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    Putin speech: President says Russian bear ‘won’t be chained’ by the West as he warns of tough two years ahead
    Dec18

    Putin speech: President says Russian bear ‘won’t be chained’ by the West as he warns of tough two years ahead

    President Putin did his best today to reassure Russians – and the markets – about the underlying stability of the tumbling rouble, while warning his countrymen of a tough two years ahead. For his Western critics he held out carrots as well as sticks, sounding a conciliatory note when he reiterated his calls for a diplomatic solution to the...

    Erjavec and Steinmeier Confirm Countries on Same Page Regarding Ukraine
    Dec18

    Erjavec and Steinmeier Confirm Countries on Same Page Regarding Ukraine

    Slovenia and German foreign ministers, Karl Erjavec and Walter Steinmeier, confirmed the countries were on the same page on current global issues and crises, as they met in Berlin on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin takes swipe at West over Ukraine
    Dec18

    Vladimir Putin takes swipe at West over Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin used his end-of-year speech today to launch a stinging attack on the West, but his attempts to reassure the markets after days of economic turmoil failed to produce any gains. …read more Source: Daily...

    Ukrainians dig deep to help soldiers on the eastern front
    Dec18

    Ukrainians dig deep to help soldiers on the eastern front

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainians are knitting socks, donating scrap metal and even crowd-funding a tank to keep their woefully underfunded army going as its standoff with pro-Russian rebels in the east drags on toward the new year. …read more Source:...

    European Parliament ratifies Georgia deal
    Dec18

    European Parliament ratifies Georgia deal

    The European Parliament today ratified a political and trade agreement between the European Union and Georgia, the last of three similar agreements with neighbours on Europe’s eastern borders. The association agreement was approved by 490 MEPs and opposed by 76, with 57 parliamentarians abstaining. The main opposition came from the...

    Russian Sailors At Sea Without New Warship
    Dec18

    Russian Sailors At Sea Without New Warship

    The Vladivostok was due to be handed over in October but France has had second thoughts because of the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Sky...

    Sketch: Vladimir Putin, grisly bear
    Dec18

    Sketch: Vladimir Putin, grisly bear

    At his annual press conference in Moscow, President Putin talks about the ruble, Ukraine, and how it feels to be Russia’s Man of the Year 15 times in a row …read more Source: The...

    EU Slaps New Sanctions on Crimea Targeting Energy, Tourism
    Dec18

    EU Slaps New Sanctions on Crimea Targeting Energy, Tourism

    The European Union on Thursday announced additional economic sanctions against Crimea-based companies over what the bloc calls illegal annexation of the region by Russia. The new restrictions, announced ahead of an European Council summit in Brussels later on Thursday, ban all EU investment in the Black Sea peninsula and European cruise ships...

    Ex-Polish PM Tusk calls for a resolute EU strategy on Russia
    Dec18

    Ex-Polish PM Tusk calls for a resolute EU strategy on Russia

    The European Union’s efforts in support of Ukraine will fail without a resolute strategy vis-à-vis Russia, European Council Chairman Donald Tusk told reporters. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Russian problems to negatively affect Ukraine´s economy- Czech PM
    Dec18

    Russian problems to negatively affect Ukraine´s economy- Czech PM

    Brussels – The current economic turbulences in Russia cannot but negatively influence the situation in Ukraine, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told reporters in Brussels today, pointing out… …read more Source: České...

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