U.S. criticizes ‘Thunderbird’, Beijing to make concessions to Washington

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U.S. criticizes 'Thunderbird', Beijing to make concessions to Washington

On September 12, foreign media reported on a report by The United States intelligence, which learned about Russia’s five failed tests of the Burevestnik cruise missile. Donald Trump has spoken about the main mistakes of his fired national security adviser John Bolton. Oligarch Oleg Deripaska received “assistance from the Kremlin” when he came under harsh sanctions from Washington. Trump postpones new duties against China for two weeks

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“Thunderbird” trials

U.S. criticizes 'Thunderbird', Beijing to make concessions to Washington

According to CNBC, the U.S. intelligence has learned that Russia at least five times conducted tests of the cruise missile “Burevestnik” with a nuclear power plant, and all of them failed.

Despite many failed tests, Russia’s so-called unrestricted nuclear missile will be ready for war for the next six years – slightly ahead of schedule previously reported, u.S. intelligence assessment suggests. It is noted that “more ambitious” dates are possible, despite the failure of a number of missile tests, as well as on the emergency off the northern coast of Russia, in which five people died. The West had fears that it was the “Thunderbird” that was being tested there.

A U.S. intelligence assessment showed that the August 8 explosion occurred during a mission to rescue the lost “Thunderbird” from the ocean floor,

The U.S. said the longest test flight lasted just over two minutes, with the missile flying 22 miles (more than 35 km) before losing control and falling. The shortest test lasted four seconds, the rocket flew 5 miles (more than 8 km).

“The tests appear to have shown that the nucleus of a nuclear-powered cruise missile failed to launch, and therefore the weapons failed to perform the unlimited flight that Putin boasted,” CNBC reported.

Trump on Bolton’s mistakes

U.S. criticizes 'Thunderbird', Beijing to make concessions to Washington

According to the Washington Post, Donald Trump has spoken about “several major mistakes” of his former national security adviser John Bolton.

President Trump said Wednesday that fired National Security Adviser John Bolton had made “some very big mistakes.” Trump cited differences with him on foreign conflicts, poor relations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Bolton’s clashes with other senior national security officials. He had to leave,

the paper writes.” John is known as a tough guy,” Trump said dismissively. “He’s so strong he got us into Iraq. It’s complicated. John didn’t live up to what we were doing.”

The publication notes that Bolton initially declined to comment on Trump’s remarks, but later said, “I will say my word in due course.” Bolton’s associates said he was closely following the news of his resignation and the president’s comments. A source close to Bolton called the president’s criticism “weird” and “biased,” but noted that Bolton was not surprised by Trump’s latest “explosion” after working together and because of his knowledge of his behavior.

As long as he’s calm,” one source close to Bolton said. He noted that the former national security adviser can write a book or give a big TELEVISION interview.

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The Wall Street Journal reported that oligarch Oleg Deripaska asked for help “to the Kremlin” when he came under sanctions and faced a demand from U.S. banks to repay 200 million rubles of debt of the automaker Gaz.

U.S. criticizes 'Thunderbird', Beijing to make concessions to Washington

“The automaker Deripaska Gaz took a whole bunch of loans from state-controlled banks, including VTB and Sberbank, to repay their Western loans. Today, according to him, the company has no Western loans, and the debt to the Russian state has grown to 1.4 billion dollars,” the newspaper writes.

“At the end of the day, there is a lender of last resort and an investor of last resort,” Deripaska said.

While some sanctions were supposed to separate Russia’s economic elite from the Kremlin, they pushed sanctioned individuals closer to the Russian government, which has become the country’s largest creditor,

The newspaper said Deripaska had “problems with the law” before he was sanctioned. He had trouble getting a visa to the US because of alleged links to criminal groups, but the oligarch denies the charges.

“Western banks now tend to refuse to lend to Russian corporations of any kind for fear of complications. This has pushed Russian companies towards local banks, the largest of which is owned by the state,” the newspaper writes. state-owned banks, up from about 64% in 2016. The share of the 10 largest private banks in Russia on the credit market fell to 11% from 17% during the same period. State funding for the banking system has more than doubled to 8.44 billion rubles in 2018 from 3.55 billion rubles in 2016. Trump postponed the blow of duties on China

According to Bloomberg, Donald Trump said that he postpones the introduction of an additional 5 percent tariffs on Chinese goods for two weeks. This suggests that both sides are likely to be in the mood for more effective negotiations that could take place in the coming weeks. China is reportedly ready to show a reciprocal gesture of “goodwill.”

China may allow companies to resume purchases of agricultural products from the U.S. as a sign of goodwill ahead of upcoming trade talks between the two countries, sources familiar with the situation said.

Bloomberg notes.

According to the agency, it is about the possibility of resuming imports of pork and soybeans, as well as other products, although the volumes have not yet been determined