Qatari former Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani dies aged 84World October 23, 23:08
Russia’s health ministry plans to build vaccines plant in EcuadorBusiness & Economy October 23, 20:19
Cygnus cargo spacecraft docks to ISSScience & Space October 23, 19:44
Whereabouts of several residents of blast-destroyed house in Ryazan not yet establishedWorld October 23, 18:50
Zakharova: no cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 18:29
Russian Minister of Energy: Russia, Saudi Arabia begin new stage of energy cooperationBusiness & Economy October 23, 17:32
Russia not ready to say whether it will cut oil production or freeze itBusiness & Economy October 23, 17:29
Experts probing into situation around cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 17:05
Two bandits killed in special operation in Nizhny Novgorod - sourceWorld October 23, 15:15
RIGA, August 13. /TASS/. Russia may stop using Riga free port for the coal transit, Vice Mayor of Riga and Chief Executive Officer of the port Andris Ameriks said on Thursday referring to unofficial information.
"I hope this information will not be confirmed but such information usually has follow up," Ameriks said.
Russian coal accounts for a third of the total volume of freight handled in the Riga Port. The port has nothing to substitute such a volume, the vice mayor said.
"I think this will affect the Latvian economy on the whole," Ameriks said. Potential losses are estimated at €130-140 mln a year because every million tonnes of coal handled in the port provides about €10 mln to the Latvian economy, he added.
Russian Railways is carrying freight transportation to Latvia on track in accordance with requests of shippers endorsed by the Latvian side, the press service of the Russian railway operator said in its turn.
"There are no restrictions in the Russian Railways to carry out rail supplies of goods to Latvia," company’s representative said.