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Saudi Arabia accuses Putin of lying

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of distorting the facts about the situation around the OPEC agreement on reducing oil production. Al-Saud said that Putin’s words that the initiator of the collapse of the deal was not Russia, but Saudi Arabia, “completely devoid of truth.” The day before, at a government meeting, Putin noted that in early March

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Reuters: Russian ventilators shipped to U.S. made by firm under U.S. sanctions

The U.S. State Department said the United States had agreed to purchase medical supplies from Russia, but it made no mention of any company nor regarding sanctions. Illustration / Photo from gre4ka.info Ventilators delivered by Russia to the United States to help treat patients of the new coronavirus were manufactured by a Russian company that is under U.S. sanctions, Russia’s

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Russian doctors’ union leader arrested twice and beaten by police for delivering masks to medical staff fighting COVID-19

https://meduza.io/impro/lTicRYG6IbC0ghXaudllFr90YeTyE7Ja5iR_4S7YnWs/fill/650/0/ce/1/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWR1/emEuaW8vaW1hZ2Uv/YXR0YWNobWVudHMv/aW1hZ2VzLzAwNS8z/OTAvMzMzL29yaWdp/bmFsLzBHMko4NGlU/VjlpY2VDcFFkcWF5/LXcuanBn.webp Anastasia Vasilyeva, the head of the medical workers’ union Alyans Vrachei (Doctors’ Alliance), has been arrested twice in the Novgorod region city of Okulovka, where she was attempting to deliver personal protection equipment (PPE) to local medical personnel. First, on April 2, Vasilyeva and her team were arrested on a highway near Okulovka and taken to a police station. Despite their

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‘A City That Could Be the Russian Bergamo.’ How Ulyanovsk Is Preparing for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Fighting coronavirus with medical masks made of diapers. By Mikhail BelyUpdated: 4 hours ago Читайте русскую версию здесь. “Oh, come on! Virus? What virus?” Olga, a 35-year-old businesswoman waved her hand dismissively. “It’s a conspiracy, not a virus. Whose conspiracy? The Chinese, who do you think?! They released it so they could get ahead of Europe and Russia and rule the world.

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Belarus will start buying Russian oil at $4 per barrel

The Prime Minister of Belarus Sergey Rumas announced announced that Minsk will start purchasing Russian oil at only $4 per barrel. “Today, I think Belneftekhim will finish negotiations with Russian companies on oil supplies for April. We expect to receive 2 million tons,” the BelTA news agency quoted Rumas as saying. Rumas stressed that the deliveries will be carried out without extra

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Cabinet worsens outlook for inflation, wages, GDP for 2020

According to the updated forecast, the inflation rate will increase to 11.6% from 8.7%. REUTERS The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has revised downward its outlook for inflation, wages, and GDP. “Changes shall be introduced into Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of May 15, 2019 No. 555 ‘On approval of the Forecast of economic and social development

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Passersby with whom Putin talked in St. Petersburg turned out to be extras

Accidental passersby, with whom Russian President Vladimir Putin talked during his visit to St. Petersburg on February 19, turned out to be extras, picked from among government officials, employees of the “troll factory” and graduates of the “School of young politician”, reported Radio Liberty. The Russian service of the BBC investigated the footage of the meeting, during which a resident of St.

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‘There’s a shortage of absolutely everything’ Russian doctors describe the beginning of their coronavirus pandemic from the front lines

https://meduza.io/impro/_62LSWpxVPLINr_kS9o5P1K3YTdYEtEfEc-Md5vfotw/fill/650/0/ce/1/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWR1/emEuaW8vaW1hZ2Uv/YXR0YWNobWVudHMv/aW1hZ2VzLzAwNS8z/NzgvODY4L29yaWdp/bmFsLzdwUk5hRHFr/blZaN0ctb0ZrNzVr/R1EuanBn.webp On March 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a televised nationwide address on the coronavirus pandemic. He explicitly recognized the contributions of Russian doctors, saying, “You are now on the front lines of defense for our country. My heartfelt thanks to all of you for your self-sacrificing work.” A week beforehand, Russia’s Health Ministry issued Order No. 198, titled

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Ukraine could receive $4 bln as first tranche from IMF as soon as meets previously envisaged parameters – MP Hetmantsev

Ukraine could receive a first tranche of the loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the amount of $4 billion at once after the final adoption of the bill on banks by parliament, Head of the parliamentary committee for finances, tax and customs policies Danylo Hetmantsev has said. “We have already received an official letter, a statement from the

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Piet Ploeg, chairman of MH17 Disaster Foundation Despite the scale of disinformation, we have great confidence in the investigation

The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped the MH17 trial in The Hague. Although the meetings are held online and the next one is scheduled for June, unprecedented worldwide attention and the diligent work of investigators give hope for an objective verdict and a triumph of justice. Piet Ploeg, chairman of Stichting Vliegramp MH17 (MH17 Disaster Foundation), which will unite the

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90% of Moscow Restaurants Could Go Bust, Industry Warns

Quarantine has shuttered 15,000 restaurants, cafes and bars across the city.  7 hours ago As many as nine in 10 of Moscow’s restaurants, cafes and bars might not survive the city-wide lockdown, an industry representative has warned. The Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers (FRIO) said the industry is facing a “great depression,” with revenue now down 90%, and the growth

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As Recession Looms, More than 60% of Russians Have No Savings

New survey reveals precarious position of Russian households as economic effects of coronavirus start to bite. As Russia’s battle against the coronavirus steps up with strict quarantines being rolled out across major cities, a new report has shown that six in 10 Russians have no savings at all. Otkritie Bank found that only 36% of Russians have a financial cushion,

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‘Children Will Die. It’s Terrifying’: Russia’s Charities Face Coronavirus Funding Crisis

Russia’s charities and NGOs face an acute funding crisis, as businesses and individuals cut back spending and lockdowns disrupt social care work. By Jake CordellUpdated: one hour ago Yekaterina Shergova is scared. Her sick children’s charity Podari Zhizn — Russian for Gift of Life — has already seen donations drop since the start of the coronavirus outbreak and she fears she will have to

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Five bills registered in Ukraine’s parliament to block signing of draft law on farmland

Two recent documents were registered by members of the Batkivshchyna Party’s parliamentary faction. Some lawmakers are blocking the launch of farmland / Photo from UNIAN Five bills have been registered in Ukraine’s parliament so far to block the signing of the draft law on farmland, which was passed in the early hours on March 31. A report on their registration

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Lukashenko not worried about NATO exercises near Belarus borders

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the country’s security forces, discussing the response to NATO’s military exercises “Defender Europe 2020”, reports Belta news agency. “I wouldn’t want us to look at it as saber-rattling. We do not consider NATO exercises, which are conducted in close proximity to our borders, as such. It is also because they [ NATO] have

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