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Washington has not confirmed that the integrity of Ukraine is a key US interest

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, speaking to reporters, rather evasively answered the question whether maintaining the territorial integrity of Ukraine is a priority in US policy. photo pixabay At a meeting with media representatives, several issues were discussed before the upcoming talks between US and Russian Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. Including the tension on the Russian-Ukrainian border. In particular, Psaki stressed that the territorial integrity of Ukraine meets the important interests of the global community. “And it is in the interests of the United States to ensure stability in all over Europe. But I will not go into further definitions … Foreign policy contains many nuances, “said a White House spokesman, quoted by CBS. & ...

US postpones launch of Atlas V rocket with military communications satellite

The launch of the Atlas V launch vehicle with the United States Space Force communications satellite has been postponed until December 6, the press service of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) consortium reports. It is specified that this is due to a fuel leak in the ground storage that was discovered during preparatory activities. Initially, the launch was scheduled for December 5 from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral, Florida. & Nbsp; “ The launch is now scheduled for Monday, December 6, at 04:04 US East Coast time (12:04 Moscow time ) & raquo ;, & ndash; follows from the message. Recall that the Atlas V rocket is to launch the military satellite STPSat-6, on which infrared lasers are installed. Meanwhile, the Russian Soyuz-ST launch vehicle -B & raquo...

Pentagon chief says US will help Taiwan defend itself

Photo: Still from video The head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, said that the United States intends to help Taiwan defend against the use of force. At the same time, Washington remains committed to the policy of “one China.” indicate an increase in tension in the region due to the flights of Chinese military aircraft near the island. Источник www.mk.ru

Board Tel Aviv – Moscow changed course due to US reconnaissance aircraft

A passenger plane flying from Tel Aviv to Moscow was forced to change course in order to avoid a rapprochement with an American reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea, Interfax reports. According to the words the agency's source in air traffic control services, the incident occurred the day before, one of the two US reconnaissance aircraft randomly crossed the established civil aviation routes and approached the airliner. It is noted that the vertical distance between Airbus and American aircraft was less than 20 meters … In this regard, the controllers instructed the passenger aircraft to descend 500 meters and take a safer flight level. At the same time, the intruder did not respond to requests from the ground. Earlier it was reported that Russian Su-27 and Su-3...

Russian fighters escorted US reconnaissance planes in the Black Sea

Russian Su-27 and Su-30 fighters escorted American reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea, TASS reports, citing data from the Russian National Defense Control Center. The department said that on December 3, Russian control devices detected air targets that were approaching the border of the Russian Federation. To identify them and prevent violations of the state border, fighters took off from the Air Defense Forces of the Southern Military District. & nbsp; Air targets were identified as the US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft and the US Army CL-600 ARTEMIS reconnaissance and targeting aircraft . It is noted that there was no violation of the Russian border. We remind that earlier the Ministry of Defense reported that reconnaissance near the Russian borders w...

Biden postponed the US shutdown

Photo: Still from video A release has been released on the White House website stating that US President Joe Biden signed an extension law government funding until February 18. Thus, he postponed the shutdown – the suspension of government work due to lack of funding. Earlier, the US Senate approved the allocation of funds until February 18. It is clarified that among the goals of government agencies is to support evacuated citizens from Afghanistan. Источник www.mk.ru

Pentagon to conduct new investigation of US airstrikes in Syria

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered a new investigation into the 2019 US Air Force strike in Syria, which killed civilians, RIA Novosti reported. < p> According to him, the investigation will include an assessment of civilian casualties, as well as compliance with the laws of war and reporting on the results of this operation. According to The New York Times, the Pentagon investigation will be led by General Michael Garrett. Within 90 days, he was instructed to establish the presence of possible violations during the air strike, which was carried out by Task Force 9 special forces in the area of ​​the village of El Baguz in March 2019. As the correspondents of the publication note, as a result of this bombing, 80 people were kill...

US destroyer Arleigh Burke resumes operations in the Black Sea

The American missile destroyer Arleigh Burke resumed operations in the Black Sea, RIA Novosti reports. According to the US Sixth Fleet, the ship left the port of Varna in Bulgaria on November 28. As representatives of the department note, the call of the American destroyer into the port “ confirmed the commitment of the US Navy to the NATO alliance and such important allies as Bulgaria. '' The statement also emphasizes that this maneuver demonstrated the ability of Arleigh Burke to deployment in the area of ​​responsibility of the US Sixth Fleet in support of regional stability. As previously reported, the US missile destroyer entered the Black Sea to participate in operations with partners in the North Atlantic Alliance. His actions in the region are monitored by...

