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    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea ‘collective punishment’
    Dec20

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea ‘collective punishment’

    By Vladimir Soldatkin THE Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday new Western sanctions against Ukraine’s Crimea region were a “collective punishment” on residents who voted last March to join Russia, adding it was preparing to retaliate. Both the European Union and United States adopted tighter restrictions on investments in Crimea this...

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea ‘collective punishment’
    Dec20

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea ‘collective punishment’

    The Russian Foreign Ministry says new Western sanctions against Ukraine’s Crimea region are a “collective punishment” on residents who voted last March to join Russia …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions
    Dec20

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions

    Russia says it has a historic right to Crimea and has dismissed new U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia because of its annexation of the territory. The Russian foreign ministry said Saturday the sanctions will not force Russia to give up Crimea because Crimea is a “historic and integral part of Russia.” U.S. President Barack Obama has...

    Russia says new US, Canada sanctions will fuel Ukraine unrest
    Dec20

    Russia says new US, Canada sanctions will fuel Ukraine unrest

    The latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions by the United States and Canada hamper efforts to resolve the conflict … …read more Source: Gulf...

    Canada announces new sanctions against Russia
    Dec20

    Canada announces new sanctions against Russia

    New sanctions aimed at putting pressure on Russia’s economy over Ukraine crisis, come on the heels of US and EU sanctions …read more Source: World...

    EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia
    Dec20

    EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia

    Meeting on a day when Putin mounted a wordy defence of policies on Ukraine and the economy, the leaders of the 28 EU states conferred on how to handle their giant eastern neighbour longer term …read more Source: World...

    EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia
    Dec20

    EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia

    By Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski European Union leaders warned Moscow they are ready to flex their combined muscle and “stay the course” in a long confrontation with Russia if President Vladimir Putin refuses to pull back from Ukraine. “We must go beyond being reactive and defensive. As Europeans we must regain our self-confidence and...

    Obama signs Russia sanctions bill
    Dec20

    Obama signs Russia sanctions bill

    It also allows Obama to provide military assistance worth $350 million to Ukraine, with anti-tank and anti-armor weapons on the list. …read more Source: Khaleej...

    Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation’
    Dec20

    Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation’

    President Barack Obama has imposed a wide-ranging trade ban on the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula, with an executive order that bars … …read more Source:...

    Opinion: Tumbling Oil Prices and Assad’s Friends
    Dec20

    Opinion: Tumbling Oil Prices and Assad’s Friends

    As oil prices continue to fall, it is evident that a state of paranoia has afflicted Iran and Russia—two allies of the government of Bashar Al-Assad. Tehran and Moscow have issued similar statements in terms of their condemnation of plummeting oil prices, both claiming that this is the product of a conspiracy, rather than prevailing economic...

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