Separatists have warned, however, that they intend to continue their advances and take more territory.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new plan would free Moscow from its commitments under the Minsk agreement,” said Power.
But the West may not be ready to fill the vacuum created by a severance with Russia.
“We aren’t on the offensive, we aren’t attacking anyone, we are only defending our interests,” he said.
Even as the confidence in the economy is slipping, an overwhelming number of people showed support for Putin.
Financial turmoil in Russia weighed on the region’s stock markets.
The ruble lost over 15 percent of its value this week despite Tuesday’s massive interest rate hike by the Russian central bank.
Modi said Putin is a great leader and he has been a pillar of strength for India’s security and international relations.
Putin will seek economic engagement to negate effect of sanctions against Russia over Ukraine issue.
Weeks after it signed a military cooperation agreement with Pakistan, Russia on Monday said it will never do anything “detrimental” to India’s security interests and that the pact does not envisage supply of any defence equipment to that country immediately. Calling India as a time tested ally and “closest friend”, Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin said Russia’s […]
The agency said that the aim of the investigation was to check the facts presented.
Putin proposed three-year freeze on tax inspections for companies
The clashes dented the stable image created by Chechnya’s strongman after two separatist conflicts.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov told journalists the security operation was completed
In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway.
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