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    Yuri Ushakov says talks will focus on current crisis situation.
    Dec22

    Yuri Ushakov says talks will focus on current crisis situation.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks on the telephone with the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine on a political resolution to the Ukraine crisis later on Monday. This was stated by Kremlin’s Foreign Policy Adviser Yuri Ushakov while talking to newsmen in Moscow. Referring to talks held in France June this year, he said the...

    Russia entering “full-fledged economic crisis”, says ex-minister Kudrin
    Dec22

    Russia entering “full-fledged economic crisis”, says ex-minister Kudrin

    MOSCOW – Russia’s government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, warning the full effects would be felt next year.Kudrin – a darling of investors who is credited with building Russia’s $170 billion worth of...

    Putin to have phone talks with EU, Ukraine leaders on Monday – Kremlin
    Dec22

    Putin to have phone talks with EU, Ukraine leaders on Monday – Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold phone talks later on Monday with the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine on a political resolution to the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin’s foreign policy adviser said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine threatens to cut off power to rebel-held regions if usage not curbed
    Dec22

    Ukraine threatens to cut off power to rebel-held regions if usage not curbed

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine may stop supplying electricity to separatist-held eastern regions if the territories do not adhere to consumption limits imposed across the country due to an energy crisis, an energy ministry official said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Crisis-Hit Russia’s Top Allies Build Ties with Ukraine
    Dec22

    Crisis-Hit Russia’s Top Allies Build Ties with Ukraine

    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev followed his Belarussian counterpart to Ukraine today as Moscow’s old allies built bridges to Europe while Russia’s financial crisis and diplomatic isolation grew… …read more Source:...

    EU’s tourism hubs brace for fewer Russian visits amid ruble, oil-price pain
    Dec22

    EU’s tourism hubs brace for fewer Russian visits amid ruble, oil-price pain

    PARIS (AP) ― Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alp …read more Source: The Korea...

    Russian minister talks up the ruble
    Dec22

    Russian minister talks up the ruble

    A senior Russian minister said on Monday he’s expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and said the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies.The ruble has been the worst performing currency this year along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, having lost half of its value. Its collapse in the past weeks...

    Nazarbayev meets with Poroshenko in Kiev
    Dec22

    Nazarbayev meets with Poroshenko in Kiev

    Poroshenko thanked Nazarbayev for Kazakhstan’s clear position regarding the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine. …read more Source: AKIpress News...

    Nazarbayev arrives in Kiev
    Dec22

    Nazarbayev arrives in Kiev

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions
    Dec22

    Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there’s one country that’s reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed “Europe’s last dictator” by the United States and the European Union.President Alexander Lukashenko is relishing his new role as broker of the Ukraine peace...

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