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  • Su-34 front-line bomber enters Russian Air Force service

    Date: 2014-03-21 13:12:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:622352

    MOSCOW, March 21 (MENA) - The Sukhoi-34 (Su-34) front-line has officially entered service with the Russian Air Force, The Voice of Russia quoted a source in the Russian defense industry as saying on Friday. "The Su-34 designed and produced by the ....

  • EU-Ukraine association agreement geopolitical game, not Kiev interests: Lavrov

    Date: 2014-03-21 12:43:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:65 - ID:622294

    MOSCOW, March 21 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the purpose of signing the political provisions for the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement is not to take care of the interests of the Ukrainian people, The Voice of Russia ....

  • EU seals closer ties with Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-21 12:08:35 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:56 - ID:622211

    BRUSSELS, March 21 (MENA) - EU leaders have signed an agreement on closer relations with Ukraine, in a show of support following Russia's annexation of Crimea, the BBC reported Friday. The EU signed the deal hours after announcing more targeted ....

  • Crimea, Sevastopol officially join Russia as Putin signs final decree

    Date: 2014-03-21 12:05:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:55 - ID:622212

    MOSCOW, March 21 (MENA) - Russia has finalized the legal process of taking Crimea under its sovereignty, as President Putin signed a law amending the Russian constitution to reflect the transition, Russia Today reported on Friday. Earlier Russian ....

  • Merkel: ‘G8 no longer exists’ as EU plans further sanctions on Russia

    Date: 2014-03-21 09:23:30 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:30 - ID:621807

    BRUSSELS, March 21 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Russia to expect escalating EU sanctions if steps are not taken to calm the situation over Crimea, Euronews reported. Merkel was speaking ahead of an EU summit where increasing ....

  • EU expands ‘black list’ of Russians and cancels EU-Russia summit in June

    Date: 2014-03-21 08:22:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:21 - ID:621754

    MOSCOW, March 21(MENA) - The European Union has expanded the list of Russians banned from entering the EU countries from 21 to 33. The financial assets of the people from the ‘black list’ will be frozen if found in European banks. The decision about ....

  • Ukraine not to get discount on gas after Crimea join Russia

    Date: 2014-03-21 07:29:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:15 - ID:621629

    MOSCOW, March 21 (MENA) - Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Ukraine will not get a discount on the imported Russian gas price after joining of Crimea to Russia. It is not possible to apply the discount legally or in ....

  • Russian minister tells US: No plans to enter eastern Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-21 07:12:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:14 - ID:621633

    MOSCOW, March 21 (MENA) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he has received official assurances that Russian troops massed near Ukraine have no plans to cross the border, the VOA reported. A Pentagon spokesman said Hagel spoke Wednesday for ....

  • Hollande says planned EU-Russia summit cancelled because of Ukraine crisis

    Date: 2014-03-20 16:10:11 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:113 - ID:621001

    PARIS, March 20 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande has said a planned EU-Russia summit has been cancelled because of the Ukraine crisis, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Saying events in Ukraine and Crimea were "unacceptable," ....

  • Ban Ki-moon voices concern over situation in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-20 15:36:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:108 - ID:621007

    MOSCOW, March 20 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern about the latest events in Ukraine and Russia during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, The Voice of Russia reported. Ban Ki-moon said that as the UN ....

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