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Russia will participate in a humanitarian mission in Ukraine

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Russia and Ukraine, together with the UN and the Red Cross have agreed on sending a humanitarian mission to Lugansk and Donetsk regions, according to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sunday in Sochi, said in the Russian coast of the Black Sea. The minister said he had talked with colleagues from the USA, […]

Russia granted Snowden 3 years residence permit


Edward Snowden, the former employee of the National Security Agency who revealed the secrets of massive electronic spying in the United States, can breathe relatively quiet for three years: Russia has given him a residence permit for that term, announced Thursday his Anatoli Kucherena lawyer. The period counted from the first of August, Kucherena told […]

Russia stops importing fruits, vegetables and meat from EU and USA

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Russia has imposed a ban on import of agricultural products from countries of the European Union, United States, Australia, Canada, Japan and Norway effective for the next 12 months. The measure was developed in response to the sanctions imposed by the USA and the EU on Russian government of Vladimir Putin for his role in […]

Experts start rescue human remains of downed MH17 in Ukraine

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A group of 60 international experts has begun its work for repatriation of bodies in eastern Ukraine, the area where the plane of Malaysian airlines shot down two weeks ago. The team, consisting of Dutch and Australians, and supervised by observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), seeking the remains of […]

U.S. and EU toughen sanctions on Russia


West shows his teeth. The EU agreed yesterday to toughen sanctions against Moscow for his role in the conflict in Ukraine, with strong action on the financial sector, energy and military. There was nothing like it since the end of the Cold War: to punch in the European table, which is after the downing of […]

Kiev says MH17 black boxes tested impact of a missile


The Government of Ukraine has informed on Monday that the black boxes MH17 – Malaysian aircraft shot down on July 17 with 298 people on board, show that the device fell because of a “massive explosion decompression “, which would confirm the Boeing 777 was shot down by a missile while crossing a region of […]

Europe and U.S. finalize new sanctions against Russia

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The European Union and the United States have accelerated in the last hours the draft new sanctions on Russia after testing by proven direct military support from Moscow to Ukrainian separatist rebels. This was jointly agreed Monday in phone conversation between U.S. president, Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President […]

U.S. accuses Russia of violating a key Cold War treaty


Disputes between Washington and Moscow, old rivals of the Cold War, accumulate each day. The Obama administration accuses Russia of violating the treaty, signed in 1987 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banning tests medium-range missiles. The evidence, according to Washington, Moscow has made are ” very serious issue ” that […]

Downing of MH17 “may be a war crime,” according to UN

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The downing of the airliner in eastern Ukraine, with its 298 occupants dead, can be considered a war crime, said Monday Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The demolition of the Malaysian Airlines plane on July 17 was a violation of international law and under the circumstances, “may be a war crime,” […]

Russia raises interest rates to prevent capital flight

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The Russian central bank gained unexpectedly Friday the benchmark interest rate from 7.5% to 8%, Reuters reports, with the aim of trying to prevent investors in anticipation of new sanctions by the West, pull their money in the country and avoid the higher prices caused by the sharp depreciation of the currency. It is the […]

United States condemns Russian military escalation


The tragedy of flight from Malaysia Airlines has not silenced weapons in Ukraine.  United States yesterday accused Russia of Vladimir Putin of provoking an escalation by launching rockets from Russian territory against Ukrainian positions and transfer of heavy weapons and troops near the border between the two countries. If the allegations are true, would indicate […]

European sanctions condemn Russia into recession

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The potential impact of the new generation of EU sanctions against Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis is devastating. Brussels estimates that the Russian economy will suffer a sensational wallop of 1.5 points of GDP this year and 4.8 points in 2015, according to estimates by the European Commission. That would put the […]


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