Russia has been authorized to provide the Central African Republic (CAR)'s armed forces with light arms, under an exemption to an arms embargo on the country granted by the UN, diplomatic sources said Friday.
Facing a “perfect storm” of energy supply crisis, the UK government has been forced to import gas from Russia, despite London’s role in a series of strict sanctions that were supposed to cripple the Russian energy industry.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reiterated the official government position on the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, branding the move as an act of ‘hybrid warfare.’
Russia says it has temporarily ended Moscow’s diplomatic presence in war-torn Yemen due to the current “situation in Sana’a,” as the Saudi-led military coalition has increased its airstrikes against the impoverished country during the past few weeks.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has concluded a whirlwind one-day regional tour with a stop in Turkey, where he joined his Turkish counterpart in criticizing a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.