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Ceturtdiena 21.11.2019 | Name days: Andis, Zeltīte

Moscow returns seized Ukrainian ships

Russian coast guard has returned three Ukrainian navy ships that Moscow seized in an incident in the Kerch Strait in 2018.

Belarus punishes mass MDMA trafficker with 17 years in prison

A court in Belarus has convicted a female Russian citizen of drug trafficking sending her to 17 years in prison, Meduza news portal reports.

Moscow enforces its sovereign internet law

In Russia, its so-called sovereign internet law has come into force on Friday, November 1, raising concern over the implications of a new tool officially intended to provide the opportunity of the country disconnect itself from the world-wide web.

Gas: Denmark allows its Baltic Pipe, decision pending on Russian Nord Stream 2

Denmark has allowed the construction of the Norway-Denmark-Poland gas pipeline via its territorial waters, while it remains the only country that has not decided to allow the works of the Nord Stream 2, the Russian gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.

Russia arrests conscript after tragic shooting spree in army base

A Russian court has charged a conscript soldier over a recent shooting attack at a Siberia army base that left eight military personnel dead, Russian state news agency TASS reports.

Russian politologist: Baltic States should be wary of any changes in Russia

Baltic States should be wary of any changes in Russia, says London-based international relations think tank Chatham House Russian expert Lilia Shevtsova when asked about the possible influence of the change of Russia’s policy on Baltic States.

Tragic Siberia dam collapse investigated in Russia

Russia has launched a criminal investigation into the death of 15 people at a dam collapse on River Seiba in Siberia. The tragedy has taken place at a remote site of a goldmining company.

US President’s Administration considers leaving Treaty on Open Skies

US President Donald Trump’s administration considers leaving the Treaty and Open Skies, which is one of the most important armament control treaties in Europe, as confirmed by U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel.

Both Russia and Germany positive about Ukraine’s deal with separatists

Leaders of Germany and Russia have welcomed as a positive development the agreement between Ukraine and pro-Kremlin separatists on holding local elections in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Local ex-leaders, meanwhile, point to the dangers of the deal.

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