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 2022-06-10 14:52 

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Putin: Full rejection of Russian energy resources in next few years unlikely possible...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - A complete rejection of Russian energy resources in the next few years is unlikely possible, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with young entrepreneurs on Thursday."In terms of rejecting our energy reso...

 2022-06-10 14:52 

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Ukraine ready to cancel duties completely on EU goods, primarily on agro products - trade representative...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - Ukraine is ready to cancel duties on European Union goods in response to the EU fully liberating trade for one year, Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade Representative of Ukraine, said on Thursday during a meetin...

 2022-06-10 13:37 

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Haval begins sales of locally produced Dargo crossover in Russia...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - China's Great Wall has begun sales of its Haval Dargo crossover in the Russian market.The car, which has a 2-liter gasoline engine (192 hp), a semi-automatic transmission and two types of drive is available in four configur...

 2022-06-10 13:37 

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Eurocar automaker in Ukraine to resume operations on June 10...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - Eurocar, a major Ukrainian car manufacturer located in Solomonovo in the Zakarpattia (Trans-Carpathian) region, will resume the semi knocked-down (SKD) assembly of Skoda cars on June 10, which was suspended after February 24, t...

 2022-06-10 12:48 

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DPR Supreme Court sentences 2 captured Britons, Moroccan to death penalty...

DONETSK. June 9 (Interfax) - The Supreme Court of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) has sentenced two Britons, Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, and Moroccan national Saaudun Brahim, who surrendered in Donbas, to the death penalty for mercenary activiti...

 2022-06-10 12:48 

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Tokayev asks for 2 bcm of export gas from Tengiz field to be redirected to Kazakhstan's domestic market...

NUR-SULTAN. June 9 (Interfax) - Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has asked the government and shareholders of the Tengiz project to look into the possibility of redirecting 2 billion cubic meters of exported gas to the domestic market in order to ta...

 2022-06-10 12:45 

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Polymetal planning to invest $130 mln in construction of power plants in Kazakhstan...

NUR-SULTAN. June 9 (Interfax) - Polymetal is planning to invest $130mn in construction of power plants in Kazakhstan for its own needs, the company's president Igor Finogenov said."Polymetal is considering the construction of solar power plants, g...

 2022-06-10 12:45 

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Russian cos ready to participate in construction of wind farm in Azerbaijan...

BAKU. June 9 (Interfax) - Russian energy companies are interested in the implementation of projects for construction of a wind farm in the Lachin and Kalbajar districts of Azerbaijan (East Zangezur economic region)."The issue of expansion of energy co...

 2022-06-10 12:36 

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Kazakhstan chooses site for new NPP - Tokayev...

NUR-SULTAN. June 9 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan has chosen the site to build a nuclear power plant, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said."We have chosen a location for the NPP and are studying technologies of potential suppliers," Tokayev said a...

 2022-06-10 12:36 

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Ukraine planning to get $20 bln int'l assistance by yearend - finance minister...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Finance Ministry is planning to draw $4.8 billion as loans and grants from international partners in June and around $4 billion more in July, while the overall assistance may reach $20 billion by the end of this y...

 2022-06-10 12:25 

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State Duma adopts bill on MET tax deductions for oil and ore extraction projects in first reading...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - The Russian State Duma, in the first reading, has adopted a bill that introduces an increased mineral extraction tax (MET) deduction for Rosneft's Samotlor field; a MET deduction for Evraz on the infrastructure of the Kachk...

 2022-06-10 12:25 

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Russian govt commission, Central Bank board to set amount, timeframes for mandatory sale of forex earnings - decree...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - The Russian government's mechanism for the mandatory sale of forex earnings that was introduced at the end of February in response to the sanctions imposed against Russia, and repeatedly eased since that time, is becoming e...

 2022-06-10 12:09 

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Some 26,000 Ukrainian teachers move abroad - Education Minister Shkarlet...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - Some 26,000 Ukrainian teachers have moved abroad amid the current situation, Education and Science Minister Serhiy Shkarlet said."As of this day, 26,000 teachers have moved abroad but all of them are engaged in the educatio...

 2022-06-10 12:09 

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Zelensky welcomes opening of OECD regional office in Kyiv...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - A decision to open a regional office of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a recognition of Ukraine's importance for global cooperation and development, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensk...

 2022-06-10 12:06 

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State Duma adopts draft bill on income tax concessions for citizens subject to sanctions...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - The State Duma passed in the first reading a bill that would allow Russian citizens subject to Western sanctions to sell shares (participatory interests in charter capital) in Russian companies without paying personal income ta...

 2022-06-10 12:06 

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EU allotting additional Eur205 mln as humanitarian aid to Ukraine...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - The European Union will provide additional Eur205 million as humanitarian aid to Ukraine, according to the EU Delegation to Ukraine."It is our duty at the time of crisis to help disadvantaged groups of the population. We ha...

 2022-06-10 11:05 

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No agreements with Turkey, Mideast countries on Ukraine grain sales - Kremlin...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - No agreements have been reached on selling Ukrainian grain to Turkey or Middle East countries just yet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.Journalists asked Peskov on Thursday to comment on the reported departure of the first...

