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    Russia`s Foreign Ministry blames EU for weakness and sanctions against Russia
    Dec16

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry blames EU for weakness and sanctions against Russia

    The Russian Foreign Ministry claims that the European Union has again demonstrated its weakness by deciding to extend anti-Russian sanctions contrary to the interests of its member states, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The European Union has again shown its weakness and inability to recognize the obvious: it is absurd to link the...

    Italy blocked EU from widening, lengthening sanctions on Russia
    Dec16

    Italy blocked EU from widening, lengthening sanctions on Russia

    Italy blocked attempts to extend European Union sanctions on Russia by a year as well as broaden the sanctions to cover alleged crimes by Russia in Syria, EU members said, according to Radio Liberty. ”We had a discussion that luckily ended without considering the option – which would have been wrong, I think – to react to the situation in Syria...

    Obama vows action against Russia on hacks – BBC
    Dec16

    Obama vows action against Russia on hacks – BBC

    U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election campaign, according to the BBC. ”We need to take action and we will,” he told U.S. radio station NPR, the BBC wrote. ”I think there`s no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact on the integrity of our...

    Biden welcomes Ukraine`s decision to release 15 Russian militants
    Dec16

    Biden welcomes Ukraine`s decision to release 15 Russian militants

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes that the Ukrainian authorities` decision to unilaterally release 15 individuals taken prisoner during the Donbas conflict will give momentum to the prisoner exchange process. ”The Vice President voiced strong support for the Ukrainian Government`s decision today [December 15] to unilaterally release 15...

    France calls for urgent United Nations Security Council talks on Aleppo
    Dec16

    France calls for urgent United Nations Security Council talks on Aleppo

    France on Thursday requested urgent closed-door consultations at the UN Security Council on the evacuation of civilians from the Syrian city of Aleppo and plans for deliveries of aid, diplomats said, according to The Local France. Hundreds of civilians and rebels boarded buses earlier in the day to leave Aleppo as Syrian forces moved to assert...

    Russia, Japan sign 68 agreements during Putin`s visit – Reuters
    Dec16

    Russia, Japan sign 68 agreements during Putin`s visit – Reuters

    A total of 68 agreements were signed during President Vladimir Putin`s visit to Japan, including in energy, according to Russian officials on Friday, according to Reuters. Among business-to-business deals reached, gas giant Gazprom signed agreements on strategic cooperation with trading houses Mitsui & Co  and Mitsubishi Corp, Reuters wrote....

    Suspect in alleged Montenegro coup plot pictured with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
    Dec16

    Suspect in alleged Montenegro coup plot pictured with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

    A suspect in an alleged plot to assassinate pro-Western Montenegrin politician Milo Djukanovic has posted a photograph of himself standing near Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this week in Belgrade, RFE/RL reports. Nemanja Ristic, who is wanted in Montenegro for conspiracy to kill Djukanovic in an alleged foreign-organized coup attempt in...

    European Parliament hopefully to complete talks with EU Council on Ukraine visa liberalisation in January 2017
    Dec16

    European Parliament hopefully to complete talks with EU Council on Ukraine visa liberalisation in January 2017

    The European Parliament can reach an agreement with the Council of the European Union on granting Ukraine visa-free regime in January next year, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz told a press conference in Brussels in the framework of the EU Summit December 15, an UNIAN correspondent reported. Schultz has informed the heads of...

    Ukraine not to buy Russian gas this winter
    Dec16

    Ukraine not to buy Russian gas this winter

    Ukraine`s national energy holding Naftogaz of Ukraine until March 2017 does not intend to buy natural gas from Russia, company CEO Andriy Kobolev told a briefing Thursday. ”Most likely, until the end of winter, we will not buy gas from Russia,” he said. Kobolev noted that in case of signing an additional agreement with the supplier of Russian...

    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months
    Dec16

    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months

    The leaders of the European Union during a summit December 15 agreed to extend economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for another six months, Reuters tweeted. ”BREAKING: EU leaders agree on extension of economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine for six months: diplomats,” Reuters wrote on Twitter. As reported earlier, the...

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