Source Pravda.Ru

Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine to agree on common economic space

Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Belarussian experts are expected to meet in Kiev today to approve the texts of documents laying the basis of the four nations' common economic space. The documents at issue are a relevant intergovernmental agreement, the concept of the common economic space and the plan of actions. The drafts of these documents co-ordinated by experts will be discussed by a quadrilateral high-level group to meet on August 15-16 in the Kazakh capital Astana and will subsequently be considered by the presidents of the four countries.

In late February, the leaders of the four former Soviet republics announced their intention to form the common economic space in three stages before this September, as the co-ordinated plan has it. At the first stage, a common tariff system is to be introduced to become the basis for a single customs union. At the last stage, a single currency is to be introduced into circulation.

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said last Friday he linked major difficulties on the road to the common economic space, to Ukraine's specific position. In his opinion, Ukraine is ready to form a common trade zone rather than a common economic space. In May, Ukraine's parliament supported plans for economic integration of the four countries.

World's most powerful nuclear submarines, Arkhangelsk and Severstal, are to be dismantled after 2020 - their further exploitation is unprofitable

Russia gets rid of world’s most powerful nuclear submarines

The United States' Head of Diplomacy, or Secretary of State, is an anachronistic, incompetent, meddling, intrusive, insolent and arrogant, rude individual, a brash, foul-mouthed upstart, a conceited, self-important guttersnipe and an insult to the international community, as fit for the job as a pedophile janitor in a grade school.

Tillerson must go!