Kazakhstan regains full control of power station from Russia

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund has acquired a 50% stake in Ekibastuz State District Power Station-2 JSC, the largest power plant in northern Kazakhstan, Managing Director Almasadam Satkaliev told a briefing on 12 December. Samruk-Kazyna announced the completion of a deal to acquire a stake in Ekibastuz GRES-2 from the Russian company Inter […]

Pentagon concerns spike in pro-Russian sentiment among U.S. troops – Defence Blog

The U.S. military officials have concerned the spike in pro-Russian sentiment among the households of military members. More than 1,000 U.S. adults responded between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points to the second annual national defense survey conducted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation […]

Russia, Belarus closer to resolving oil, gas issues, says Moscow

Russia and Belarus have come closer to resolving their differences on oil and gas supplies, Russia’s economy minister said on Saturday after talks between the two countries, Trend reports citing Reuters. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko were holding talks on Saturday on an integration road map in the southern Russian […]

Russian Su-30 fighter jets criticized by Belarus, they want F-16 – Defence Blog

Russia has started implementing a contract on the delivery of a batch of its newest Su-30SM multirole fighter jets to Belarus, but some analysts raised concerns about costs over the entire life cycle of the aircraft, from fabrication to maintenance. The publication Lenta.ru reported Friday that a wide range of renowned experts has expressed their […]