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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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20.8.2014 17:48 'Tape Over Your Camera Lenses' to Show Support for Missing Russian Journalist Stenin

Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency has launched a new campaign called "Tape Over Your Camera Lens," in support of its photographer Andrei Stenin, missing in Ukraine, calling for all photographers, bloggers, journalists and those concerned about Stenin’s fate to join.

20.8.2014 15:42 Another Russian Lawmaker Campaigning for Missing Journalist

State Duma Committee Chairman on Public Associations and Religious Organizations Yaroslav Nilov has joined the campaign in support of Rossiya Segodnya photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who disappeared in Ukraine.

20.8.2014 15:32 Militia Reports Ukrainian Saboteurs Obstructing Path of Russian Humanitarian Convoy

The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has data on the activity of several subversive Ukrainian law enforcement groups on the supposed route for the Russian humanitarian convoy, DPR militia headquarters told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

20.8.2014 15:28 Scientists Say Russia Safe from Ebola

Ebola is not a threat to Russia, as the disease is not highly contagious and the current outbreak in West Africa is controlled, virologist at Institute Pasteur in St. Petersburg Aleksander Semyonov told the press Wednesday.

20.8.2014 15:14 Russian Scientists to Deploy Laboratory in Africa to Fight Ebola Virus

A group of Russian virologists will go to the Republic of Guinea in a week to organize a Ebola virus research laboratory, immunology and virology laboratory head at St. Petersburg’s Pasteur Scientific Research Institute Alexander Semyonov told reporters Wednesday.

20.8.2014 14:54 Air defense units in Russia’s Far East Repel Simulated Drone Attack

Air defense units of the Eastern Military District successfully repelled a simulated attack, hitting all aircraft and combat drone targets as part of a snap check of combat readiness, a Russian military spokesman said Wednesday.

20.8.2014 14:47 Ukrainian National Security Council Says No Info on Missing Russian Reporter’s Fate

The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council said Wednesday it has no information on the fate of Rossiya Segodnya photographer Andrei Stenin, who went missing in Ukraine about two weeks ago.

20.8.2014 14:32 Moscow Calls for Renewal of Long-Term Gaza Ceasefire Discussions

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called on both the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to renew as soon as possible talks on a long-term ceasefire that was hammered out in Egypt’s peace initiative.

20.8.2014 13:5 Russia Sends Protest Note to Bulgaria after Soviet Monument Desecration

Moscow has sent a note of protest to the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry demanding to bring to justice those guilty of desecration of a monument to Soviet warriors, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement released Wednesday.

20.8.2014 12:56 Russia's Bashkortostan to Hospitalize All Travelers From Ebola-Hit Countries

Russia's Bashkortostan Republic plans to hospitalize all travelers arriving from Ebola-hit countries after a student from Nigeria was found with suspected symptoms of the deadly virus, the republic's Health Ministry said in a statement.

20.8.2014 12:45 Red Cross Instructing Russian Humanitarian Convoy Drivers at Ukrainian Border Checkpoint

A convoy carrying Russian humanitarian aid to southeastern Ukraine remains at the border checkpoint with the representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) giving instructions to the drivers, a representative of the contractor carrier company transporting the cargo told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

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