Contents tagged with USA

  • Kremlin warns US of severe consequences over American weapon use against targets in Russia

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has urged the United States to avoid making "miscalculations that could have fatal consequences" following the decision to allow Ukraine to use American weaponry on Russian territory.

    "I would like to caution American figures against miscalculations that could have fatal consequences. For unclear reasons, they underestimate the seriousness of the response they might receive," said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, as reported by Interfax.

    The Deputy Foreign …

  • US permits Ukraine to use HIMARS missiles for strikes on Russian territory

    The United States has authorized the deployment of HIMARS multiple rocket launchers to carry out strikes on Russian territory. These systems will help combat the Russian forces concentrated near the border, a spokesman for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

    Ukraine awaits the "green light" from the US to employ long-range weapons deep within Russian territory. For now, they have secured permission to use a limited arsenal to protect border areas suffering from Russian shelling and …

  • USA and Germany warn Ukraine over independent use of Patriot systems, threaten supply cut-off

    According to Bild, the Ukrainian army has used Germany-provided Patriot missile systems independently at least once. This prompted threats from both Germany and the United States directed at Ukraine.

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces reportedly used the German-supplied Patriot system in an autonomous strike. In response, furious calls were made to Kyiv from Berlin and Washington, threatening to halt the supply of anti-aircraft missiles if such an incident recurred. Ukraine is also barred from using …

  • USA accuses Russia of using chemical weapons against Ukraine

    Russia has violated an international ban on the use of chemical weapons, the US State Department announced Wednesday, May 1, as it laid out new sanctions against Moscow. The US diplomatic agency alleges that Russian troops have used chloropicrin, an irritating substance, against Ukrainian soldiers.

    Consequently, the new US sanctions list includes the Russian Forces of Radiation, Chemical, and Biological Protection of the Ministry of Defence, the Russian Scientific Research Institute of Applied …

  • Former Commander of the Polish Ground Forces: American weapons are likely already on their way to Ukraine

    The US House of Representatives has begun the process of approving a new aid package for Ukraine, with the delivery of support already underway. Ukrinform reports, citing comments by military expert Waldemar Skrzypczak, former commander of the Polish Land Forces and former deputy minister of national defense, the first shipments of weapons are being sent to Ukraine following the House's decision.

    The expert believes that although the details of these deliveries are not known, the aid is …

  • US disapproves of Ukrainian strikes inside Russia, says State Department official

    The United States of America does not encourage or support Ukrainian strikes beyond its borders, said US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller during a briefing on March 26.

    Journalists asked the State Department representative to comment on recent media reports that the United States opposes Ukraine attacking oil refineries within Russian territory and has asked Ukraine to cease such actions.

    "I'm not going to go into specifics about conversations, but from the beginning of this war, …

  • US and Turkey agree on new sanctions enforcement framework against Russian-affiliated companies

    Turkey and the United States have agreed on a new framework for enforcing secondary sanctions aimed at companies cooperating with Russ, reports the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.

    Under the new agreement, US authorities will inform Ankara of any companies suspected of dubious activities and request information concerning these suspicions. Should Turkey conduct an investigation and report the findings to the US, "measures will be taken if necessary," according to the paper.

    Previously, Washington …

  • US transfers confiscated Russian funds to Estonia for Ukrainian aid

    The United States has transferred $500,000 in confiscated Russian funds to Estonia to aid Ukraine, repoted the US Department of Justice.

    According to the department, the funds were seized by the US following the interception in 2022 of an illicit attempt to import into Russia a high-precision coordinate grinding machine produced in America, intended for use "in the defense sector and in the sphere of nuclear weapons proliferation."

    The machine does not require an export license to European …

  • German Chancellor Scholz calls for continued support for Ukraine during Washington visit

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, during his visit to Washington, addressed American senators, calling for further assistance to Ukraine. "It was great to speak with members of the US Senate from both parties again. Ukraine needs our united support to defend itself against Russian aggression," the chancellor wrote early on Friday, February 9, on social network X.

    Scholz arrived in the United States the day before. This marks his third visit to Washington as the head of the German government. …

  • Ukraine's ambassador optimistic about US assistance amidst election year challenges

    Ukraine's ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, has said during a national news broadcast that talks over US assistance to Ukraine are headed in the right direction.

    "The situation is extremely complex, but there is absolutely no ground to speak of 'betrayal'. Everything is moving in the right direction. However, it's a complicated process in an election year. We are doing everything to ensure the aid bill for Ukraine is approved. The chances are incredibly high," Markarova …