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    EU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017
    Jun17

    EU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union extended for a year on Friday a ban on business dealings with the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 in a move that has not been internationally recognised. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine furious over remarks on Russia by U.N. chief Ban
    Jun16

    Ukraine furious over remarks on Russia by U.N. chief Ban

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Kiev government is outraged by remarks made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the crucial role Russia can play in ending conflicts, and no longer believes he has any moral authority, Ukraine’s U.N. envoy said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    EU's Juncker defends attendance at Russia forum, says talks vital
    Jun16

    EU's Juncker defends attendance at Russia forum, says talks vital

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker defended his decision to attend an economic forum in Russia on Thursday, saying it was common sense to talk to Moscow despite lingering tensions over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel backs Georgia visa-free travel to EU, but suggests Ukraine link
    Jun15

    Merkel backs Georgia visa-free travel to EU, but suggests Ukraine link

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday endorsed swift approval of visa-free access to the European Union for Georgia, but suggested the move could be linked to visa liberalisation for Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Germany's Schaeuble says sanctions on Russia should be kept
    Jun15

    Germany's Schaeuble says sanctions on Russia should be kept

    WARSAW (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday that sanctions on Russia are the right course of action for the moment and that relations with Moscow cannot return to normal until it improves its human rights record. …read more Source: The...

    Germany's Schaeuble says sanctions on Russia should be kept
    Jun15

    Germany's Schaeuble says sanctions on Russia should be kept

    WARSAW (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday that sanctions on Russia are the right course of action for the moment and that relations with Moscow cannot return to normal until it improves its human rights record. …read more Source: The...

    NATO says Ukraine ceasefire barely holding, scolds Russia
    Jun15

    NATO says Ukraine ceasefire barely holding, scolds Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – An internationally-agreed ceasefire in Ukraine is being violated by Russia “again and again”, NATO’s chief said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Two more Ukrainians freed from Russian prison in swap – Kiev
    Jun14

    Two more Ukrainians freed from Russian prison in swap – Kiev

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian citizens jailed in Russia have been freed and are returning home, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday, in what Kiev called a prisoner swap. …read more Source: The...

    EU to look into extending Russia sanctions next week – sources
    Jun13

    EU to look into extending Russia sanctions next week – sources

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU envoys to Brussels are due to discuss extending sanctions on Russia over its role in the conflict in Ukraine on June 21 and the bloc’s ministers will approve their decision three days later, diplomatic sources said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Nervous Baltics on war footing as NATO tries to deter Russia
    Jun13

    Nervous Baltics on war footing as NATO tries to deter Russia

    VILNIUS (Reuters) – Leaders in the Baltic countries and Poland fear the force NATO plans to deploy on their territory is too small and symbolic to deter an attack by Russia, whose 2014 annexation of Crimea is fresh in the memories of the former Soviet-bloc states. …read more Source: The...

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