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Moscow has no data on collateral damage as result of Russian airstrikes in Syria - Lavrov
Thursday, 01 October 2015 10:00

The Russian side has no data on injuries among civilians as a result of Russian airstrikes on ISIS positions in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"One talks about injuries among civilians as a result of these strikes. We do not have such data. We very carefully watch that these strikes are surgical and that they target solely positions and equipment and arms facilities of terrorists units," Lavrov told Russian journalists in the wake of his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in New York.

Obama and Merkel warn of tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

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The German and US leaders issued a joint statement at the G7 summit on Wednesday nightWestern leaders gathering in Brussels have sought to build on a successful Ukrainian presidential election to push for a settlement between Moscow and Kiev.At a two-day Brussels summit of the group of seven, which [ ... ]

Russia considers parallel imports as boomerang against sanctions

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The Federal Antimonopoly Service proposed to legalize parallel imports - importing goods without establishing a direct agreement with their owners. The move will protect businesses against sanctions that may limit supplies of certain goods through authorized distributors. It goes about such goods a [ ... ]

Russian economic achievements in 2015 defy crisis

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Despite the crisis, the Russian economy did not collapse in 2015. The decline in GDP in 2015 made up only four percent, although in 2009, the index was larger - eight percent. Such an insignificant decline in GDP against the backdrop of the closed financial market is obviously an achievement for th [ ... ]