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    Putin promises economic recovery, remains defiant over Western sanctions
    Dec18

    Putin promises economic recovery, remains defiant over Western sanctions

    In his year-end news conference on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said measures had been adopted to turn the country’s slowing economy around, while insisting his position on Ukraine had not shifted in the wake of Western sanctions. …read more Source: France...

    Putin Says Russia’s Economic Woes Will Be Over in Two Years
    Dec18

    Putin Says Russia’s Economic Woes Will Be Over in Two Years

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday pledged to diversify Russia’s oil-and-gas dependent economy and said he was confident the weakening rouble will recover. He blamed Western economic sanctions imposed over Moscow’s support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine and the slump in oil prices as the reasons for the recent fall in the...

    Putin answers press questions on Ukraine NATO and the Russian economy
    Dec18

    Putin answers press questions on Ukraine NATO and the Russian economy

    It is an event which has no rival worldwide, President Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference. It is the 10th time he has held the question and… …read more Source:...

    Bulgarian opposition wants to cancel sanctions against Russia
    Dec18

    Bulgarian opposition wants to cancel sanctions against Russia

    Bulgarian opposition Socialist Party (BSP) asked the Parliament to re-examine the country’s decision to adopt the sanctions package against Russia, imposed over the Ukraine crisis. Bulgarian news agency BTA informs that the BSP proposal calls on members of Parliament to vote against expanding the sanctions, and also condemn...

    EU’s Crimea sanctions to give Putin new headache
    Dec18

    EU’s Crimea sanctions to give Putin new headache

    A leaked copy of the EU’s new Crimea sanctions indicate a near-total ban on business co-operation starting Saturday morning. …read more Source:...

    EU Council to approve new sanctions against Crimea
    Dec18

    EU Council to approve new sanctions against Crimea

    The Council of the European Union has decided to impose new sanctions against companies in the Ukrainian territory of Crimea, which was illegally annexed by Russia in March. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian journalist to Putin: “When will you stop punitive operation in eastern Ukraine?”
    Dec18

    Ukrainian journalist to Putin: “When will you stop punitive operation in eastern Ukraine?”

    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the Russian terrorists acting in the Donbas cannot be called mercenaries. …read more Source:...

    Merkel: Russia doesn’t respect Ukraine sovereignty, so sanctions inevitable
    Dec18

    Merkel: Russia doesn’t respect Ukraine sovereignty, so sanctions inevitable

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that sanctions against Russia are inevitable because Moscow does not respect the sovereignty of Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Belarus’ Yurkevich 3rd in 15K Individual at IBU Cup 3
    Dec18

    Belarus’ Yurkevich 3rd in 15K Individual at IBU Cup 3

    The clean-shooting Belarusian finished in 47:22.9, 26.7 seconds behind the winner, Tina Bachmann of Germany (46:56.2; one penalty). Second came in Irina Varvynets of Ukraine, 7.9 seconds back with zero penalties. …read more Source:...

    13 reasons why the Russian currency crisis is a game changer
    Dec18

    13 reasons why the Russian currency crisis is a game changer

    (Picture: AFP)Russia has finally lost the economic war on the West, that much is clear. The Russian rouble turned to ‘rubble’ in the last few days as the once great currency went into free fall. But what is still uncertain is what kind of knee-jerk reaction President Vladimir Putin might try next in a bid to keep his hand on the reins of...

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