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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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30.7.2014 20:56 Russian Gas Sector Totally Excluded From New EU Sanctions - European Commission Source

The new round of sanctions against Russia announced by the European Union do not target the country's natural gas sector, a source at the European Commission told reporters Wednesday.

30.7.2014 20:33 EU Sanctions Reveal Lack of Political Will to Solve Ukraine Crisis - Moscow

New European Union sanctions against Moscow show that Brussels lacks political will and desire to find a solution to the crisis in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

30.7.2014 19:27 Russia Says EU Sanctions Will Hurt Energy Market in Europe

EU sanctions against Russia’s energy sector will inevitably lead to a price hike on the European energy market, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

30.7.2014 18:58 Western Sanctions Could Boost Economic Growth in Russia’s Far East – Minister

Russia could loosen the tightening grip of western sanctions on its economy by improving the economic climate in its far-eastern territories, designated as “advanced development zones” in a bill that may be laid before the Duma in autumn, Russia’s Far East Development Minister said Wednesday.

30.7.2014 18:55 US to Sustain Tangible Loss From ‘Short-Sighted’ Anti-Russian Sanctions – Moscow

The United States will experience “significant loss” due to its anti-Russian sanctions, used by Washington as revenge against Moscow’s independent policies, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

30.7.2014 18:43 Russia Striving to Start Ukraine Negotiations – Lavrov

Russia will do its utmost to start the negotiations process in Ukraine and end the bloodshed, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

30.7.2014 18:27 Russia Concerned by Reports of Kiev Using Ballistic Missiles in Eastern Ukraine

Moscow is concerned by reports that Ukraine’s government troops have used ballistic missiles against independence supporters in the country’s east, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

30.7.2014 17:46 84 Casualties in Moscow Metro Accident Get Money Compensations

As of July 29 Moscow metro has paid out over 86 million rubles ($ 2.4 million) in compensations to the victims in Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line accident last week.

30.7.2014 17:33 Moscow to Propose Urgent East Ukraine Humanitarian Mission

Russia will propose the urgent creation of a humanitarian mission for violence-hit eastern Ukraine to the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and other international organizations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

30.7.2014 17:33 Bear Attacks Weather Station Employee in Yakutia

A bear has attacked and bitten on the hand an employee of a meteorological station in Yakutia, in north-eastern Siberia.

30.7.2014 17:10 Russia Could Build Mistral-Class Ships on Its Own – Rogozin

Russia has the capability to build Mistral-class helicopter carriers on its own if France breaches the existing contract and fails to prove it is a reliable partner, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Wednesday.

30.7.2014 16:49 Moscow Warns Washington Anti-Russian Sanctions Will Be Costly

The Russian Foreign Ministry warned Washington Wednesday that the United States will sustain “significant loss” because of anti-Russian sanctions.

30.7.2014 16:15 Ukrainian Military Activity in Plane Crash Zone Violates UN Resolution – Lavrov

Kiev is acting in violation of a UN Security Council resolution by not halting its military actions near the Malaysian plane crash site in eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

30.7.2014 15:27 Russian Lawmaker Says US Fails to Understand Sanctions Beneficial to Russia

The United Stated does not understand that it is supporting the Russian economy by imposing new sanctions, Sergei Ryabukhin, the head of the budgetary committee of the Federation Council, Russia’s upper house of parliament, said Wednesday.

30.7.2014 15:12 Fabio Capello to Remain Russian National Football Team Coach Through 2018

Fabio Capello announced Wednesday that he will continue to coach Russia’s national football team, but said he would resign should his trust be lost.

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