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US to Discuss New Sanctions on Russia with EU Allies if Ukraine Fighting Goes on
Dec03

US to Discuss New Sanctions on Russia with EU Allies if Ukraine Fighting Goes on

The US will discuss with its EU allies imposing new sanctions against Moscow if pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine don’t stop the fighting, a State Department official has said. The official, accompanying Secretary of State John Kerry to a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, said on Tuesday the US would “be having those...

Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Strike Luhansk Ceasefire Deal – OSCE
Dec02

Kiev, Pro-Russian Rebels Strike Luhansk Ceasefire Deal – OSCE

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has said a ceasefire was agreed between representatives of Ukraine’s armed forces and the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic. The SMM attended a meeting in the city of Luhansk on November 29, at which were present the head of the Ukrainian contingent to the Joint Centre for...

Belligerents Reach Agreement on Declaring Ceasefire in Luhansk
Dec02

Belligerents Reach Agreement on Declaring Ceasefire in Luhansk

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) announced in one of its regular reports that a ceasefire had been agreed between representatives of Ukraine’s armed forces and the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic. The SMM attended a meeting in the city of Luhansk on November 29, at which were present the head of the...

EU Commission to Continue Talks on Finding Solution on South Stream
Dec02

EU Commission to Continue Talks on Finding Solution on South Stream

The European Commission said on Tuesday it will continue talks on South Stream with EU member states despite Russia’s announcement that it has abandoned the gas pipeline project. “The next meeting had been planned for the 9th of December and it will take place regardless of the announcement by Russia to stop the project,” the...

Nina Dyulgerova: Russia Playing Poker with South Stream to Shift EU Position
Dec02

Nina Dyulgerova: Russia Playing Poker with South Stream to Shift EU Position

An interview of Novinite with prof. Nina Dyulgerova, an expert in International Relations and Geoeconomics of Global Energy, on the latest events around South Stream. Since April 2001, Dyulgerova has been Professor of International Relations at the Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar. She is also teaching at a Master’s program titled...

President Plevneliev Says Unfreezing of South Stream Tied to Russia-EU Dialogue
Dec02

President Plevneliev Says Unfreezing of South Stream Tied to Russia-EU Dialogue

“To me it is more than clear that the unlocking of South Stream [is tied to] the EU’s negotiations with Russia,” Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has said. In his view it is not clear whether Bulgaria would have lost or won from the South Stream. Plevneliev was the first to officially comment on his Russian...

Russia abandons South Stream pipeline, blames Bulgaria
Dec02

Russia abandons South Stream pipeline, blames Bulgaria

Speaking during a visit to Turkey last night, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia was dropping plans for the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline that was supposed to enter EU territory from the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The statement by Gazprom’s Chief Executive Alexei Miller was even more scathing. The two laid the...

NYT: Abandoning South Stream Is ‘Diplomatic Defeat’ for Putin
Dec02

NYT: Abandoning South Stream Is ‘Diplomatic Defeat’ for Putin

The decision to scrap Russia’s South Stream project and redirect the gas pipeline to Turkey seems to be a “rare diplomatic defeat” for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the New Your Times commented on Tuesday. The USD 22 B project, once designed “to establish the country’s dominance in southeastern Europe”, has instead fallen victim...

Putin Meets Erdogan to Bolster Russia-Turkey Economic Ties
Dec01

Putin Meets Erdogan to Bolster Russia-Turkey Economic Ties

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Mondaystarted his one-day state visit to Turkey expected to focus on the further expansion of bilateral economic ties. In his meeting with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Putin is expected to review the full spectrum of bilateral relations as well as key international and regional problems....

Russian deputy foreign minister visiting Sofia
Dec01

Russian deputy foreign minister visiting Sofia

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has spoken with Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexey Meshkov at a meeting, closed for media. According to the message of the foreign ministry the Bulgarian minister has stated on the Ukrainian crisis that the most dangerous thing is when someone starts to believe his own propaganda. In his turn...

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