In the period from January to March 2021, total trade between Moscow and EU member states rose 2% to USD 27.46 billion. According to Vladimir Yefimov, Moscow's deputy mayor for economic policy and property and land relations, the capital city accounts for half of the volume of trade between Russian and the European Union.
Western countries have chosen to ignore that, said the spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, on the occasion of filing an interstate appeal against Ukraine to the European Court of Human Rights.
According to her, Moscow has constantly talked about the "alarming situation" in Ukraine on all international platforms.
The US and Germany will stand together against Russian aggression, President Joe Biden said as he welcomed outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel to Washington.
Mr Biden said he had voiced concern to Mrs Merkel over a Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline, but they agreed Moscow cannot be allowed to use energy as a weapon.
This was said today by the Minister of Innovation and Technological Development, Nenad Popovi.
"This is a historic moment for Serbia. As a result of our excellent political relations, new perspectives have opened up for the development of our economic ties, which are of key importance for our country, economy and citizens," Popovic told the Russian Agency TASS.
This was reported today by the "Daily Mail", referring to the report of the U.S. Ministry of Defense on nuclear operations.
In addition, North Korea has accelerated testing of missiles that are able to reach the continental United States, while Iran currently has the technology that allows it to make nuclear weapons within a year if it wants, reports the British paper.