Thursday, 23 March 2017

U.K.'s May Condemns London Attack


British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the car and knife attack in London as "sick and depraved," adding that it was an attack on democracy that was doomed to fail. May was speaking in the evening of March 22, after an attacker killed at least four people in what the police called a "terrorist incident."

Life As The Wife Of A Russian Dissident


Anastasia Zotova married Ildar Dadin in a Russian detention facility where he was being held for taking part in unauthorized protests. For the next year, she fought for his release amid reports that he was being tortured. (Yulia Vishnyevets, RFE/RL's Russian Service)

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The Daily Vertical: Putin's Plan B In Ukraine


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Huge Fire At Ukrainian Military Depot


Some 20,000 people were evacuated after explosions and a fire overnight at a military depot at Balaklia, in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine.

Russia Agrees To Repay Soviet-Era Debt To Bosnia

Bosnia-Herzegovina and Russia have signed an agreement to settle Moscow's $125.2 million Soviet-era debt to the Balkan country.
Bosnia's Finance Ministry said the deal signed on March 22 in Moscow will make Bosnia the only ex-Yugoslav republic to collect the debt in cash.
The full amount is expected to be transferred by the end of May, but the timing depends on how speedily the Bosnian parliament ratifies the deal.
Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said Moscow will make payment within 45 days of the deal taking force.
In 2003, Russia took over the responsibility for the Soviet Union's debt to the former Yugoslavia, estimated at $1.3 billion. The debt arose mainly from business deals under which communist Yugoslavia provided the Soviet Union with consumer goods.
Moscow has already cleared the portions of debt claimed by other Yugoslav successor states, repaying them in goods and services.