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 2022-06-22 12:04 

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ForteBank CEO Rubenis steps down for personal reasons...

ALMATY. June 21 (Interfax) - Reinis Rubenis has resigned as CEO of Kazakhstan's ForteBank, citing personal reasons.Rubenis took up the position of ForteBank CEO on January 10, 2022 after five years at the helm of Latvia's largest state-owned bank,...

 2022-06-21 14:48 

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Sandu, Merkel discuss Moldova's EU integration...

CHISINAU. June 20 (Interfax) - Moldova's President Maia Sandu on Monday discussed the country's European integration with former German chancellor Angela Merkel.During a telephone conversation the pair "discussed Moldova's European path in...

 2022-06-21 14:48 

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Uzbek president proposes entrenching death penalty ban in constitution...

TASHKENT. June 20 (Interfax) - Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has proposed adding the provision on the ban of the death penalty to the constitution of the country."I propose adding another important provision to our constitution, 'The death pe...

 2022-06-21 13:48 

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Russia and Belarus have accomplished more than third of planned integration projects - Mishustin...

MINSK. June 20 (Interfax) - Russia and Belarus have already accomplished more than one third of all projects as part of the two countries' 28 integration programs, and Minsk expects the number of integration projects to keep growing."More than a t...

 2022-06-21 13:48 

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Belarus pays for gas in Russian rubles, Jan-May fully paid up - energy ministry...

MINSK. June 20 (Interfax) - Belarus is paying for Russian gas in full and has no outstanding debts to Gazprom [MOEX: GAZP], the Belarusian Energy Ministry stated on Monday."Since April 1, 2022, our payments for the natural gas delivered to the Republi...

 2022-06-21 12:59 

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Kyiv expects fuel supply to stabilize by the fall - Ukrainian infrastructure minister...

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - The shortage of fuel in Ukraine prompted by damage caused to its fuel production and storage infrastructure should stabilize by the fall, once Kyiv signs long-term contracts with foreign suppliers, Ukrainian Infrastructure Min...

 2022-06-21 12:59 

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Court in Ukraine bans activities of Opposition Platform - For Life party...

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - The Eighth Appellate Administrative Court in Lviv, Ukraine, has banned the activities of the Opposition Platform - For Life political party, the Ukrainian Justice Ministry said on Monday."The court banned the activities of...

 2022-06-21 12:26 

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Kazakhstan to ship 1-mln tonnes of grain grown in 2022-2023 to Iran...

NUR-SULTAN. June 20 (Interfax) - The Kazakh and Iranian agriculture ministries have signed a memorandum under which Kazakhstan is to ship 1 million tonnes of grain to Iran, the Kazakh ministry said."During Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's ...

 2022-06-21 12:26 

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Andrey Bougrov chairs Nornickel board of directors...

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - Andrey Bougrov has been appointed chairman of the board of directors at Norilsk Nickel , the Arctic mining and smelting giant said in a press release.Bougrov was elected to the board as a non-executive director at the AGM on J...

 2022-06-21 12:17 

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Russian MinFin plans limited domestic borrowing in 2023-2024...

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - The Russian Finance Ministry is planning limited domestic market borrowing in 2023-2024 in order to normalize the situation there, a source with knowledge of the ministry's draft Fiscal, Tax and Customs and Tariff Policy G...

 2022-06-21 12:17 

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Targeting ruble exchange rate would cause decrease in efficiency, loss of sovereignty in monetary policy - deputy Central Bank governor...

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has thrown its weight behind the principles of inflation targeting, and transitioning from this to managing the ruble exchange rate would cause a decrease in the efficiency and loss of sovereig...

 2022-06-21 12:02 

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Ukraine to boost agricultural exports to UK following suspension of import duties - ministry...

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - The ratification by Ukraine and the United Kingdom of an agreement to mutually suspend import duties and tariff quotas for one year will help increase exports of Ukrainian agricultural products to the UK, the Ukrainian media q...

 2022-06-21 12:02 

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Georgian PM says does not envy Ukraine, Moldova over EU candidate status...

