#EuroMajdan # євромайдан Chronicle 12/09/2014
UPD: 12/09/2014 The price of oil fell below the forecast figures in the budget of Russia, - "Naftogaz of Ukraine"
The price of oil in the world market has already fallen to a level lower than the forecast figure, based on which the budget of the Russian Federation for 2014 was calculated.
This is the opinion of the head of the Naftogaz of Ukraine, Andrei Kobolev, Interfax-Ukraine.
"As far as I know about the Russian budget - these figures (current oil prices) are already slightly lower than what they expected," he said on "Channel 5" on Thursday.
A.Kobolev added that insufficient revenues from the sale of oil can be compensated for by reducing imports to Russia, but doubted the popularity of such steps.
"Today, the Russian Federation made a statement about a possible refusal of import of cars from the EU - I think that this can partly compensate (the fall in the price of oil), why not? ... It is possible not to export oil and use domestic cars - it's some compromise. To this society? How far is the society ready to go? ... I'm not ready to evaluate Russian society, I hope it's not far, "he summed up.
As it was reported, during the trades on September 11, Brent dropped to $ 96.72 per barrel, the minimum since July 2, 2012. Russian Urals oil is sold at a discount to Brent.
UPD: 12/09/2014 Five Russian state banks are under EU sanctions
Five Russian banks were included in the new sanction list of the European Union - Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, VEB and Rosselkhozbank.
As reported by Gazeta.ru, this is stated in a document published in the official journal of the EU.
Sanction restrictions apply to Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, VEB and Rosselkhozbank. European banks and investment companies now do not have the opportunity to lend to Russian banks that are under sanctions, as well as to provide them with various types of financial services. The names of banks in the document are not listed. Their list did not change according to the latest edition of sanctions published on July 31, 2014.
The prohibition also includes transactions with new issues of bonds and other securities with maturities of more than 30 days.
Recall, the new EU sanctions list also included the largest Russian enterprises of the defense complex and the largest energy companies. In addition, the European Union introduced 24 more names in the "black list", bringing their total number to 119.
UPD: 12/09/2014 EU Expands Sanctions Against Russia (Updated)
Russian oil companies Rosneft, Transneft and Gazprom Neft were included in the list of new EU restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.
As reported by Gazetu.ru, this is stated in a document published in the official journal of the EU.
The EU imposed a ban on trading bonds of these companies with a circulation period of more than 30 days and participation in the organization of issues of such securities.
In particular, new sanctions are imposed against the three oil and gas companies of Russia - Rosneft, Transneft and Gazprom Neft, as well as for defense companies that produce dual-use goods. The list includes the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Uralvagonzavod, Oboronprom, Kalashnikov concern, the electronic-optical company Sirius, Stankoinstrument, the Tula Arms Factory, the NGO Bastal, the Chemcomposite , NPO "High-precision complexes".
UPD: 12/09/2014 Snowden's documents prove that America is ruled by aliens-nazis ("Foreign Policy", USA)
At least, this is the opinion of the Iranian semi-governmental (and sometimes absolutely insane) Fars news agency.
America since 1945 is controlled by mysterious newcomers, who are called "tall white", and is governed by the instructions of "extraterrestrial spies" who in the past helped Adolf Hitler.
Some already call these revelations "amazing", "epochal" and "real bomb", which would be quite appropriate - if at least some of this in some measure corresponded to reality.