Category: Belarus

Kiev will hold fresh talks with pro-Moscow militias on Tuesday

Vladimir Putin has expressed the hope that a new ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine will be reached soon. His comment comes after talks with Francois Hollande who made an unscheduled short visit to Moscow to discuss the conflict. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Putin said that while both sides in the Ukrainian conflict are […]

Kiev, East Ukraine militia agree on ceasefire

Kiev officials and representatives of the two self-proclaimed republics in southeastern Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire, as the contact group met behind closed doors in Belarus. The two sides accompanied by representatives of Russia and the OSCE were meeting in the Belorussian capital, Minsk, in an attempt to end the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. […]

Russia signs economic union deal with Belarus and Kazakhstan

Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan signed the historic Eurasian Economic Union which will come into effect in January 2015. Cutting down trade barriers and comprising over 170 million people it will be the largest common market in the ex-Soviet sphere. “The just-signed treaty is of epoch-making, historic importance,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said. The troika of […]

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