Belarus tapped the Russia-led Eurasian Fund for Stabilisation and Development (EFSD) for $500mn as its economy continues to suffer from widespread and persistent protests and is running out of money fast
Outcome secures him a fifth presidential term.
Russia says there is no plan to change mediation format. Armenia accuses Baku of allowing Ankara to take over its foreign policy.
Belarus’ Ministry of Interior Affairs released a statement on October 12 announcing it was willing to use live ammunition and weapons against protesters if they continue in their “radical” manner.
Russia's discount retails are seeing strong sales as the population is seeking out bargains
US businessman and former diplomat Amos Hochstein has resigned as an independent director on the supervisory board of Ukrainian national gas company Naftogaz, complaining of opposition to reforms and of political interference
As with each preceding week, the police became a little more brutal, hoping to break spirits.
Sadyr Japarov, a nationalist who was bust out of jail by supporters during the post-election upheaval tht hit Kyrgyzstan last week, also looks set to claim the presidency.
Azerbaijan’s foreign minister had warned the cease-fire would only last for as long as it took the Red Cross to arrange the exchange of the dead. Allegations of shelling flew within minutes.
Belarus has postponed the full launch of the first reactor at its Ostrovets (aka Astravets) nuclear power plant by two years until 2022.
Belarus' self-appointed President Alexander Lukashenko met with the jailed opposition leader Viktor Babariko on October 10 in a KGB pre-trial detention centre for 4.5 hours of talks.
OMON riot police were used to break up protests in Russia’s Far East city of Khabarovsk on October 10, the first time police have been used, as the protest went into its 92nd day.
President Rahmon will win easily, but elections are the least of his problems.
Breakthrough in Moscow talks comes in early hours of October 10. “Substantive talks” are now to begin.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was in London on October 8 to sign off on a 10-year loan of $1.6bn to build 10 new fast attack boats for the Ukrainian Navy as relations with the IMF sour further
Blacklisting of 18 previously unsanctioned banks cuts off country from international financial system. “Conspiring to starve a population is a crime against humanity,” says Iranian foreign minister.
National recordings of growth, employment and inflation all “dubious” says former TUIK boss turned opposition politician.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Kremlin was much closer to the US Democratic Party than the Republicans, as it has lots of “shared values” thanks to Russia’s Soviet past.
Kremlin spokesman refers to security treaty as various groups struggle to fill power vacuum amid revolution that threatens to bring on mob rule.
Something awful happened off the coast of Kamchatka in Russia’s far east that wiped out 95% of all the marine life there, but no one is sure what it was.