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As reported by the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary And Phytosanitary Surveillance on Monday, over 700 tons of sanctioned food has been destroyed in Russia since early August when President Putin's decree on special economic measures came into effect.According to the agency, as of September 27, over 676 tons of contraband food has been detained, including 318 tons of food of animal origin.The first batch of products were destroyed on 6 August. Many politicians and public figures have …
As stated by Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Construction Ahmad Abbas Akhmud, Iran gives up plans to buy Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircrafts to upgrade its fleet.
According to the minister, Iran has already held talks with Airbus and Boeing. "A preliminary agreement with leading aircraft manufacturers have been reached," - Akhmud said, "and as soon as the nuclear deal with world powers come into force, Iran's aviation industry will come out of sanctions".
The secretary of the …
Ashton Carter, US Defense Secretary, confirmed Pentagon's continued support for Ukraine on Thursday at a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Stepan Poltorak in Washington, D.C.He said Pentagon would soon start training Ukrainian forces.
Small numbers of US troops have already started training Ukrainian National Guards in the west of Ukraine far from the frontlines. In July a plan was also announced to take on regular military units.
Carter said America's commitment to …
According to Stephen O'Brien, United Nations' Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, pro-russian militants ordered UN agencies to leave rebel-held parts of in the eastern Ukraine.
Stephen O'Brien said the agencies had been told to leave by Friday, and several international non-governmental organisations (NGO) by Saturday.
The Luhansk separatists had earlier banned 10 international humanitarian agencies citing "violations".
Last year parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions …
A $1 billion financing package is being prepared by the World Bank and other international financial institutions to help Ukraine and its Naftogaz to fill up its natural gas-storage facilities and avoid shortages over the winter.
Many European states still remember 2009 gas shortages due to cutoffs from Russia. Current gas talks between Ukraine and Russia, mediated by EU have been complicated by the war in the east of Ukraine that was unleashed Russia.
European officials still hope that …
France said Wednesday it is selling two Mistral class warships that were originally intended for Russia to Egypt.
The two warships were originally built for Russia but France refused to deliver because of Moscow’s role in the war in Ukraine.
According to French officials, the Mistrals will cost Egypt €950 million (US$1.06 billion) for the two Mistral class warships. Originally Russia were to pay €1.2 billion for the warships, but as per the russian contract, France was supposed to help …
According to Julie Bishop, Austalia's Foreign Minister, an independent prosecution tribunal may be formed over Malaysian Ailines flight 17 destroyed in eastern Ukraine last year.A group of nations including Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine are seeking criminal accountability for the justice of victims of the Malaysian jetliner.Ministers from those nations would meet at the United Nations next Tuesday, during the annual General Assembly meeting of world leaders, for …
A list of Ukrainian factories repossessed by Russia and moved out of Luhansk region in the east of Ukraine was published by MIGnews.com.ua.Almost all of the most valuable high-tech equipment in the occupied territory of Luhansk has been dismantled and removed to Russia.In August of 2014 residents of eastern Ukraine were able to see the true face of the "Russian world". As noted by the "Public Union of Donbass "on their Faceboook page."Donbass residents could see a real robbery ... " Topaz " - …
BY TERRELL JERMAINE STARR
Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions from Russian journalists on September 4. Putin is a geopolitical bully and the only thing bullies respond to is force. Not the current sanctions that Putin, so far, seems to think are nothing more than a slap on the wrist. Unless the West draws a clear line in the sand that Putin fears encroaching, Ukraine won’t be the only country in Europe under Putin’s tundra.
On September 22 NATO Sectetary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine in Kyiv.
"It is an honour to meet Ukraine´s National Security and Defence Council today. This council plays a key role in upholding the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. I´m looking forward to our discussions today.
Ukraine and NATO have been Partners for almost 20 years. I am proud of everything we have achieved together. Ukrainian troops have worked …