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The United Nations top human rights body Wednesday rebuffed a bid by the European Union to censure Russia for alleged violations in Chechnya. Russia, which had said the resolution \"sent the wrong signal\" about the situation in the separatist Caucasus region, comfortably won a vote on the EU motion in the 53-state United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The EU had urged the annual meeting to express \"deep concern at the reported ongoing violations .
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President Vladimir Putin said in Moscow on 16 April that he is pleased with the progress made to date on a draft agreement to create a \"unified economic zone\" encompassing Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Russia. During a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Khristenko, who heads the working group on the unification of trade and tariff legislation, Putin said that, \"despite a number of setbacks,\" the group\'s work is moving forward and the four countries should be able to enter the World Trade Organization as \"a single economic space.\" The other members of the working group – Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister Karim Maksimov, and Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakou -- also attended the meeting with Putin.
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Nursultan Nazarbaev on 16 April participated in the concluding phase of the Batys-2003 military exercises that have been under way in western Kazakhstan since mid-March. The exercises were not only the first to be conducted in the western part of the country, but also the largest ever in Kazakhstan. During his stay in the port town of Aqtau, Nazarbaev approved a project to build a military settlement nearby.
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Kazakhstan\'s exports of oil and gas condensates rose 32% in January and February of this year to 7.73 million metric tons, the State Statistics Agency said Monday. This is equivalent to about 941,000 barrels a day, compared with 716,000 b/d in the same period of 2002.

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