Posts Tagged ‘russia’

Russian Parliament Approves Use of Military Force in Syria

Σεπτεμβρίου 30, 2015 Σχολιάστε

duma 25Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved a request by President Vladimir Putin to deploy military forces abroad in Syria to aid the government of Bashar al-Assad in the fight against Islamic State militants. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

EU energy commissioner fearing Russia may use natural gas as weapon

Σεπτεμβρίου 25, 2014 Σχολιάστε

a158a-0agogosaeriokyprosisrahlelladaEU’s outgoing energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger said in a speech at a meeting of the EU energy committee on Thursday he felt Russia might stop deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine.

A report placed on the EU’s official website said Oettinger said in his opening speech that many people were thinking relations with Russia were more important in the field of energy than relations with Ukraine but “we have to overcome this.”

“Gas can be used as a weapon and no longer be delivered,” Oettinger said. ……. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Memorandum on stabilizing ceasefire another important step towards de-escalation, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office says

Σεπτεμβρίου 22, 2014 Σχολιάστε

osce From the official Website of OSCE, 20.09.14:

BERN, September 20 2014 – Didier Burkhalter, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Swiss Foreign Minister, noted with satisfaction the signing of a Memorandum on 19 September, 2014, outlining the parameters for the implementation of the cease-fire commitments laid down in the Minsk Protocol of 5 September 2014.

The signature took place at a further meeting between the Trilateral Contact Group of senior representatives of Ukraine, the Russian Federation and the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, and representatives of certain districts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which took place in Minsk on that day. Burkhalter called the Memorandum a significant step towards making the cease-fire sustainable and an important contribution in the efforts to peacefully settle the crisis in Eastern Ukraine………………. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Ukraine scores $15 bln from Russia, 33% gas discount

Δεκέμβριος 17, 2013 Σχολιάστε

PUTIN Yanukovych 17 dec ria novostiAfter stringing along Russia, the EU and the Ukrainian people, President Viktor Yanukovich has inked an agreement worth $15 billion in securities and from January 1, can start buying Russian gas for $268 instead of $400 per 100 cubic meters.

The Russian government will essentially buy $15 billion in Ukrainian debt by buying Ukrainian securities using money from Russia’s Welfare Fund, President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday at a meeting with Yanukovich in Moscow.
«For the purpose of supporting the Ukrainian budget the Russian government has made a decision to invest part of the National Welfare Fund, to the tune of $15 billion, in Ukrainian government securities,» Putin said……… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Hellenic MoFA: UN General Assembly Resolution on Olympic Truce – Event hosted by the Greek and Russian Permanent Missions for the “Promoting Peace through Olympic Truce” .

Νοέμβριος 8, 2013 Σχολιάστε

Hellenic MoFA, Friday, 08 November 2013
Greece welcomes the adoption by the Plenary of the 68th UN General Assembly, on Wednesday, 6 November 2013, of a Resolution on the observance of the Olympic Truce for the period from 7 days before through 7 days after the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which will take place from 7 to 23 February 2014.

The Draft Resolution was submitted by the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN and received the full support of the Greek Permanent Mission, given that Greece, as the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Idea, is a longstanding supporter of global sports cooperation and the idea of reviving the Olympic Truce…….. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Russia is surprised by Saudi Arabia’s decision to decline membership of the UN Security Council.

Οκτώβριος 19, 2013 1 Σχολιο

ONURussia is surprised by Saudi Arabia’s decision to decline the non-permanent member seat of the UN Security Council, said Friday the Russian Foreign Ministry.

In a statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry website, the government of Russia has expressed surprise over the accusations made by Riyadh in the address the UN Security Council, particularly at a time when the same council unanimously adopted Resolution 2118 – defining the legal framework for a peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict…… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Ενέργεια, Ελλάδα, Ρωσία

Νοέμβριος 5, 2012 Σχολιάστε

Αλέξανδρος Δημητρίου
 (ειδικά για τη Russia Beyond the Headlines )
Πριν λίγους μήνες φτιάχτηκε η πρώτη «γραμμή» για τη μεταφορά 55 δις κυβικών φυσικού αερίου ετησίως. Μάλιστα, υπάρχει προοπτική και για άλλες «γραμμές» που σημαίνει διπλασιασμό των εξαγωγών προς την Ευρώπη (110 δις κυβικά).  ……………………….. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…