Contents tagged with USA

  • The U.S. sends another strategic reconnaissance drone to the Black Sea

    Three days after the incident with the Russian aircraft ramming and disabling the American strategic drone, the US Air Force sent another reconnaissance drone, this time RQ-4 Global Hawk, to the Black Sea.

    According to the online service Flightradar24, which tracks air traffic around the world, the US Air Force drone flew in the airspace of Bulgaria and Romania, after then continued into the airspace over the Black Sea. According to the American media, the UAV was sent there to observe Russia’ …

  • Russia’s gas exports under threat due to US sanctions

    Gas exports from Russia are facing serious problems due to US sanctions imposed in February, which prohibit the supply of any gas turbines and components to Russia. The critical dependence of Russian gas megaprojects, including the Power of Siberia and the Turkish Stream, on Western technologies and the inability to quickly replace them may lead to a reduction in gas exports to Russia’s remaining major consumers – China and Turkey. Problems with the maintenance of existing gas pipelines and the …

  • Media: U.S. along with another country are behind drone attack on Iranian weapons production facilities

    A drone attack on a ballistic missile depot in Iran was carried out by the United States and another country, reported the TV channel Al-Hadath, citing its to sources in the United States.

    The news outlet writes that the strike was meant to send a signal to Iran and Russia that "setting up [weapons] factories and the export of ballistic weapons are not allowed." Sources of the channel clarified that the second country involved in the attack on the Iranian facilities was not Israel.

    According …

  • US and Italy discuss delivery of SAMP-T air defense systems to Ukraine

    Italy can deliver anti-aircraft missile systems SAMP-T to Ukraine, reports La Repubblica. The United States is asking Italy to accelerate the next package of military assistance for Ukraine, which may include the SAMP-T air defense systems.

    La Repubblica noted that the United States National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, and the diplomatic adviser to the Prime Minister of Italy, Francesco Talo, held a telephone conversation on January 5.

    The two officials discussed military assistance for …

  • Putin threatens to 'knock out' Patriot air defense systems to be delivered to Ukraine by U.S.

    Russian president Vladimir Putin promised to knock out those Patriot air defense systems that the United States will deliver to the Ukrainian military. 

    "They say patriots can be delivered there. Okay, let them bring it, we'll knock out those Patriots. Those who oppose us proceed from the fact that these are supposedly defensive weapons. Okay, we'll just keep that in mind. And there will always be an antidote. So those who do it are doing it in vain. This is just prolonging the conflict, that' …

  • Russia cancels Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty talks with USA

    The previously scheduled meeting of the bilateral Russia-USA consultative commission on the Treaty on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START) will not be held in Cairo, said the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    "The previously scheduled session of the bilateral consultative commission on the Russian-American START Treaty scheduled in Cairo (November 29 – December 6) will not take place on these dates. The event is postponed to a later date," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. …

  • Putin’s associate Prigozhin admits interfering in U.S. elections

    Russian oligarch and founder of the private military company Wagner Yevgeny Prigozhin responded to the question of the website "Russia News" about Russia’s "attempts to intervene" in the U.S. elections, in particular, in the midterm elections to Congress, which are held on November 8.

    "I will answer you very subtly, delicately and, I apologize, I will allow a certain ambiguity," Prigozhin replied ironically and sarcastically on his VKontakte page of his company Concord. " Gentlemen, we have …

  • Moldova joins US sanctions against pro-Russian politicians

    The Commission for Emergency Situations (CSE) of Moldova imposed sanctions on persons included in the US sanctions list, who are considered participants in "constant campaigns of malicious influence of the Kremlin" and involved in systemic corruption in the republic, reported the Moldovan news agency Realitatea.

    Agreements made by individuals and legal entities included in the US sanctions list will be carefully inspected by the Moldovan authorities.

    The list of persons suspected of having …

  • Russia threatens to shoot down U.S. satellites used by Ukraine

    U.S. commercial satellites, which are used to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces, could become "legitimate targets" for a Russian strike, said Konstantin Vorontsov, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Non-proliferation and Arms Control. These satellites include Elon Musk's systems, as well as satellites of American companies Planet Labs and Maxar.

    "These are space components of civilian infrastructure, including commercial, which are used by the United States and …

  • Kremlin: deliveries of American air defense systems will not change Russia’s goals in Ukraine

    Deliveries of American air defense systems to Ukraine will not change "Russia's goals as part of a special operation,” said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    Peskov noted that Russia sees signals from the United States about its intentions to continue supplying weapons to Ukraine. According to Peskov, this "makes the conflict even more painful for Ukraine."

    In addition, he confirmed Putin's meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 13.

    After yesterday's …