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Antonov announced US plans to limit the use of Sarmat missiles

According to the Russian ambassador to the United States, Washington “really dislikes” Russia's Sarmat intercontinental missiles and Poseidon unmanned underwater vehicles, so they insist on limiting their use Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov Washington “doesn't like” Russia's strategic weapons, including the intercontinental ballistic missile “Sarmat” and the carrier of unmanned underwater vehicles “Poseidon”, they insist on the restriction or complete ban on their use. About this on the air «Soloviev Live» said Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov. «Poseidon» they really don't like, they really don't like Sarmat, and in all the meetings that we have wit...

Biden announced his intention to cut the US budget deficit by $1.5 trillion

According to the President of the United States, reducing the budget deficit is one of the main ways to ease inflationary pressures .jpg” alt=”Biden announced his intention to cut the US budget deficit by $1.5 trillion” /> The US authorities intend to cut the US budget deficit by a record $1.5 trillion this year. This was stated on his Twitter by American President Joe Biden. “Under my predecessor, the deficit increased every year. This year we [the administration] are on track to reduce the deficit by $1.5 trillion— biggest one-year cut in history,— he wrote. Biden stressed that deficit reduction— one of the main ways to ease inflationary pressure. By the end of 2020, the US budget deficit increased by $3.12 trillion, and by the end of 2021— for $...

The Pentagon announced the rotation of US troops in Europe

10.5 thousand troops will return to the United States, while the other 10.5 thousand will go to bases in Europe. The Pentagon spokesman stressed that American soldiers are not sent there to participate in hostilities in Ukraine The United States plans to rotate the military contingent in Europe in the near future, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said at a briefing. Washington continues its course to strengthen the defensive capabilities on the eastern flank of NATO against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, he explained. “For this reason, Secretary [of Defense Lloyd] Austin has ordered the dispatch of approximately 10,500 troops in the coming months to replace the previously sent army units that serve in the European zone, — told Kirby.— This is a one-on-one replacement of milit...

WP learns about US development of guidance on intelligence sharing with Ukraine

WP: The US has banned the transfer of data on Russian military leadership and targets outside Ukraine to Kiev Washington will not be able to transfer information to Kyiv about Russian targets outside Ukraine and the top leadership of the Russian Armed Forces, for example, about Shoigu or Gerasimov. The ban does not apply to data on Russian officers on the territory of Ukraine The administration of US President Joe Biden has developed guidelines for intelligence sharing with Ukraine in order to avoid escalating tensions between Washington and Moscow, The Washington Post reports, citing sources. The document, according to the newspaper, prohibits the United States from transmitting Ukraine information that “helped to take life” high-ranking Russian officers. This also applies t...

Medvedev warned about “hunters to share” $ 40 billion in US aid to Ukraine

The allocation of this amount to help Ukraine was approved by the House of Representatives of Congress. Medvedev said that the purpose of providing Kyiv with such “huge” funds is to continue the proxy war against Russia in order to limit its development Dmitry Medvedev Money, the allocation of which to Kyiv was approved by the US House of Representatives, — huge, and “there will be a lot of hunters to divide them in the American military-industrial complex,” Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, is sure. “It is clear that ‘help’ on such an unprecedented scale is not at all due to love for Ukraine and not even support for its own economy. Her goal— the continuation of the proxy war against Russia, the desire to inflict a he...

Bulgaria agrees to buy LNG from the US at prices lower than those of Gazprom

The Bulgarian government has not specified how the cost of gas will be calculated when buying from the United States and how much it will be. At the end of April, Gazprom stopped deliveries to Bulgaria due to non-payment in rubles .jpg” alt=”Bulgaria agreed to buy LNG from the US at prices lower than from Gazprom” /> Bulgaria will buy LNG from the US at prices lower than those of Gazprom, the Bulgarian government said in a statement. Deliveries will begin in June. The corresponding agreement was reached during a meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Kirill Petkov and US Vice President Kamala Harris. “The Bulgarian Prime Minister pointed out that what is happening in Europe is a clear sign of the need for accelerated and real measures in the energy sector. Vice Presiden...

