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    Tusk: additional sanctions against Russia remain on the table
    Feb26

    Tusk: additional sanctions against Russia remain on the table

    The European Union has yet to refuse the opportunity to increase sanctions against Russia should the situation in Ukraine deteriorates further, said President of the European Council Donald Tusk. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire appears to take hold
    Feb26

    Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire appears to take hold

    A ceasefire in eastern Ukraine looks like it’s finally taking hold, two weeks after the Minsk agreement was signed. Despite refusing to proceed with… …read more Source:...

    Kremlin saw plan to split Ukraine before Yanukovich fled – newspaper
    Feb26

    Kremlin saw plan to split Ukraine before Yanukovich fled – newspaper

    A Russian newspaper has claimed that the Kremlin was presented with a plan to annex Crimea and eastern Ukraine before the overthrow of President… …read more Source:...

    Azarenka advances to Qatar Total Open 2015 quarterfinal
    Feb26

    Azarenka advances to Qatar Total Open 2015 quarterfinal

    On 25 February world number 48 Vitoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated world number 27 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinal in 2 hours and 16 minutes. …read more Source:...

    Why Moscow’s anti-Maidan protesters are putting on elaborate pretence
    Feb26

    Why Moscow’s anti-Maidan protesters are putting on elaborate pretence

    Analysis: if enough B-list celebrities gather in one place and shout ‘fire!’ ordinary Russians will start to believe they are at risk, says Allison QuinnAs tens of thousands of people gathered in central Moscow for an “anti-Maidan” rally recently, the Russian public was being asked to swallow an unsavoury pill: apparently the country is in...

    Gazprom puts the squeeze on Ukraine
    Feb26

    Gazprom puts the squeeze on Ukraine

    Russia has opened up a new front in its battle to undermine the Ukrainian government, testing the European Union’s commitment to Kiev by threatening to cut off gas supplies. The chief executive of the Russian state-controlled gas giant Gazprom, Aleksei Miller, warned that the halt to supplies would create “serious risks for gas transit to...

    Ministers to respond to energy union plans
    Feb26

    Ministers to respond to energy union plans

    Energy ministers from the European Union’s member states will next week assess the European Commission’s energy union strategy, which was adopted yesterday, and prepare a response to be backed by EU leaders at a summit on 19-20 March. All member states have been broadly supportive of the energy union concept, with one exception:...

    Estonian election too close to call
    Feb26

    Estonian election too close to call

    The ruling, liberal Reform Party and the centre-left opposition Centre Party are neck and neck in opinion polls ahead of a general election in Estonia on Sunday (1 March). The polls put the Reform Party of Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas on 23% of the vote, with the Centre Party on 22% and the Social Democrats, the current junior coalition partner,...

    Why oil is not yet a blessing for the eastern Mediterranean
    Feb26

    Why oil is not yet a blessing for the eastern Mediterranean

    On an economist’s map, the eastern Mediterranean looks like a good spot in which to find and transport oil and gas. To the south, east, north and north-west lie energy-hungry markets. But put country names on the map – Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel and Egypt – and hydrocarbons seem like the fuel of a geopolitical nightmare. Still, for a...

    Ukraine heaps on economic pressure as central bank confuses, truce takes hold
    Feb26

    Ukraine heaps on economic pressure as central bank confuses, truce takes hold

    KIEV/MAKIYVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine came under greater economic pressure after unexpectedly banning most currency trading and then abruptly reversing course, wreaking havoc on the hryvnia, just as a truce in the east took hold on Wednesday with no combat fatalities reported. …read more Source:...

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