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    EU summit targets Crimean economy, avoids hurting Russia proper
    Dec18

    EU summit targets Crimean economy, avoids hurting Russia proper

    Author(s): Dan Alexe h_51685859.jpg European Union governments will announce tighter restrictions on investment in Crimea later Thursday, targeting Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and tourism. The new restrictions, approved by the EU’s 28 governments just before today’s summit, where the bloc’s leaders will discuss,...

    EU toughens sanctions on Crimea
    Dec18

    EU toughens sanctions on Crimea

    European tour operators will no longer be able to operate in Crimea, the summer playground of generations of Russians and Ukrainians, the European Union’s member states decided today. In addition, EU citizens and EU-based property companies are now prohibited from buying real estate on the peninsula or from buying, financing and providing...

    Russian Mistral warship sailors leave France
    Dec18

    Russian Mistral warship sailors leave France

    Some 400 Russian sailors training to operate the controversial Mistral-class warship built by France for Russia on Thursday left the country as Paris faces increasing international pressure to abandon the disputed sale. France has already delayed the delivery of the vessel, citing the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Local...

    Putin promises economic recovery, remains defiant over Western sanctions
    Dec18

    Putin promises economic recovery, remains defiant over Western sanctions

    In his year-end news conference on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said measures had been adopted to turn the country’s slowing economy around, while insisting his position on Ukraine had not shifted in the wake of Western sanctions. …read more Source: France...

    Putin Says Russia’s Economic Woes Will Be Over in Two Years
    Dec18

    Putin Says Russia’s Economic Woes Will Be Over in Two Years

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday pledged to diversify Russia’s oil-and-gas dependent economy and said he was confident the weakening rouble will recover. He blamed Western economic sanctions imposed over Moscow’s support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine and the slump in oil prices as the reasons for the recent fall in the...

    Putin answers press questions on Ukraine NATO and the Russian economy
    Dec18

    Putin answers press questions on Ukraine NATO and the Russian economy

    It is an event which has no rival worldwide, President Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference. It is the 10th time he has held the question and… …read more Source:...

    Bulgarian opposition wants to cancel sanctions against Russia
    Dec18

    Bulgarian opposition wants to cancel sanctions against Russia

    Bulgarian opposition Socialist Party (BSP) asked the Parliament to re-examine the country’s decision to adopt the sanctions package against Russia, imposed over the Ukraine crisis. Bulgarian news agency BTA informs that the BSP proposal calls on members of Parliament to vote against expanding the sanctions, and also condemn...

    EU Council to approve new sanctions against Crimea
    Dec18

    EU Council to approve new sanctions against Crimea

    The Council of the European Union has decided to impose new sanctions against companies in the Ukrainian territory of Crimea, which was illegally annexed by Russia in March. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian journalist to Putin: “When will you stop punitive operation in eastern Ukraine?”
    Dec18

    Ukrainian journalist to Putin: “When will you stop punitive operation in eastern Ukraine?”

    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the Russian terrorists acting in the Donbas cannot be called mercenaries. …read more Source:...

    Belarus’ Yurkevich 3rd in 15K Individual at IBU Cup 3
    Dec18

    Belarus’ Yurkevich 3rd in 15K Individual at IBU Cup 3

    The clean-shooting Belarusian finished in 47:22.9, 26.7 seconds behind the winner, Tina Bachmann of Germany (46:56.2; one penalty). Second came in Irina Varvynets of Ukraine, 7.9 seconds back with zero penalties. …read more Source:...

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