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​US leaders reject democracy, once again
In Crimea, some may be surprised by the US’s blatant rejection of a clear democratic mandate for independence, as leaders in Washington constantly boast of being “defenders of democracy.”

25.03.2014 21:28

Belarusian president: Crimea is de-facto part of Russia
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has stated that his country accepts that Crimea is now de-facto a part of Russia. “We agree with the Russian Federation on that,” the leader said.

23.03.2014 09:18

US, Germany inspectors to fly over Russia amid Ukraine tensions
American and German inspectors will make observation flights over Russia and Belarus within the framework of the international treaty on Open Skies. The mission is set to verify the true position of Russian troops and military equipment.

17.03.2014 07:20

Russia transfers nine warplanes to Belarus to ‘counter massing of forces on the border’
Six Russian Sukhoi-27 fighter jets and three transport planes have been deployed at Bobruisk airfield in Belarus. Earlier this week Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko invited Russian forces to fend off potential NATO threat.

13.03.2014 13:58

CSTO security bloc monitors NATO buildup over Ukraine
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Moscow-led security organization, has noticed increased NATO activity in Eastern Europe, but so far sees no need to prepare a military response.

13.03.2014 13:55

Belarus to offer Russia to deploy extra warplanes as NATO active near borders
Belarus will request Russia to deploy up to 15 extra warplanes on its territory, as NATO is building up military presence in proximity to the Belarusian borders, President Aleksandr Lukashenko announced.

12.03.2014 18:12

Kazakhstan’s currency devalued 19%, as Russia’s ruble slides. Who’s next?
The National Bank of Kazakhstan has devalued the tenge by 18.9 percent, as the Russian ruble keeps on hitting new lows against the dollar. Weakness in emerging markets is increasing, with experts warning more devaluations across the region could follow.

17.02.2014 10:23

CNN enrages Belarus with ‘ugliest monument’ nod to revered WWII memorial
A CNN list compiling the 'world’s ugliest monuments' has been decried as 'sacrilege' in Belarus for including the country’s most important World War II monument. CNN apologized for the offense caused by the list, which it ascribed to a “contributor.”

06.02.2014 13:41

World's biggest potash cartel to renew
The new owners of Russian potash producer Uralkali are to resume cooperation with Belaruskali of Belarus, which means the cartel that used to control about 40 percent of world potash exports will be back.

27.12.2013 11:45

Belarus promises not to ‘eat away’ $2bn loan from Russia
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk will not “eat away for no special reason” a $2 billion loan that Russia has promised to deliver in 2014.

25.12.2013 20:12

Fertilizer feud nears end as 'potash hostage' back to Russia
Belarus has extradited Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner to Moscow after being held hostage in Minsk in the so-called "potash war". This could mean the re-birth of the cartel controlling 40 percent of the $20 billion world fertilizer market.

21.11.2013 20:01

End of potash war? Prokhorov buys Kerimov's stake for $4.35 bn
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s investment arm ONEXIM has bought Suleiman Kerimov’s 21.75 percent stake in Uralkali, which could bring an end to the Russia-Belarus ‘potash war’ and the release of the company’s CEO being held hostage in Minsk.

18.11.2013 08:39

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