 2022-06-10 11:05 

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Moldova hoping to see clear prospect for accession to EU next week - FM...

CHISINAU. June 9 (Interfax) - The European Commission will present a conclusion next week to recommend the next steps to be taken by EU members in their relations with Moldova."We are hoping to see a clear prospect of accession to the EU and to gradua...

 2022-06-10 10:40 

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Alternative routes' potential to export Ukrainian agricultural produce yet to be fully used - Deputy Minister Vysotsky...

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - Ukraine exported 350,000 tonnes of agricultural products in March, 1 million tonnes in April, and 1.74 million tonnes in May, using alternative routes to bypass the blocked seaports, while the potential of such export routes ha...

 2022-06-09 16:57 

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Japarov says Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan set to invest in HPP construction in Kyrgyzstan...

BISHKEK. June 8 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan has expressed readiness to invest in the construction of Kambar-Ati-1 Hydro Power Plant in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov said during the groundbreaking ceremony for the hydropower plant i...

 2022-06-09 16:57 

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Turkey tries to help resume dialogue between Ukraine, Russia - Ukrainian ambassador to Turkey...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Turkey keeps trying to help resume the dialogue between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, expressing willingness to provide platforms for such talks, Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Vasyl Bodnar said."Today's meeting [...

 2022-06-09 14:56 

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Number of internally displaced persons in Ukraine down to 7.1 mln - IOM...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Internally displaced persons (IDP) made up 16.2% (7.134 million people) of Ukraine's entire population as of May 23, 2022, as seen from the findings of a survey conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM...

 2022-06-09 14:56 

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AFK Sistema acquires mineral water producer Arkhyz for 450 mln rubles...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - AFK Sistema has purchased 100% of mineral water producer Arkhyz, the corporation said in a statement.LLC Arkhyz Original was acquired through Sistema Telecom Assets, a 100%-owned subsidiary of the corporation.The deal is valued...

 2022-06-09 14:33 

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Gazprom confirms Schroeder has withdrawn consent to run for election to board...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Former German chancellor and chairman of the Nord Stream AG shareholders' committee Gerhard Schroeder has withdrawn his consent to run for election to the board of directors of Gazprom at its annual shareholders meeting, th...

 2022-06-09 14:33 

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Ireland's Kingspan to invest 200 mln euros in construction hub in Ukraine...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Kingspan, the Irish manufacturer of thermal-insulation energy efficient building solutions, plans to invest 200 million euros in a new Building Technology Campus in Ukraine."The new Building Technology Campus we are plannin...

 2022-06-09 14:16 

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Lavrov says citing Turkey that Ukraine agrees to ensure passage of vessels via mined waters...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - According to Turkey, Ukraine is willing either to clear its territorial sea of mines or ensure the passage of vessels loaded with grain through those waters, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday."Until l...

 2022-06-09 14:16 

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Central Asian countries, China intend to boost payments in nat'l currencies...

NUR-SULTAN. June 8 (Interfax) - The Central Asian countries and China, during a ministerial meeting in Nur-Sultan, reached a number of agreements aimed at strengthening cooperation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters after the meeting on Wedn...

 2022-06-09 13:51 

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FM Kuleba sees no grounds for 'miracle' to happen for Ukraine at NATO summit...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Ukraine is expecting a miracle from the NATO summit in Madrid, but there are no grounds for that, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said."My expectation from the NATO summit is that a miracle will happen. But I don&#...

 2022-06-09 13:51 

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IAEA chief: 11 member states ready to provide Ukraine with equipment for safe operation of NPPs...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Eleven Member States of the International Nuclear Energy Agency (IAEA) registered in the Response and Assistance Network (RANET) have so far offered to provide specialized equipment to Ukraine for the safe and secure operation ...

 2022-06-09 13:40 

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Firearms license applicants to be checked by FSB, Interior Ministry - bill...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - The State Duma on Wednesday passed in the first reading a bill toughening state control over the issuance of firearms licenses.The authors of the bill are State Duma deputies Alexander Khinshtein, Vasily Piskaryov and Anatoly V...

 2022-06-09 13:40 

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Ukrenergo offers several options to distribute proceeds from electricity exports to Europe...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - The Ukrenergo national energy company of Ukraine is proposing several options for distributing proceeds to be earned by the company from the sale at auctions of interstate transmission capacity for exporting electricity to Euro...

 2022-06-09 13:01 

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Ukraine receives 40 containers, 35 trucks of electrical equipment with Energy Community Secretariat's assistance - official...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Ukraine has received 40 containers and 35 trucks of electrical equipment with the Energy Community Secretariat's support since February 24, Ukrainian media reported citing the Energy Ministry as saying in a report on its we...

 2022-06-09 13:01 

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VEON selling Georgia subsidiary for $45 mln...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Telecoms holding VEON is selling its Georgian asset VEON-Georgia for $45 million, the company said in a statement.According to the release, the buyer is a "former local partner" of the holding company. Earlier, Georgia&...

