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    Reuters: Syrian fighter jet apparently downed, pilot believed rescued
    Apr14

    Reuters: Syrian fighter jet apparently downed, pilot believed rescued

    A Syrian jet plane was probably shot down on Thursday by Islamic State militants near a military airport in southern Syria but the pilot appears to have been rescued, a monitor said, according to Reuters.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had received information that the hardline group had hit and may have brought down a Syrian...

    Russian TV channel`s journalists refused entry into Ukraine
    Apr14

    Russian TV channel`s journalists refused entry into Ukraine

    Ukraine`s State Border Guards have denied entry to a group of journalists from Russian TV channel Mir24, who were reportedly planning to visit the town of Pripyat in the Chornobyl exclusion zone to shoot a film on the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear accident, according to an UaPosition correspondent.”In the morning today [on April 14],...

    TASS: Putin expects compromise on disputed Kuril Islands will be found one day
    Apr14

    TASS: Putin expects compromise on disputed Kuril Islands will be found one day

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he expects that a compromise on the disputed Kuril Islands will be found some day, according to Russian news agency TASS.The Russian leadership welcomes the upcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Putin said, TASS reported.”Of course, we will be discussing all problems,” he said at the annual...

    Ukroboronprom ships 501 pieces of military hardware to Ukrainian army
    Apr14

    Ukroboronprom ships 501 pieces of military hardware to Ukrainian army

    State-run Ukroboronprom Concern, which unites major enterprises of Ukraine`s military and defense industry, shipped 501 pieces of military hardware and weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to the concern`s press service.”A total of 340 pieces of new equipment and weapons were supplied under agreements with the Ukrainian defense...

    Naftogaz to pay over UAH 48 mln for audit, assets evaluation
    Apr14

    Naftogaz to pay over UAH 48 mln for audit, assets evaluation

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, Ukraine`s largest state-owned energy holding, will pay UAH 48.28 million to EY (former Ernst & Young LLC) and Deloitte for the audit of its financial reports for 2015-2016 and the evaluation of the company`s assets.The audit alone, which will be conducted by Deloitte, will cost the energy giant UAH 32.48 million.EY...

    Putin speaks of ”grey streak” in Russian economy
    Apr14

    Putin speaks of ”grey streak” in Russian economy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Direct Line on Thursday was asked about the current situation of the Russian economy.Answering the question, what is the current streak in the Russian economy: black or white, Putin said: ”Grey,” Gazeta.ru reports.According to Putin, ”the situation has not changed,” but the trend is positive.Russian...

    Media report on ”DPR” and ”LPR” leaders enriching themselves from illegal coal trade with Ukraine
    Apr14

    Media report on ”DPR” and ”LPR” leaders enriching themselves from illegal coal trade with Ukraine

    Media have reported about illegal coal trade in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone, benefiting militant leaders in Donbas, as well as ex-president Viktor Yanukovych`s entourage, according to Ukrainian weekly Novoye Vremia.Director of the Eastern Human Rights Group, Luhansk-born Pavlo Lysiansky has analyzed the issue of illegal coal shipments from...

    Crimea must be re-opened to regular monitoring – Council of Europe
    Apr14

    Crimea must be re-opened to regular monitoring – Council of Europe

    The European Council has stressed the need to re-open Crimea to regular monitoring to safeguard the human rights of 2.5 million people, according to the official website of the Council of Europe.Ambassador Gerard Stoudmann presented on April 13 to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe the report on his recent human rights visit to...

    Panama Papers: Putin says info on offshore companies authentic
    Apr14

    Panama Papers: Putin says info on offshore companies authentic

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that the information about offshore from the Panama Papers is authentic, an UNIAN correspondent reported.Speaking during the Q&A marathon, Putin said that the authors of the offshore investigations did not directly accuse anyone, but made opaque suggestions.According to Putin, it was the lawyers,...

    Putin to support deployment of OSCE`s armed personnel on contact line in Donbas
    Apr14

    Putin to support deployment of OSCE`s armed personnel on contact line in Donbas

    Russia will support deployment of the OSCE armed personnel on the demarcation line in Donbas and the increase of its presence, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the Direct Line on Thursday, according to an UaPosition correspondent in Russia.”We are ready to support this process. I presume that there will be no active hostilities. On...

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