TBILISI. June 20 (Interfax) - The European Commission made a historic decision on June 17 by opening "the European perspective" for Georgia, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said."Europe has opened the door to Georgia, and this is a...

 2022-06-21 11:57 

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Lithuanian FM explains ban on railway transit of Russian steel to Kaliningrad by EU sanctions...

VILNIUS. June 20 (Interfax/BNS) - The ban on the railway transit of steel and ferrous metal products between Russia proper and the Kaliningrad region via Lithuania is not a decision made by Vilnius but part of the European Union's sanctions on Russia,...

 2022-06-21 11:57 

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Russian Energy Ministry expecting to launch generation for Eastern Polygon in 2027, despite current situation...

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - The current situation has affected the timing of work on the construction of power facilities for the expansion of the Eastern Polygon of Russian Railways (RZD), but the Energy Ministry expects to put generation capacity into ...

 2022-06-21 11:57 

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Europe ramping up transfer of imported LNG to UGS facilities, Gazprom books 41.7 mcm for transit via Ukraine on Monday...

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - The Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) has accepted a booking from Gazprom for Monday to transport 41.7 million cubic meters of gas through the country compared to 41.7 mcm on Sunday, GTSOU data indicate, with...

 2022-06-21 11:57 

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Ukraine needs more reform to improve compliance with FATF standards - European Commission...

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - While Ukraine's anti-money laundering legislation partially reflects the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards and relevant international legislation, some of recommendations from the Council of Europe's Committ...

 2022-06-21 11:49 

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German ambassador in Kyiv believes Ukraine can meet EU's reform condition...

MOSCOW. June 20 (Interfax) - Ukraine can easily meet the reform condition set by the European Union, German Ambassador in Kyiv Anka Feldhusen said."I think that Ukraine can easily do it, because such requirements have been in effect for years. Some pr...

 2022-06-21 11:49 

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Uzbek president proposes holding referendum on constitutional amendments...

TASHKENT. June 20 (Interfax) - Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has proposed holding a nationwide referendum on amendments to the country's constitution."I believe if we hold a constitutional reform by means of a referendum based on the opinion ...

 2022-06-21 11:42 

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Belarus, Russia should abandon system of calculating trade turnover in dollars - Parliamentary Assembly...

MINSK. June 20 (Interfax) - Belarus and Russia need to count their trade turnover not in dollars, but to set up their own settlement system to pay for trade supplies, Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Russia-Belarus Union Andrei Savinyk...

 2022-06-19 09:38 

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Sechin: Russia with its energy potential and Vostok Oil project will be the 'Noah's Ark of the world economy'...

ST. PETERSBURG/MOSCOW. June 18 (Interfax) - Russia is able to meet the world's long-term needs for affordable energy, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum."We are already seeing movement towards a new oil...

 2022-06-19 05:29 

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Novatek could consider buying Fortum's Russia assets - CEO...

ST. PETERSBURG. June 18 (Interfax) - Novatek is interested in buying the Russia-based assets of Finnish energy holding Fortum, the Russian gas producer's CEO, Leonid Mikhelson, said during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum."Novatek c...

 2022-06-18 17:20 

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Man charged with plotting terrorist attacks in Moscow given life sentence...

MOSCOW. June 17 (Interfax) - The Second Western District Military Court has found Tojiddin Nazarov, a leader of Islamic State (ISIL, a terrorist organization banned in Russia), guilty of plotting terrorist attacks in Russia and sentenced him to life in pr...

 2022-06-18 17:20 

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Kazakhstan could serve as EAEU's buffer market in trade with Asia, Mideast - Tokayev...

NUR-SULTAN. June 17 (Interfax) - The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) should come up with a new trade strategy to pursue a more flexible trade policy with Asia and the Middle East, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said."In my view, it wo...

 2022-06-18 17:19 

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Ukraine's meat exports have not intensified even with permission of transit via EU - association...

MOSCOW. June 17 (Interfax) - Exports of Ukrainian pork, beef, and meat products via the European Union to third countries have not intensified even after Ukraine received permission to ship them via the EU in early May.The opening of transit channels has ...

