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    Ukraine warns EU to avoid sanctions split
    Mar19

    Ukraine warns EU to avoid sanctions split

    KIEV: Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned European Union (EU) leaders on Thursday to keep the pressure on Russia and not allow President Vladimir Putin to exploit their differences over sanctions. “If Putin splits the unity among EU member states and among the leaders of the EU, this will be the biggest success story for Putin and a...

    Russian rule ‘worse than Soviets,’ says Crimean Tatar leader
    Mar19

    Russian rule ‘worse than Soviets,’ says Crimean Tatar leader

    Mustafa Dzhemilev warns situation in Crimea may turn into a new protracted conflict due to Russian repression. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Russia’s failing designs for Arctic oil exploration
    Mar19

    Russia’s failing designs for Arctic oil exploration

    Sanctions over Ukraine and low fossil-fuel prices have drowned Moscow’s grand plans for an Arctic energy boom. …read more Source: AL...

    EU Likely to Keep Russia Sanctions After Merkel Weighs In
    Mar19

    EU Likely to Keep Russia Sanctions After Merkel Weighs In

    —The European Union is likely to keep economic sanctions on Russia until the Ukraine cease-fire agreements are fully implemented. Speaking to reporters before a two-day EU summit in Brussels, EU Council President Donald Tusk said Russia should be pressured through sanctions until a Ukraine cease-fire agreement would be fully observed. “One...

    Russians celebrate first anniversary of Crimea annexation – video
    Mar19

    Russians celebrate first anniversary of Crimea annexation – video

    Crimea marks one year since its annexation by Russia, as a massive crowd celebrates the anniversary in Moscow’s Red Square with Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The...

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in
    Mar19

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in

    By Adrian Croft European Union leaders look likely to keep economic sanctions on Russia in place until a Ukraine ceasefire deal is fully working, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday it would be wrong to ease pressure on Moscow prematurely. EU governments have until now been divided on whether to act now to renew those...

    Georgians defy Russia in Ukraine
    Mar19

    Georgians defy Russia in Ukraine

    Fueled by past conflict between Moscow and Tbilisi, a number of Georgian fighters are in eastern Ukraine fighting pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine warns EU to avoid sanctions split
    Mar19

    Ukraine warns EU to avoid sanctions split

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warns EU leaders to keep the pressure on Russia and not allow President Vladimir Putin to exploit their differences over sanctions. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Sweden: One third of Russian diplomats spies
    Mar19

    Sweden: One third of Russian diplomats spies

    The Swedish Security Service has alleged that Russian diplomatic personnel are in reality not diplomats, but intelligence officers. Sweden’s Security Services said on Wednesday that they feared possible Russian military operations against their country following a big increase in espionage activity since the Ukraine crisis erupted a year...

    Merkel: EU won’t lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met
    Mar19

    Merkel: EU won’t lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met

    Europe will not lift sanctions on Russia imposed over the Ukraine crisis until the conditions of the Minsk ceasefire deal have been met, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday before EU leaders discuss the issue at a summit in Brussels. “We cannot and will not lift the sanctions that expire in July or September until the demands...

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