Washington wants Dubai-Russia trade route to end
The United Arab Emirates has become an export hub for goods into sanctioned Russia, and the US is trying to convince Dubai customs to put a stop to it.
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While Lithuania's political class strongly condemns Moscow and is pushing for tough sanctions on the country, the Baltic state is still a hub for shipments of Western European machinery and electrical equipment to Russia. These exports are often camouflaged under a Kazakh flag.
While French President Emmanuel Macron is trying a new diplomatic approach with Vladimir Putin this week in the Russian-US crisis over Ukraine, a behind-the-scenes battle is being waged to preserve Total's interests in Russia, which is under threat of US sanctions.
Keen as it is to keep up its long-standing trading relationship with Russia, Turkey can count in this respect on its business ambassadors in Kazan, capital of Tatarstan. Among the latter, Tuncay Ozilhan seems to be particularly influential.
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