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Main news of February 25


* First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reaffirmed that Russia will maintain a firm stand on territorial integrity of Serbia

* Russia and Serbia signed an agreement on implementation of a project to construct a pipeline for the transit of the Russian natural gas through Serbia to the Balkans and on to other European countries

* Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia acted in line with international laws by supporting Serbia's efforts to regain its territorial integrity

* Russia's general consul in Chongjin, Valery Valkovich, has secured a speedy release of a Russian ship arrested in the Sea of Japan for allegedly violating the North Korean border, a Russian diplomatic source said

* High oil prices on global markets will help Iran to compensate for negative consequences of the future UN economic sanctions against Tehran over its controversial nuclear program, Iran's economics minister said

* The Turkish Air Force delivered late Sunday and early Monday massive airstrikes on positions occupied by Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, Turkey's national television said


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