US will give Ukraine a second batch of Mi-17 helicopters

Photo: ruwikipedia According to CNN, on May 10, the US authorities began deliveries to Ukraine of another batch of Mi-17 helicopters. In total, 11 such aircraft will be sent. The Pentagon clarified that the Ukrainian military had already received a batch of Mi-17 helicopters from the United States earlier. The plans to deliver these helicopters to Kyiv were announced in January by an official representative White House Jen Psaki. It was then about helicopters in the Pentagon's stocks. Источник www.mk.ru

The Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of weapons from the US and Europe near Kharkov

The Russian military also intercepted three Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles and nine Smerch multiple rocket launchers in the Kharkiv region, Konashenkov said View of the building of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Russian aviation struck at a railway station in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine and destroyed a large batch of weapons from the United States and Europe, said Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov. “As a result of the strikes, up to 280 nationalists were killed, 48 pieces of weapons and military equipment were disabled.” ,— he claims. At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources. Video According to him, Russian air defense...

Washington Post learned about US purchases of new types of weapons for Ukraine

The United States plans to purchase laser-guided missiles, Puma handheld drones, and additional Switchblade kamikaze drones for Ukraine, writes The Washington Post “Switchblade” drone; The Pentagon decided to expand the supply of weapons and military equipment to Ukraine through purchases from US enterprises worth $136 million, The Washington Post reported. We are talking about laser-guided missiles, drones, binoculars and other military assistance. According to the publication, the United States has not previously sent weapons and equipment that are planned to be purchased from American manufacturers to Ukraine. Previous shipments have been made from existing Pentagon stocks, the newspaper writes. As for the purchase of weapons for Ukraine by Washington, it includes high-p...

US to supply 25,000 artillery shells and radars to Ukraine

US to supply Ukraine with 25,000 artillery shells and $150 million worth of radars The cost of this military assistance package will be up to $150 million. will supply Ukraine with 25,000 artillery shells and radars” /> The new military aid package for Ukraine will include 25,000 155mm artillery shells, AN/TPQ-36 anti-artillery radars and jamming equipment, total the package will cost up to $150 million, according to the Pentagon. The United States will also supply field equipment and spare parts. “The capabilities of this package are tailored to meet Ukraine's critical needs in today's struggle as Russian forces continue their offensive in eastern Ukraine,” the message says. The agency notes that this is the ninth delivery of military aid to Ukraine since August ...

CNN learned about the transfer of US data to Kyiv on the location of the cruiser Moskva

According to CNN sources, Washington, at the request of Kyiv, provided data on the location of the cruiser shortly before the fire started on the ship. At the same time, the United States did not know exactly how Ukraine would use the intelligence data alt=”CNN learned about the transfer of US data to Kyiv on the location of the cruiser “Moskva”” /> Guards missile cruiser “Moskva” The United States provided Ukraine with intelligence on the location of the Moskva cruiser. shortly before the fire started on the ship, CNN reports, citing sources. According to the TV channel, the Ukrainian military, having noticed a warship in the Black Sea, checked with their American colleagues, who confirmed the target and provided accurate cruiser position data. Some t...

Russian embassy urges US to redirect ‘irrepressible energy’

The American authorities recognize the connection between the rise in fuel prices in the United States and the sanctions imposed against Russian energy carriers, the Russian embassy said. The diplomatic mission urged the United States to redirect forces to solve their own problems The Russian Embassy called on the United States to redirect “irrepressible energy” /> International sanctions against Russia are counterproductive, with US officials acknowledging that restrictive energy measures will lead to instability in the energy market and higher fuel prices, the Russian embassy said. “We recommend that America's ruling circles send their irrepressible energy to solve their own problems in the United States, — said in the message. Sanctions will be ineffective, t...