 2022-06-18 17:19 

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Russia not planning to introduce visas for Ukrainians as retaliatory measure - Duma's Slutsky...

ST. PETERSBURG. June 17 (Interfax) - Moscow is not planning to introduce any visas for Ukrainian nationals, head of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky told Interfax."Ukraine's decision on the visa regime in relation to Russian...

 2022-06-18 16:21 

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Tatneft assets seized in Ukraine handed to state...

MOSCOW. June 17 (Interfax) - Assets of Russia's Tatneft oil company seized in Ukraine have been handed to the state, the the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) said.The SBI said that on May 31, within the framework of a criminal investigation, decisi...

 2022-06-18 16:21 

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Russia regulator says has received no requests to buy IKEA assets...

ST. PETERSBURG. June 17 (Interfax) - The Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service has not yet received any requests for clearance to buy the Russian assets of Swedish furniture giant IKEA."We've not yet had any formal requests. If we get one we'l...

 2022-06-18 15:54 

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No one has canceled globalization of Russian economy, refusing to be open carries risks of living standards falling - minister...

ST. PETERSBURG. June 17 (Interfax) - Russia is not planning to close its economy and will continue to be a part of global division of labor chains, and no one has canceled globalization of the economy, as that would risk standards of living, Russian Econo...

 2022-06-18 15:54 

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UK Prime Minister Johnson visiting Kyiv...

MOSCOW. June 17 (Interfax) - United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Kyiv on Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Telegram."Glad to see our country's great friend Boris Johnson in Kyiv again," Zelensky sai...

 2022-06-18 15:18 

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CBR sees no risks of deflation, Econ Ministry categorically disagrees: Russia already 'slipping' into it...

ST. PETERSBURG. June 17 (Interfax) - The Economic Development Ministry and the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) differ radically in their assessments of the risks of deflation in Russia."So far there is no talk of deflation risks. Thus far we have year-on...

 2022-06-18 15:18 

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Ukraine, Moldova might start talks on joining EU after meeting all preconditions, after compliance with criteria assessed - EU commissioner...

BRUSSELS. June 17 (Interfax) - Ukraine and Moldova could enter into negotiations on joining the European Union once they implement all conditions and after their compliance with all criteria are assessed, European Union Neighborhood and Enlargement Commis...

 2022-06-18 14:24 

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KazMunayGas, Lukoil sign additional agreement on Kalamkas-Sea and Khazar Project...

ST. PETERSBURG. June 17 (Interfax) - KazMunayGas CEO Magzum Mirzagaliyev and Lukoil President Vadim Vorobyov signed an additional agreement on the Kalamkas Sea and Khazar Project during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum."According to the...

 2022-06-18 14:24 

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Sberbank creating international system of settlements as alternative to SWIFT - Gref...

ST. PETERSBURG. June 17 (Interfax) - Sberbank has begun working on an international payment system as an alternative to SWIFT and plans to complete its configuration within a year, Sberbank chief Herman Gref said in an interview with the Russia 24 TV chan...

 2022-06-18 13:48 

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Putin: Russia won't repeat mistakes of other countries with spiraling inflation, 4% target remains...

ST. PETERSBURG. June 17 (Interfax) - Russia will not allow inflation to spiral, the inflation target is still 4%, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum."We will not repeat the bitter experience of our...

 2022-06-18 13:48 

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Russia capable of significantly boosting food exports, priority goes to countries with hunger risks - Putin...

MOSCOW. June 17 (Interfax) - Russia is capable of significantly increasing exports of food and fertilizers, and priority will be given to countries at risk for growth in the number of starving people, Russian President Vladimir Putin said."Russia, gua...

 2022-06-18 13:40 

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Ukraine doesn't agree with European Broadcasting Union's decision not to hold Eurovision 2023 in Ukraine, demands it be changed - minister...

MOSCOW. June 17 (Interfax) - Ukraine does not agree with the European Broadcasting Union's decision on the impossibility of holding the Eurovision 2023 international song contest in Ukraine, Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksan...

 2022-06-18 13:40 

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West's 'insane sanctions' against Russia end in failure - Putin...

