Contents tagged with USA

  • Kremlin confirms Biden threatened Russia with financial isolation in the event of an attack on Ukraine

    US President Joe Biden, in a conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, threatened Russia with financial isolation in the event of an attack on Ukraine, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov on the TV program "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" on the TV channel Russia-1.

    "Yes, indeed, Biden said that if there is this ephemeral invasion of Ukraine - apparently, the Americans have made themselves believed that this is not fake information, but the real truth - then Russia will be financially …

  • U. S. postpones approval of $200 million military assistance package to Ukraine

    The administration of US President Joe Biden has prepared a package of additional military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $ 200 million, but postponed its approval, despite the calls from Kyiv and some American lawmakers, reported NBC, citing several sources. The postponement, the report said, was made in order to give more time to diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions and preserve leverage in the event of a Russian attack on Ukraine.

    It's not clear what the proposed $200 million aid …

  • Putin convinces Biden not to impose sanctions against Russian oligarchs and Nord Stream 2

    The United States withdrew all amendments on sanctions against Russia from the draft defense bill for 2022 after negotiations between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

    The two-hour online summit, which the presidents held face to face, even sending interpreters to the other rooms, was the third conversation between Putin and Biden and took place after Russia moved almost all Russian troops stationed west of the Urals to the border with Ukraine.

    Biden "expressed concern" on behalf of the United …

  • Kremlin: U.S. will not be able to disconnect Russia from SWIFT

    The United States will not take steps to disconnect Russia from the SWIFT interbank payment system, since it will be difficult for Europeans to manage without Russia, which will be outside the payment system, said First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov.

    "As for the SWIFT system, I do not believe that the United States will impose these sanctions: it will be quite difficult for Europeans to do without Russia, which will be outside …

  • U.S. considers cutting off Putin's entourage from international payment systems

    The United States is considering new sanctions against Russia due to the situation around Ukraine. According to American analysts, Russia has deployed almost 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian borders.

    According to The New York Times, American and British officials are working on sanctions against Russian oligarchs close to President Vladimir Putin.

    The measures may include restricting access for Russian oligarchs to Visa and Mastercard, as well as travel restriction to the UK and Europe for …

  • Kremlin: U.S. is training for nuclear strikes on Russia

    This month, the United States worked out a scenario of a nuclear strike on Russia simultaneously from the eastern and western directions, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu during talks with the Chinese Minister of National Defense, Wei Fenghe.

    The flights of the US Air Force strategic bombers have significantly intensified in the immediate vicinity of the Russian eastern border, Shoygu said. According to him, last year, American warplanes capable of carrying nuclear weapons performed …

  • Russian intelligence accuses U.S. of provoking escalation in Donbas

    In response to reports about the possibility of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service  accused the United States of "provoking the escalation in the East of Ukraine."

    "Washington officials are actively scaring the world community with Russia's alleged preparations for aggression against Ukraine." Russian intelligence quoted the statement of the Minister of Propaganda of Hitler's Germany, Joseph Goebbels, that “the crowd willingly believes the lies”.

    "We are …

  • U.S. Intelligence: Russia's invasion of Ukraine is imminent

    U.S. intelligence warns European allies of the growing likelihood of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, CBS News reported, citing U.S. officials familiar with the situation.

    According to the US military, the beginning of the Russian military operation will depend on the weather conditions. It can start within a few weeks, when the cold weather sets in.

    Tens of thousands of Russian troops are amassed on the border with Ukraine, and unlike the April build-up, this time Washington is not inclined to …

  • Kremlin notes positive achievements in Russia-USA relations

    Moscow and Washington have reached positive achievements in the negotiation process, although a number of difficulties remain in relations between the tow countries, said the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on air of Radio Rossiya.

    As an example, Zakharova pointed out to the joint draft resolution of Russia and the United States against the use of information and communication technologies for criminal purposes. "I think that a couple of months ago, if I had said …

  • U.S. congressmen propose not to recognize Putin as president of Russia after 2024

    Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have drafted a resolution demanding that Russian President Vladimir Putin not be recognized as legitimate president of Russia if he remains for the fifth term in 2024.

    Amendments to the Russian Constitution, introduced in 2020 which are "waiving the term limit" for Putin, were approved "in violation of the laws of the Russian Federation and the commitments of the Russian Federation under the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe …