The government of Ukraine has received the right to apply the economic contrastingly against Russia. The Ministry of economy intends to close the border to Russian chocolate, vodka, meat, fish, coffee, tea and other products. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk today at a press conference expressed the willingness not to use mirror trade sanctions against Russia, if Moscow will cancel predamage in Kiev will execute the contract on free trade area with Ukraine within the CIS, said on Wednesday the newspaper «Kommersant».
Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev holding talks with Alexei Kudrin. It is planned that he will be engaged in dealing with the economic crisis. Among the possible positions are called post of the first Deputy head of the presidential administration and as first Vice Premier. Ex-Minister of Economics of Russia Andrey Nechaev has commented this information in an interview with radio station «Kommersant FM».
«The country faced a severe crisis, and the authorities cannot but understand this as well, and the fact that they need some serious actions. Although not all the actions proposed by the experts, which offers the same Kudrin and his colleagues in the Committee of civil initiatives, in which I also include, not all of them are perceived positively by the President and the Prime Minister, and others in their surroundings, which is also quite obvious. And it is spoken by many, especially actively develops this theme in recent times Gref. This, of course, the crisis of the state system, generally the system of public administration that was created in the last 10 years. And many, quite rightly, in my opinion, suggests that she needs, of course, in a radical change», – quotes the edition the word Nechayeva.
The Turkish armed forces are directly involved on the side of terrorists in Syria, providing them with fire support while conducting offensive operations, the statement said Syrian permanent representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari, which writes «the Russian newspaper».
Jaafari believes that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to revive the colonial heritage of the Ottoman Empire, and to achieve this goal, is trying to sow ethnic and religious discord among the peoples of Syria.
Iran conducted missile firing training in the Strait of Hormuz. The exercise took place at a time when there is the corridor for shipping has passed the American aircraft carrier «Harry Truman». It is noted that Iranian missile boats have not been targeted on the ship in the USA, but Washington hastened to call Tehran’s «dangerous and unprofessional» reports the edition with reference to the newspaper The New York Daily News.
Konstantin Remchukov, editor of Nezavisimaya Gazeta sums up the 2015 in the article titled «the end of the year Russia entered into a comprehensive, all-encompassing crisis.»
«The collapse in oil prices and raw materials, decline in production, lower real incomes, reduced investment, inflation is only one facet of problems. And there is strong suspicion that the recovery in oil prices will not automatically reach the trajectory of sustainable and predictable development and growth. Part in the war, the tightening of the regime of existence of opposition, murder of Boris Nemtsov, the growing isolationism illustrate another dimension of the nebula of our prospects. Not related to oil. The outgoing year will be remembered first and foremost the introduction of hot war with ISIS. For the first time in our post-Soviet fate of military aircraft Russia bombed the territory of a foreign state. And the majority of society says it’s okay,» says the Remchukov.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has denied in an interview with TV channel «Russia 24» the refusal of the Russian Federation of development of the moon, noticing that the rumors are greatly exaggerated, writes in Wednesday newspaper «Izvestia». This publication previously reported that the Russian space Agency has prepared a new version of the Federal space program – after the reduction of the organization’s budget for 2016-2025, for the implementation of which was planned to send 205,1 billion rubles in 2016 to 2025. To sacrifice they decided the moon program, which was recently named the strategic goal of development of domestic Astronautics, and has been removed from the project all work on manned flights to the moon.
The newspaper «Komsomolskaya Pravda» writes that the Ukrainian saboteurs ostensibly prepared murder of the famous singer Iosif Kobzon, who recently visited the self-proclaimed DND and LNR, as reported to journalists by the commander of the detachment of special purpose Volodymyr Novikov.
In an interview to this newspaper, Novikov reports that operational information was obtained from «external sources» that he was not authorized to call. According to his data, for this purpose, the Ukrainian military allegedly formed five diversionary-intelligence groups, which had a clear objective: the destruction of Kobzon.
In response to a reporter’s question edition of why Ukrainians need to eliminate the famous singer, Novikov replied: «Well, just imagine that is my speculation. I could be wrong… But just imagine it went Kobzon. God forbid if this happens… What next? It is possible to present, for the entire planet shock. And really for the whole world. All civilized society knows. Not heard any group «Look for pants», and as master. As a legend of the Russian stage».