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    Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine
    Dec18

    Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday tried to quell fears of economic collapse and vowed rapid recovery from the worst financial crisis of his rule but stressed that his position on Ukraine has not shifted. Speaking at an annual news conference, the Russian leader said that the economic downturn will last two years at most and promised to...

    EU’s Mogherini urges Putin to make ‘radical change’ in attitude
    Dec18

    EU’s Mogherini urges Putin to make ‘radical change’ in attitude

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Thursday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to make a radical change in attitude to end the crisis sparked by Moscows intervention in Ukraine.The fact that Russia is in a difficult situation from a financial point of view is not good news, Mogherini told reporters, referring...

    OSCE extends observer mission at Russia-Ukraine border until March
    Dec18

    OSCE extends observer mission at Russia-Ukraine border until March

    VIENNA (Reuters) – European security watchdog the OSCE prolonged the mandate of its observer mission at two Russian checkpoints on the border with Ukraine by three months on Thursday, the longest extension so far. …read more Source: The...

    EU backs new sanctions as summit weighs Russia crisis
    Dec18

    EU backs new sanctions as summit weighs Russia crisis

    A European Union summit has backed new sanctions against Russia over its annexation of the Crimea from Ukraine, but also noted that it didn’t want to drastically hit the country in the midst of an economic crisis. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia says EU sanctions on Crimea unacceptable
    Dec18

    Russia says EU sanctions on Crimea unacceptable

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday new European Union sanctions banning investment in Crimea were “absolutely unacceptable” and amounted to discrimination against the Black Sea peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Kiev in March. …read more Source: The...

    Vladimir Putin: West is trying to ‘defang’ the Russian bear
    Dec18

    Vladimir Putin: West is trying to ‘defang’ the Russian bear

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (Source: AP) President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia’s economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon...

    Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine
    Dec18

    Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday tried to quell fears of economic collapse and vowed rapid recovery from the worst financial crisis of his rule but stressed that his position on Ukraine has not shifted. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Highlights – Putin says Russian economy will rebound, wants political solution in Ukraine
    Dec18

    Highlights – Putin says Russian economy will rebound, wants political solution in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are extracts of the news conference: …read more Source: The...

    Highlights – Putin says economy to rebound, wants end to Ukraine crisis
    Dec18

    Highlights – Putin says economy to rebound, wants end to Ukraine crisis

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are some of his comments. …read more Source: The...

    EU approves new Crimea sanctions
    Dec18

    EU approves new Crimea sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – The EU imposed additional sanctions Thursday on Crimea, banning all investment and cruise ships from its ports to force home the message the bloc will not recognise Russias illegal annexation of Ukraine territory.The annexation is illegal and what we are doing is part of the non-recognition policy, European Commission...

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