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    Canada signals it will reengage with Russia despite Ukraine
    Jan28

    Canada signals it will reengage with Russia despite Ukraine

    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will seek closer relations with Russia despite deep tensions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, new Liberal Foreign Minister Stephane Dion signaled on Thursday, marking a major policy shift. …read more Source:...

    Vladimir unbound
    Jan28

    Vladimir unbound

    CHANTS of “Russia without Putin!” echoed through Moscow four years ago. Vladimir Putin’s choreographed return to the presidency and vote tampering in parliamentary elections brought thousands to the streets; his approval ratings fell to 63%. But after the annexation of Crimea in 2014, those ratings soared to nearly 90% and have not come...

    Court deals new blow to EU on Ukraine sanctions
    Jan28

    Court deals new blow to EU on Ukraine sanctions

    An EU court ruled Thursday that the European Union’s 2014 decision to impose sanctions on five Ukrainians should be overturned, dealing another setback to the bloc’s ongoing efforts to blacklist businessmen and former officials from Ukraine. The General Court of the EU ordered that the men, including former prime minister Mykola...

    EU sanctions on former Ukraine regime unravel
    Jan28

    EU sanctions on former Ukraine regime unravel

    Combined investigative capacities of 28 EU states and 18,000 Ukrainian officials, over two years, failed to build a case that former Ukraine regime stole money. …read more Source:...

    NATO chief celebrates ‘close to zero’ defense cuts
    Jan28

    NATO chief celebrates ‘close to zero’ defense cuts

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg praised the change in trend on military spending in Europe on Thursday, saying cutbacks had practically stopped — while urging more action to counter threats from Russia and in the Mediterranean. “After many years of substantial cuts in defense spending, the cuts have now practically stopped among European...

    Linkevicius calls for pressure on Kremlin to ensure peace in Eastern Ukraine  – The Baltic Times
    Jan28

    Linkevicius calls for pressure on Kremlin to ensure peace in Eastern Ukraine – The Baltic Times

    Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevicius has said international community should not demand that the …… …read more Source: The Baltic...

    AK-47 Assault Rifles To Be Made In Florida
    Jan28

    AK-47 Assault Rifles To Be Made In Florida

    Kalashnikov USA was forced to cut ties with its Russian parent company because of sanctions on Moscow during the Crimea crisis. …read more Source: Sky...

    [Ticker] Ukraine PM wins asset-freeze court case
    Jan28

    [Ticker] Ukraine PM wins asset-freeze court case

    The EU was wrong to impose an asset freeze on former Ukrainian PM Mykola Azarov and four other officials between 2014 and 2015, the EU court ruled on Thursday, citing a lack of evidence of “misappropriation of state funds”. A separate asset freeze from 2015 to 2016 still stands. …read more Source:...

    Belarus is Сhanging Rapidly and Needs the West
    Jan28

    Belarus is Сhanging Rapidly and Needs the West

    The ongoing conflict in Ukraine, coupled with Russia’s economic decline, has facilitated the separation of Belarusian national identity from all things Russian. The government has made an effort to differentiate Belarus’s interests from those of the Kremlin and to wean the country off Russia’s military and economic support. Some...

    Gazprom: how the world’s biggest gas producer lost its swagger
    Jan28

    Gazprom: how the world’s biggest gas producer lost its swagger

    A worker welds the first section of the Gazprom South Stream natural gas pipeline in the town of Sajkas, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Belgrade, Serbia, on 24th November. ©Marko Drobnjakovic/AP/Press Association Images Gone are the days of Gazprom’s powerful swagger and threats to diversify its business away from Europe to Asia. The...

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