Contents tagged with USA

  • US develops cost-effective long-range missile for Ukraine's defense needs

    The United States is developing a new air-launched munition specifically designed for Ukraine, according to a report from the industry publication Aviation Week Network.

    The first details about this new munition emerged in January this year, initially garnering interest from 16 defense companies. The US military invited these firms to consider developing a cost-effective, air-launched weapon with a range of 250 nautical miles (463 km) that wouldn't take long to develop.

    On June 10, the US Air …

  • Russia condemns US decision to deploy long-range missiles in Germany, warns of military response

    The Russian Foreign Ministry regards the deployment of Tomahawk cruise missiles and other long-range US weapons in Germany as a "link in the escalation chain", said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.

    "I believe this is simply a link in the escalation chain, one of the intimidation elements that today forms a major part of NATO and the US's strategy towards Russia. Our response will be calm and professional. The military, without a doubt, have already taken this message into …

  • US lawmakers urge White House to lift restrictions on Ukrainian strikes against Russia

    US Congressmen Jake Auchincloss and Michael McCaul have called on the White House to lift restrictions on Ukraine's ability to carry out strikes against Russia. During an online discussion hosted by Foreign Policy, Democratic and Republican representatives Jake Auchincloss and Michael McCaul expressed that the outcome of the current NATO summit in Washington should include the removal of these restrictions for Ukraine, reports Voice of America.

    Democrat Auchincloss stated that during the …

  • US imports record $209.5 million of Russian uranium in May despite upcoming ban

    The United States purchased enriched uranium from Russia amounting to $209.5 million in May, marking the highest level since March 2023 when the US imported $245.9 million of enriched uranium from Russia, reported Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, ,citing data from the American statistics bureau.

    The resumption of uranium deliveries from Russia to the US occurred after a break in April, the report notes. Throughout May, Russia exported 91.1 tonnes of uranium.

    In total, the US purchased …

  • US announces expedited $2.2 billion air defense boost for Ukraine

    On Wednesday, 3 July, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced during a press briefing that Washington has approved another aid package for Ukraine, which includes missiles for air defence systems, ammunition for HIMARS missile systems, artillery shells, and other supplies.

    The US administration clarified that these weapons are taken from US military stockpiles, ensuring their speedy delivery to Ukraine. The total value of the new military aid package is $150 million. …

  • Finland grants US access to 15 military bases in strategic defense pact

    The Finnish Parliament has approved the defence cooperation agreement and granted the US access to 15 military sites, as reported by the state broadcaster Yle.

    The agreement pertains to the use of four airbases, a military port, and a railway in northern Finland. It also includes provisions for the storage of military equipment.

    Under the terms of the agreement, the US is allowed to deploy its military personnel and equipment at the designated locations. Finnish authorities will ensure the …

  • Putin orders resumption of intermediate-range missile production amid rising tensions with USA

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded the resumption of the production of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles (INF) to ensure security. "We need to start manufacturing these strike systems and then, based on the actual situation, make decisions on where to deploy them if necessary for our security," Putin stated during a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation on Friday, June 28th.

    He referred to the US decision to withdraw from the …

  • Vietnam affirms strategic partnership with U.S., casting doubt on Putin's recent diplomatic gains

    Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son has described the United States as a strategic partner for his country. The key diplomat made this declaration during the visit of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink to Hanoi. This visit came shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to Vietnam.

    According to the newspaper VietnamPlus, Bui Thanh Son emphasized that Vietnam continues to regard the United States as a strategically important …

  • US shuts down Russian visa centres in major cities and revokes diplomatic tax exemptions

    The United States is closing two Russian visa centres in Washington and New York, in addition to stripping Russian diplomats of their tax exemption privileges, reported the head of the Russian diplomatic mission, Anatoly Antonov, as cited by TASS news agency.

    "The Americans have sent us notification of the closure of the visa centre. Now, additional responsibilities will fall on the shoulders of Russian diplomats and consuls," he said. Despite this, the Russian ambassador pledged to "put all …

  • US Senators push for designation of Russia as state sponsor of terrorism in new bipartisan bill

    On Thursday, June 20, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bipartisan bill that seeks to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. Currently, the US lists Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria as state sponsors of terrorism, holding them accountable under American law for their repeated support of international terrorism acts.

    "I look forward to voting on our bill to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism under US law for several reasons. …