the TV channel A Haber.

    He stressed that Ankara expects the United States to "step away from its wrong steps". "We have other trumps in our hands," the minister added.

    In April, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy stated that the country intends to discuss with NATO the use of the Incirlik airbase in …

  • Russia plans to create electronic warfare systems based on analysis of US missiles found in Syria

    Vladimir Mikheyev, adviser to the first deputy CEO of Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), said that within three years, Russia will create new electronic warfare systems using information gained from an examination of the unexploded American Tomahawk cruise missiles acquired by Russia’s Defense Ministry following the western coalition’s airstrike on Syria, RIA Novosti reports.

    “Of course, on the basis of this experience [the airstrike on Syria], technical assignments are now being …

  • The US tank brigade arrives in Europe

    The first American armored brigade units arrived at the Belgian Antwerp port and started to unload for further transportation to Eastern Europe, the press-service of Belgian Ministry of Defense stated on Saturday, May 19.  

    “Military equipment of the U.S.A was delivered to the port of Antwerp for further deployment in Eastern Europe as part of the Atlantic Resolve operation,” the Ministry stated on its Twitter account.

    The U.S. Embassy in Belgium stated that 85 tanks, Bradley fighting …