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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Turkish and Russian presidents, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin, are expected to meet in person in Ankara next week, following the recent agreement for the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria, including rebel-held Idlib.
MOSCOW – Agence France-Presse
Russia is not a threat to the West, President Vladimir Putin insists, saying he is still committed to a Ukraine peace deal after a fresh flare-up in the country's east
MOSCOW - The Associated Press
President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law May 23 giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down
KIEV - Agence France-Presse
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned June 4 of the "colossal threat" of a resumption of major clashes in eastern Ukraine where at least 24 people have died in renewed fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels.
KYIV - Reuters
One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded in fresh separatist attacks, the military said in Kyiv on May 21, as the OSCE security watchdog warned of a "worrisome" spread of violence in eastern Ukraine
VILNIUS - Agence France-Presse
US-led NATO drills began June 1 in the Baltic states and Poland, a move intended to reassure Russia's nervous neighbours amid tensions over Ukraine.
KYIV - Agence France-Presse
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in an interview broadcast on May 20 that his crisis-torn country was fighting a “real war” with Russia that could escalate at any time
MOSCOW - Reuters
President Vladimir Putin on May 28 declared all deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations to be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending soldiers to fight in eastern Ukraine.
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Russia on May 17 began investigating the loss of a commercial satellite and a separate glitch on the International Space Station, sparking fears over the industry's safety
Already branded "foreign agents" while endeavouring to help abuse victims or protect the environment, Russian activists fear a new law against "undesirable" NGOs will further stymie their work.
BAKU – Anadolu Agency
Turkish and Azeri armed forces May 12 started joint military exercises in the Azeri capital of Baku and Nakhchivan, the Azeri Ministry of Defense said in a statement