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Russia Gives Ukraine Cheap Gas, Multibillion Dollar Loan.

Δεκέμβριος 17, 2013 Σχολιάστε

PUTIN Yanukovych 17 decMOSCOW, December 17 (RIA Novosti) – Russia on Tuesday sharply lowered natural gas prices for Ukraine and provided its economically struggling neighbor with a multibillion loan package in a move that Ukraine’s government may hope will spell an end to ongoing street protests.
President Vladimir Putin announced at a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart in Moscow that Russia will sell gas to Ukraine’s Naftogaz energy company for $268.5 per 1,000 cubic meters, well below the current level of more than $400. Putin said, however, the price may only be lowered temporarily.…………….. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

Keen to make an impression: Japan-US military drills begin amid Asian island row

Νοέμβριος 5, 2012 Σχολιάστε
Japan has launched naval drills with the US in spite of heightened tensions with China over a territorial dispute. The exercise was initially planned to simulate an island re-occupation, but was scrapped for naval operations to avoid agitating China.

The 11-day drills are aimed at boosting the defense of Japan’s southwestern island territories and will involve more than 37,000 Japanese personnel and 10,000 US forces, along with an aircraft carrier…………… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…