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Russian propaganda fuels Serbia's war fears
... for support and understanding, but he started blaming everyone but the Russians, Maric , 44, told AFP. She packed her bags and returned to Ukraine despite the war. In Serbia, where simmering hatred towards NATO and the US has led many to side with Moscow, the Kremlin propaganda has found a willing audience. Although most of Europe has tried to clamp down on Russian news outlets, they flourish in Serbia, where state-backed media often parrot the Kremlin line. I think the truth is somewhere in ...
Updated: 07/01/2022
US basketball star Brittney Griner held in Russia for drug-smuggling
... punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Russian authorities accused her of smuggling significant amounts of a narcotic substance, an offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Griner is currently being held in a pre-trial detention center north of Moscow. Her detention has been extended for six months pending the trial's outcome, according to her lawyer. This week, the US national security adviser Jake Sullivan stated that Griner is wrongfully detained, unjustly detained and we have made that ...
Updated: 07/01/2022
Putin orders Sakhalin Energy to become new Russian company
... Company to be a new Russian company, which will decide if foreign stakeholders can remain. Sakhalin Energy is the consortium behind the Sakhalin 2 oil and gas project in Russia's far east. It has several foreign participants. Other participants must ask Moscow for a new stake within a month, and those who decide not to take part may not be offered compensation. Russia's state-owned gas company Gazprom RU: GAZP, which owns about 50% of Sakhalin Energy , will be allowed to keep its stake. Shell SHEL ...
Updated: 07/01/2022
Japan's Mitsui, Mitsubishi shares fall after Putin decree
... President Vladimir Putin, the new firm will take over all rights and obligations of Sakhalin Energy Investment Co, which the two Japanese companies and Shell Plc hold just under a 50% stake. The 5-sided decree, which comes with Western sanctions on Moscow over the invasion of Ukraine, indicates that it is up to the Kremlin to decide whether foreign shareholders are to remain in the consortium. Mitsui has a 12.5% stake in the project and Mitsubishi holds a 10% stake, while Shell holds 27.5%, minus ...
Updated: 07/01/2022
Putin, Joko Widodo discuss Ukraine, food shortages
Russian President Vladimir Putin right and Indonesian President Joko Widodo shake hands after their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on June 30, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin right and Indonesian President Joko Widodo shake hands after their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on June 30, 2022. ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO , POOL AP PHOTO MOSCOW Russian ...
Updated: 07/01/2022
Putin signs decree transferring Sakhalin 2 assets to new Russian company
... energy companies are in talks with Shell to buy its stake in the project. A Shell spokeswoman wasn't able to offer any immediate comment. The world is struggling with rising fuel prices as Putin steps up the use of gas as a weapon, and any attempt by Moscow to take over energy assets could rile markets further. Western energy firms are trying to leave Russian projects, but are struggling to find willing buyers. Other Russian energy assets with foreign owners include the Sakhalin 1 oil project and ...
Updated: 07/01/2022
Bulgaria expels dozens of Russian diplomats
... diplomatic war between the West and Russia has intensified since. In March, Bulgaria expelled twelve Russian diplomats, accusing them of violating the Vienna Convention . Around 400 diplomats have been expelled from 28 countries since the launch of Moscow's military operation in Ukraine on February 24, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry in late April. Russia regards the expulsions as unfriendly actions or, in the words of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov , as acts of boorishness. Moscow has ...
Updated: 07/01/2022
Belarus, Russia blame West for putting up Iron Curtain
... agreed that it is the West that is putting it up this time. Western powers are trying to cut off Russian and Belarus over the conflict in Ukraine, which is why a new Iron Curtain is going up across Europe. The EU destroyed all of the relations with Moscow it had been building for decades, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday in Minsk. Vladimir Makei , the foreign minister of Belarus, said the Iron Curtain is now being erected by Westerners. He stated that he was not referring ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
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