The United States and Canada are seeking to find a pretext to begin supplies of lethal weapons to Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prolong for another six months the bloc's economic sanctions on Russian Federation, imposed over the annexation of Ukraine's peninsula of Crimea and Moscow's support for rebels in east Ukraine.
Thursday's extension had been widely expected.
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Mantashe addressed the media after an urgent special national executive committee (NEC) meeting took place at 8am on Saturday. The affected branches were in the Madibeng, 24 branches, Rustenburg seven branches and eight branches in Moses Kotane.
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The newspaper quoted the analyst as saying that the reaction by those present in the meeting was "incredulous". The CDC has not returned a request for comment at the time of this writing.
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On December 6, Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a televised speech from the White House. "We can not envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel", said the first official.
Moscow said yesterday it "regrets" the decision. "And as it has turned out, American concerns, in particular AirTronic USA, the manufacturer of portable grenade launchers, has been supplying weapons to Kiev with behind-the-scenes consent from the State Department and Pentagon, despite the US' official statements that there are no final decisions on that matter".
When imposing the sanctions, the European Union said they were "in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilization of a neighboring sovereign country".
The EU measures, which mainly target the Russian banking and energy sectors, were first imposed in the summer of 2014 and have been extended every six months since then. "At present gas for Turkey passes through Bulgaria, when Turkish Stream is ready, it will stop, and in order not to leave the pipes empty, we agreed to have our interconnector with Turkey ready on July 1, said Borisov".