Top officials of the European Union were to meet with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other Russian officials on Monday in talks expected to focus on energy issues.
EU concerns about Russia's reliability as an energy supplier have sharpened over the past year after Russian price disputes with transit countries have resulted in interruptions of oil and natural gas shipments to Western Europe, the AP reports.
The EU delegation includes Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner, foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the foreign minister of Germany, which currently holds the EU's rotating chairmanship.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year