Contents tagged with Memorandum

  • Media: Land market launch in Ukraine to be removed from IMF memorandum

    The point on the necessity of launching a land market will not be an obligatory condition for the allocation of the next tranche from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Ukraine, AgroPortal reported with reference to a source close to the negotiations in the US.

    “President Petro Poroshenko asked for the matter of launching a land market to be removed from the agenda, and Christine Lagarde agreed,” the source reported.

    According to the source, the point on the necessity of launching a …

  • Russia and U.S. will restore the memorandum on the prevention of air incidents in Syria

    The Chiefs of the General Staff of Russia, Valery Gerasimov, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff the United States, Joseph Dunford, discussed the Russian-American memorandum on the prevention of air incidents in Syria on Saturday, May 6. The parties confirmed their readiness to restore its operation in full, reports the Russian Defense Ministry.

    The Russian ministry also stressed the intention to work together "on additional measures to prevent conflict situations" in carrying out …

  • Russia, Turkey and Iran sign memorandum on the establishment of security zones in Syria

    At the plenary session of the 4th Astana meeting, devoted to the peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict, Russia, Turkey and Iran signed a memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria, Interfax news agency reported.

    During the signing of the document, two members of the delegation from the Syrian opposition left the meeting. “We do not accept Iran as a guarantor country,” said one of the departing delegates.

    The head of the Syrian opposition delegation, Mohammad Alloush, …

  • Media: Russia has resumed its memorandum with the US on flights over Syria

    Izvestia reports that Russia has resumed its memorandum on preventing incidents in the sky over Syria, at the request of U.S. authorities. The newspaper referred to three sources in the Russian Foreign Ministry, saying that the memorandum went out on April 13.

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Izvestia while he was in Moscow that they had "appealed to the Russian leadership to extend the agreement." Tillerson visited Moscow on April 11-12. Following meetings with the Russian President …

  • Mattis: US and Russian militaries are collaborating to prevent incidents in Syrian air space

    The Russian and American militaries are collaborating in Syria in order to avoid possible incidents while carrying out combat flights, but this does not involve coordination of operations, US Minister of Defense James Mattis told reporters.

    “We (the US) are cooperating with Russia to prevent incidents, in order to ensure the safety of flights, in order to avoid any misunderstandings or any kind of unintended (aircraft) collision with each other,” Mattis said.

    “We are not coordinating our …

  • Media: Russia-US memorandum to prevent air incidents in Syria is not in effect

    The memorandum between Russia and the US to prevent air incidents in Syria is still suspended; the US is using other channels for its communications with Russia, a Russian military diplomatic source told Interfax on Saturday.

    “The memorandum is suspended,” he said.

    “By aviation measurements, the Syrian sky is very small. This is why America, through other already available channels, often asks us for authorization to enter this or that zone of Syrian airspace. We understand the importance of …