Contents tagged with Kazakhstan

  • Putin extends ban on transit of goods from Ukraine to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

    Russian President Vladimir Putin amended the decree of January 1, 2016 regarding measures to ensure the economic security and national interests of the Russian Federation in the implementation of international transport of goods from the territory of Ukraine to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan or the Kyrgyz Republic through the territory of the Russian Federation. Putin extended these measures for another six months, until January 1, 2019, as reported by the Russian government portal …

  • President of Kazakhstan: Trump proposed to move Donbas negotiations out of Minsk

    The President of the USA, Donald Trump, has proposed to move negotiations on the Donbas from Minsk to another place, as stated by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Interfax reports.

    “We were saying that Minsk-1 came to a standstill, reached a deadlock, and we need Minsk-2. He [Donald Trump] said, ‘Let’s do it elsewhere’ [holding negotiations]. I said, ‘Let’s do it’,” Nazarbayev said at a press conference in New York following the meeting of the UN Security Council.

    “Actually, …

  • Journalist arrested in Kyiv at Kazakhstan’s request

    Kazakh journalist Zhanara Akhmet has been arrested in Kyiv, her lawyer Vladislav Hryshchenko told Hromadske.

    According to her lawyer, the journalist and public figure was arrested because she was placed on the Interpol wanted list by the Kazakh government.

    Zhanara Akhmet and her 9 year-old son have been living in Kyiv for at least a year, and are applying for political asylum.

    “On October 21, the lights were turned off for about 18 hours in Zhanara Akhmet’s apartment. When she went out to …

  • Russia negotiating deployment of Kyrgyz and Kazakh contingents in Syria

    According to the head of the State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Shamanov , Moscow is negotiating with Astana and Bishkek on the deployment of troops from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in the de-escalation zones in Syria, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    Shamanov  sad that the Russian authorities are also in similar negotiations with Turkey.

    “Negotiations are under way now, and the question is being worked out to ensure that the Russian military police take part in keeping order in Syria, as well as …

  • Syrian opposition withdraws from negotiations on Syria

    Syrian opposition suspended its participation in the talks on Syria that are taking place in Astana, Interfax news agency reported citing an opposition representative.

    "We left the meeting because even as we sat down at the negotiating table, the hostilities in the vicinity of Homs and Daraa continued, and there was no clear agenda," said a member of the delegation, Osama Abu Zeid.

    He noted that the opposition delegation would not return to the negotiating table, "until the fighting stops and …

  • Ukraine loses billions of dollars due to the financial aggression of Russia

    Direct financial losses for Ukraine as a result of Russia’s aggressive trading amount to nearly a billion dollars, Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade and Trade Representative of Ukraine Nataliya Mykolska said in an interview with DT.UA.

    The greatest loses affected exports to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

    “Our biggest losses were exports to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where 40 percent of exports was lost. But exports to other countries were also hit as well. If it’s all totaled up, …

  • Ukraine and Kazakhstan to extract uranium

    Ukraine and Kazakhstan are planning to establish joint ventures to extract uranium in the territory of both countries, as reported by Minister of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine Ihor Nasalik at a "round table" on Thursday, September 15th.

    "We have prepared the documents. On Monday, (September 19th) representatives of Kazakhstan will arrive to sign a memorandum on the establishment of the joint venture for uranium mining in both Ukraine and Kazakhstan,” Nasalik said.

    Earlier, the National Atomic …

  • Kazakhstan offers Ukraine an option to transport cargo bypassing Russia

    Kazakhstan has offered Ukraine the option to use an alternative transport route through the Kazakh port of Aktau to bypass the Russian territory. This was reported by the Atameken National Chamber of the Entrepreneurs (NCE) of the Republic of Kazakhstan, citing the Deputy Chairman of the NCE Dana Zhunusova.

    Due to the introduction of additional restrictive measures by the Russian Federation as of July 1st imposed on the transit of Ukrainian products through Russian territory to Kazakhstan and …

  • Russian writer calls on Russia to annex northern Kazakhstan

    Russian writer and political dissident, Eduard Limonov, recently commented on the events in Kazakhstan in his blog, during which 18 people were killed as a result of terrorist acts on the 5th of June in Aktobe. “Russia will be pretty dumb if it doesn’t try to return its ancestral cities that ended up in the north of Kazakhstan along the border with Russia but abroad, starting from Uralsk and further to the east along the border,” he stated.

    Limonov recalled that there are still more than 4 …

  • Kazakhstan’s ruling party wins election

    Early parliamentary elections were held on Sunday in Kazakhstan, resulting in to a clear victory of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s ruling party with 81 percent of the votes. The Central Election Commission stated that voters were particularly active this year, with no less than 77 percent of eligible citizens participating.

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, on December 1991, no elections in Kazakhstan have been recognized as “fair” and “free” by Western countries or international …