Putin will discuss at the meeting of the security Council to neutralize threats to state security
Leader Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting of the Russian security Council, which will consider additional measures to remove threats to state security in connection With the punishment.
"it is expected to consider additional measures to neutralize threats to national security of Russia in the conditions of international sanctions ", - is informed in the report of the press service of the Kremlin.
With a keynote address by Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection With the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada Since the spring of 2014 imposed against Russia several packages of sentences. In response, Moscow in the last month of summer 2014 has imposed retaliatory punishment which has spread to the products of the agricultural sector from the USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of member countries of the EU on 22 June, has extended economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016. June 24, Russia extended to the year of their retaliatory economic measures.
on the first day of the week the canadian government because of the situation in Ukraine has expanded the list of sanctions against Russia, including three citizens of Russia and 14 legal entities. Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that the unfriendly actions of Canada does not have the ability to not cause regret and It will add negativity in the Relationship of 2 States.
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this week met in Vienna With U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry. The meeting was held on behalf of the leaders of the 2 States, it discussed the coordination of efforts to battle Islamic state. By results of negotiations the Russian Minister summed up that the Russian capital and the capital of the United States have a common understanding of the need to intensify common efforts. Lavrov also said that he agreed With Kerry to continue meeting on the General problem of countering the Islamic state, " as well as among them With the involvement of States in the region ".
The Ministers discussed other areas of Russian-American cooperation, as well as among them the settlement of the Ukrainian fall. According to head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Moscow and Washington agreed to continue contacts on the Ukrainian crisis to seek assistance agreed by the presidents of the 2 States of the channels between the Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry Grigory Karasin and U.S. assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland.
the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday submitted to the Parliament the constitutional amendments on decentralization. Approved by the constitutional Commission of the Verkhovna Rada a draft does not provide for a special status for certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, but only prescribes that he be Appointed a special legislative act. The order of local self-government in the Donbass on the basis of the law is proposed to consolidate the transitional provisions of the Constitution.
explaining the document shown, Poroshenko said that the work involved on amendment Authorized Donetsk and Lugansk regions, However, does not mean authorized self-proclaimed DND and LNR. Poroshenko expressed hope that the Parliament will have time to make changes before the local elections (October 25).
The reform of the Constitution in terms of decentralization envisaged by the Minsk agreement of February and should take into account the specificities of individual regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, agreed With the commissioners of these districts ". The authorities DND and LNR many times sent its proposals for reform, but never received a reply.
In the leadership of the Russian Federation has told that the development of the Kiev authorities decentralization proposals without considering the opinion of the commissioners of Donbass does not comply with the Minsk agreements. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that " the preparation of such draft laws without considering the opinion of the commissioners of Donbass is unlikely to go in line with the implementation of the Minsk agreements ".
Another significant event this week was the " gas " issue. On Tuesday in Vienna were held trilateral dialogues Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on the background of the expiration of the supplemental agreement between "Gazprom" and "Naftogaz" in the second quarter." Gazprom "on June 29 sent to the address of "Naftogaz" the offer of signing an additional agreement to the existing contract of sale of gas from 2009 to the third quarter of 2015. The cost of Russian gas for Ukraine (With the discount of $ 40) in this period, on the proposal of the Russian side should be 247, 18 dollars per thousand cubic meters. This is the same as the Ukraine pay Russia for gas in the 2nd quarter.
The parties failed to sign any documents on the provision of financial assistance to Ukraine to buy gas for the winter, and "Naftogaz" and even said that on July 1, stops buying gas from Russia." Gazprom stopped supplying gas to Ukraine From 10. 00 GMT on 1 July. The Head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller said that any issues associated With the transit pumping gas from Russia to the European Union via Ukraine is not documented.
in the current decade in the Ministry of energy also stated that he received the notice "Ukrenergo" on the stop of supply of electric energy in the Crimea From 1 July. However in a press-service "Ukrenergo" has told that Ukraine has not stopped the supply of electric power to Crimea and electricity is supplied according to the plan.