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Russian Foreign Ministry blames West for provoking Ukraine into new Donbass war

Russian diplomats say the non-stop outbursts of violence in Donbass confirm that Ukraine has no intention of honoring the Minsk Accords, and accuse the US and their allies of supporting Kiev’s course towards war. “As far as the UN presence in Donbass is concerned, it is well known that in September 2017 Russia submitted a draft resolution on the issue ...

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Russian reserve fund to get a $35 billion boost – Finance Ministry

The National Welfare Fund of Russia will be replenished by 2.2 trillion rubles (about $ 35 billion) this year, according to Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. Read more It was created after the Stabilization Fund of the Russian Federation was split into two separate investment funds in 2008 – the NWF and Reserve Fund. The latter was emptied by the end ...

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Police search French finance ministry in Macron chief of staff probe – reports

Investigators reportedly searched the offices of the French finance ministry as part of their conflict of interest probe into President Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff. The building was searched on Wednesday, Reuters and AFP report, citing sources at the ministry. It happened two days after France’s top financial prosecutor launched a probe into allegations that Alexis Kohler breached conflict of ...

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Skripals may be kept in UK against their will – Russian Foreign Ministry

Moscow isn’t ruling out the possibility that the British authorities are keeping Sergei Skripal and his daughter against their will, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Sergei Skripal, 66, was discharged from a British hospital last week after being poisoned in Salisbury on March 4. The recovery of his daughter Yulia, 33, was much quicker. She has been out of the ...

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Russia reforms government, introduces digital development ministry

While the names of the ministers inside the new Russian government are yet to be announced, its structure will undergo subtle but potentially impactful transformations, after a decree was signed by Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, which oversees not only data technology, but also the mass media in Russia, will be transformed into the ...

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8-month-old Palestinian killed after inhaling Israeli tear gas – health ministry

An eight-month-old baby was killed after Israel fired tear gas at protesters in Gaza, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Her death is one of dozens that occurred during demonstrations against the US Embassy’s move to Jerusalem. Read more Leila al-Ghandour was killed after inhaling tear gas on Monday, according to the ministry. It was not immediately clear how close the ...

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New Crimea sanctions are ‘pointless ritual display of EU solidarity’ – Russian Foreign Ministry

Moscow has hit out at the decision by the EU Council to impose sanctions on five officials for helping to stage the Russian presidential elections in Crimea in March. “We believe the European Union itself has long realized the futility of anti-Russian sanctions, which have long turned into ritual displays of EU solidarity,” said Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova ...

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Trump’s decision to withdraw from Iran deal shows US unable to negotiate – Russian Foreign Ministry

Moscow is “deeply disappointed” by Washington’s decision to pull out from the Iranian nuclear deal, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The step taken by the US is a “flagrant violation” of the international law, it added. “The US once again acts contrary to the position of most countries while pursuing solely its own narrow selfish and momentary interests,” the Russian ...

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Health Ministry seeks restrictions on Aids denial in Russia

The Russian Health Ministry has prepared a bill introducing fines for any public promotion of HIV/Aids denial and the blocking of websites that spread such reports. The text of the draft was published on the special website for public discussion of new legislative initiatives on Monday. Explanations attached with the document read that it was developed as part of the ...

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Massive DDOS attack on Russia’s Defense Ministry website during vote on new arms names

Published time: 22 Mar, 2018 18:57 Russia’s Defense Ministry website suffered a massive DDOS attack during an online vote to select the names of new Russian military hardware, with all hacking attempts repelled by cyber security services, the ministry said. “Attempts to attack the website were performed from the territory of Western Europe – the country is established, the North ...

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