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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko collapsed for a second time this month after a meeting with president Vladimir Putin and was hospitalised in Moscow on May 27.
Czech private investment group estimated to have paid some €750mn for the stake.
S&P Global data show 98% of tankers registered under Gabon's flag weighing above 10,000 deadweight tons (dwt) are 'high-risk' vessels under Russian trade and shipping sanctions or have unidentified ultimate group owners.
Defence Minister Thandi Modise said the government ordered the ammunition in 2018 but delivery was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But she refused to release the cargo documents to parliament.
Government plans to show its strength amid growing calls for political change at mass anti-violence protests.
Leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union gathered in the Kremlin for a summit on May 25, as Russia takes over the chairmanship pursues a strategic break with Europe.
The New York Times reported on May 24 that US intelligence officials believe that Ukraine was behind the drone attack on the Kremlin in May, which Russia claimed was an assassination attempt on President Vladimir Putin.
Democratic governance deteriorates in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, with worst declines in already authoritarian regions.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin travelled to Beijing for a Sino-Russian trade forum to boost rapidly developing economic ties on May 24.
Military equipment used by the partisans identified as Western-made supplies given to the Ukrainian Armed Forces by the US and other Nato countries.
The former editor of Nexta Telegram channel and prominent Belarusian opposition figure Roman Protasevich announced on May 22 that he had been pardoned by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the Russian newswire Tass reports.
The Kazan Ansat helicopter deal has sparked controversy due to the cost, lack of transparency and utility of the purchase amidst an economic crisis. Serviceability is also an issue, due to US sanctions.
Pashinyan’s statement was his clearest public pronouncement on his policy in the peace negotiations.
80,000 people turned out in country of 2.7mn showing overwhelming commitment to joining the EU.
Some observers conclude, however, that the big event produced lots of rhetoric and little action.
The Ukrainian city of Bakhmut has fallen and is now completely controlled by Russia’s forces, the leader of the Wagner private military company, Evgeny Prigozhin, claimed in a video posted on social media.
Beijing woos region at a time when Russia is too distracted by the Ukraine war to focus effectively on its backyard.
South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa says he spoke to both Putin and Zelensky over the weekend and each agreed to hold separate meetings in Moscow and Kyiv with a delegation of leaders from six African countries.
The Black Sea Grain Deal has been extended for another 60 days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted on May 17.