Alahednews Alahednews 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 Russia Welcomes US Pullout from Syria Russia welcomes US pullout from Syria as a signal of hope for political settlement. US Confirms Pullout from INF Treaty, Moscow Will Respond If Missiles Placed In Europe Washington confirmed its decision to withdraw from the INF treaty is final, Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov said. Kremlin: Claims of Moscow’s Alleged Meddling in Yellow Vests Rallies Slander Russia considers protests in France to be an internal affair of that country, has not interfered in other states’ affairs. FSB: Ukrainian Vessels Threatened to Use Weapons if Approached by Russian Ships Ukrainian vessels threatened to use weapons if approached by Russian ships. Russian MoD: Military Tracks US Destroyer in Sea of Japan The Russian military tracked the USS McCampbell destroyer in the Sea of Japan. Putin: Russia against INF Destruction, Will React Properly! Russian President Vladimir Putin said if Washington believes that it should have such weapons, Moscow will follow suit. Russia ’Partially’ Unblocks Ukrainian Azov Sea Ports Russia started allowing some ships to enter Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, Kiev said Tuesday, in what could signal an easing of tensions in the f Russia-Ukraine Tension: Ukraine Urges NATO to Deploy Warships to the Sea of Azov Ukraine’s president is urging NATO to deploy warships to the Sea of Azov. Russia-Ukraine Tension: Putin Defends Seizure of Ukrainian Ships Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Wednesday that Russian forces were in the right to seize three Ukrainian ships last weekend.