Putin tells Turkish and Iranian leaders that Assad is ready for constitutional reform

RIA Novosti has reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leaders of Turkey and Iran, Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani, about his talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"We informed our colleagues about the conversation in Sochi with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. We noted the commitment of the Syrian leadership to the principles of a peaceful resolution of the political crisis, [and their] readiness to carry out constitutional reform and free, UN-supervised elections," …


Ukrainian Foreign Minister: events in Luhansk is a dispute between the special services of the Russian Federation

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin believes that recent events in separatist-controlled Luhansk are not just a conflict between the leaders of the LPR but a dispute between Russian special services, reports Censor.NET.

"It's not only an internal dispute between these gangs; it's also a dispute between the relevant Russian special services. This very clearly proves that Russia controls everything in there. This is another argument for international cooperation," Klimkin said. …


Russian Federation Council approves the bill on recognizing foreign media as foreign agents

The Federation Council of Russia approved a bill allowing the Russian Ministry of Justice to recognize any foreign media as a foreign agent.

Dozhd (Rain TV) reported that the Duma adopted an amendment in all readings in one day as a response to the actions of the US authorities against Russia Today news agency. The United Nations Human Rights Council or UNHRС recommended the Federation Council to reject the bill and send it for revision. However, the senators approved the bill at a plenary …


Moldova refused entry to Russian delegation

The delegation from Russia that was scheduled to take part in a business forum was not allowed to enter Moldova, reports ZDG news website.

The press service of the Moldovan Border Police reported that on the morning of November 22, ten citizens of the Russian Federation were refused entry into the country because they could not explain the reason for their visit or provide the documents that would confirm their participation in the forum.

The mayor of the city of Bălți, Renato Usatii stated …


Russia and Czech Republic sign agreements for $20 billion

Russia and the Czech Republic will sign 13 documents on cooperation in economic matters for a total sum of about $20 billion as the result of the visit of the Czech delegation, stated President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman after talks with President Vladimir Putin, TASS news agency reports.

“As for specific agreements, fundamental agreements, ten of them will be signed in Moscow and three more in Yekaterinburg. The total amount of the signed agreements will come to $20 billion” said Zeman. …