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Dmitry Zaks

Dmitry Zaks

    Disagreement over Ukraine truce in 'difficult' talks
    Disagreement over Ukraine truce in 'difficult' talks
    The latest push for peace in Ukraine appeared moribund on Thursday after initial talks failed to agree when the warring sides should meet again to...
    Russia, Ukraine agree on 'permanent ceasefire'
    Russia, Ukraine agree on 'permanent ceasefire'
    The conflict in Ukraine, now in its fourth month, could see an end soon as Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko announced a ceasefire agreement on...
    Russia prepares to cut Ukraine's gas after talks fail
    Russia prepares to cut Ukraine's gas after talks fail
    Europe faced gas supply disruptions on Monday after Ukraine failed to broker an 11th-hour deal with Russia in a feud that has stoked the worst...
    Ukraine mourns troops as gas talks run down to the wire
    Ukraine mourns troops as gas talks run down to the wire
    Flags were lowered across the crisis-hit nation while television stations inserted an image of a burning candle into their frames after Ukrainian...
    Greenpeace holds global protests for release of detained activists
    Greenpeace holds global protests for release of detained activists
    Rock stars and celebrities joined a worldwide vigil on Saturday in support of 30 Greenpeace activists whose jailing by Russia after a protest...
    Russia slaps ban on Lithuanian products amid EU tensions
    Russia slaps ban on Lithuanian products amid EU tensions
    Russia said on Saturday it would ban some Lithuanian dairy imports following the tiny Baltic state's attempt to draw ex-Soviet nations, such as...
    Syria crisis will be 'priority' at EU, Russia talks
    Syria crisis will be 'priority' at EU, Russia talks
    The European Union (EU) and Russia launched a full day of talks on Tuesday dominated by a far-ranging dispute over the Syria crisis.
    Cyprus, Russia deal falls through
    Cyprus, Russia deal falls through
    Analysts said the deal fell through because Russia calculated that Cyprus was too economically vulnerable to assume the risks.
    Syrian President al-Assad will not go, warns Russia
    Syrian President al-Assad will not go, warns Russia
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met the UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in Moscow for talks that represented a final end-of-year...
    Putin sees little chance for talks with protesters
    Putin sees little chance for talks with protesters
    Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday insisted he favoured dialogue with the country's protest movement but said this was currently...
    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 on the 20th...
    Stranded Mars probe 'won't phone home'
    Stranded Mars probe 'won't phone home'
    Russia made desperate efforts on Thursday to give a vital boost to a pioneering Mars probe that now hangs in a low Earth orbit and could potentially crash back down in a matter of days....