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    Russia hikes interest rate to 17 PER CENT in effort to prevent collapse of rouble
    Dec16

    Russia hikes interest rate to 17 PER CENT in effort to prevent collapse of rouble

    The announcement was made at 1am Moscow time and comes after the rouble’s value sunk 50 per cent since January – battered by plunging global oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: Daily...

    US ‘Gives Ukraine Weapons Via Bulgaria’
    Dec16

    US ‘Gives Ukraine Weapons Via Bulgaria’

    A Bulgarian company is helping the United States to export arms to Ukraine, Russian-language media outlets claim. Bulkomers KS EOOD “has made an attractive offer to Kiev: [Ukraine was offered] to buy a lethal weapon, namely M107A1 and 82A1 rifles” with a training on their use included, according to the website LifeNews. It is...

    Wrecking Russia’s economy could be a disaster for the west | Angus Roxburgh
    Dec16

    Wrecking Russia’s economy could be a disaster for the west | Angus Roxburgh

    It’s sheer folly to hope that the country is destabilised and Vladimir Putin overthrown. We’ve no idea what the outcome would beLike a rudderless ship running out of fuel and buffeted in an icy storm, the Russian economy looks as if it is heading for a crash. All the graphs – the rouble-dollar rate, the slump in GDP, bank interest...

    David Cameron blames Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine aggression for Russia’s economic crisis
    Dec16

    David Cameron blames Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine aggression for Russia’s economic crisis

    The Central Bank of Russia raised interest rates from 10.5% to a staggering 17% in a doomed bid to halt the currency’s decline …read more Source:...

    Russian Arms Producers Move Ahead of Western Rivals
    Dec16

    Russian Arms Producers Move Ahead of Western Rivals

    The Tupolev Tu-is a large, four-engine turboprop powered strategic bomber and missile platform. First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 was put into service by the former Soviet Union in 1956 and is expected to serve the Russian Air Force until at least 2040. Credit: Dmitry Terekhov/cc by 2.0By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 16 2014 (IPS)The world’s...

    Obama to sign new Russian sanctions bill by end of week: spokesman
    Dec16

    Obama to sign new Russian sanctions bill by end of week: spokesman

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama was expected to sign legislation implementing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine by the end of the week, the White House said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Children’s tribute to Ukraine’s ‘cyborg’ soldiers
    Dec16

    Children’s tribute to Ukraine’s ‘cyborg’ soldiers

    Far from the frontline Ukrainian soldiers have received warm tributes and gifts from staff and children at a Kindergarten in Kiev. They came to… …read more Source:...

    Kerry says Russia has made ‘constructive moves’ on Ukraine in recent days
    Dec16

    Kerry says Russia has made ‘constructive moves’ on Ukraine in recent days

    LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Russia had made constructive moves towards possibly reducing tensions in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Lebedev hopes that Ukraine will remain CIS member
    Dec16

    Lebedev hopes that Ukraine will remain CIS member

    “We are fully aware that not everything is going on smoothly here (in the Commonwealth – BelTA’s note). There are difficulties related to the developments in Ukraine, first of all. However, we really hope that in 2015 Ukraine will remain the CIS member despite the attempts of individual politicians in Kiev to terminate its membership,”...

    Czech government reaffirms support for EU sanctions
    Dec16

    Czech government reaffirms support for EU sanctions

    The Czech cabinet on Monday reaffirmed its full support for EU sanctions against Russia. A Foreign Ministry report concluded that the sanctions were having a tangible effect on the Russian economy and should remain in place until Russia changed its stance on Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio...

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