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Russian journalists Vladimir Romensky from the independent Dozhd television channel and Ilya Vasyunin from the Russkaya Planeta news site said they were attacked, threatened and told to leave town when they arrived Tuesday at a cemetery in Russia's Pskov region where at least two of the paratroopers had been buried a day earlier.
The government will guarantee loans of up to $400 million to help fund Russia's next-generation civilian airliner, the MC-21, as Russia fights to curb the threat of Western sanctions that could deprive Russian airlines of their Boeing and Airbus fleets.
The recent flurry of European diplomatic activity on the crisis in Ukraine suggests that a trilateral compromise between the EU, Russia and Ukraine may be in the making. Or, at least, this would be the EU's preferred choice.