Contents tagged with USA

  • Ukraine wants to buy Harpoon anti-ship missiles from United States

    Ukraine  wants to buy Harpoon anti-ship missiles from the United States , reports the Ukrainian newspaper Dzerkalo Tyzhnia.

    According to the newspaper, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry decided to buy Harpoon anti-ship missiles along with coastal missile systems in early 2020.

    The Harpoon is an anti-ship missile that was designed and is manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing Defense, Space & Security).

    The Harpoon uses active radar homing and flies just above the water to evade defenses. …

  • U.S. accuses Russia of 'reckless' tests of anti-satellite weapons

    The United States believes that Russia has tested anti-satellite weapons which posed a threat to the International Space Station (ISS), said at a briefing spokesperson for the United States Department of State Ned Price.

    “The Russian Federation recklessly conducted a destructive satellite test of a direct-ascent anti-satellite missile against one of its own satellites. The test has so far generated over 1,500 pieces of trackable orbital debris and hundreds of thousands of pieces of smaller …

  • U.S. delivers 80 tons of ammunition to Ukraine

    The United States has delivered  80 tons of ammunition to Ukraine. The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv reported on Twitter that this is the fourth $60 million delivery as part of Washington's security assistance, which was approved by President Biden.

    After the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States, Washington agreed to allocate another $60 million, in addition to the previously agreed $250 million. Shipments of the American equipment and weapons were previously delivered …

  • Russia calls presence of US warships in the Black Sea a ‘provocation’

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu called constant visits of American and other warships to the Black Sea a "provocation".

    "This is, you know, an almost constant attempt to test us, to check how ready we are, how much we have built the entire system along the Black Sea coast, in general in the south of our country. They (the United States) are not alone in this, in such inspections and in such campaigns," Shoygu said on TV Channel Russia 1.

    According to him, the Russian military is …

  • U.S. expels 55 Russian diplomats

    The United States is expelling 55 Russian diplomats, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

    According to her, Washington continues to insist on bringing to parity the number of diplomats in the two countries, including the Russians working in the UN permanent mission in New York in the total count.

    "If we compare embassies and consular offices, the picture is completely different. The Americans now have about 130 people working in Russia, while in our mission in Washington …

  • U.S. puts Russians applying for American visas into ‘homeless nationalities’ category

    The U.S. Department of State has categorized Russians who want to apply for a U.S. visa as belonging to "homeless nationalities.". The list of ‘homeless nationalities’, in addition to Russia, includes Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

    American officials usually include in “homeless nationalities” citizens from those countries where there is no U.S. consular mission. The document prescribes those wishing to obtain an American visa to apply to the …

  • Russian oligarch Deripaska accuses FBI of stealing two bottles of vodka after search warrants executed in his American mansions

    Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska resorted to foul language on his telegram channel after the FBI raided American houses belonging to the businessman's relatives.

    The "law enforcement actions", according to Deripaska’s representative, were carried out on the basis of search warrants related to sanctions.

    Deripaska said, using an obscene synonym for the verb "steal", that two bottles of vodka were stolen.

    He added that the searches were carried out "in the best traditions of the Bolshevik …

  • US Department of Treasury plans to punish Russia’s Gazprom for circumventing sanctions

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury is set to work with the Congress to punish Russia's Gazprom for activities that violate U.S. sanctions, said Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo during a speech in the Senate Banking Committee.

    One of the senators criticized the U.S. Department of the Treasury for not imposing sanctions on the operator of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, Nord Stream 2 AG.

    "We are committed to working with you on this committee to hold Gazprom accountable for …

  • Ukraine receives new shipment of weapons and ammunition from the United States

    On Monday, October 18, the second shipment of international technical assistance from the US government to the Ukrainian Armed Forces arrived in Ukraine, said Colonel of Ukraine’s Armed Forces Medical Service Oleksandr Matviychuk.

    According to him, the cargo arrived as part of additional security assistance from the US government to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Medical supplies, weapons with ammunition were delivered to Ukraine in this shipment.

    Matviychuk called such assistance a step …

  • US Secretary of Defense: Russia started conflict in eastern Ukraine and is an obstacle to its peaceful resolution

    Russia started the conflict in eastern Ukraine and is an obstacle to its peaceful resolution, said the United States Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, at a briefing following a meeting with the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Andriy Taran.

    "Russia started this conflict, and Russia is an obstacle to a peaceful settlement. They could begin by respecting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Until that happens, we will do everything we can to support Ukraine's efforts to develop defense …