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  • Russia to respond toughly to provocative statements, but not seek confrontation- Putin

    Date: 2014-03-18 17:38:13 GMT - Russia - World - SN:136 - ID:617161

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia would respond toughly to provocative statements, but will not seek for confrontation with partners in the East and in the West, the ITAR-TASS reported Tuesday. "Western ....

  • Britain suspends military equipment exports to Russia: source to MENA

    Date: 2014-03-18 16:15:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:119 - ID:617003

    LONDON, March 18 (MENA) – Britain has suspended military cooperation with Russia, and exports of military equipment worth 37 million pound sterling would be halted, a source at the British foreign office said Tuesday. Earlier, British foreign ....

  • Agreements with Crimea and Sevastopol hoped to be ratified in few days

    Date: 2014-03-18 16:12:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:616713

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) - Russia's Duma First Vice-speaker Alexander Zhukov voiced hope that the procedure of the ratification of the agreements signed with Crimea and Sevastopol will begin in the next few days, Itar Tass reported ....

  • Russia not part of Crimea crisis: Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2014-03-18 15:45:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:113 - ID:616969

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) – Russia is not a part of the crisis in Crimea, Itar Tass reported, citing a statement by Foreign Ministry Tuesday. "It is high time for the European Union to understand that not Russia was behind the crisis in Ukraine, ....

  • Ukraine rejects recognition of annexation of Crimea agreement

    Date: 2014-03-18 15:29:22 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:109 - ID:616882

    KIEV, March 18 (MENA) – Interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Tuesday that his country does not recognize an agreement of the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia, the Voice of Russia reported. Such deal has nothing to ....

  • Putin says Crimea is part of Russia

    Date: 2014-03-18 13:52:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:91 - ID:616614

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the historical and cultural ties between Russia and Crimea, saying Crimea is an inalienable part of Russia, Itar Tass reported Tuesday. Speaking to a joint session of Parliament ....

  • Iranian exile to ‘Post’: Israel, Iran should become allies after regime falls

    Date: 2014-03-18 13:35:05 GMT - Israel - World - SN:88 - ID:616584

    GAZA CITY, March 18 (MENA) - Ramin Parham, an Iranian exile, dissident and intellectual, says that if the current regime in Tehran falls, it would open the way for strong Israeli-Iranian relations – perhaps even “a very important strategic ....

  • Military, civilian experts from OSCE states to stay in Ukraine until 20 March

    Date: 2014-03-18 12:38:19 GMT - Austria - World - SN:81 - ID:616430

    VIENNA, March 18 (MENA) - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said it agreed on Ukraine's request to extend the visit by unarmed military and civilian personnel from OSCE participating States. The visit is to cover the south ....

  • Putin issues decree for annexation of Crimea by Russia

    Date: 2014-03-18 12:24:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:76 - ID:616369

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified Tuesday a decree to declare Crimea and Sevastopol part of Russia, Itar Tass reported. Speaking to a joint session of Parliament in Moscow, Putin stressed the historical and ....

  • Ukrainian PM says there is 'strong possibiity' of Russian invasion

    Date: 2014-03-18 11:49:02 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:64 - ID:616203

    KIEV, March18 (MENA) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said there was "a strong possibility" of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. "I still believe that there is only one solution of this crisis, a peaceful one," Yatsenyuk told CNN. "But ....

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