Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to dismiss the cabinet is a purge of former President Boris Yeltsin's legacy in the government, says Yabloko Vice Chairman Sergey Mitrokhin. '(Former Premier) Mikhail Kasyanov is one of the last government leaders close to the Yeltsin family. By dismissing Kasyanov from his duties as premier, Putin is demonstrating his independence and preparedness for a new course in economics,' said Mitrokhin. He added that Putin's decision is directly related to the upcoming presidential elections on March 14. 'This is Putin's attempt to solve several pre-election problems,' he said.
In June, the Baltic States will hold BALTOPS and Saber Strike 2018 drills. A US Armored Brigade will be deployed in Europe for the purpose - no less than 4,000 soldiers
The import of liquefied natural gas from the United States will not grow, even if Germany exits the Nord Stream-2 project, German Minister of Economy and Energy Peter Altmeier said