Rouble, bonds and stocks extend slump

The Russian rouble gave up earlier gains and fell sharply on Friday, extending its biggest drop in 15 months on fears over an escalation of geopolitical tensions between Moscow and the West while government bonds and stocks suffered heavy losses

Georgia celebrating National Flag Day

Today Georgia is marking National Flag Day. The current national symbol of Georgia is also known as the Five Cross Flag. A  flag-raising ceremony took place on the premises of the 4th Infantry Brigade in Vaziani. Georgian flags …

Gas filling of European storages drops below 50%

Natural gas filling in European underground gas storages (UGS) dropped below 50%, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) data. This occurred so early from the year start for the first time during the monitoring period since 2011. …

Pentagon chief voices support for Ukraine in call

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov on January 13, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters. Austin spoke by phone with Ukrainian Minister of …

Norway notifies Russia of NATO multinational exercise

The Norwegian Armed Forces Command has notified Russia’s Northern Fleet of the Cold Response 2022 multinational exercise, the Fleet’s press office reported. "Chief of the Norwegian Joint Headquarters Lieutenant-General …

EU extends anti-Russia sanctions until July 31 2022

The European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. “The Council (of the European Union) decided to prolong the restrictive measures currently targeting specific economic sectors of the Russian …