Category Archives: USA

US aims for gas domination in Europe, Ukrainian MP says. Nord Stream 2 is 1st target, then existing European pipeline system

Warning! Contains propaganda from United Russia party of Ukraine If the US succeeds in destroying the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, Washington’s next target will be the Ukrainian Gas Transmission System. That’s according to Yury Zagorodny, an opposition MP in Kiev’s parliament. Zagorodny believes that the United States is trying to win the European gas market by ousting its

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Vehicle Breaches U.S. Ambassador’s Moscow Residence – Embassy

A vehicle driven by a Russian national crashed through the perimeter of Spaso House, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia’s central Moscow residence, the U.S. Embassy’s spokeswoman said Friday. The unnamed Russian driving the vehicle was intercepted by Embassy staff and handed over to local authorities, spokeswoman Rebecca Ross said on Twitter. At approximately 16:20, a Russian national in a vehicle

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Belarus Opposition Leader Is U.S. Protege – Russia Spy Chief

Russia’s foreign intelligence chief on Wednesday accused the United States of protecting Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and allocating $20 million to promote anti-government protests that erupted after disputed presidential elections. Sergei Naryshkin, who heads the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), said Washington had taken the former presidential candidate Tikhanovskaya and other activists “firmly under its wing” in a statement

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Treasury designates anti-Biden Ukrainian lawmaker for sanctions for election interference

Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian, has promoted discredited allegations against the Democratic presidential nominee. By KYLE CHENEY and NATASHA BERTRAND The Treasury Department has designated Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian promoting discredited allegations against Joe Biden, for sanctions related to foreign interference in the U.S. election. Derkach, who was previously identified as a malign actor by the intelligence community, met

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Whistleblower: White House Stifled Reporting on Russian Election Interference

A senior US intelligence official said the White House ordered him to stop reporting on Russian election interference and highlight Chinese and Iran meddling instead, according to a whistleblower complaint revealed Wednesday. Offering explosive evidence to support Democratic allegations that President Donald Trump has manipulated intelligence to support his reelection effort, Department of Homeland Security analyst Brian Murphy said he

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Lukashenko tells ‘RT’ that the voices on last week’s ‘intercepted conversation’ about Navalny’s poisoning were Americans

The alleged negotiations between Warsaw and Berlin that Belarusian intelligence claimed to have intercepted last week involved Americans, rather than Germans or Poles, said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (Alyaksandr Lukashenka) in an interview with RT on Wednesday, September 9.  According to Lukashenko, a full recording of the conversation has been handed over to the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB),

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Medvedchuk’s companies sell petroleum products to U.S. circumventing sanctions – media

ExxonMobil bought petroleum products from a Swiss company NewCoal Trading rather than directly from Medvedchuk’s firms. Ukrainian investigative journalists have exposed a scheme by which petroleum products from the Russian Novoshakhtinsky refinery, controlled by the family of Ukrainian politician and Vladimir Putin’s crony Viktor Medvedchuk, are supplied to the United States, despite personal sanctions earlier imposed against the pro-Russian MP.

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The West Is Outraged By Navalny’s Novichok Poisoning. That’s No Guarantee of Tough Sanctions

Looming U.S. elections and disparate EU interests could translate into a symbolic response. Lawmakers across Europe and the U.S. are scrambling to respond to the revelation that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok — a lethal Soviet-era military nerve agent — with the possibility of fresh sanctions against Russia on the cards. In Germany — where Navalny remains

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US troops deploy to Lithuania during heightened tensions in Eastern Europe

3 September 2020 – By Caitlin McFall | Fox News ‘All the exercises taking place in the country are of a defensive nature and are not directed against any state’ The U.S. Army will initiate on Friday the deployment of about 500 troops to Lithuania as part of a military operation, though government officials have said the strategy has nothing to do with recent political

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Facebook Nabs Russia-linked Campaign to Fuel U.S. Chaos

