Diplomat says Russia and US close to understanding on AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 10:28
Lukashenko says CIS turns into modern regional community over past 25 yearsWorld December 08, 9:40
S-400 missile systems put on combat duty in northwestern RussiaMilitary & Defense December 08, 8:47
Japanese Foreign Ministry officially announced Putin's visit on December 15-16World December 08, 7:04
Putin to meet with head of Eurasian Economic CommissionRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 6:22
Russian envoy says relations with NATO started deteriorating long before Ukrainian crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 4:55
Contact Group agrees to settle water cuts issue in Lugansk within 7 days ― OSCE envoyWorld December 08, 2:58
Glencore expects deal on purchasing stake in Rosneft to close in mid-DecemberBusiness & Economy December 08, 2:03
Italian Prime Minister Renzi officially resignsWorld December 08, 1:27
The ban has been imposed in connection with the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution of April 29, 2014, in view of a political crisis that broke out in the West African country.
The ban at the same time does not apply to the supplies exclusively for the support of the UN operation in Ivory Coast and French forces participating in this operation, as well as to transit supplies for supporting UN operations.
The political crisis in the West African country broke out in 2011 due to uncertainty with the presidential election results. Both candidates that qualified for the second round declared themselves the winners and took the oath. The armed forces sided with incumbent President Laurent Bgagbo, and the international community - with the opposition leader Alassane Ouattara. With interference of the UN peacekeeping contingent the power was transferred to the opposition. Since November 2010 to March 31, 2011, the conflict claimed more than 1,000 lives and about 1 million people were displaced.
At present, the UN forces are performing a peacekeeping mission in the country.