Gazprom-Naftogaz Conflict

Gazprom-Naftogaz Conflict

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 August 2018 Gazprom-Naftogaz Conflict: Russia’s Gas Giant Confirms Assets Seizures Russia’s concern confirmed in its latest quarterly reported that the court had imposed arrest on its shares in yet another company in a further...
Putin Aids Sechin as Russia’s Rouble Drops

Putin Aids Sechin as Russia’s Rouble Drops

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 August 2018 Putin Aids Sechin as Russia’s Rouble Drops Vladimir Putin’s recent decision constitutes yet another example of special treatment given to a state-owned oil giant Rosneft. The President has signed a bill that will make it...
Final Countdown in Idlib Province

Final Countdown in Idlib Province

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 August 2018 Final Countdown in Idlib Province: Moscow Deploys Vessels and Aircraft Recently, there have been many indications that an offensive against Syria’s Idlib province, led by the military forces of President Bashar al-Assad and...
A Treaty on Friendship. The End of Fiction

A Treaty on Friendship. The End of Fiction

Ukraine Monitor Date: 31 August 2018 A Treaty on Friendship. The End of Fiction President Petro Poroshenko ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to prepare a withdrawal from the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Russia and Ukraine...
Latvia: prison for fake news?

Latvia: prison for fake news?

BALTIC MONITOR Date: 30 August 2018 Latvia: prison for fake news? In August, the Latvian police arrested a 21-year-old resident of Riga. He was responsible for the establishment of a network of niche websites spreading fake news across Latvia. This is one of few cases...
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