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  • Russian parliament passes 'sovereign internet' bill on first reading

    Russia’s State Duma has reviewed and passed the bill “on the reliable Russian internet”, also known as the “sovereign internet” bill, on its first reading. 

    The bill is intended to “ensure the reliable operation of the Russian segment of the internet in the event of disconnection from the global infrastructure of the World Wide Web”. 

    The document was authored by Andrey Klishas, chairperson of the Federation Council’s committee on constitutional legislation, his first deputy Lyudmila Bokova, …

  • Korean ambassador suggests creating a free economic zone in the Odessa region

    Korea has formulated a cooperation strategy with Ukraine which will allow increasing Ukraine's GDP to 10% over the next 10 years, said Korean ambassador Lee Yang-Goo at the tenth National Expert Forum in Odessa organized by the Gorshenin Institute.

    "We have developed a master plan for cooperation between Ukraine and Korea. In accordance with this plan, Ukraine can increase its GDP growth rate to 10% in the next 10 years. International organizations proposed various scenarios for this. This …

  • China refuses to repair Russian ship because of US sanctions

    A ship repair company in Shanghai refused to meet its contractual obligations to repair the Neptun for the Russia-based Gudzon shipping company, whose ships have already experienced sanctions-related issues in South Korea. As Gudzon director Gennady Kononenko told TASS on Wednesday, the Chinese company refused to perform the repairs because Gudzon’s ships are on the US’s North Korea sanctions list.

    “We have a ship, the Neptun, which is in Shanghai for repairs. Today I am already in Shanghai …

  • Russia resumes coal exports via North Korea

    Acting governor of the Primorsky Krai (the Far East region of Russia), Andrei Tarasenko stated that Russia has resumed coal supplies for export through the North Korean port Rajin, Interfax reports.

    “Today here [in Primorsky Krai], we have sent the first coal train to Rajin where we started to use their port facilities,” Tarasenko announced. He added that this route does not violate sanctions because there are no restrictions on the port infrastructure.

    Earlier, the Ambassador of Russia in …