The escalations indicate an attempt to master “a potential theater of military operations,” a Russian ambassador said.
NATO is engaging in aggressive military buildups in Eastern Europe close to Russia’s borders that indicate preparations for a potential major conflict in the region, all the while waging a “demonizing” campaign of Russia’s own military excercises, the Russian permanent representative to NATO said.
“It is clear for us that such activities not only ensure a reinforced military presence of the allies in the immediate vicinity of Russia’s borders but in fact represent an intensive mastering of a potential theater of military operations, accompanied by the development of necessary infrastructure, the representative, Aleksandr Grushko told reporters on Thursday.
Grushko noted that over 40,000 troops will be engaged in various NATO exercises in Eastern Europe between the months of June and November.
The Forum saw the participation of 10 companies, during which representatives also discussed licensing Cuban products for the Russian market; supporting scientific projects; technology transfers; and the establishment of joint ventures between the two counties
The establishment of joint ventures in the fields of medicine and pharmaceuticals, between Russia and Cuba, directed toward strengthening beneficial trade among entities responsible for the sale and production of equipment, medicines and state-of-the-art technologies – with visible results – was just one of several issues discussed during the First Cuba-Russia Medical-Pharmaceutical Bilateral Business Forum recently held in Havana.
The event aimed to foster alliances for the development of value chains between entities in both countries; provide Russian business people with up-to-date information on Cuba’s medical-pharmaceutical sector; and identify opportunities for collaboration between research universities and institutions, technological parks and regulatory and legal frameworks.
The Forum saw the participation of 10 companies, during which representatives also discussed licensing Cuban products for the Russian market; supporting scientific projects; technology transfers; and the establishment of joint ventures between the two counties, with Russia providing the direct foreign investment for the production of medicines and pharmaceuticals on the island.
Also addressed was the establishment – under business project licenses – of Cuban-Russian medical-pharmaceutical enterprises as well as projects with academic institutions from the Eurasian country for the development of medicines.
In addition to the signing of agreements between various companies, the event also saw the identification of raw material suppliers, equipment suppliers, and service and consultation providers. There was also discussion around developing medical treatments and improving quality of life for patients in both countries.
Speaking to Granma International, Marketing Director of the Cuban state enterprise group BioCubaFarma, Mayda Maurí Pérez, noted that Russia represents a strategic partner for the entity.
“This is an extremely important event given the close level of existing relations between the two countries, and the opportunities and synergies maintained between them, above all toward strengthening the pharmaceutical sector, vital to our economic development.”
The director highlighted that there are important examples of prior bilateral efforts in the distribution of Cuban medicines registered in Russia, with good prospects of establishing a federal program, which would give Russian patients the opportunity to benefit from innovative Cuban-developed products.
“This forum has given us the chance to have the participation of the most important, advanced, and prominent Russian companies in the biopharmaceutical sector, with which we have identified interests ranging from purchases of supplies and equipment produced in Russia to bilateral agreements for products from the Cuban biopharmaceutical industry to be sold there,” she added.
Maurí also mentioned various important industry results at a national level, such as the creation of monoclonal anti-bodies to treat cancer, above all in the form of therapeutic injectables, with the potential to be produced in Russian facilities.
She went on to emphasize treatments for international patients offered by the Cuban Medical Services entity in specialized facilities on the island.
(P L) The new policy on Cuba announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, takes us back to the forgotten rhetoric ”Cold War” style, denounced today the Russian foreign ministry in an official communique.
This approach has characterized U.S. attitude to Cuba for decades, recalls the refered Independence.
When the Barack Obama administration made modifications to the policy being applied to the island, we considered that more than a demonstration of good will of some, it was a reflection of the failure of the policy of imposition and sanctions against this small liberty-loving country, it stresses.
The Foreign Ministry considered it was not a kind of ‘deal’, but a well-thought political decision that had no losers, except for the marginal anti-Castros, it highlights.
According to Faria, Russian wheat deliveries ensure that the Venezuelan people have access to basic food staples.
Venezuela’s Minister for External Commerce and International Trade Jesus Faria thanked Russia Monday for helping the country fight against its food crisis, which he said is being exploited by the country’s right-wing opposition.
“NATO murderers, your hands are bloody!” continues to be a popular slogan on banners at rallies against the alliance in Montenegro.
Montenegro has officially joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, though not without vocal opposition, and has justified the move by drumming up false alarm about Russian interference, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Monday.
A day earlier, Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic stated that Moscow had attempted to “interfere” in its “internal affairs,” given itsopposition to the NATO alliance.
“Russia openly interfered in our internal affairs, what we, of course, do not approve. Russia has been pursuing a policy of spheres of interest, opposing the expansion of NATO. We decided to define our main goals by ourselves, and we were surprised by how much Russia intervened,” the minister said, Sputnik reported.
Russia condemned NATO’s “reckless” and “destructive” efforts, and warned that continued actions near Russia’s border would lead to an arms race.
On Friday in response to the ongoing North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Brussels, the Russian Foreign Ministry condemned in a statement Friday the “destructive line” of NATO allied nations which it said are an attempt to dominate global affairs. The ministry warned that the alliance’s actions make a constructive relationship impossible, and will lead to an arms race.
Amid the ongoing tit-for-tat, the Syrian Army has accused the U.S. of attacking a chemical depot that belonged to Islamic militants.
The Syrian Army claimed on Thursday that a United States-led airstrike hit a chemical weapons depot under the control of Islamic State group, killing hundreds of people including civilians. The U.S., however, has rejected the suggestions.
The two countries and Hezbollah have been President Assad’s main allies helping him
survive more than six years of a multiple-fronts insurgency.
A joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and Lebanon’s Shiite group Hezbollah supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a statement Sunday slamming the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base Friday and saying that Washington had already crossed many “red lines” in Syria.
Moscow, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke with representatives of about a dozen political formations of the Syrian opposition about their role in the search for a peaceful solution to the conflict.
The meeting with Lavrov was attended by leaders of the groups of Astana, Cairo and Moscow, as well as groups of the Syrian political opposition, the Popular Society Movement, the Popular Will and State Construction parties, among others.
Also the Special Envoy of the presidency for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, met with the Syrian opposition, pointed out a note from the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Lavrov called on those gathered here to consistently contribute to the new round of negotiations on Syria which opens on February 8 in Geneva, with the participation of heads of the armed groups.
Russia gave the Syrian political opposition a constitutional proposal to put it into practice if there was a consensus about it and a peaceful way out of the dispute as part of a political process.