Greek shippers exit Russian oil trade

Three major Greek shipping firms have stopped transporting Russian oil in recent weeks in order to avoid US sanctions now being imposed on some shipping firms carrying Russian oil, four traders told Reuters and shipping data showed.

Paris: One month delay of decision on Greek businessman’s extradition to US

The French Judicial Authorities decided on a one-month extension before Greek businessman Nikos Bogonikolos’ extradition to the US. Bogonikolos, who is completing six months in detention in Paris, is accused by the US’s FBI of sending dual-use civilian and military technological equipment to Russia in violation of sanctions imposed on the Kremlin following the invasion of Ukraine.

Russia summons Cyprus’ envoy over journalist detention

Russia has summoned Cyprus’s ambassador to Moscow after what it called “unacceptable and provocative actions” against a Russian journalist and an employee of the Russian embassy in Nicosia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Kremlin: Putin to meet Turkey’s Erdogan on Monday in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, the Kremlin said on Friday. Two Turkish sources told Reuters on Thursday that the meeting would primarily discuss Black Sea grain exports.

Russian, Turkish foreign ministers to meet in Moscow soon

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan will hold talks in Moscow “in the nearest future,” the TASS news agency reported on Monday, citing Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

No mercy, no shame, no tomorrow

The public execution of Yevgeny Prighozin and close associates encapsulates most spectacularly the way that Vladimir Putin exercises his absolute power.