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BRICS countries on Syria crisis

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comments off

Chernitsa Polina (VOR)

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Russia has urged the BRICS Group of counties to render humanitarian assistance to Syria. A statement to this effect was made by President Dmitry Medvedev following the BRICS summit in New Delhi. All BRICS countries deem foreign interference in Syria as unacceptable. Read more…

Kofi Annan’s plan – way to peace or utopia?

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comments off

 

Bashar Assad’s regime has accepted Kofi Annan’s plan for a peaceful settlement in Syria.

However, the West, for some reason, has met this news rather coldly. Read more…

‘Annan mission should help Syria avert civil war’ – Medvedev

Monday, March 26, 2012 Comments off

Andreeva Svetlana
According to the United Nations, the year-old conflict in Syria has claimed over 8,000 lives. Syria says the armed rebels have killed countless civilians and at least 2,000 Syrian soldiers and police officers. Read more…

Lavrov comments on Putin-Obama meeting and Syria

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Comments off

Garibov Konstantin

Russia’s elected President Vladimir Putin and US leader Barack Obama agreed to meet shortly after Mr. Putin`s inauguration scheduled for May 7th, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. Read more…

Libya: an echo of seven-month war

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Comments off

Igor Siletsky 

NATO is refusing to investigate cases of civilian deaths which occurred during the alliance’s last year’s operation in Libya. According to Amnesty International, over 50 people, most of whom were women and children, fell victim to NATO air raids. The alliance is not in a hurry to pay compensation to Read more…

Putin to form new government – VOR

Thursday, March 8, 2012 Comments off

Konstantin Garibov, Grigory Shabanov 
On Thursday, Russia’s recently elected President Vladimir Putin started consultations on the formation of a new government.

On the same day, Mr. Putin met with Russia’s incumbent President Dmitry Medvedev in Mr. Medvedev’s residence in the resort city of Sochi. Read more…

Norway – Behring Breivik case nears its end

Thursday, March 8, 2012 Comments off

Iskanderov Pyotr

Custody hearing for confessed terrorist Anders Behring Breivik in Oslo

Photo: EPA

The case of the deadly terrorist act by Anders Behring Breivik on July 22 2011 is coming to a close. The accused was officially charged on March 7, and the court hearing in the criminal case will open on April 16. Read more…

Referendum in Syria confirms legitimacy of Assad’s power

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Comments off

Garibov Konstantin

Syrian nationals who support the Syrian regim wave the Russian, Chinese and Syrian flags as they demonstrate in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: AFP

Nine of ten participants of the referendum in Syria have upheld the draft of the new constitution. According to the Syrian public television, about 8.5 million people (57.4% of Syrians entitled to vote) took part in the Read more…

Assassination attempt on Putin averted – Russia

Monday, February 27, 2012 Comments off

Vesnovskaya Maria

Photo: RIA Novosti 

Russian and Ukrainian security services have averted a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and carry out a series of attacks throughout Russia. Two suspects, who have been on an international wanted list, were detained in the Ukrainian port of Odessa about a month ago. The detainees testified that the assassination attempt on Putin was to happen shortly after the March 4 presidential vote. Read more…

Scotland wants independence. Why? – VOR

Friday, February 17, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 17, 2012
Sergei Sayenko

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The leaders of the UK and Scotland, David Cameron and Alex Salmond, had their first meeting in Edinburgh on the Scottish independence referendum but failed to overcome major obstacles on the way to a compromise. Read more…