Alahednews Alahednews RIA: Russia to Help Venezuela, Cuba Weather US Sanctions Russia said it will help Venezuela and Cuba to weather US sanctions. Putin: US Recognition of «Israel’s» Sovereignty over Golan Illegal Putin said Trump’s decision to recognize “Israeli” “sovereignty” over the Golan violates international law. Russia: Four Injured in Blast at St. Petersburg Military Academy An explosion took place in the Mozhaysky Military and Space Academy building in St. Petersburg, injuring four cadets. MoD: Russian Navy Ships Escort NATO Warships in Black Sea NATO warships had been deployed to the region to participate in the Sea Shield exercise with Georgian and Ukrainian forces. Russia Lambasts Trump’s Announcement on Golan as Direct Violation of Int’l Law Russia said that ’Changing the status of the Golan Heights bypassing the Security Council is in direct violation of UN decisions.” Kremlin: Talks with Japan over Territorial Dispute Could Take Years The Kremlin said talks with Japan over a chain of islands in the Pacific could go on for years. Russia: US Preparing for Military Incursion in Venezuela Russian Security Council Secretary said that the US is preparing an invasion of Venezuela to remove Maduro. Putin: Russia to Make Tit for Tat Response against US Missiles Deployment in EU Russia’s reaction to any deployment would be resolute. Putin: Russia to Take Steps if US Deploys Its Short, Medium Range Missiles in EU Russian President Vladimir Putin specifically called for expanding the country’s satellite network. Russia: Military Invasion among US Options against Venezuela Government Russia warned that the US is considering a range of options against the Venezuelan government. Russia Will Exit INF Nuclear Pact in Six Months Russia will exit the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty in six months. Russia Plans New Missile Systems to Counter US By 2021 Russia will race to develop two new land-based missile launch systems before 2021. Shoigu: Russia Must Develop New Missiles to Counter US Before 2021 RIA cites defense minister that Russia must develop new missiles to counter US before 2021. Russia Slams US 60-Day Ultimatum on INF as ’Game’ Ryabkov announced Thursday that Moscow would continue working toward a settlement on the disputed INF Treaty. Kremlin Warns Against Meddling in Venezuelan Settlement The Kremlin has not contacted Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and has no plans to do that. Lavrov, Zarif Discuss Venezuelan Crisis via Telephone In a telephone conversation, Russia’s Lavrov discussed the Venezuelan crisis with his Iranian counterpart Zarif. Russia Will Keep the INF Despite Possible US Withdrawal Moscow will not abandon the INF Treaty and will make efforts to keep the landmark agreement in place even after Washington suspends its membership, Ru Russia Calls Moves to Oust Maduro Illegal Russia considers moves to remove Venezuelan President Maduro from power to be illegal. Crimea: Ships Catch Fire, 10 Killed, 14 Rescued Ten crew members lost their lives, while 14 were rescued after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea, Russia’s Transport Ministry s Russia: 18 Bodies Recovered From Collapsed Building in Magnitogorsk Two more bodies – of a child and a man - were removed from the rubble of the site of a gas explosion in a residential building that collapsed in the Russia Gas Blast: 4 Killed, 68 Missing in Residential Building 4 killed, 68 missing as gas blast partially destroys residential building in Russia. Putin Hails Success of Avangard Hypersonic Missile System Test Russian President Vladimir Putin commended his military forces for carrying out a successful test launch of the cutting-edge Avangard hypersonic missi Russian Fighter Jets Land in Crimea amid Ukraine Tensions More than a dozen SU-27 and SU-30 fighter jets which Russia is deploying to boost its air force, amid heightened tensions with Ukraine, arrived in Cri Russia Warns of Global Conflict over Nuclear Pact Collapse Russia warned that the scrapping of the nuke pact may lead to an arms race and global confrontation. Putin: US Raising Risk of Nuclear War by Leaving INF Russian President Vladimir Putin said the US is making nuclear war more likely by threatening to leave an arms control treaty with Moscow and refusing