 2022-06-09 12:55 

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Canada bans provision of some services in Russian oil, gas, chemical industries - document...

LONDON. June 8 (Interfax) - The Canadian authorities on Wednesday imposed a ban on the provision of some services to the Russian oil, gas and chemical industries, Global Affairs Canada said in a statement."These new measures impose a ban on the export...

 2022-06-09 12:45 

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Ukraine won't accept alternatives to EU candidate country status - FM...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - Ukraine will not agree to any surrogate options or alternatives to EU candidate country status, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said."Ukraine will not accept any surrogate options or alternatives (no matter how ros...

 2022-06-09 12:31 

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Russia's association of cinema owners leaves Europe's UNIC...

MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - The Russian Association of Cinema Owners has decided to leave Europe's International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) amid the current sanctions and mass exodus of Hollywood film companies from Russia, Roman Isaev, a member of the R...

 2022-06-08 16:22 

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IBM winding down Russia business - Reuters...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - U.S. electronics corporation IBM is fully winding down operations in Russia and has begun laying off employees in the country, Reuters reported, citing a letter from company CEO Arvind Krishna to employees.The memo was sent out...

 2022-06-08 16:22 

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Converting DRs of Russian companies not on SDN list into local shares does not contravene sanctions - OFAC...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - Converting the depositary receipts of Russian companies not included in the specially designated nationals and blocked persons (SDN) list into local Russian shares does not contravene the current sanctions that prohibit United ...

 2022-06-08 14:11 

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Western sanctions haven't affected Russia's position on Ukraine - Zelensky...

LONDON. June 7 (Interfax) - The sanctions that the United States, the European Union, and their partners have imposed on Russia have not influenced Moscow's position on Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview published in ...

 2022-06-08 14:11 

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Metinvest climbs from 45nd to 42th position in 2021 global rating of steelmakers -Worldsteel...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - The largest Ukrainian mining and metallurgical holding, Metinvest, climbed from the 45th position it held in the global rating of steelmakers in 2020 with 10.16 million tonnes of steel made over the year to the 42nd position in...

 2022-06-08 12:54 

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Exporters get right to receive export revenue on foreign accounts before repatriating it to Russia...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) -Russian exporters now have the right to receive forex revenue on foreign accounts, however they are still required to repatriate it afterwards.The Finance Ministry said a sub-commission of the government's commission for mon...

 2022-06-08 12:54 

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All coronavirus-related restrictions lifted for tourists to Uzbekistan...

TASHKENT. June 7 (Interfax) - All restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic will be lifted for tourists arriving in Uzbekistan from June 10, the Uzbek Tourism and Cultural Heritage Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday."The temporary restrict...

 2022-06-08 12:39 

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Russia's budget rules need to be adjusted, govt ministers must submit new structure by end of July - Putin...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - Russia's budget rules need to be adjusted in order to assist in boosting the growth rate of the economy, and the government must submit a new structure by the end of July, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting on econo...

 2022-06-08 12:39 

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Russia suspending fishing agreement with Japan - Foreign Ministry...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - Moscow is suspending the Russian-Japanese Agreement on Some Matters of Cooperation in the Field of Fishing Operations for Marine Living Resources, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in a commentary publi...

 2022-06-08 12:39 

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Over 3,000 Ukrainians detained since Feb 24 for trying to illegally cross border - State Border Guard Service of Ukraine...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - As many as 3,250 men aged from 18 to 60 have been detained since February 24 for trying to illegally cross the Ukrainian border, spokesman for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Andriy Demchenko said."Unfortunately, ...

 2022-06-08 12:39 

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CBR could tighten control over process of changes in ownership of Russian banks - draft bill...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) could be given authority to establish additional requirements for purchasers of Russian banks and non-credit financial organizations as well as additional requirements for the procedure for such...

 2022-06-08 12:30 

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National Bank of Ukraine expands period for export-import settlements to 120 days...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - The National Bank of Ukraine has expanded the period for export-import settlements from 90 to 120 calendar days, Ukrainian media outlets said on Tuesday with the reference to the regulator press service.The amendments are endor...

 2022-06-08 12:30 

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Zlatkis could leave Sberbank board; two university professors, one rector could join...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - Alexander Vedyakhin, first deputy CEO of Sberbank , could replace Bella Zlatkis, a deputy CEO, on the bank's supervisory board, the bank said in information for its annual shareholders meeting.Zlatkis has worked at Sberbank...

 2022-06-08 12:17 

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Russia's Industry and Trade, Finance ministries to analyze metal companies' financial stability by end of June in order to take measures, including rescinding excise duty on steel...

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - Russia's Industry and Trade Ministry, jointly with the Finance Ministry, is to analyze in detail by the end of June the level of financial stability of domestic metals companies in order to decide on additional support meas...

 2022-06-08 12:17 

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Ministry hopes Russia will sustain level of fertilizer output in 2022...

NOVOKUZNETSK. June 7 (Interfax) - The Russian Industry and Energy Ministry hopes the country this year will produce at least as much fertilizer as it did in 2021."It's hard to make forecasts in current conditions, but it seems to me that we must m...

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