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Amid increased tensions in Donbass, Putin invites Ukrainian President Zelensky to Moscow for discussions on ‘bilateral relations’

Speaking before talks with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday, Putin said Zelensky should first discuss the problems of Donbass with the heads of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics before speaking with representatives of third countries. He included Russia in this category. “And if we are talking about …

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US approves $1.77 BILLION sale of advanced Boeing spy jets to Germany amid increased NATO activity at Russian border

On Friday, the State Department’s office of Political and Military Affairs announced the approval of Germany’s request to buy the five patrol aircraft. They list engines, sensors, radars, communications equipment, countermeasures, spare parts, software and training as being part of the package presently valued at almost $1.8 billion. Berlin is …

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Increased NATO activity near Russian borders may one day lead to a ‘serious incident’, top Moscow defense official says

Speaking to government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defense Alexander Fomin recalled some recent close calls, and accused the US and its allies of also using “aggressive rhetoric.”  “In 2020, the activity of the air and naval forces [of NATO] has increased significantly, and situations that can lead …

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Increased housing prices

Utility tariffs in Russia increased from 1 July 2020. The increase in fees for the different regions range from 2.4 to 6.5 percent. Most utility services have risen in the North Caucasus, Buryatia, Yakutia, Omsk region and Moscow. In some regions, for example, Ryazan and Irkutsk regions, separate tariffs have …

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