N.Korea backs Russia’s proclaimed annexations, criticises U.S. ‘double standards’

SEOUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) – North Korea supports Russia’s proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, accusing the United States of applying “a double standard of gangster type” by interfering in the affairs of other countries. State media KCNA reported on a US-led UN Security Council resolution condemning the proclaimed … Read more

U.S. to send mobile rocket launchers to Ukraine in $625 mln aid package -officials

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The Biden administration’s next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to include four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Launchers (HIMARS), munitions, mines and vehicles mine-resistant, said two sources briefed on the $625 million package. Reuters on Monday. The package, expected to be announced as soon as Tuesday, is the first … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court turns away dispute between Ukraine and Russian oil company

Oct 3 (Reuters) – Amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an offer by the Ukrainian government to avoid paying a $173 million judgment dollars to Russian oil and gas company Tatneft (TATN.MM) as ordered by a Paris-based arbitration panel. Judges reject Ukraine’s appeal against a lower US … Read more

U.S. and Turkish officials discuss Ukraine and NATO in unannounced meeting

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul on Sunday and discussed Finland’s “progress in joining and Sweden to NATO,” the White House said in a statement. The two men, whose meeting had not been announced to the media beforehand, … Read more

U.S. cheers Ukraine’s “significant” battlefield success at Lyman

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday applauded Ukraine’s capture of the key Lyman stronghold from Russia in eastern Ukraine, saying he would was an encouraging success on the battlefield that would create new dilemmas for the Russian army. “Absolutely, it’s important. We’re very encouraged by what we’re seeing right … Read more

U.S. issues new Russia sanctions for annexations in Ukraine; targets firms, lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of parts of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and businesses, including those in the military complex. -Russian industrialist and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the largest annexation in Europe since … Read more

U.S. has much to gain from Nord Stream damage, Russia says at U.N.

Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations told the Security Council on Friday that the United States had a lot to gain from the gas trade due to damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline system under the sea Baltic, but he refrained from blaming Washington for this week. explosions. A council … Read more

U.S. has not seen acts indicating Russia contemplating nuclear attack

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States has yet to see Russia take any action suggesting it is considering using nuclear weapons in its invasion of Ukraine, the Secretary General said on Friday. State Antony Blinken, despite what he called Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “chatter” about their possible use. “We’re looking very carefully at … Read more

S.Korea, U.S., Japan to stage anti-submarine drills amid N.Korea tension

SEOUL, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The naval forces of South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold their major trilateral anti-submarine drills on Friday for the first time in five years, amid tension around the recent series of North Korean missile tests. The drills will take place in international waters off the east coast … Read more

Russia open to in-person talks with U.S. on nuclear arms treaty

MOSCOW, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday it was exploring the possibility of a face-to-face meeting between Russian and U.S. negotiators on a landmark nuclear arms control treaty. At a briefing in Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Russia was open to relaunching inspections under the New START treaty and was considering … Read more