Sahel states hold Vladimir Putin martial arts tournament — RT Africa

Sahel states hold Vladimir Putin martial arts tournament — RT Africa

Source link Athletes from Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Russia competed in the games, which concluded on Saturday The first-ever Vladimir Putin International Sambo Martial Arts Tournament for members of the newly formed Alliance of Sahel States (AES) and Russia came to an end over the weekend in Burkina Faso. Niger won the overall tournament, […]

EU state’s leader sees older Russian speakers as potential threat — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

EU state’s leader sees older Russian speakers as potential threat — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link Some people who arrived in the Soviet era miss the feeling of being in charge of Estonia, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas claims Younger Russian speakers in Estonia consider themselves Estonian, but their older counterparts who arrived during the Soviet era pose more of a problem, the prime minister of the EU and NATO […]

Western sanctions ‘ineffective’ – EU state’s president — RT World News

Western sanctions ‘ineffective’ – EU state’s president — RT World News

Source link The Russian economy expanded beyond expectations last year, and is on course for further growth in 2024 Western sanctions on Moscow have failed to destabilize the Russian economy, according to Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Nauseda pointed to macroeconomic indicators which plainly signal that the country’s […]

EU state’s PM pushes law to destroy Soviet WWII monuments   — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

EU state’s PM pushes law to destroy Soviet WWII monuments   — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link Estonia’s Kaja Kallas says memorials should be demolished despite the Baltic nation’s president vetoing the legislation last year Estonia should press ahead with legislation allowing the demolition of Soviet WWII memorials from public spaces, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas declared on Tuesday. Along with Baltic neighbors Latvia and Lithuania, Estonia has intensified its campaign […]

Russia issues arrest warrant for EU state’s PM — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Russia issues arrest warrant for EU state’s PM — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link Moscow has launched a criminal investigation into Estonia’s Kaja Kallas over the destruction of Soviet WWII memorials Russian authorities have issued arrest warrants for Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Secretary of State Taimar Peterkop, over their roles in the demolition of Soviet WWII memorials in the Baltic state. Kallas announced in 2022 […]

EU state’s dependence on Russian gas soars to 98% – energy minister — RT Business News

EU state’s dependence on Russian gas soars to 98% – energy minister — RT Business News

Source link Austria has actually increased imports from the sanctioned country due to a lack of affordable alternatives The share of Austria’s gas imports from Russia has continued to grow, hitting a record high of 98% in December, Austrian Energy Minister Leonore Gewessler has said. The share was 76% the month before, according to the […]

Ukraine should be a ‘buffer zone’ – EU state’s PM — RT World News

Ukraine should be a ‘buffer zone’ – EU state’s PM — RT World News

Source link Russia would never accept a NATO member like Kiev on its doorstep, Hungary’s Viktor Orban has said Ukraine’s best geopolitical bet would be to become a “buffer zone” between Russia and the West, under arrangements made to guarantee the country’s future security, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said. The Hungarian premier made […]

Banning Russians devalues Olympics – EU state’s PM — RT World News

Banning Russians devalues Olympics – EU state’s PM — RT World News

Source link Barring Russians from the Olympic Games and other international sports events undermines the very idea of a fair competition, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico has said. He made his comments after Russian athletes have been excluded from multiple major tournaments as a result of the conflict in Ukraine. “I would never mix politics […]

Russian trade with ‘friendly’ states booming – minister — RT Business News

Russian trade with ‘friendly’ states booming – minister — RT Business News

Source link Turnover with the EU, meanwhile, more than halved in 2023, according to Maksim Reshetnikov Russia’s mutual trade with countries that have not sanctioned Moscow over the Ukraine conflict has surged over the past year, according to Minister of Economic Development Maksim Reshetnikov. The minister, who on Thursday was addressing a forum held by […]

Russia sanctions aren’t working – EU state’s foreign minister — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Russia sanctions aren’t working – EU state’s foreign minister — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link EU sanctions on Moscow have failed to cause any significant damage to the Russian economy and have instead put member states in a difficult position, Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon told the German RND news outlet on Wednesday. Тhere are currently no signs that the Ukraine conflict will be resolved with a “just […]

EU states buying Russian energy ‘on the sly’ – Moscow — RT Business News

EU states buying Russian energy ‘on the sly’ – Moscow — RT Business News

Source link Oil and gas are still reaching the bloc via third countries, a top Russian senator has said EU countries continue to purchase Russian oil and gas despite bold statements about abandoning supplies, the chair of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, has said. Speaking at an event organized by the Federation Council, the upper […]

Trump could make deal with Putin – NATO state’s president — RT World News

Trump could make deal with Putin – NATO state’s president — RT World News

Source link Czech President Petr Pavel fears the Republican nominee “looks at a number of things differently” Europe should be prepared for former US President Donald Trump’s possible return to the White House, which could lead to unfavorable agreements for Europe, Czech President Petr Pavel has said. If the Republican frontrunner wins the November election, […]