More than 200,000 refugees from southeastern Ukraine are in Russia, 28,700 of whom are children, Russia’s children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said at a press conference held at Rossiya Segodnya on Wednesday.Add comments
Russia’s airline Transaero, together with major US, EU and Canadian airlines, reported that all flights to and from Tel-Aviv scheduled for Wednesday are cancelled due to the deteriorating security situation in Gaza.
More than 90 countries are sending their military attaches to Russia’s international air force crew competition Aviadarts, Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, Russian Air Force commander-in-chief said Wednesday.
Russia’s Agency for Strategic Initiatives has worked out a plan for Sevastopol’s further development, according to which the city will become a center for engineering, aircraft testing, IT and winemaking, Russian business daily Vedomosti reported Wednesday, referencing the project’s outline.
Britain is to supply £132 million ($225 million) worth of arms to Russia despite the call for new sanctions, BBC News said Wednesday, quoting the report by the cross-party Commons arms export control committees released earlier today.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new law allowing the establishment of a gambling zone in Crimea and extending the Krasnodar gambling zone to Sochi, according to a statement published on the official web portal of legal information on Wednesday.
Foreign ministers from the European Union will introduce additional measures to restrict trade and investment in Crimea and Sevastopol, according to the statement issued after the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on Tuesday.
Sanctions against Russia will have a negative impact on economies of many European countries, such as Britain, Italy, France, and Holland, with Germany being hit the hardest, the Telegraph reported on Tuesday.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it believed that an end to military hostilities around the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine would prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the country needs to think of additional steps to protect its national economy and financial system, including protection from external factors such as political risks.
Paris has to comply with its obligations under the Mistral helicopter carrier contract, signed with Russia, instead of blackmailing Moscow with sanctions and actions for nondelivery, Adm. Vladimir Komoedov, chairman of the defense committee of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, said on Tuesday.
Three nuclear power units with fast-breeder BN-1200 reactors are to be launched at Russia’s Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the Urals by 2030, the chief of the country’s nuclear plant operator Rosenergoatom said Tuesday.