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    Europe imposes tough new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis
    Sep11

    Europe imposes tough new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

    The European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, has reportedly agreed to impose new sanctions against Russia over its alleged military role in… …read more Source:...

    Russia and Ukraine: A brief intermission
    Sep11

    Russia and Ukraine: A brief intermission

    Time for a cigarette break, at least THE war in eastern Ukraine has quietened, for now. Its disparate factions have as much reason to keep fighting as to put away their guns. But a ceasefire signed on September 5th in Minsk is so far mostly holding. Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, does not want to fight an unwinnable war against...

    Despair in Luhansk as residents count the dead
    Sep11

    Despair in Luhansk as residents count the dead

    The worst-hit city in eastern Ukraine is struggling with the aftermath of violence as a semblance of normality returnsEach time a body arrives, Anatoly Turevich opens a word file on his computer and adds details to his list. Often the only detail he is able to add is “man” or “woman”. There are 511 entries.Turevich, the...

    While ready to ‘review’ sanctions against Russia, EU announces new set of bans
    Sep11

    While ready to ‘review’ sanctions against Russia, EU announces new set of bans

    The EU has announced new sanctions against Russia, to take almost immediate effect. While NATO has praised signs of Russian troop withdrawal from Ukraine, the EU says more time is needed to assess the fragile ceasefire. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    New EU sanctions on Russia will start on Friday
    Sep11

    New EU sanctions on Russia will start on Friday

    Author(s): Dan Alexe 51563148.jpg After the Wednesday behind-the-scenes haggling, during which the EU ambassadors to Brussels could not agree on a timeframe and on the modalities of the application of the new sanctions against Russia for its role in the conflict in Ukraine, it’s been finally decided that the sanctions will go into effect...

    [Ticker] EU to impose Russia sanctions Friday
    Sep11

    [Ticker] EU to impose Russia sanctions Friday

    EU states’ ambassadors have agreed to impose a second wave of economic sanctions on Russia due to its invasion of east Ukraine last week. The measures – targeting banks, oil firms, defence companies, separatist leaders, and Kremlin cronies – will enter into life when published in the Official Journal Friday. …read more...

    [Ticker] Poland reports lower gas supply from Russia
    Sep11

    [Ticker] Poland reports lower gas supply from Russia

    Poland has told the European Commission that it received lower than expected gas supplies from Russia this week, a commission spokesman confirmed Thursday. Poland and Germany are concerned that energy giant Gazprom is reducing EU supplies in a bid to prevent countries re-exporting gas to Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Moscow to take “appropriate measures” in response to new EU sanctions
    Sep11

    Moscow to take “appropriate measures” in response to new EU sanctions

    Moscow will take “appropriate measures” in response to possible new sanctions from the European Union, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson said. As …read more Source:...

    Putin puts troops on war footing
    Sep11

    Putin puts troops on war footing

    Russian president orders checks on military forces and government agencies for their war preparedness, keeping pressure on Kiev and the west …read more Source: Financial...

    Britain says European leaders ready to push ahead with Russia sanctions
    Sep11

    Britain says European leaders ready to push ahead with Russia sanctions

    LONDON (Reuters) – European leaders spoke early on Thursday and agreed to push ahead with a package of sanctions against Russia by the end of the week, due to its aggression towards Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman said. …read more Source:...

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