Facebook on Tuesday said that it caught a budding Russia-linked campaign to fuel political chaos in the U.S., working off a tip from the FBI in its latest take-down of coordinated inauthentic behavior at the leading social network. The network of 13 Facebook accounts and two pages posing as journalists and targeting left-wing progressives was removed for violating a policy against

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Interpol Drops Extradition Notice for ‘Putin’s Chef’ Prigozhin

Interpol has removed catering magnate Yevgeny Prigozhin from its international alert list after U.S. prosecutors dropped a criminal case into election meddling against his company. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed in March the case against Concord Management and Consulting LLC, less than a month before the company was due to face a criminal trial in

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National Security Advisor says US must ‘confront the Chinese across all spectrums’

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer Key takeaway: US National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien said the United States must be prepared to push back against Chinese aggression militarily, diplomatically, and economically, asserting that China continues to threaten its neighbors and attack US interests. Speaking at an Atlantic Council Front Page event broadcast on August 28, O’Brien also dismissed accusations

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Lobbyists drop Ukrainian lawmaker tied to Russia

The U.S. intelligence community has accused the lawmaker, Andrii Derkach, of links to Russian intelligence. By BETSY WOODRUFF SWAN A Ukrainian politician accused of helping the Kremlin interfere in the 2020 election interference has quietly parted ways with his D.C. lobbying team, POLITICO confirmed. One of the ex-lobbyists said he is now cooperating with U.S. law enforcement. In April of

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U.S. Troops Injured in Tense Confrontation with Russians in Syria

Russian military vehicles and attack helicopters surrounded two U.S. armored cars in a tense confrontation in northeastern Syria Wednesday, leaving U.S. troops injured, according to the White House. Videos of the confrontation that were shared on Twitter, apparently taken by bystanders and the Russians themselves, appear to show the Russian troop carriers and helicopters trying to box the U.S. vehicles

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U.S. adds Russian chemical research facilities to sanctions list

22:20, 26 August 2020 – UNIAN The entities are involved in Russia’s chemical and biowarfare programs, U.S. officials note. A number of Russian entities – scientific and research  facilities – “have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” That’s according to a report released on

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Another round of sanctions? US threatens Russia with strong measures if Navalny is proven to have been poisoned

Warning! This article contains lots of whining and propaganda. By Jonny Tickle Washington has threatened the Kremlin with a tough response if it is discovered that Moscow protest leader Alexey Navalny was deliberately poisoned, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. In a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun explained that Washington would

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US authorises to use convalescent plasma as potential COVID–19 treatment

09:15, 24 August 2020 – 112UA This is the result of extensive review of the science and data generated over the past several months of efforts to facilitate emergency access to convalescent plasma for patients as clinical trials to definitively demonstrate safety and efficacy remain ongoing. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for

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U.S. Deputy Secretary Biegun to visit Kyiv, Vilnius, Moscow

23:54, 23 August 2020 – UNIAN The official is expected to meet with senior government leaders to discuss a range of regional and international issues. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun will visit Kyiv, Vilnius and Moscow next week, the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv says. “Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun will travel to Vilnius, Lithuania; Moscow,

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US Senate Intelligence Report: 3 main takeaways regarding Ukraine

The fifth and final volume of the bipartisan Senate-led report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, released on Aug. 18, has found that the Russian government engaged in concerted efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The report sheds new light on the “counterintelligence threat” posed to the U.S. during President Donald J. Trump’s presidential

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U.S. Embassy concerned by incidents targeting journalists in Ukraine

03:15, 19 August 2020 – UNIAN The Embassy urges a swift and comprehensive investigation. The U.S. Embassy has expressed concern over incidents targeting journalists in Ukraine. “Free media is a critical element of a vibrant democracy, and journalists must be allowed to report without harassment and intimidation. We are concerned by recent incidents targeting Radio Svoboda staff, including the burning

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