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Main news of October 11

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours.


* Russia and the West were united in condemnation of Ukraine over the guilty verdict and seven year sentence handed to former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko


* Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said:

- He expected to complete talks on Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization by year-end

- Economic cooperation of Russia and China is not limited to fuel supplies as the two states are involved in numerous projects in traditional cooperation areas and high-tech industries

- Moscow and Beijing are close to signing a long-awaited 30-year gas deal

- He is convinced that the “tandem’s” idea to redistribute power will strengthen the country, and that he expects to get electoral support


* Russia and Ukraine will honor the current bilateral gas contracts until new agreements are signed, Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said

* Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko agreed that Russia should build the country's first, $9 billion nuclear power station

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