Merkel confirms agreement on four new zones of disengagement in Donbass
Oct20

Merkel confirms agreement on four new zones of disengagement in Donbass

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed that the Normandy Four leaders have reached an agreement at talks in Berlin on establishing four new zones of disengagement of forces in Donbass. “First steps on creating three zones of disengagement have already been made, a lot of work is ahead. Four more similar zones should be created,” Merkel told a press conference today.   Access for  OSCE observers According to...

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Putin signs law ratifying agreement with Syria on deployment of Russian air group
Oct14

Putin signs law ratifying agreement with Syria on deployment of Russian air group

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law on ratifying an agreement between Russia and Syria on the deployment of an aviation group of the Russian armed forces in the Syrian Arab Republic, the Kremlin press service reported on Friday. The law was passed by Russia’s State Duma on October 7, 2016, and approved by the Federation Council on October 12, 2016. The agreement was signed in Damascus on August 26, 2015. Almost a...

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Crimean authorities, Italian delegation to sign agreement on sister city relations
Oct14

Crimean authorities, Italian delegation to sign agreement on sister city relations

Eighteen Italian MPs and businessmen, who have arrived in Crimea, are due to sign Friday a deal with the local authorities on establishing sister city ties between Simferopol and Padua, a representative of a foundation that organized the trip told TASS. The main program of the Italian delegation’s visit will begin at 10 a.m. with the meeting with the speaker of Crimea’s parliament, the State Council, Vladimir Konstantinov. The...

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Venezuela to sign agreement with Russia on wheat deliveries
Oct13

Venezuela to sign agreement with Russia on wheat deliveries

A Russian-Venezuelan agreement on wheat delivery for two years will be signed in the next few days, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said today. Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN) said that the new agreement will provide over 10,000 Venezuelan bakeries with wheat for the next two years. “In accordance with the (Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin’s decree, we will make an agreement to guarantee deliveries of wheat which...

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OPEC agreement to fix oil prices at current level
Sep30

OPEC agreement to fix oil prices at current level

Agreement on restricting the output of crude oil to 32.5 million barrels per day (mbd) to 33.0 mbd will not affect oil prices over the long-term but will fix them at the current level, the Vice President of Russia’s Vnesheconombank, Andrei Klepach, told TASS on Thursday. “There’ll be no major impact but this is good news,” he said. “This will work towards upholding the price levels that exist...

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