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Vladimir Putin On The Global Economy, Geopolitics, And Russia-Europe Relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the 19th St Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 19, below is a transcript of his speech courtesy of the Kremlin: President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, friends, It is a pleasure to welcome you all to this International Economic Forum in St Petersburg, a city which throughout its history has always been … Continue reading

“The Great Wall Of Ukraine”: Kiev To Spend $200 Million To “Wall Off Russia”

By Sputnik News The Ukrainian government has approved an approximate price tag for the construction of a so-called “wall” along its border with Russia: the newly-released cost estimate of $500 mln as of the end of 2014 has been slashed to approximately $200 mln; and the works will run faster – it will now take … Continue reading

Pepe Escobar: Eurasian Emporium Or Nuclear War?

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times A high-level European diplomatic source has confirmed to Asia Times that German chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has vigorously approached Beijing in an effort to disrupt its multi-front strategic partnership with Russia. Beijing won’t necessarily listen to this political gesture from Berlin, as China is tuning the strings on its pan-Eurasian New … Continue reading

Making NATO Defunct: Is EU Army Intended To Reduce U.S. Influence In Europe? – OpEd

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya An EU military force is being justified as protection from Russia, but it may also be a way of reducing US influence as the EU and Germany come to loggerheads with the US and NATO over Ukraine. While speaking to the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced … Continue reading

Putin Warns That Gas Supplies To Europe Could Suffer In 3 Or 4 Days If Kiev Fails To Pay

Russia will cut off gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev fails to pay in “three or four days” and “will create a problem” for gas transit to Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters following talks with the president of Cyprus on Wednesday, RT reports. “Gazprom has been fully complying with its obligations under the Ukraine gas … Continue reading

Gazprom: Russian Gas Transit To Europe At “Serious” Risk, If Ukraine Doesn’t Pay In Two Days

Gazprom says that Russia will completely cut off Ukraine from gas supplies within the next two days if Kiev doesn’t pay for deliveries, which will create “serious” transit risks for gas flow to Europe, Gazprom said in a statement on Tuesday, RT and Reuters report. According to the statement Ukraine has not paid for March gas deliveries and is … Continue reading

Ukraine Hikes Gas Prices By 280% To Secure Extra IMF Financial Aid

Ukraine has agreed to hike the cost of gas to its consumers by 280 percent and by 66 percent for heating, as a part of the terms the IMF had set in order for the nation to receive extra financial aid, Valery Gontareva — the head of the National Bank of Ukraine — said on Wednesday … Continue reading

Vladimir Putin: Meeting With President Of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

Vladimir Putin met in Sochi with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. By The Kremlin PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Mr Lukashenko, I am very pleased to have this opportunity to meet and discuss our bilateral affairs and development of the integration process between Russia and Belarus within the Union State and also within the new … Continue reading

U.S. `All Options’ Threat Against Russia Leaves Europe Wary

By Finian Cunningham The Ukraine crisis dominated the weekend’s Munich Security Conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel playing host to European and American leaders, as well as Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Merkel had just returned from Moscow where she reportedly had a four-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin along with French leader Francois Hollande. … Continue reading

Russian Aggression And The BBC’s Drums Of Nuclear War – OpEd

By Oliver Tickell “Russian aggression” is the BBC’s meme of the day. I lost count of how many times the phrase popped up in the first 15 minutes of Radio 4’s World at One programme, devoted entirely to the ‘Russian problem – but the theme was drummed in relentlessly. The idea is that Russia presents a … Continue reading

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