Ban Ki Moon urges to cease hostilities in crash area of Malaysian "Boeing"
The UN Secretary, General Ban Ki-moon has urged Kiev authorities and militias to cease hostilities in the area of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in eastern Ukraine.
"International experts should be able to do their job," Ban Ki Moon said.
Dec 18 2014 - 11:46
Azerbaijani Minister for Energy Natig Aliyev will visit Albania on December 18-20 to meet with Albanian Minister for Energy and Industry Damian Gjiknuri. They will discuss realization of TAP construction and development of the Albanian gas market.
Dec 17 2014 - 21:04
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that instability in Ukraine had a negative impact on Russia, European partners and the world economy. In his words, Russia was consistently doing all it could to bring peace to Ukraine, Interfax reports.
Dec 17 2014 - 20:34
Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group met in Berlin last week. U.S. Co-Chairs James Warlick noted that the meeting was dedicated to talks with German colleagues about the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process. He emphasized the importance of German assistance in the process. The U.S. gives Germany a high rating in consultations with the OSCE Minsk Group, Trend reports.
Dec 17 2014 - 20:05
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has met with BP Executive Director Robert Dudley today. They discussed cooperation between Azerbaijan and BP, realization of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli project, progress on the Shah Deniz Field, the Southern Gas Corridor. Aliyev and Dudley expressed hope for further cooperation between the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and BP, Trend reports.
Dec 17 2014 - 19:47
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the EU should not try to teach it democracy. This has been Erdogan's second critical remark towards the EU this week, TASS reports. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Johannes Hahn called the arrests of over 20 people, including famous journalists, for allegedly being aligned with Fethullah Gulen's Hizmet movement, incompatible with freedom of the media.
Dec 17 2014 - 19:23
Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko believes that members of the Eurasian Economic Union should use national currencies for trade more often, RIA Novosti reports. In her words, a common currency should only be adopted when the economies of the four countries need it. The lawmaker reminded that the EU took a lot of time to adopt the euro.
Dec 17 2014 - 18:49
Maya Kocijancic, a spokeswoman of the EU chief diplomat, said that the Union was urging Russia to demonstrate a wise and symmetrical response to the terrorist attack in Grozny on December 4 and the following situation around protection of human rights, RIA Novosti reports.
Dec 17 2014 - 18:30
Ahmet Palankoyev, an Ingush senator, the head of the Russian-Turkish Business Council, said that the Russian authorities and business should not despair and should mobilize. In his words, Russia is under an economic blockade and in an economic war. The senator called import displacement one of the main instruments in the situation. He added the need the develop imports, logistics, customs procedures and stimulation of business.