US strengthens Ukrainian air force with Brazilian attack aircraft

Donbass does not yet have effective protection against such aircraft Six Brazilian Super Tucano EMB 314 turboprop attack aircraft will be deployed at an airbase in Ukraine. This is US assistance to the Ukrainian Air Force. The planes were purchased from Brazil for the war in Afghanistan, but now the Taliban are in charge there (the Taliban movement is prohibited in Russia), so the United States decided to support the new ally. Earlier, the same decision was made on the Mi-17 helicopters purchased by the Americans in Russia for Afghanistan. Photo: Staff Sgt. Larry Reid Jr. The situation with the aircraft fleet in the Ukrainian Air Force has long been poor. The inherited Soviet aircraft Su-27, Su-25, Su-24, MiG-29 are pretty outdated, and after Kiev severed cooperation ties with the...

Axios learns of Germany’s request to the US over Nord Stream 2

According to Axios, the German authorities have asked the US Congress to abandon the introduction of new sanctions against Nord Stream 2. At the same time, Berlin assured that they had invented new levers of pressure on Russia Receiving terminal of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on the coast in Lubmin near Greifswald The German Embassy in Washington has called on the US Congress not to impose restrictive measures against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This is reported by Axios with reference to an unofficial document that came into its possession. According to the portal, the German authorities told their American colleagues that the imposition of sanctions against the gas pipeline and related directly or indirectly, companies will weaken confidence in the United States and ̶...

Hill learns of the reluctance of the US authorities to tighten sanctions against Nord Stream

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken calls on Democratic senators to block the corresponding amendment to the defense budget. The Biden administration wants to avoid tougher sanctions, as it fears discontent from Germany The administration of US President Joe Biden opposes the imposition of tougher sanctions on the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as it “ fears discontent from Germany, an important European ally in the fight against climate change and limiting China's growing influence in the world, '' writes The Hill. According to the publication, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is calling on Democratic senators to block amendments to the draft defense budget, which involve the imposition of sanctions against companies involved in inspections and certificatio...

Antonov expressed bewilderment over US sanctions against MIPT

SOURCE: PIXABAY Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov, commenting on the US sanctions against the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, said that the administration US President Joe Biden continues to pursue a destructive course of destroying ties with Russia in areas that are not related to politics Antonov. He stressed that MIPT trains technical specialists, including for the enterprises of the military-industrial complex, but how this could threaten the US national security, “one can only guess.” According to him, as usual, the American side did not provide any facts. “Each new restriction is a missed opportunity to normalize ation of bilateral ties, “the diplomat explained. Источник www.mk.ru

In Germany, Greens called new US sanctions against SP-2 unacceptable

In Germany, an expert of the Soyuz-90/Green Party on foreign policy issues, Omid Nuripur, commenting on the imposition by the United States of new sanctions on the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, said that this state of affairs was unacceptable. photo pexels.com At the same time, the politician stressed that such pressure from the White House does not in any way fit with the “concern for the energy security of the European Union” broadcast by Washington. and assurances of partnership and friendly relations. “The new US sanctions are unacceptable even for the opponents of Nord Stream 2 … Even we, who have always fought against the pipeline, cannot understand which” friendship '' the United States strives if it imposes sanctions on friends ...

Psaki declined to comment on media reports on the US sending weapons to Ukraine

Jen Psaki Photo: flickr/Third Way Think Tank Media reports about the intentions of the United States to send American military advisers to Ukraine did not comment on White House spokesman Jen Psaki during the briefing. “I have nothing to announce to you on this score,” Psaki replied to a question from reporters. CNN has published material that Joe’s administration Biden is assessing the possibility of sending military advisers and additional military equipment to Ukraine. According to them, such support for Kiev is connected with reports that Russia is allegedly preparing for an attack in Ukraine in January 2022. The military assistance package may include Javelin anti-tank complexes, mortars, as well as air defense systems, including Stinger missiles. At the same time, the...