US allowed deals with Gazprom Germania until the end of September

All transactions involving Gazprom Germania or any legal entity in which the company owns a stake of 50% or more can be carried out until September 30, follows from the license of the Ministry of Finance. Previously, Gazprom ceased participation in the German subsidiary The US Department of the Treasury has allowed transactions involving Gazprom Germania GmbH until September 30, 2022, according to the general license published on the agency's website. The same applies to any legal entities in which Gazprom Germania owns a 50% or more share. «All transactions related to Gazprom Germania GmbH or any legal entity in which Gazprom Germania GmbH owns directly or indirectly 50% or more <…> are permitted until 00:01 ET time September 30, 2022»,— it says. On Fe...

Congress submitted a resolution on the involvement of the US military in Ukraine

The author of the resolution proposed to allow the use of US military forces in Ukraine if Russia uses chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that the risks of nuclear war are very significant alt=”Resolution submitted to Congress to bring US military to Ukraine” /> US Congressman Adam Kinzinger US Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) introduced a draft resolution that allows the use of American Armed Forces in Ukraine, if Russia uses chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, follows from the statement on the congressman's website. “I am introducing this AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force) as a clear red line so that the administration [of US President Joe Biden] can take appropriate action if Russia uses a chem...

Georgia urges US to increase its political support

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili called on Western partners, including the United States, to “remember” Georgia and Moldova and demonstrate political support for these countries, which will be an “important signal” to Moscow Georgia now needs the political support of Western partners, including the United States , as an “important signal” for Moscow, President Salome Zurabishvili said in an interview with The Hill. She said she hoped to see Georgia among the talking points released by the Biden administration, saying it would send “an important message” for Moscow. Zurabishvili stressed that this is not about increasing military assistance, but about demonstrating political support for Georgia, as well as Moldova. According to her, despite the fact that Mosco...

FT reports talks between the US and Britain on the “Chinese threat” to Taiwan

Washington and London held high-level talks in March on closer cooperation to reduce the likelihood of a war with China over Taiwan. During the meeting, the parties studied emergency action plans for the first time “FT Reports US-UK Talks on 'China Threat' to Taiwan” /> The US and UK held high-level talks in early March to discuss options for closer cooperation to reduce the likelihood of war with China from -for Taiwan, according to the Financial Times, citing people familiar with the matter. White House Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Region Kurt Campbell and senior National Security Council spokesperson for China Laura Rosenberger held a meeting in Taiwan with British representatives. During the talks, the parties studied contingency plans for the first time, the pu...

FT learned about the discussion in China of protecting foreign assets from US sanctions

The FT's interlocutors reported that China is concerned about the freezing of foreign assets of the Bank of Russia and fears the introduction of such measures against Beijing “in the event of a regional military conflict or other crisis” Chinese regulators held an emergency meeting with local and international banks, where they discussed ways to protect China's overseas assets from possible US sanctions similar to those imposed on Russia, according to the Financial Times, citing sources familiar with the discussion. According to the interlocutors of the publication, representatives of the central bank and the Ministry of Finance of China, as well as heads of local and international banks, took part in the discussion on April 22. The publication noted that the meeting ...

Lavrov called on the US and NATO to stop the supply of weapons to Ukraine

NATO publicly expresses support for Kyiv, but in fact it does everything to prevent the completion of the operation by reaching political agreements, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said The US and NATO should change their minds and stop supplying weapons to Ukraine and ammunition if they are interested in resolving the crisis. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with Xinhua. According to Lavrov, the world is now witnessing the “hypocrisy of the Western establishment.” Thus, NATO, publicly expressing support for Ukraine, is doing everything to prevent the completion of the operation by reaching political agreements between Moscow and Kyiv. “Various weapons are coming to Ukraine through Poland and other NATO countries in an endless stream....

The State Department confirmed the return of US diplomats to Lviv

There is no talk of resuming the permanent work of American diplomats in Ukraine yet. This time they arrived in Lviv for a while to meet with representatives of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry US State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed that some American diplomats have temporarily returned to Lviv in Ukraine, there is no talk of permanent work of diplomats yet, reports CNN. According to Price, the deputy head of mission and embassy staff arrived in Lviv on April 26 and met with representatives of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. “This trip was the first step before more regular visits soon. We are accelerating preparations for the resumption of the work of the embassy in Kyiv,— he said Price stressed that the US State Department is constantly assessing the security situat...

Biden nominated ambassador to Slovakia to head US diplomatic mission in Ukraine

US President Biden sent to the Senate the candidacy of a new ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, who now heads the diplomatic mission in Slovakia. The post of US Ambassador to Kyiv has been vacant since May 2019 US President Joe Biden has nominated Bridget Brink for the post of US ambassador to Ukraine for consideration by the Senate of Congress. This was reported on the White House website. «Senate nominee: Bridget Brink <…> [nominated] for the post of US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine”, — the message says. On the eve of Biden announced that Brink, who now holds the post of ambassador to Slovakia, will become the new American ambassador to Ukraine. The fact that the US president has chosen a candidate for this post was reported by...

What kind of multi-purpose UAV MQ-9 Reaper is the US going to put in Ukraine?

Feature Russian special operation in Donbass and Ukraine Ukrainian representatives met in Washington last week with General Atomics, a Californian manufacturer of military drones. He makes the MQ-9 Reaper, the US Air Force's primary reconnaissance and strike UAV. These are heavy attack drones, so it makes sense to learn more about them.  Why the MQ-9 Reaper Actually, General Atomics did not mention specific models that it could sell . However, the most likely candidate is the Reaper, which has been the lead vehicle in U.S. military drone operations for over 20 years.  MQ-9 Reaper. Photo: www.globallookpress.com/Andrea Ronchini Specs This is a really powerful drone. MQ-9 has a wingspan of about 20 meters, weighs about 5 tons, fully loaded with fuel and weapons. The Reaper ...

Bloomberg learned about US plans to impose sanctions against Abramovich

The United States considered Abramovich's mediation in the negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv ineffective and returned to discussing sanctions against him, writes Bloomberg. Earlier, the US Treasury postponed sanctions against the businessman at the request of Zelensky, noted WSJ alt=”Bloomberg learned about US plans to impose sanctions against Abramovich” /> Roman Abramovich In the United States, senior officials are again pushing for sanctions against billionaire Roman Abramovich after his recent trip to Kyiv to resume talks failed to materialize, Bloomberg reported, citing two sources. During the latest trip In Kyiv, Abramovich did not meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but instead spoke with his chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, three people who have inf...

US citizen Gonzalo Lira fell into the hands of “Azov” and disappeared

The journalist criticized the Kiev authorities and wrote about the crimes of the Nazis Gonzalo Lira, a US citizen of Chilean origin, blogger and director, was probably executed by neo-Nazis from the Azov terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation. “Kidnapped, tortured and killed by the Kraken unit,” writes American military analyst Scott Ritter. Lira disappeared in Kharkiv a few days ago, his last posts on Telegram and Twitter were made on April 15. Photo: Frame from video As social media users suggest, Gonzalo Lira could have been captured and executed by Sergey Velichko, nicknamed “Chile” from the special unit “Azov” “Kraken”, operating in the Kharkov region. Previously, Velichko and his “brother” Konstantin Nemichev appeare...

US imposes visa restrictions against more than 600 Russians

In the United States, they are accused of human rights violations and involvement in the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine jpg” alt=”The US imposed visa restrictions on more than 600 Russians” /> The US Treasury announced that the State Department is imposing visa restrictions on 635 Russians. All of them, according to Washington, are involved “in the suppression of dissent in Russia and abroad” and “activities that threaten the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the Ministry of Finance said in a statement. In addition, the US State Department introduced visa restrictions against three Russian officials “for involvement in gross violations of human rights” and 17 persons “responsible for undermining democracy in Be...

WSJ reports sharp deterioration in US relations with Saudi Arabia

Differences between Washington and Riyadh intensify over Ukraine U.S.-Saudi relations have reached their lowest level in decades under Joe Biden's presidency. The Wall Street Journal reports on the critical point in relations between the two countries. Photo: Global Look Press The publication notes that relations between Washington and Riyadh have become especially aggravated against the backdrop of the situation in Ukraine. Thus, the United States insisted that Saudi Arabia significantly increase oil production in order to reduce its prices and deprive Russia of a significant part of its income. However, the kingdom refused Washington. It is noted that in mid-March the United States sent a delegation to Saudi Arabia, but the host country met them rather coolly. In addition, in earl...

Putin’s Arab rear: The Kremlin has neutralized the US geopolitical superweapon

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaly Naumkin told why Saudi Arabia refused to bring down world oil prices Having organized an almost complete blockade of Russia from the west after the start of a special operation in Ukraine, the United States could not do the same most in the east. And not only China, a superpower that has no reason to help Washington, has acted as an obstacle in the American path. America was refused support by its main allies in the Arab world, including the planetary energy giant Saudi Arabia. Putin and Saudi Crown Prince : the fate of world oil prices depends to a large extent on the mutual understanding of these two leaders. Photo: RIA Novosti In the era of the reign of the last Soviet general secretaries, the Saudis made a very significant contri...

UK court approves extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange to US

The floor is up to the British Home Secretary During the meeting on April 20 at the Westminster Magistrates Court (England), the decision to extradite Julian Assange to the American side was approved. The infamous whistleblower, famous for “plums” confidential information through the WikiLeaks media resource founded by him, has long been the object of close attention from the United States. However, numerous delays, including the sheltering of Assange by the Ecuadorian embassy in London, dragged out the process for years. Now, Home Secretary Priti Patel has the final say. Julian Assange in court Photo: AP The American side accuses Assange of espionage, since a significant part of the “leaks” published by WikiLeaks concerned precisely US overseas military operatio...

NBC learned about US supplies to Ukraine of artillery mounts and shells

The NBC TV channel became aware of additional deliveries of American weapons to Ukraine. Previously, the United States provided assistance to Kiev for $ 800 million. New supplies will cost the same amount, according to sources of the TV channel The administration of US President Joe Biden plans additional deliveries of weapons to Kiev for $800 million, NBC reports. with reference to sources in the administration. According to the publication, the new deliveries will include artillery mounts and artillery shells. Biden has not yet signed a decree on deliveries, but earlier, when asked if additional deliveries of artillery to Ukraine were planned, he answered: “Yes.” $800 million According to Reuters, past deliveries included 11 Mi-17 helicopters, 18 155mm howitzers, as well a...

Russian Embassy urges US to abandon sanctions and blockade policy

The Russian Embassy in the United States welcomes the plans of Washington and Havana to hold consultations and calls on the American side to abandon the policy of sanctions and blockade. This is stated in a statement published on the page of the diplomatic mission on Twitter. “We welcome the new round of high-level talks between Havana and Washington, scheduled for April 21. Dialogue is always better than no dialogue. <…> It is high time for the United States to abandon the fruitless course of blockade and sanctions in foreign policy, — The report said. Earlier, Reuters reported the intention of U.S. and Cuban officials to meet in Washington on Thursday, April 21, to discuss migration policy. The United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961 and i...

US to ban anti-satellite weapons testing

The United States has decided to stop testing anti-satellite weapons after tests carried out by Russia last November. Vice President Kamala Harris expressed her hope that other countries will follow the example of the United States. jpg” alt=”US to ban anti-satellite testing” /> Kamala Harris The administration of US President Joe Biden is imposing a ban on anti-satellite weapons testing. This was announced by Vice President Kamala Harris during a visit to the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, the White House press office reported. Harris called on other countries to make similar commitments so that this becomes “the international norm for behavior in outer space». “Significantly reducing ASAT testing and debris generation contributes to US na...