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Ukraine sends ambassador back to Armenia

Ukraine was not planning to break diplomatic relations with Armenia and will send an ambassador to it next week, said Igor Roman, an advisor t the Ukrainian embassy in Armenia, News Armenia reports.Ukrainian Ambassador Ivan Kukhtu was called off back to Kiev on March 21 for consultations. Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan met the ambassador the same day and said that recognition of the right for self-identification by Armenia will not be reconsidered and had been backed by the country for many years.

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Kyrgyz ex-President Akayev describes struggles for integration in Eurasia

Kyrgyz ex-President Askar Akayev said at the Moscow Economic Forum that large geopolitical players were fighting for integration of post-Soviet states in their own economy. He emphasized that there was no other way to develop, besides integration. The ex-president pointed out Moldova and Georgia who were among the targets Europe tried to drag into its economy. Akayev assures that only strong regional integration would help Russia and CIS states to achieve world-level development.

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UTair-Ukraine ends Kharkov-Baku-Kharkov flights

UTair-Ukraine will end the Kharkov-Baku-Kharkov flights on March 29 due to instability in the country, Vesti.az reports.The flights were started on March 19, 2013. The last flight will be made from Baku to Kharkov on March 29.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk told parliament today that the government debt of Ukraine totaled %75 billion, about 53% of the GDP, ITAR-TASS reports.The gold reserves of the country dropped from $34.6 billion in early 2014 to $15 billion.

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Ukraine has extradited Muhammed Migayev, an alleged criminal from Chechnya, to Russia, RIA Novosti reports.Migayev has been on the international wanted list since 2008. He was detained in Odessa in December 2013. The Russian Prosecutor …

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According to GfK, only 39% of Americans approve President Barack Obama’s policy. 59% people are disappointed with it.Grievances over Obama’s foreign policy rose by 10% to 58% in January. 57% of people do not approve Washington’s policy in …

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British Prime Minister David Cameron met leader of the UDAR Party Vitaly Klitschko, as well as MPs of the Ukrainian parliament Pyotr Poroshenko and Andrei Shevchenko yesterday, ITAR-TASS reports.Cameron expressed a readiness to continue …

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The success of the Ukrainian protests has become a dream for oppositionists all over the world. However, they seem to neglect the fact that such coups can only happen to weak governments. The weakness of President Victor Yanukovych is doubtless. His actions were not decisive or elaborate: the first crackdown by the Berkut special police units on December 1 only made matters worse and provoked complaints about violence against the population.

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The nationalization of Chernomorneftegaz, the Ukrainian state enterprise extracting oil and gas in Crimea, in the Black and Azov Seas, was accomplished, said Speaker of the Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov, RIA Novosti …

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Saakashvili to visit Georgia

Georgian ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili assured that he will visit Georgia earlier “than Ivanishvili can imagine.”He noted that he had visited Ukraine several times and made speeches to thousands of people. The Saakashvili said that Russian …

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Alexander Buzgalin, a Professor of the MSU Economic Faculty co-chairing the Moscow Economic Forum that has opened today, said that EU sanctions against Russia over Crimea will encourage it to diversify exports and intensify cooperation with South Caucasus. Russia will cooperate with countries willing to take part in Eurasian integration more actively, he said.

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Centrica, the British energy company owning British Gas, plans to start direct gas imports from Russia in October 2014, despite threats of European countries to impose sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Huffington Post reports.British gas extraction drops by 7% every year. The UK imports Russian gas from Germany and other European countries.

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