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Dmitry Zaks

Dmitry Zaks

    Disagreement over Ukraine truce in 'difficult' talks
    Disagreement over Ukraine truce in 'difficult' talks
    Negotiations broke up after more than five hours on Wednesday with the pro-Russian rebels reporting little to no progress.
    Russia, Ukraine agree on 'permanent ceasefire'
    Russia, Ukraine agree on 'permanent ceasefire'
    Ukraine's president has announced a ceasefire agreement with Russia, shortly before Nato's deadline for a decision on involvement in the region.
    Russia prepares to cut Ukraine's gas after talks fail
    Russia prepares to cut Ukraine's gas after talks fail
    Europe could face gas supply disruptions after Ukraine failed to broker an 11th-hour deal with Russia.
    Ukraine mourns troops as gas talks run down to the wire
    Ukraine mourns troops as gas talks run down to the wire
    Ukraine is mourning 49 people killed when pro-Kremlin rebels downed a military plane as Kiev prepares to host talks with Moscow to avert a gas cut.
    Greenpeace holds global protests for release of detained activists
    Greenpeace holds global protests for release of detained activists
    Activists came out with a united call for Russia's release of 30 Greenpeace activists after being jailed for protests against Arctic oil drilling.
    Russia slaps ban on Lithuanian products amid EU tensions
    Russia slaps ban on Lithuanian products amid EU tensions
    Russia has previously placed trade restrictions on former Soviet Union nations to discourage them from building close relations with the EU.
    Syria crisis will be 'priority' at EU, Russia talks
    Syria crisis will be 'priority' at EU, Russia talks
    The EU and Russia have begun talks dominated by the Syria crisis and Brussels's decision to lift its arms embargo on Bashar al-Assad's foes.
    Cyprus, Russia deal falls through
    Cyprus, Russia deal falls through
    Cyprus's Finance Minister Michalis Sarris has left Moscow empty-handed after a two-day push to secure the island a financial lifeline failed.
    Syrian President al-Assad will not go, warns Russia
    Syrian President al-Assad will not go, warns Russia
    Russia has warned that Syria president Bashar al-Assad would not be persuaded to leave, but insists a political solution to the conflict is possible.
    Putin sees little chance for talks with protesters
    Putin sees little chance for talks with protesters
    Vladimir Putin has insisted he favoured dialogue with Russia's protest movement but said this was impossible as they had no leader nor programme.
    Soviet economy legacy haunts Russia
    Soviet economy legacy haunts Russia
    Russia has broken the shackles of state-planned economics but remains tied to oil prices and the whims of a bloated bureaucracy.