Ukraine will create a unit of Muslim soldiers to protect the Crimean border and monitor imports and exports amid an increasingly violent battle with pro-Russian rebels, a Ukraine leader said on Aug. 3. The Muslim battalion will be formed of Crimean Tatars, Kazan Tatars, Uzbeks, Chechens, Azeris, Meskhetian Turks and other Muslim groups, said Mustafa Abdülcemil Kırımoğlu, leader of Crimean Tatars, according to local media reports.
The employees of the operational department of the Specialized State Tax Service for servicing large taxpayers in Odesa, together with the officers of the interregional investigation department of the State Fiscal Service under the supervision of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, conducted investigative-operational measures (searches) at Illichivsk seaport on July 30, 2015.
The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR) produced 4.138 million tonnes of oil in January – June 2015, 1.5 percent less than in the same period of last year, the company told Interfax.
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A government panel in Latvia will spend three years preparing a report estimating the “material and moral damage” inflicted by the Soviet KGB on the Baltic nation and its people, Latvian media reported.
JSC Alfa Bank, the Russian private bank founded by billionaire Mikhail Fridman, is scaling back lending for all but the most affluent clients after a growing share of customers fell behind on payments this year.
The Second World Congress of the Crimean Tatars has called on the international community and international organizations to recognize Russia’s actions in Crimea from 1783 onward as the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people.
Ukraine cut natural gas imports January through July 2015 by 27.2 percent, or 4 billion cubic meters (bcm), year-over-year, to 10.7 bcm, PJSC Ukrtransgaz’s press service reported on Monday.
A new poll shows that nearly three-fifths of Russians would support “shutting off the Internet” in the event of a national emergency.