The question is: what was Russian motivation for such different politicians to visit Yalta International Economic Forum?
From the very beginning independent political experts have clearly realized that Russia had no intent to participate in Eurovision hosted this year by Ukraine.
On April 20-22 a well-known Yalta resort in occupied Crimea will invite the so called 3rd Yalta International Economic Forum. Current Crimean “authorities” present this business forum as one of the high-profile events in international economic life.
Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson will go to Moscow in the coming weeks to discuss the differences between the two countries over Syria and Ukraine.
Sweden is to reintroduce military conscription next year due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis at a time of increased security concerns, the defence minister said.
“If someone is hoping all the problems in Ukraine can simply be solved by restoring control of the current regime in Donbass, that is Utopia,” Lavrov said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet U.S. President Donald Trump but preparations for the possible meeting may take months, not weeks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency.
“Serbia’s intention is to use this train, which was donated by Russia to help carve away the northern part of Kosovo,” Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci said.
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Canada quietly imposed additional sanctions on Russian nationals over annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s ongoing support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.
“The tests are being carried out in accordance with international law,” Volodymyr Kryzhanovsky said the exercises had begun and everything going smoothly.
The win for United Russia and the trouble-free vote pave the way for Putin to cruise to a fourth term as president at a vote scheduled for 2018.
“What we’re seeing is pure political con game, but which only has one goal: to prevent Russia from emerging as leader in global geopolitics,” Kalmykov said.
President Vladimir Putin flew into Crimea on Friday where he planned to hold a meeting of his Security Council.
The announcement comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised to take counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.
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