Water-air. US wants to equip destroyers and submarines with hypersonic weapons

The United States will begin equipping its Zumwalt-class destroyers with hypersonic missiles in 4 years, and the Virginia-class nuclear submarines & mdash; in seven. Currently, the United States is testing hypersonic missiles with varying success. Placing launchers on ships and, moreover, submarines will create technological problems & mdash; probably solvable, but requiring huge financial costs. AiF.ru figured out whether the country has a chance to combine water and air, as well as & mdash; to what extent this will increase the power of the US Air Force, whether they have a chance to catch up with Russia in a hypersonic race. & nbsp; This was announced by Vice Admiral Johnny Wolfe, Director of Strategic Systems Programs of the US Navy. According to him, the Zumwa...

Volodin responded to the US on Putin’s presidency after 2024

The change of power will lead to the destruction of the country, Volodin believes State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin commented on the initiative of US congressmen not to recognize Vladimir Putin as president if he is re-elected to this post in 2024. According to Volodin, such a reaction from Washington is “the best assessment of the correctness of the path and choice.” Russians. Photo: kremlin.ru The parliamentarian recalled that Moscow does not interfere in the American elections and expects the same from the overseas authorities. He also noted that “it’s not up to the US congressmen to decide who is and who isn’t the president of our country.” The Russians themselves will decide, Volodin emphasized. “They are doing everything to weaken and then destroy us,” the ...

Satanovsky warned of preemptive strike on US nuclear bases in Europe

“The past world war is not enough for Poland” European countries that are ready to accept US nuclear arsenals on their territory are at great risk. Because these arsenals of weapons of mass destruction are the primary targets for Russian missiles. This was stated by the well-known political scientist Yevgeny Satanovsky. On the eve of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the nuclear arsenals, which are now located on the territory of Germany, can be moved to the territory of Eastern Europe. Commenting on this statement in his Telegram channel, Yevgeny Satanovsky wrote that it is time to end all conversations about cooperation between Russia and NATO after such words. “The topic of cooperation with NATO, dialogue with NATO and other pleasures of Russian politicians and pro...

US plans to install hypersonic weapons on destroyers in 2025

Hypersonic weapons will begin to be supplied to the US Army in fiscal 2023, and in 2025 – to Zumwalt-class destroyers. From 2028, it will begin to appear on submarines The United States will begin deploying hypersonic weapons to the military in fiscal 2023, then, over the next few years, destroyers and submarines, said US Navy Vice Admiral Johnny Wolfe, who oversees the Navy's strategic systems programs, reports Defense News. p> “We're going to equip [hypersonic weapons] in the army in FY2023, and the first battery will be deployed there. We are also on track to [put it] on [class destroyers] Zumwalt in 2025. And then we're going to equip [submarines of the] Virginia class with them in 2028 when they get loading containers. We are exploring the possibility of doing ...

Bombs for all good things. US plans to build 480 new nuclear bombs

The US nuclear arsenal will soon be replenished with new B61-12 thermonuclear aviation bombs, the production of which has already begun. According to the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), a total of 480 units of new ammunition are planned to be adopted. The B61-12 bombs will go to replace the outdated B61-3 and B61-4 variants at American ammunition depots in the United States and Europe. The Pentagon spent about $ 2 billion on the program to create this weapon. The new bomb belongs to the category of tactical nuclear weapons, but it is intended primarily & nbsp; for the American strategic bombers B-2 Spirit, which are in service with the US Air Force, as well as the promising B-21 Raider, which are just being developed and in the future should replace the entire fleet of A...

Trump praised the Taliban parade with US military equipment: a sad sight

Photo kremlin.ru Former US President Donald Trump commented on the parade held in the capital of Afghanistan by representatives of the Taliban movement (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) with the participation of US military equipment left in the country. According to Trump, the cost of American equipment, which the militants seized, is estimated at $ 85 billion. & quot; The large military parade held by the Taliban is a very sad sight that eloquently demonstrates how the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan was carried out. The biggest shame in the history of the United States, '' the politician said. Источник www.mk.ru

US and Chinese Leaders Discuss Rules of Conduct

How did the first long meeting between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping ended? For the first time during his presidency, Joe Biden held lengthy negotiations with President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. The heads of state emphasized the friendly attitude of the meeting, but presented each other with a long list of claims Joe Biden participates in a virtual meeting with Xi Jinping via video link Preparing for the talks On Monday evening, November 15, Washington time (it was already Tuesday morning in Beijing), US President Joe Biden and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping held a video summit. It was the first full-scale talks between the leaders of the world's two largest economies since Biden's inauguration, although they have spoken on the...