MOSCOW. June 17 (Interfax) - The "insane sanctions" imposed on Russia by a number of Western countries have ended in failure, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a plenary meeting of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on ...

 2022-06-18 13:33 

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European Organization for Nuclear Research to terminate cooperation agreements with Russia, Belarus in 2024...

PARIS. June 17 (Interfax) - The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Friday it would terminate cooperation agreements with Russia and Belarus at their expiration dates in 2024."The Council declared that it intends to terminate CER...

 2022-06-18 13:33 

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Polyus buying Chulbatkan project from HGM for $140 mln...

MOSCOW. June 17 (Interfax) - Polyus is buying the Chulbatkan gold deposit in the Khabarovsk territory from Vladisalav Sviblov's Highland Gold Mining (HGM), the company said.Consideration for the transaction is $140 million payable upon closing of the ...

 2022-06-18 13:12 

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Zelensky welcomes European Commission recommendation on granting Ukraine candidate status...

MOSCOW. June 17 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has welcomed the European Commission's decision to recommend granting Ukraine EU candidate country status."I commend the positive EU Commission conclusion on [Ukraine's] candi...

 2022-06-17 17:03 

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Russian sports federations affected by Western sanctions are starting to work with SCO, BRICS and Asian region countries more actively - Russian deputy PM...

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - Russian sports federations started developing cooperation with the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), BRICS and the Asian region on preparations for and organization of joint competitions more actively a...

 2022-06-17 17:03 

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Enel selling stake in Enel Russia to Lukoil and Gazprombank-Frezia fund...

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - Enel is selling its 56.43% stake in PJSC Enel Russia to Lukoil and the Gazprombank-Frezia fund, the Italian company said.According to a filing with the Italian Stock Exchange, or Borsa Italiana, the company has signed two sepa...

 2022-06-17 16:36 

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Ukraine's areas under corn down by 900,000 hectares in 2022 vs 2021 - Rada committee...

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - Ukrainian agrarian workers have completed the 2022 sowing campaign on an area of about three-quarters of that sowed in 2021.The sown areas under corn have decreased the most, to 4.6 million hectares from 5.5 million hectares i...

 2022-06-17 16:36 

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France, Germany, Italy, Romania back Ukraine's EU candidate status tied to roadmap - Macron...

PARIS/BERLIN. June 16 (Interfax) - The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Romania support the idea of granting Ukraine European Union candidate status tied to a roadmap, French President Emmanuel Macron said."The four countries support EU candidate...

 2022-06-17 15:57 

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Russia's Economic Development Ministry to revise outlook for ruble exchange rate toward greater strengthening - Reshetnikov...

ST. PETERSBURG. June 16 (Interfax) - Russia's Economic Development Ministry by the end of June will prepare an interim version of the macroeconomic forecast until 2025, Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov told reporters on the sidelines of...

 2022-06-17 15:57 

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No plans yet to switch to payments for oil supplies in rubles, more complicated than with gas - Novak...

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - The Russian government does not have any plans thus far to switch to payments in rubles under contracts for supplying oil, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said during an interview with the RBC TV channel."Thus far, n...

 2022-06-17 15:30 

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European business community provides assistance to 33 Ukrainian power supply companies - Energy Ministry...

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - The European business community is continuing to help Ukraine maintain power supply by having provided essential equipment to 33 Ukrainian companies, Farid Safarov, deputy energy minister for digital development, digital trans...

 2022-06-17 15:30 

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Kazakhstan could pump 70% more Russian oil to China - KMG chief...

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - KazTransOil, which is part of Kazakhstan's national oil and gas company KazMunayGas or KMG, could if necessary pump 70% more Russian oil to China, KMG's chief executive, Magzum Mirzagaliyev, told Interfax on the sideli...

 2022-06-17 15:07 

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Russia may export 39.5 mln tonnes of wheat in new agricultural year - deputy PM...

ST. PETERSBURG. June 16 (Interfax) - Russia could export 39.5 million tonnes of wheat in the new agricultural year that starts on July 1, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Ambramchenko told journalists at the St. Petersburg International Economic For...

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