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Both Sides Ready to Observe Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine – OSCE
Apr02

Both Sides Ready to Observe Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine – OSCE

Both sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine have shown readiness to observe the truce, an OSCE official said on Thursday. The pro-Russian separatists at the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics and Kiev government forces have displayed readiness to stick to the ceasefire agreement, according to the deputy head of the...

Bulgaria FM: Russia Still Important to SE Europe Despite Ukraine Crisis
Apr02

Bulgaria FM: Russia Still Important to SE Europe Despite Ukraine Crisis

Russia has an important role in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region despite its “controversies” with the EU over Ukraine, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.In an interview with Russian news agency TASS, Mitov has stressed that Bulgaria is a committed member of the EU and NATO, but is also working to develop...

US armored vehicles arrive at the airport of Burgas
Apr02

US armored vehicles arrive at the airport of Burgas

Stryker machines of the US army were unloaded from transport planes at Sarafovo Airport in Burgas and arrived at the Novo Selo training ground, the BGNES agency informs. The military equipment will take part in the NATO military exercises as part of the Operation Atlantic Resolve. Nearly 350 US military are to take part in the drill as well as US...

Russia, Ukraine Sign New Gas Agreement under Favorable Conditions
Apr02

Russia, Ukraine Sign New Gas Agreement under Favorable Conditions

Russia and Ukraine have signed a new temporary gas agreement. Over the next three months the latter will buy the fuel at a price of USD 248 per 1,000 cubic meters, marking a decrease from the previously agreed price of USD 329. The policy will be implemented in the second quarter of the current year and the subsequent negotiatiations will follow....

Russian Trawler Sinks Off Kamchatka Peninsula, 54 Confirmed Dead
Apr02

Russian Trawler Sinks Off Kamchatka Peninsula, 54 Confirmed Dead

At least 54 people died after a Russian trawler sank off the Kamchatka Peninsula. The Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler had 132 people on board when it sank, according to reports of the Tass news agency and the BBC News. 63 people have been rescued and 15 are still missing. The rescue operation, which is still underway, includes over 20 ships and a...

Jay Ogilvy: “No Winner-Take-All Solution” Likely to Succeed in Ukraine
Apr01

Jay Ogilvy: “No Winner-Take-All Solution” Likely to Succeed in Ukraine

The “obsessive focus” of US media on the personality of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the context of the conflict in Ukraine “obscures much more important geopolitical realities”, Jay Ogilvy writes in an analysis posted on the website of Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence firm. Ukraine is different from most of its neighbors in Eastern...

Bulgaria MPs Dismiss Opposition Demand to Review Sanctions on Russia
Apr01

Bulgaria MPs Dismiss Opposition Demand to Review Sanctions on Russia

A majority of lawmakers has rejected for a third time in a row a proposal from the socialist opposition under which Sofia could try to prevent a further expansion of sanctions against Russia.The opposition believes tourism in Bulgaria is already likely to suffer, with some representatives of the sector fearing thousands of Russian tourists will...

USAF F-15s to Take Part in Military Drills in Bulgaria from April 10
Mar31

USAF F-15s to Take Part in Military Drills in Bulgaria from April 10

US Air Force F-15 fighter jets will arrive in Bulgaria next month to join military exercises in the eastern European country, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Up to 12 F-15s will arrive after Apirl 10, the newswire quoted a Bulgarian defence ministry official as saying. The deployment, part of the Pentagon’s Operation Atlantic Resolve, will...

Tsipras Hopes for ‘True Reset’ of Greece’s Ties with Russia
Mar31

Tsipras Hopes for ‘True Reset’ of Greece’s Ties with Russia

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hopes his forthcoming visit to Russia will help boost trade and economic links hit by the EU sanctions against Moscow and the Kremlin’s ban on food imports from the Union. Greece doesn’t support the sanctions against Russia as they are a “road to nowhere,” Tsipras said in an...

Greece Said to Be Seeking Gas Price Cut, Lifting of Food Ban from Russia
Mar30

Greece Said to Be Seeking Gas Price Cut, Lifting of Food Ban from Russia

Greece’s energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis is visiting Moscow on Monday in a bid to arrange more favourable terms for imports of Russian gas, according to a report in Germany’s Spiegel Online. The visit comes at a time when Athens is scrambling to strike a deal with its creditors for the release of the next tranche of bailout funds...

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