US in coordination with the EU is preparing new sanctions on Belarus

photo pexels.com State Department Press Officer Ned Price announced new restrictive measures against the authorities during a media briefing Belarus, which the US is currently preparing in coordination with the European Union. According to him, this issue was raised against the background of the aggravated migration crisis on the border of Belarus with the EU, “Preparing new sanctions, in close coordination with the EU, as well as other partners and allies, to continue holding Minsk accountable for attacks on democracy, violations of human rights and international norms, “he told reporters. Источник www.mk.ru

Families of US military personnel did not even have enough money for food

The political scientist compared the American army with the Russian one in the 90s There are 160 thousand servicemen in the US, as well as their families, are not provided with decent wages, there is not enough money even for food. The American news agency Associated Press recently wrote about this. “ According to Feed America, nearly 30 % of the military personnel, mostly junior officers, are forced to rely on the help of food banks, which provide food for low-income citizens, “the American edition reported. A former Black Hawk pilot named Tammy Duckworth, who lost both legs in Iraq after a helicopter crash, told the news agency about the problem many members of the US Army are facing. “This is one of those things that American citizens don't even know exists,” he said. ...

US military concealed airstrikes that killed dozens of Syrian civilians

The US military concealed the 2019 airstrikes in Syria, which killed up to 64 women and children, which is a possible war crime. during the battle against Daesh, reports the New York Times. According to the report, two successive airstrikes in the Baguz area were ordered by a secret American special operations unit tasked with conducting ground operations in Syria. The newspaper reported that the US Central Command, which monitored US air operations in Syria, acknowledged the attacks for the first time this week and said they were justified. The statement said 80 people were killed in the strikes. , including 16 Daesh militants and four civilians. The military said it was unclear if the other 60 were civilians, in part because women and children could have been combatants. The mi...

US and China Discuss World GDP Recovery

Photo: Still from video US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed the global economic recovery. This is stated in a press release from the State Department. Representatives of the countries agreed that it is now necessary to take decisive measures to restore global GDP in the light of supply disruptions and inflation. Blinken noted, to protect the global economy from price volatility and the impact of energy resources. Источник www.mk.ru

Aircraft carrier of the desert. China will learn to destroy US warships

The PRC military is planning to practice launching missile strikes on American ships. There is no other way to explain the fact that China has built in the center of the country, in the Taklamakan desert, a target for missiles in the form of the Gerald R. Ford class multipurpose aircraft carrier. An imitation of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer stands nearby and mdash; all life size. AiF.ru understood the intricacies of the teachings of the Chinese military. & Nbsp; Full scale mock-ups of an American aircraft carrier and at least two life-size Arleigh Burke-class destroyers were built in the Ruoqiang region of central China. Aircraft carriers of this class are distinguished by the introduction of a number of new technologies and design solutions, in particular, elements of stealth...

It’s a hot time. The latest US fighters will receive thermonuclear bombs

The F-35 fighter will soon be armed with an upgraded multifunctional version of the B61-12 nuclear bomb. Fifth-generation fighters have fired two inert munitions from a joint test assembly as part of final preparations for the introduction of a nuclear-capable stealth fighter. AiF.ru figured out what new opportunities the United States will have after combining the latest fighter and the most powerful nuclear bomb. & Nbsp; A month ago, the United States conducted a certification test of the fifth generation F-35A Lightning II fighter to strike with the B61-12 thermonuclear bomb, the first use of the B61-12 bombs by F-35A Lightning II fighters. Fighters The F-35A, according to the plan, must undergo nuclear certification no earlier than January 2023. However, tests with the B61-...

Bloomberg learned about the difficulties of US spying on Xi Jinping

US top officials do not receive enough intelligence about what is happening in Beijing, and “understand little” about the real state of affairs in the Chinese leadership, the agency writes. Xi Jinping is becoming more and more difficult to follow Xi Jinping China and the country's leadership, including President Xi Jinping, are becoming increasingly difficult targets for US espionage, Bloomberg reports citing former and current officials with access to the most classified intelligence materials. The situation is becoming less transparent, they said, while the need for intelligence is growing amid a range of issues related to China, including Taiwan and advanced technology. The lack of information became apparent after Beijing took unexpected steps for the United St...