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Germany Appeals to Moscow, Kiev Ahead of Four-Way Meeting
Apr13

Germany Appeals to Moscow, Kiev Ahead of Four-Way Meeting

Ahead of a key meeting in Berlin, Germany has called upon Russia and Ukraine to move forward with the terms of the Minsk ceasefire accord. “We expect both Moscow and Kyiv to seize the central issue of the implementation of the next phase of Minsk,” Deutsche Welle quoted Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as saying in an interview in...

Foreign Nationals Leave Strife-Hit Yemen on Board Russian Plane
Apr13

Foreign Nationals Leave Strife-Hit Yemen on Board Russian Plane

About 150 nationals of Russia and other countries including Bulgaria have left war-torn Yemen on board a second Russian plane on Sunday, TASS reported. The Il-62 passenger aircraft landed at Chkalovskiy Airport near Moscow early on Sunday. This was after the second evacuation flight of a Russian plane from Yemen over the past 24 hours and the...

Russian Navy Ship Evacuates 308 People from Yemen
Apr12

Russian Navy Ship Evacuates 308 People from Yemen

Russian Navy vessel Priazovye has helped to evacuate 308 people, including a Bulgarian national, from Yemen. According to reports of Russia’s Defense Ministry, as cited by TASS, citizens from 19 countries were rescued, including 45 Russians, 18 US citizens, 5 people from the UK, 1 Bulgarian, 6 Estonians, 14 Ukrainians, 9 citizens of...

Bulgarian Parliament Passes Bill on NATO Communications Unit
Apr09

Bulgarian Parliament Passes Bill on NATO Communications Unit

Bulgarian National Assembly ratified the agreement for the deployment of a NATO switchboard battalion in Bulgaria. The communication-information system or the so-called NATO module will be constructed near Bulgaria’s Gorna Malina. The deployment of a communication battalion of NATO in Bulgaria has been supported by 120 MPs in Parliament...

Tsipras Sought No Financial Aid from Moscow, Putin Says
Apr08

Tsipras Sought No Financial Aid from Moscow, Putin Says

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hasn’t asked for financial aid from Russia during talks in Moscow, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. Putin said at a joint news conference with Tsipras that they had only discussed various economic cooperation projects, including new projects in the energy sector such as...

Russian Gov’t Might Lift Ban on Food Imports from EU
Apr08

Russian Gov’t Might Lift Ban on Food Imports from EU

Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolay Fedorov has said the cabinet might consider ending food import restrictions enforced with regard to “several EU member states.”Fedorov told reporters Tuesday the move would depend on “Russia’s relations with separate states”, according to TASS news agency.This came as an answer to...

Is Bulgaria a 16th Republic or a 51st State?
Apr08

Is Bulgaria a 16th Republic or a 51st State?

“Bulgaria is now an unhappy country. It has never been rich, but was a prosperous country, and became impoverished.”These words belong to Russian historian Oleg Ayrapetov, who was one of the guests in a discussion aired by the prominent Russian website Pravda.ru.Ayrapetov, whose above-cited comment is marked in bold in the transcript...

Russia Ready to Talk Gas Price Discount, New Loans with Greece – Kommersant
Apr07

Russia Ready to Talk Gas Price Discount, New Loans with Greece – Kommersant

Russia is ready to consider a discount to the price of natural gas it is selling to Greece and an extension of new loans to the cash-strapped country, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported on Tuesday. The business daily quoted an unnamed Russian government source as saying that Athens would be expected to offer Moscow to acquire certain assets in...

Poland to Build Watchtowers Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad
Apr06

Poland to Build Watchtowers Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad

NATO member Poland will build observation towers along its land border with Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad, according to Polish news agency PAP. The six towers ranging in height from 35 to 50 metres will ensure round-the-clock CCTV monitoring of the 200-kilometre border with Kaliningrad. Russia is said to be stationing short-range Iskander...

Bulgarian Customs Foil Dollar Notes Smuggling Attempt
Apr06

Bulgarian Customs Foil Dollar Notes Smuggling Attempt

Bulgarian customs have thwarted an attempt to smuggle US dollar notes – some of them suspected to be fake – to Ukraine. Customs officers at the Danube Bridge border crossing between Bulgaria and Romania have found undeclared USD 6,500 stashed in a mini-bus travelling from Bulgaria to Ukraine with one passenger and the driver, the Customs...

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