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    Putin appoints Kadyrov as Chechnya`s acting head
    Mar25

    Putin appoints Kadyrov as Chechnya`s acting head

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to appoint Ramzan Kadyrov as acting head of the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, according to Radio Liberty. Speaking to Kadyrov at the Kremlin on March 25, Putin expressed hope that he would eventually participate in regional elections in September, RFE/RL wote. ”I believe that the people of...

    Ukraine intel names Russian general heading `missile forces` in Donbas
    Mar25

    Ukraine intel names Russian general heading `missile forces` in Donbas

    The Ukrainian intelligence has found out that Major General of the Russian Armed Forces Stepan Yaroshchuk is directly responsible for the combat use of the missile troops in the occupied territories of Donbas, as well as shelling of the Ukrainian troops and civilians, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense...

    Russia projects serious shortfall in privatization revenue
    Mar25

    Russia projects serious shortfall in privatization revenue

    Due to a sharp decline in the value of state-owned companies Russia`s state budget may short fall by RUB 1.5 trillion ($22 billion dollars, according to the exchange rate of 70 rubles to the dollar) in proceeds from privatization of state companies, said Chief of the State Duma Property Committee Sergey Gavrilov, Russian news agency TASS...

    Steps that Europe must take now after Brussels – The New York Times
    Mar25

    Steps that Europe must take now after Brussels – The New York Times

    The nature and full extent of the connection between the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday and the arrest, last Friday, of Salah Abdeslam, suspected of handling the logistics in November`s Paris attacks, is still unknown. Didier Reynders, Belgium`s deputy prime minister, said Mr. Abdeslam was planning to ”restart something” in Brussels,...

    Russia releases update on ”secret goods” exports in 2015
    Mar25

    Russia releases update on ”secret goods” exports in 2015

    The Russian Federal Customs Service (FCS) has disclosed updated information about exports of Russian goods under the so-called secret codes, which include dual-use goods, arms, aircraft, nuclear materials and natural gas, according to RBC.In 2015, exports of goods, information about which is classified by the FCS, were estimated at $9.4 billion,...

    Second suspect in abducting Russian GRU officer`s lawyer Hrabovskiy detained
    Mar25

    Second suspect in abducting Russian GRU officer`s lawyer Hrabovskiy detained

    Chief Military Prosecutor in Ukraine Anatoliy Matios announces that the second suspect in abducting Yuriy Hrabovskiy, the lawyer of the Russian GRU officer Aleksandr Aleksandrov whose case is being considered in Ukraine, was detained in Odesa region on Thursday.The suspect was detained due to joint efforts by a small group of officers of...

    EU ministers call for passenger data exchange
    Mar25

    EU ministers call for passenger data exchange

    Calls by the ministers in Brussels on Thursday echoed French requests made ever since last year`s Paris attacks for the EU parliament to authorize a common passenger name record for the bloc, including a database containing details on air travelers, such as their names and destinations, according to Deutsche Welle.Tuesday`s attacks in Brussels...

    Ex-head of Ukraine`s investment agency wanted by police – Avakov
    Mar25

    Ex-head of Ukraine`s investment agency wanted by police – Avakov

    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announces that former head of the State Agency for Investment and National Projects of Ukraine Vladyslav Kaskiv has been put on the wanted list.”Kaskiv is on the wanted list. He is charged under Part 5 Article 191, Part 2 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine,” Avakov wrote on Facebook.According to...

    Putin advises Russian businessmen against selling Ukrainian assets
    Mar25

    Putin advises Russian businessmen against selling Ukrainian assets

    Russian President Vladimir Putin advises Russian businesses against selling their Ukrainian assets as the leadership in Ukraine may change, Russian news agency RBC reported citing one of the participants in a closed meeting between Putin and business representatives in Moscow. ”The president has made it clear that the leadership there may change,...

    Batkivschyna to support Groysman as PM
    Mar25

    Batkivschyna to support Groysman as PM

    Member of the Batkivschyna parliamentary faction Andriy Kozhemiakin says that his faction will support the candidacy of the incumbent Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Groysman for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine, according to an UaPosition correspondent.”We will support the candidacy of Groysman,” he told journalists.As UaPosition reported...

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