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US-Russia Relations

US announces 300 new sanctions against Russia

The administration of US President Joe Biden has announced hundreds of new measures aimed at choking off Russia’s ability to fund its war against Ukraine, more than two years since it launched a full-scale military operation against its neighbor.

US seeking to shadow Russian Navy in Caribbean: Report

American ships will be deployed to tail Russian warships and a nuclear submarine off the coast of Cuba this week, CBS News has reported, citing US officials.

Russia could send weapons to Western adversaries: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened for a second time to send arms to Western adversaries, in response to the Western military support for Ukraine, while declining to name any countries or groups.

Russia calls US ‘an enemy’ for first time

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov referred to the United States as an “enemy” while speaking to reporters, an apparent hardening of rhetoric between Moscow and Washington.

US says west closer to tapping $300bn in frozen Russian funds

Washington and its allies are nearing an agreement on plans to provide Ukraine with a multibillion-dollar loan which would be linked to profits accrued from blocked Russian sovereign assets, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has claimed.

White House says Biden doesn’t want WW3

US President Joe Biden does not want the standoff with Russia over Ukraine to trigger a global war, the White House national security spokesman has stated.

US says G7 can’t agree on confiscating Russian money

The US wants to seize frozen Russian sovereign funds and hand them over to Ukraine, but for some G7 member states that is a “red line,” the White House’s architect of sanctions against Russia has confirmed.

Russia president lays groundwork for confiscation of US assets

The property of US-linked entities will be held liable for any confiscation of Russian assets by the US government, according to a decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

American support for NATO, Ukraine declining: Poll

American support is dropping for NATO and for backing Ukraine in its war against Russia, a survey by the Pew Research Center has showed.

White House confirms US soldier detained in Russia

A US soldier was arrested in Russia last week, the US Army and the National Security Council confirmed Monday.

Kremlin: US claims over Russia’s engagement in banned warfare against Ukraine baseless

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has rejected claims by Washington that Moscow has engaged in chemical warfare in the Ukraine conflict.

US imposes sanctions on hundreds of individuals, firms over Russia’s war in Ukraine

The United States has put new sanctions on hundreds of individuals and firms linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine, accusing Moscow of illegally using chemical weapons against Kiev forces.

Russia says its response to West’s seizure of frozen assets to be tough

Moscow will give a harsh response if the West opts to seize its frozen assets, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has stated.

US secretly shipped long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine: Report

Washington secretly sent Kiev an unspecified number of longer-range ATACMS missiles last month, an anonymous US government official has confirmed.

Washington to pay for confiscating Moscow’s assets: Kremlin

Russia will not leave the US decision to hand over its frozen assets to Ukraine unanswered, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. His words came after the US Congress greenlighted a potential transfer.

US House approves aid for Ukraine, Israel

US House lawmakers in both parties have joined forces to send a massive package of foreign aid to the Senate, ending a long and bitter stalemate over the fate of the legislation and all but ensuring the delivery of billions of dollars in new help to embattled allies across the globe.

US says west exploring all options on frozen Russian assets

No option has been taken off the table as the G-7 countries continue to discuss the possibility of using the Russian assets frozen by the West to aid Ukraine, Reuters has reported, citing a senior US Treasury official.

Russia investigating US, NATO officials for ‘financing terrorism’

The Russian Investigative Committee has announced that the country's intelligence agencies and law enforcement are looking at certain Western government officials as part of an investigation into the funding of terror attacks such as the recent massacre at Crocus City Hall and the bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines.

Russia’s Putin twice as popular as US President Biden in ME and African states: Poll

Russia and Beijing are already playing more important roles in the Middle East and North Africa than ten years ago, and in another decade could rival US influence in the region, according to a recent opinion poll.

US shielding itself by ‘whitewashing’ Ukraine over terror attack: Russia

The US refuses to consider potential Ukrainian involvement in last month’s terrorist attack near Moscow because Washington is ultimately accountable for Kiev’s actions, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolay Patrushev has stated.

US told Russia concert hall in Moscow could be targeted by terrorists: Report

The US had alerted Russia that the Crocus City concert hall outside Moscow could be the target of a terrorist attack two weeks before a group of gunmen stormed the venue, leaving more than 140 people dead, the Washington Post daily has reported, citing sources.

Moscow to probe possible US links to terror attacks on Russian soil

An Investigative Committee in Moscow has launched a probe into allegations that Ukraine and its Western backers are involved in terrorist activities on Russian soil. It follows complaints from MPs and public figures last week.

Any US effort to justify Ukraine until Crocus attack probe ends will be evidence: Russia

Any Washington attempt to justify Kiev until the end of the investigation into the terrorist attack in the Crocus City Hall near Moscow should be considered as evidence, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

Putin warns west Russia ready for nuclear war

President Vladimir Putin of Russia warned the West on Wednesday that Moscow was technically ready for a nuclear war and that if the U.S. sent troops to Ukraine it would be considered a significant escalation of the conflict.

Moscow doesn’t want direct conflict with NATO: US intelligence

Russia doesn’t want a direct conflict either with the United States or NATO, according to a report presented by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines during US Senate Intelligence Committee hearings.

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