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Putin appoints experienced Vice Admiral as Head of North Ossetia

Putin appoints experienced Vice Admiral as Head of North Ossetia

Russian president Vladimir Putin has appointed retired Vice Admiral Sergei Menyailo as the interim head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. Menyailo was the first governor of Sevastopol following its annexation by Russia and served as Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in Siberia.

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Armenian president calls for government and opposition to meet on Saturday amid continuing standoff on future of army command

Armenian president calls for government and opposition to meet on Saturday amid continuing standoff on future of army command

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has issued an open invitation to prime minister Nikol Pashinyan and the leaders of the opposition to a meet amid a continuing political crisis and an impasse on the command of the armed forces. Pashinyan had a meeting with the army leadership this afternoon
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Armenian Armed Forces Chief of Staff formally dismissed

Armenian Armed Forces Chief of Staff formally dismissed

The Chief of Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces, Colonel General Onik Gasparyan, has been formally dismissed from his post, the office of Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Wednesday morning (10 March). The dismissal of Gasparyan has been at the centre of political and constitutional controversy for two weeks.
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Half of Russians want their country to have partner relations with the EU

Half of Russians want their country to have partner relations with the EU

According to an opinion poll published on Monday (1 March) 55% of Russians have a positive attitude towards EU states, and nearly half (48%) wish for partner relations with the EU. The poll, conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center was held on February 24 among 1,600 respondents.