EU: Annexation of Crimea to Russia is condemned and its “growing militarization” raises concern

The European Union (EU) on Monday reaffirmed its condemnation of the “illegal annexation” of Crimea by Russia, on the first anniversary of its secession from Ukraine, and expressed concern about the “growing militarization” of the peninsula. “One...

Exports of flowers dropped in 15.6% on the 2015 Women’s Day

In 15.61% lowered the volume of exports of flowers by the Women’s Day. According to the Association of Producers and Exporters of Flowers (Expoflores), 6,134 tons were sold in this 2015 compared to 7,269 tonnes in 2014. Ivan León, manager of the company ZV Exportaciones,...

Annexation of Crimea was described in documentary by Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin described the secret meeting he held with officials last year when Moscow decided the annexation of Crimea, a region that before belonged to Ukraine, located on the Black Sea, the Kremlin added to its territory in March. In the development of a...

Hollande and Merkel requested that Minsk agreement be respected to avoid new sanctions against Russia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande, warned this Friday with new sanctions on Russia if the ceasefire reached in Minsk is violated by pro-Russian separatists. “We are more convinced than ever that it must implement the agreements of...

Russia, Venezuela and Ecuador address drop in oil prices

The Russian Energy Minister Alexandre Novak said that Russia, Venezuela and Ecuador met yesterday in Moscow to discuss how to stabilize the price of oil, whose fall is currently affecting their economies. According to international information, the meeting would have included...

Ceasefire agreement in Ukraine is achieved in Minsk summit

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement that offers a “ray of hope” to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, after marathon talks that lasted 16 hours. The agreement provides a ceasefire since February 15 and the withdrawal of heavy...

Russia is ready to examine request of financial assistance from Greece

Russia “will examine” any application for funding from the Greek government, which also suffers from “the illegitimate line of Westerners,” said on Wednesday Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who received his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias....

Russia reported “considerable progress” prior to summit by conflict in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported this Wednesday “significant progress” in the prior negotiations to the Minsk summit on Ucrania, where presidents of Ukraine, Russia and France and German Chancellor will gather. “Experts are working, there is...