• Russia to lease out far east to China

    Russia is prepared to lease out another million hectares of agricultural land in the Far East in the hope of attracting investments and increasing the region’s income.

    According to the South China Morning Post, such a suggestion was put forward by Valery Dubrovsky, investment director of the Far East Investment and Export Agency.

    Dubrovsky said that the land will be open to foreign investors, and that Russia is counting primarily on demand from Chinese farmers, who may be interested in …

  • Kremlin calls new US sanctions unlawful

    The US sanctions against Russia that will come into force on August 22 are unlawful. They negatively affect international trade, Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Kommersant FM radio. He also stressed that “such restrictions will certainly affect the entire international trade.”

    “We are aware that the bill has been prepared. We are familiar with the content of the bill. It has been published on their internet resources. We have carefully studied it and we consider that it …

  • Berlin: Ukraine should modernize its gas transportation system to remain a transit country

    Ukraine must ensure long-term transit of gas through its territory by modernizing its gas transportation system (GTS), said the official government representative Steffen Seibert at a briefing in Berlin, reports Ukrinform.

    “Ukraine should reform its gas transit system in order to create conditions for the long-term transit of gas,” said Seibert.

    He did not disclose the details of the conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir …

  • Media: Merkel and Putin spoke about Syria and peacekeeping mission in Donbas

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to create an international administration and introduce 40,000 peacekeepers in the territories of the Donbas which are not under Ukraine’s control, reported the editor-in-chief of the Russian radio station Echo of Moscow, Alexei Venediktov, on his radio channel.

    According to him, Putin received a detailed plan for the introduction of the peacekeeping units in the Donbas. Venediktov did not report any other details or …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is the leader in honey production in Europe and fifth in the world

    Ukraine occupies fifth place in the world in terms of honey production and is the leader of honey production in Europe, the press service of the vice-premier on issues of European integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze wrote on Facebook.

    “Our country produces more than 100 thousand tons per year, that is 6% of the honey produced in the world. Currently, in Ukraine there are about 400 thousand beekeepers, which account for 4 million hives,” the report says.

    It is noted that the main producers …