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CIS Institute Expects US Tensions to Ramp Up; Navy Ships Eliminate Simulated Targets In Drills



  • CIS Institute Dept Director says the US will not participate directly in the Donbass conflict but shift emphasis to provocative actions towards Crimea.
    • Says US-Russia tensions are expected to escalate soon with warships arriving in the Black sea this week. US will likely go ahead with information, economic and political pressure, but not military
  • Russian Navy warships eliminate simulated enemy aircraft in lack sea drills yesterday with the Black Sea Fleet's missile corvettes
  • Lavrov says the gradual abandonment of the use of the dollar in settlements with foreign partners and the de-dollarisation of national economies is an essential step for Russia to reduce sanctions risk.
    • Says Russia is "already actively engaged in this"
  • Global Merchants are reportedly leaving the Russian wheat market; Cargill and Gemcorp may also have suspended purchasing Russian wheat amid eur 50/ton wheat export duties which are set to ease to $21/ton from June 2
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