Contents tagged with USA

  • Russia moves combat helicopters to base in northern Syria

    A group of Russian helicopters has been relocated from the Khmeimim Air Base to an airfield in the city of Qamishli in Syrian Kurdistan, the Zvezda TV channel reported, publishing a video clip of the helicopters being relocated. The helicopters’ arrival in Qamishli was also reported by the Interfax news agency, which cited the head of the aviation commandant’s office in the city, Timur Khodzhaev.

    “This is the first group of combat helicopters from the Russian Aerospace Forces in northern Syria. …

  • US troops occupy several oil fields in Syria

    The US military entered Syrian territory through a checkpoint on the border with Iraq and deployed in the oil fields in the northeast of the country, reports Al Ekhbariya TV channel.

    The convoy included 22 army vehicles and two trucks moving under air cover.

    About 90 percent of Syrian oil production is concentrated on the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates River. In October, US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of US troops from Northern Syria , but shortly after that said that part …

  • US builds hangars in Israel for hundreds of F-35s

    Hangars are being erected urgently throughout Israel, presumably to park Israel’s latest F-35i (“Adir”) all-weather 5th generation fighters.

    The project is being realized by the US Defense Department. The hangars under construction will have a total area of 252,000 square meters, writes the Israeli news outlet Israel Defense, which specializes in military topics.

    According to the journalists, the work is being carried out by the US Army Corps of Engineers (NAU). Israeli officials have not …

  • Ukraine and the US sign Protocol on Defense Cooperation

    Ukrainian-US bilateral defense consultations took place at the Central House of Officers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kyiv. After the meeting, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry and US Defense Department signed a Protocol that defines further areas of cooperation between the two defense agencies, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "The Ukrainian delegation, headed by Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Alina Frolova, discussed with American colleagues the main aspects …

  • Syrian President Assad: Trump is the best President in US history

    In an interview with Syrian TV channels, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called Donald Trump "the best President in US history," reports the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

    Assad explained his opinion by the fact that Trump is not trying to hide his true intentions but openly announces them. According to Assad, the American President directly says: "We want oil," or "we want to get rid of someone," or "we want to provide services for money." "This is the reality of American politics," said …

  • Russia is concerned about number of US satellites in space

    During a speech at United Nations General Assembly First Committee, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva Andrey Belousov said that Russia is concerned about the number of American satellites in space.

    "At the same time, we have serious concerns about the American group of satellites," said Belousov, as quoted by RIA Novosti news agency.

    He noted that the grouping of US satellites "has more than a thousand units and has the same number of satellites as …

  • Pentagon promises to defend Syrian oil fields by force if necessary

    The US will defend Syria’s oil fields and use force if someone tries to capture them, said US Defense Secretary Mark Esper at a press conference broadcast by C-Span TV network.

    “The US will maintain control over the oil fields in north-eastern Syria. When [Islamic State ringleader] al-Baghdadi was alive, these fields were a source of financing for IS which supported its operation,” Esper observed. He said that the US will “respond seriously to any forces that threaten them”.

    The defense …

  • Russia denies assisting US special forces to eliminate ISIS leader

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that it knew nothing about "allowing the flight of US aircraft" into Syrian airspace to conduct the special operation to eliminate the leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, reports RBC news agency, citing the statement of the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov.

    The Russian Defense Ministry claims that there are no records of a recent US or coalition airstrikes in the Syrian province to kill the terrorist.

    "The increase …

  • Russia demands that the US withdraw from Syria

    Russia demanded that the United States leave the area of the Al-Tanf military base in southern Syria, reports RIA Novosti , citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin.

    "I speak about territory with a diameter of 55 km. Also, it is the Syrian territory, and the US military is located there illegally. They are blocking the road that connects Iraq and Syria. We consider their presence illegal and demand that such occupation be stopped," said Vershinin.

    In mid-October, the US …

  • Russian helicopters deployed to old US base in Syria

    Two Mi-8 multirole helicopters and a Mi-35 military transport helicopter belonging to the Russian Aerospace Forces have landed at the Tabqa airbase in north-western Syria. Footage of the Russian helicopters arriving at the old American base was published by the Russian TV channel Zvezda. The clip shows helicopters landing on a broken-down runway, where they are met by Syrian government forces.

    “For the first time in six years – a historic moment – helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces …