Category Archives: USA

FBI Adds ‘Putin’s Chef’ to Wanted List, Offers $250K Reward

The FBI on Friday has added Kremlin-linked catering magnate Yevgeny Prigozhin to its wanted list with a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading to his arrest, a move that he called “a witch hunt.” The FBI accuses Prigozhin of “conspiracy to defraud the United States” by sponsoring the Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg-based “troll factory” that allegedly

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Russia Slams ‘Outrageous’ U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

Russian officials have condemned the United States’ airstrikes in Syria, accusing Washington of an “outrageous” violation of international law on Friday. U.S. President Joe Biden directed airstrikes overnight against infrastructure facilities in eastern Syria belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militant groups. In its statement, the Pentagon added that the airstrikes came in response to recent attacks on

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Russia poses “existential threat” to U.S. – Pentagon

09:00, 25.02.21 – UNIAN All European allies are also facing the threat, General Wolters says. The Russian Federation remains a threat to the United States despite economic sanctions imposed. That’s according to U.S. European Command Commander Air Force General Tod Wolters. “Russia engages in destabilizing and malign activities across the globe, with many of those activities happening close to home [in

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Russia Is the World’s ‘Last Island of Freedom,’ Parliament Speaker Says

Russia is the world’s last bastion of freedom in the face of the U.S. labor movement’s decline and pressure on Russian media in the Baltics and Ukraine, the head of Russia’s lower house of parliament said Wednesday. “Russia is the last island of freedom,” State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said during a legislative session, according to the state-run TASS news agency.

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New U.S. administration makes detailed statement on Donbas for first time

Russia has stepped up its efforts to destabilize Ukraine and undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty over the past year. Rodney Hunter, a political coordinator of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, said this at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday, February 11, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Since 2014, Russia’s actions in eastern Ukraine have led to the deaths

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Russia Fines Radio Free Europe $150K Under ‘Foreign Agent’ Law

Russia’s media watchdog said Wednesday it had fined the Russian-language service of U.S.-funded Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe nearly $150,000 over non-compliance with its controversial “foreign agent” law, in a penalty that could increase. Groups or individuals identified as “foreign agents” in Russia must disclose their sources of funding and label publications with the relevant tag or face fines. Media regulator

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Kyiv closes all cases against Biden and Poroshenko

Court cases against U.S. President Joe Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, which were opened on January 22, have already been closed, said Poroshenko’s lawyer Ilya Novikov during a press conference. “According to our information, these cases, which recently were hastily opened, have already been canceled. We see that when this turns into investigations that can harm the interests

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Biden Says No More U.S. ‘Rolling Over’ to Russia

President Joe Biden said Thursday the United States will no longer be “rolling over in the face of Russia’s aggressive actions” and demanded release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In toughly worded remarks pivoting from his predecessor Donald Trump’s muted approach to Moscow, Biden warned of “advancing authoritarianism” in China and Russia. The speech at the State Department thrust

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Navalny Fund’s Calls for U.S. Sanctions Confirms ‘Foreign Agent’ Status, Kremlin Says

Calls for targeted U.S. sanctions against several dozen Russian business and political elites by jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) confirms its status as a foreign agent, the Kremlin said Monday.   On Jan. 30, FBK executive director Vladimir Ashurkov shared a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden listing individuals — many of whom have close ties to President

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‘Remove this infection from your network’ The small Russian company that ‘saved’ Parler has other, far more odious clients

In January 2021, a small website security company based in Russia called “DDoS-Guard” made its infrastructure available to the American social network Parler, after Amazon Web Services refused to host the service and both Apple and Google removed Parler from its app stores for failing to moderate and delete content that promotes violence. The catalyst for dropping the largely right-wing

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Kremlin points to serious disagreements on Donbas between Putin and Biden

There remain serious differences between Russia and the United States on the substance of the conflict in Ukraine, said Russian Presidential Kremlin Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports. According to him, the existing differences manifest themselves in different formulations of what is happening in the Donbas in the conversation between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The phrases used

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Two more criminal cases opened in Ukraine against Biden and Poroshenko two days after inauguration in U.S. – lawyer

New proceedings against the fifth President of Ukraine (2014-2019) Petro Poroshenko and newly elected President of the United States Joseph Biden were opened two days after the inauguration of the President of the United States with the knowledge of the President’s Office of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, said Poroshenko’s lawyer Ihor Golovan. “On January 20 of this year, Ukrainians, together with

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Biden Raises Navalny, Ukraine, Nuclear Weapons in First Call With Putin

U.S. President Joe Biden in his first phone call with Vladimir Putin since taking office raised concerns with the Kremlin leader over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and Russian “aggression” against Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday. Biden placed the call in order to discuss with Putin “our willingness to extend” for five years the New START nuclear

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Russia removed from Lunar Gateway project

Russia has been removed from the expert which is developing the near-moon station the Lunar Gateway, headed by the space agency NASA, reported RIA Novosti, citing a source in the Russian space industry. The decision to remove Russian representatives from the expert group of the Gateway project was taken after repeated statements by the Russian side about Russia’s insufficient role

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U.S. Jails Woman 11 Years for Attempted Secret Info Sale to Russia

The United States has sentenced a West Virginia woman to 11 years in federal prison for trying to sell classified information to Russia while attempting to kidnap her daughter from the girl’s custodial father to Mexico.   Elizabeth Jo Shirley, 47, was accused “of breaching trust of the American people” by attempting to sell classified information to “one of America’s foremost

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Putin equates mass protests in Russia to terrorism

Russian citizens have the right to express their opinion only within the boundaries of law, said Russian President Vladimir Putin , commenting on Saturday protests in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Unsanctioned protests, according to Putin, are “not just counterproductive, but dangerous,” and the fact that calls for protests are spread among minors puts them at the level as

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Moscow in confrontational mode reacting to Biden’s inauguration

Officials in Moscow believe that the Biden administration sees both China and Russia as its primary geopolitical opponents The Kremlin-controlled Russian media and top officialdom have greeted President Joe Biden and his administration taking power in the US with a massive, almost hysterical propaganda broadside. Kremlin news outlets have been castigating Biden as an old and senile figurehead president, who

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Biden instructs intelligence to assess threat of domestic terrorism in the United States

19:42, 23 January 2021 – 112UA White House, at National Security Council level, will build capacity to counter domestic violent extremism. US President Joe Biden has directed his administration to conduct a full assessment of the risk of domestic terrorism in the wake of the attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, the White House said according

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CITIbank blocks Russia’s money transfer to Latin America

Citibank has blocked the money transfer of the Russian Foreign Ministry to Latin America, said the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova. The bank, which is the top 5 U.S. bank in terms of its assets, acted as an intermediary in the transaction. “The bankers had questions about the money transfer of the Foreign Ministry: first they asked for a

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