Jul 24 2014 - 18:07
Russia believes the OSCE Permanent Council's decision to send a monitoring group to the Russian-Ukrainian border is a crucial step, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin says.
Jul 24 2014 - 14:08
The Moscow-Astana video conference on post-Maidan outlines of Eurasian integration started with a report by Radik Murzagaliyev and Dmitry Mikhaylichenko. Murzagaliyev told Vestnik Kavkaza that the events in Ukraine would not affect the attitude of Russia's southern neighbours towards Eurasian integration. He reminded that the integration idea belonged to Kazakhstan.
Jul 23 2014 - 19:56
Chinese investors have offered an alternative to the bridge across the Kerch Strait. They found it useful to run under the strait a tunnel junction with railways and highways, says Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Yevgenia Bavykina.She calls the Chinese proposal very interesting. Investors explain that the project involves not only laying an underwater tunnel, but also the construction of port infrastructure solutions.
Jul 23 2014 - 18:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, held at the initiative of the latter, has called for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, says the Kremlin press service.
Jul 23 2014 - 15:13
Spokeswoman of the European Commission Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen said that permanent representatives of the Committee of the European Union will meet on Thursday to discuss new anti-Russian sanctions, ITAR-TASS reports.
Jul 23 2014 - 13:35
Moscow and Astana will have a video conference on July 24 to discuss political and economic integration on the post-Soviet space in the context of the Ukrainian crisis.
Jul 23 2014 - 13:14
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine plans to pass sanctions against all Russians supporting terrorists and separatists in Ukraine, Interfax reports.The Foreign Ministry, Ministry for Economy and financial structures of the Ukrainian government will form a special committee to impose the sanctions. Yatsenyuk warned that Ukraine will send a note on violation of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism by Moscow.
Jul 23 2014 - 11:54
Russian Chief Sanitary Inspector Anna Popova said that the list of banned Ukrainian food products could be expanded. She noted on Wednesday that there was a big list of products that needed checking in laboratories.Russia banned dairy products of some Ukrainian companies in early July. Popova said back then that the number of quality flaws in cheese, dairy products and canned vegetables was rising.