AFGHANISTAN: ‘ APPROVES US & NATO AGREEMENTS ALLOWING TROOPS TO STAY IN COUNTRY ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – Nov.28 – Afghanistan’s upper house of parliament approved two agreements on Thursday with the US and NATO, allowing about 12,500 troops to remain in the country, AFP said.

The lower house of parliament approved the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US, and a similar pact with NATO, on Sunday.

President Ashraf Ghani signed the deals on his first day in power, while previous president, Hamid Karzai, had vigorously resisted the move.

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#Russia `Moscow will not Reconsider Financial Agreements with `Ukraine’ over Gas Debt’

#AceWorldNews says Moscow is worried about Ukraine’s increasing gas debt, but it is not going to reconsider its financial agreements with the neighbour, presidential spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said in an interview with Kommersant FM radio. “
We hope that our Ukrainian partners will comply with all terms of the existing agreement,” he said. Speaking about the financial aid, Peskov said that Russia will not revise its agreements since this aid was intended for the Ukrainian people.
Still, Moscow would like to understand how this money will be used, the spokesman added.
Ukraine has seen mass anti-government protests since November, when President Viktor Yanukovich refused to sign an association agreement with the EU.

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