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European Commission says Russia can use Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Russia can use the Trans Adкiatic Pipeline (TAP) from a regulatory and political perspective, for shipping its gas to the EU countries, if the country builds the “Turkish Stream” pipeline, EurActiv reported citing Brendan Devlin, advisor in the European Commission’s DG energy (Directorate-General for Energy). .
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US sanctions extension may derail Ukraine conflict settlement — Russian Foreign Ministry

US President Barack Obama’s administration has again issued threats announcing the extension of the old sanctions and the possibility of introducing new ones, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Wednesday....
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Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Russian opposition and state figure, deputy of a regional legislature, the Yaroslavl city duma, Boris Nemtsov, was shot dead in downtown Moscow overnight to Saturday with four shots from a handgun from a car passing by him, law enforcement agencies said, Armenpress reports, citing ITAR TASS....
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Turkey, Russia agree on gas discount – Minister

Moscow and Ankara have agreed on a 10.25 percent discount on the Russian gas supplied to Turkey, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz was quoted Feb. 27 by Turkish TRT Haber channel as saying. ...
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Russia offers Iran Antey-2500 systems instead of S-300

Russia offered Iran the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile systems instead of the undelivered S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, the director general of the Russian state corporation Rostec, Sergei Chemezov told reporters, the Interfax agency reported Feb. 23. ...
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Armenia still a foreign policy priority for Russia - Grishenin

Armenia remains a priority in Russia’s foreign policies, deputy executive director of A. Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Roman Grishenin said on the air on Sputnik-Armenia radio channel. ...
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Pilots of Russian Su-24 bomber confirmed dead after crash

The pilots of the Russian Su-24 (Fencer) tactical bomber that crashed on Wednesday have been confirmed dead, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday, Sputnik reported. ...
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Large-scale exercises of missile forces held in Russian regions

The Russian Strategic Rocket Forces began the large-scale exercises in 12 regions of the country, the Russian Defense Ministry said, RIA Novosti reported. ...
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Minsk talks participants agree on ceasefire, weapons withdrawal, Donbas reform: Putin

The participants in the Minsk "Normandy format" negotiations have agreed on a ceasefire in the conflict zone in Ukraine’s south-eastern Donbas region starting from February 15 midnight, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, as well as long-term political settlement, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters after the talks, Armenpress reports, citing ITAR TASS....
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Armenia and Russia will overcome the tragedy of Gyumri together: Ivan Volinkin

In an interview with “Россия 24”, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Armenia Ivan Volinkin declared that Armenia and Russia share the pain of the tragedy that took place in Gyumri on 12 January and that there is no justification for such barbarity and it doesn’t recognize any state or nationality. ...
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Putin tells members of P5+1 avoid going for "unilateral benefit"

Members of the P5+1 group, which has been holding talks with Iran on its disputed nuclear program, should not try to derive "unilateral benefit" from the complicated issue, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed, according to RIA Novosti. ...
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Hollande, Merkel, Poroshenko and Putin had a phone conversation

Following on from an agreement reached during the talks between the leaders of Russia, Germany and France, Russian Presidnet Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France Francois Hollande, and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Kremlin official web-site informs about this....
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Russian Gazprom sharply cuts gas purchases in Central Asia

Russian Gazprom plans to reduce the volume of Turkmen and Uzbek gas purchases nearly 10 billion cubic meters and replace these volumes with its own gas in 2015, RIA- Novosti news agency reported on Feb 3....
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Merkel, Putin and Hollande had discussion on Ukrainian issue

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande. Kremlin official web-site informs about this....
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