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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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22.2.2017 13:39 Over 50 Fragments of Russia's Plane Crashed Near Sochi Found Over Past 24 Hours

Fifty five fragments of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Tu-154 plane that crashed into the Black Sea last year were found and raised to the surface, according to a source from the Russian security agencies.


22.2.2017 13:21 Russian Armed Forces 58% Equipped with Modern Weaponry - Defense Minister

Defense Minister said that Russian Armed Forces are 58.3 percent equipped with new weaponry.


22.2.2017 12:58 'Kremlin Did Not Order Psychological Portrait of Trump' for Putin

The Kremlin spokesman disproved media reports alleging that President Vladimir Putin had purportedly asked for a psychological portrait of US leader Donald Trump.


22.2.2017 1:45 Winter Military World Games to Start in Sochi on Wednesday

The third Winter Military World Games in the Russian city of Sochi will start on Wednesday.


22.2.2017 1:15 Study Into UN Envoy Churkin's Cause of Death May Take ‘Few Weeks’

New York City Medical Examiner's Office spokesperson said that further investigation into the cause and manner of death of Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin might take a few weeks.


22.2.2017 0:36 Trump: Churkin Played ‘Crucial Role’ in Working With US

Donald Trump said that Vitaly Churkin had played a vital role in working with the United States on major challenges to global security.


21.2.2017 21:32 Russia Begins Sukhoi T-50 Fighter Missile, Bomb Armament Tests

Deputy Defense Minister said that tests of the Russian fifth-generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA) are in the process of the integration of missile and bomb armament.


21.2.2017 20:33 Moody’s Changes Outlook for 22 Russian Companies to Stable From Negative

Moody's Investors Service gave stable outlook for 22 Russian non-financial corporates, including Gazprom Neft PJSC, Lukoil, PJSC and PJSC Oil Company Rosneft, according to press release.


21.2.2017 19:25 Daimler to Invest $250Mln in Mercedes Plant Project Near Moscow – Ministry

Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade said that Daimler will invest at least 15 billion rubles ($250 million) during a nine-year period into a project of Mercedes car plant in the Moscow Region.


21.2.2017 17:38 Moody’s Changes Outlook for 14 Russian Banks to Stable From Negative

Moody’s Investors Service said that the outlook for 14 Russian banks, including Sberbank, Bank VTB and Vnesheconombank, has been changed to stable from negative amid the upgrade of Russia's sovereign debt rating.


21.2.2017 16:28 Unnerved Norwegians Ask Gov't to 'Do Something' About Anti-Russian Sanctions

Recently, the Russian embassy to Norway issued a dismal overview of the countries' once-flourishing bilateral relations, calling the poor level of cooperation "unacceptable." Incidentally, this attitude is shared by ordinary Norwegians, particularly in the northern part of the country, which has historically enjoyed close ties with Russia.


21.2.2017 16:20 Putin Awards Russian Ambassador to UN Churkin Order of Courage Posthumously

Russian President Vladimir Putin posthumously awarded Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin the Order of Courage, the Kremlin said in a statement on its website.


21.2.2017 14:59 Construction of Russia's Most Powerful Nuclear Icebreaker to Begin in 2019

United Shipbuilding Corporation's spokesman said that the construction of Russia's most powerful new-generation Lider-class nuclear icebreaker is expected to begin in 2019.


21.2.2017 14:3 Russia About to Mend What West Left Broken in Libya

Following a NATO-led intervention and forced "democratization," Libya has become one of Europe's worst nightmares, degenerating into a hotbed of terrorism and a source of mass migration. However, Russia may utilize the West's failures to strengthen its position in the Mediterranean, while also promoting a solution for the war-ravaged country.


21.2.2017 13:58 Russia's 'Arktika' Nuclear Icebreaker's Operational Service Set for Mid-2019

Atomflot state unitary enterprise Director General Vyacheslav Ruksha said that he hopes next-generation Arktika nuclear-powered icebreaker will be used in the first half of 2019.


21.2.2017 12:45 Kremlin: Putin Considers Making Electoral Statement Premature

Russian President Vladimir Putin repeatedly said himself that it was premature to make any electoral statements and he has not made any statements so far, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.


21.2.2017 12:20 Western Russian-Language Media 'Unlikely to Find' Way Into Russian Mindset

Russia's deputy communications minister said he did not oppose Washington's plans to establish a Russian-language broadcaster but noted that it would be difficult for foreign media to conquer minds in the country.


21.2.2017 12:12 Swedish Foreign Minister Offers Russia Condolences for Death of Ambassadors

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom expressed condolences over death of Russian Envoy to UN Vitaly Churkin and former Russian Ambassador to Sweden Alexander Kadakin during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday.


21.2.2017 11:41 Putin: Churkin's Achievements Can't Be Overestimated, He Was True Patriot

It is difficult to overestimate the achievements of late Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a message expressing condolences to Churkin's family published on the Kremlin website Tuesday.


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More than 6,000 military personnel took part in counter-terrorism exercises in Russian Eastern Military District.






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