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    Russia launches large-scale drills in south
    Mar12

    Russia launches large-scale drills in south

    Military exercises have been launched in Russia’s southern regions and in Georgia’s breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.The drills are also carried out in Crimea, that was in 2014 reintegrated with Russia, Tanjug reported. …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin health fears: Kremlin denies rumours President is ill after he cancels second meeting in two days
    Mar12

    Vladimir Putin health fears: Kremlin denies rumours President is ill after he cancels second meeting in two days

    Russian officials have denied reports that Vladimir Putin has fallen ill after the cancellation of two state events, but admitted the president’s schedule due to the Ukraine crisis was “very intensive”. …read more Source: The...

    Russia holds military drills in Crimea, Georgian breakaway regions: RIA
    Mar12

    Russia holds military drills in Crimea, Georgian breakaway regions: RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has started military exercises in the country’s south, as well as in Georgia’s breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and in Crimea, annexed from Ukraine last year, news agency RIA reported on Thursday, citing Russia’s Defence Ministry. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Stroytransgaz to Build Gas Pipeline in Macedonia
    Mar12

    Russia’s Stroytransgaz to Build Gas Pipeline in Macedonia

    Russian company Stroytransgaz will start building a gas pipeline in Macedonia that would link the Balkan country’s gas network system to neighbouring Greece. Stroytransgaz had been commissioned for the construction of the section of Russia-led South Stream gas pipeline in Macedonia’s eastern neighbour Bulgaria. However, it pulled out...

    IMF to pump $10bn into Ukraine’s troubled economy this year
    Mar12

    IMF to pump $10bn into Ukraine’s troubled economy this year

    Loan of $17.5bn will provide swift assistance for the country’s struggling finances as part of a larger four-year bailout …read more Source: The Irish...

    Putin says Russia’s actions in Crimea prevented conflict: RIA news agency
    Mar12

    Putin says Russia’s actions in Crimea prevented conflict: RIA news agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s decisive actions in Crimea a year ago were to prevent a conflict similar to the one that followed later in east Ukraine, the state agency RIA Novosti reported on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    IMF: Ukraine to receive USD 10 billion in 2015 as part of new loan programme
    Mar12

    IMF: Ukraine to receive USD 10 billion in 2015 as part of new loan programme

    As part of the newly approved Ukraine’s loan programme, the war-torn country will in 2015 receive USD 10 billion, the International Monetary Fund announced on Wednesday, March 11. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Germany to snub Putin’s WWII parade
    Mar12

    Germany to snub Putin’s WWII parade

    Merkel has decided to boycott a WWII memorial parade in Moscow on 9 May due to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] IMF signs off $17.5bn loan to Ukraine
    Mar12

    [Ticker] IMF signs off $17.5bn loan to Ukraine

    The IMF’s executive board approved a $17.5 billion loan to Ukraine on Wednesday. The four-year programme to help the conflict-stricken nation had already been announced. “It will be used to stabilise the currency. It will enable the Ukrainian economy to grow from 2016,” said Ukrainian prime minister Yatseniuk. …read more...

    Germany and USA keep up Ukraine pressure
    Mar12

    Germany and USA keep up Ukraine pressure

    On a trip to Washington to meet his American counterpart John Kerry, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that the West remained determined to bring about peace in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Local...

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