Russia will continue to help Cyprus to gets over its debt crisis said President Putin after talks with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades in the Kremlin. Moscow has already provided the country with a €2.5 billion loan.
Ukraine is now further from national sovereignty than it was a year ago, with the IMF running its finances and an American-born Ukrainian, Natalie Jaresko, heading the Finance Ministry, Roger Annis, Editor, Newcoldwar.org told RT’s In the Now show.
The Moscow Stock Exchange got a major boost after the Russian president said a Ukraine ceasefire deal had been reached in Minsk. The deal lessens the probability Russian companies will be slapped with more EU sanctions.
A US oil refineries strike, a reduction of shale oil rigs, and declining investment by major companies signals to the global market that oil production is going to fall, which pushes the price up, says Mamdouh Salameh, an international oil economist.
A lawsuit brought by Russian oil firm Rosneft challenging sanctions imposed on Moscow has been referred to the European Court of Justice. Rosneft’s lawyers maintain the sanctions were hastily implemented and are illegal under EU law.
An energy union between Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Armenia will be the main focus in the coming year, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at the inaugural meeting of the Eurasian Governmental Council in Moscow.
The US’ will to control every independent country in the world has provoked a direct confrontation with Russia that might end up in a use of atomic weapons, Lew Rockwell, chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, told RT.