Contents tagged with USA

  • Ukrainian film director Sentsov awarded the title of honorary citizen of Paris

    Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov, who is imprisoned in Russia, has received the title of honorary citizen of Paris, announced the Ambassador of Ukraine in France, Oleh Shamshur on Twitter.

    “The city council voted to award Oleh Sentsov the title of honorary citizen of Paris! Thanks to Mayor Anne Hidalgo, as well as to all who supported this decision, for the display of solidarity with the Ukrainian director!”, said the ambassador.

    The municipal council of the French capital voted for it …

  • US State Department concerned that Russia’s S-300 missile systems will threaten US troops in Syria

    US administration believes that Russia supplying Damascus with an S-300 ground-to-air missile defense system will only increase the tension in the region and pose a threat to the US military personnel in Syria. This was noted by a US State Department spokeswoman, who commented on Moscow’s decision to reinforce Syria’s anti-air defense systems. The decision was made in connection with the accidental loss of a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane to friendly fire in Syria last week.

    “Russia …

  • Russia refuses to participate in the American lunar orbiter program

    Russia will not agree to “secondary roles” in the US Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway program for the creation of an internationally inhabited near-moon station, the head of the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities Dmitry Rogozin said on Saturday, September 22, in Korolyov city.

    According to Rogozin, the Russian Federation intends to propose its own project of an orbital platform. “We are creating our transport system,” he emphasized. “Whether it will be Russian, or an international …

  • British aircraft conducts reconnaissance flight near the Crimea

    On Sunday, September 22, a British Royal Air Force RC-135W aircraft conducted a reconnaissance flight over the Black Sea near the coast of the Crimea, according to the sources monitoring aviation traffic.

    According to their data, the flight lasted several hours. The reconnaissance aircraft with tail number ZZZ666 took off from Souda Bay air force base on Crete. It flew along the coast of Crimea and Krasnodar region in Russia for several hours.

    American drones have recently also conducted …

  • US Treasury gives companies of Russian tycoon Deripaska extra grace period

    The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury Department has once again postponed the deadline by which US investors have to dispose of EN+ and UC Rusal shares and bonds, the department announced on its official website.

    “EN+ and RUSAL have approached the U.S. Government about substantial corporate governance changes that could potentially result in significant changes in control. To allow sufficient time for review, we are extending these licenses until November 12,” the report …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko files a defamation claim against BBC

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko filed a claim against the BBC accusing the agency of defamation after it published an article alleging that the Ukrainian President paid at least $ 400 thousand through intermediaries for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump. President Petro Poroshenko’s claim against the BBC said that the British broadcaster reviewed his complaint in a “dismissive and arrogant manner”, Radio Liberty reports with reference to the confirmation of the High Court of …

  • Russia accuses the US of undermining global stability

    Kremlin stated that the additional anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the US undermine international stability.

    “It would be good if they remembered the notion of global stability, which they are thoughtlessly undermining by forcing tension in Russian-American relations,” stated the Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. “Playing with fire is stupid because it can become dangerous.”

    Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday urged the US to lift the sanctions against the Chinese armed …

  • US ramps up sanction pressure on Russia

    On Thursday, the US announced that it is expanding the sanctions against Russia for meddling in US elections, as part of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

    27 Russians have been blacklisted for “acting on behalf of the intelligence or defense sector of the Russian government,” the US State Department reported.

    The blacklisted Russians include GRU chief Igor Korobov and Yevgeny Prigozhin, who started as a restaurateur in St. Petersburg, and is now believed by …

  • Washington: USA is under no illusion that Russia will take steps to avoid sanctions

    The USA firmly disbelieves that Russia will accept Washington’s conditions or take actions to avoid the second round of sanctions arising from the Skripal incident, stated the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Andrea Thompson, as published on the Senate’s website.

    Thompson recalled that the first phase of sanctions against Russia was imposed as part of the Chemical Weapons Convention. She said, “The United States has made it clear that we will cease pursuing its …

  • US strategic drone conducts reconnaissance flight over Donbas

    An American RQ-4A Global Hawk strategic drone conducted reconnaissance flight along the demarcation line in the Donbas, Interfax Ukraine reports with the reference to the data published by aviation sources.  

    After taking off at the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy, the American drone spent 10 hours flying along the demarcation line between Ukraine and the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), remaining in Ukraine-controlled airspace.

    On several occasions …