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Russia's Black Sea Fleet remains in Ukraine's Sevastopol · 2010-04-27 17:04

Russia's Black Sea Fleet, diary-news.comBoth the Russian State Duma and the Ukrainian parliament have ratified the agreement extending the presence of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine after 2017 for another 25 years.

Russian parliamentarians have expressed their support for the deal with 410 votes.

Despite opposition's attempts to block the decision a total of 236 Ukrainian parliamentarians supported this decision on Tuesday, RT reports.

Ukrainian opposition lawmakers have tried to block the deal to extend the lease of the naval base saying it betrays the country's national interests, a position that Russia' Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has found surprising.

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3.9.2014 10:20 Friends About Andrei Stenin: He Came as Close to War as Possible

Colleagues and friends of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency remember photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who has died in Ukraine, as a true professional, who preferred hot zones to dull offices.

3.9.2014 8:31 Dmitriy Kiselev:Ukrainian Mediators Suggested Talks on Stenin’s Swap, Implying He Is Alive

Ukrainian mediators proposed Rossiya Segodnya to negotiate swapping missing photojournalist Andrei Stenin for someone else, implying that he was still alive, the international news agency’s Director General Dmitry Kiselev said Wednesday.

3.9.2014 7:6 Success of IMF Loan Program to Kiev Depends on Ukraine-Russia Cooperation: Reports

Brazil’s representative at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Paulo Nogueira Batista said the success of the $17 billion loan program to Kiev depended on the cooperation between Russia and Ukraine, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

3.9.2014 6:10 Russian Bank Hires Two Former US Officials to Lobby Against Sanctions

Russian bank Gazprombank has hired former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and former Senator John Breaux to lobby against US sanctions, according to the disclosed lobbying registration.

3.9.2014 5:29 EU Farmers to Receive Only Partial Compensation for Russian Food Ban: Reports

European farmers, affected by the Russian food ban, will not receive full compensation, German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt was quoted as saying by Agence France-Presse.

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