Latest in Tag: Moscow Highlight

Latest in Tag: Moscow


Syrian army advances against rebels near Aleppo

Backed by Russian jets, Syrian government troops have edged forward in the northern province of Aleppo. Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has said Moscow’s air strikes in Syria were a bud to protect its national interests. Since Moscow started its air campaign in Syria on September 30, the Syrian army and its allies have launched four …

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Russia resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has resumed shipments of natural gas to its embattled neighbor Ukraine for the first time since last July, when Moscow halted deliveries over a pricing dispute with Kyiv. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said his company had reopened the pipelines to Ukraine after receiving a prepayment of $234 million (205.3 million euros) …

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Putin’s proxy war

President Putin turned 63 this week, but, as he savored his birthday cake, did the thought occur to him that he might have bitten off more than he could chew with his Syria strategy? Fiona Clark in Moscow investigates. Shortly after Russian warships fired 26 cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea into Syria, some 1,500 …

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Ukraine and Russia strike deal on winter gas supplies

Ukraine and Russia have finalized an agreement providing Kyiv with gas supplies for the upcoming winter. A full agreement involving the European Commission is due to be signed shortly. The deal between Russia and Ukraine provides Kyiv with gas supplies for the winter according to European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, who brokered the talks. …

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Sweden could join NATO if Russia’s aggression persists

Moscow’s bellicose behavior in Ukraine and the Baltic region has triggered a debate about NATO membership in Sweden. While joining the alliance is unlikely anytime soon, Swedes are clearly reassessing their options. The sentiment of traditionally nonaligned Swedes toward applying for NATO membership has undergone a notable shift within the past few years amid worries …

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Moscow’s military move complicates Washington’s Syria conundrum

From the beginning of the conflict in Syria, Washington has been caught between a rock and hard place on how to respond. Russia’s latest military move in Syria has dimmed recent hopes for a diplomatic solution. In what appears to be a coordinated effort timed for the opening of the UN General Assembly, Russia and …

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Putin blames US for migrant crisis in Europe

Vladimir Putin blames the migrant crisis in Europe on the US for imposing its standards on the Middle East and Africa, while failing to understand their culture and traditions. Emma Burrows reports from Moscow. Vladimir Putin today blamed the migrant crisis in Europe on the United States for imposing its own standards on countries in …

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Foreign interest rises in France’s Mistral ships

Several countries appear to be willing to buy the two Mistral helicopter carriers that France had initially intended to sell to Russia. After the canceled deal, there’s no shortage of other potential recipients. Some 10 countries voiced their interest in buying two French Mistral warships whose planned sale to Russia had been canceled due to …

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Why is Russia afraid of NGOs?

Why is Russia so concerned about the state of its constitution? Can NGO activity really undermine a country or are other factors required? Fiona Clark in Moscow goes in search of answers. This week Russia banned the activities of the US-Congress funded NGO, the National Endowment for Democracy or NED, on Russian territory. This is …

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France, Russia in compensation deal on Mistral warships

Negotiations on compensating Russia for the non-delivery of two French Mistral warships have come to an end, Russian media have said. They claimed the two sides had agreed on how much money would change hands. Russian media reported Paris and Moscow had reached a compensation accord for the cancellation of the delivery of two French-made …

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