BERLIN, Aug 29 (PRIME)
Merkel says EU may mull new sanctions vs Russia SaturdayBERLIN, Aug 29 (PRIME) -- Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel does not rule out the Western states will have to consider new sanctions against Russia, if the situation in Ukraine worsens, as early as on Saturday at an E.U. summit, she said late Thursday.
Russian govt must take Western sanctions easy -- Medvedev
GORKI, Moscow Region, Aug 29 (PRIME)The Russian government must take sanctions against Russia easy although the country’s economic forecast has now worsened, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday at a government meeting for 2015-2017 social and economy forecast.
Ukraine must pay $2 bln to restart Russian gas supplies
MOSCOW, Aug 29 (PRIME)Ukraine must pay at least U.S. $2 billion of its $5.3 billion debt for the Russian gas supplies to restart them, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in a news conference Friday following his meeting with E.U. Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger.
Russia’s Norilsk Nickel to sell Australian, African assets Sep-Dec
MOSCOW, Aug 29 (PRIME)Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel plans to sell Australia’s nickel producer Lake Johnston and two African companies Nkomati and Tati in September-December, Sergei Malyshev, deputy CEO for economy and finance, said late Thursday in a conference call.
Ukraine’s Ukrtelecom may stop operating in Sevastopol over debts
SEVASTOPOL, Aug 29 (PRIME)Ukrainian fixed-line operator Ukrtelecom may stop serving subscribers in Sevastopol, a Russian region since March, due to debts to local power suppliers, Vadim Dvoryanenko, director of the communications department at the Sevastopol administration, said Friday.
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