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    News24.com | Clashes resume ahead of Ukraine peace talks
    Dec19

    News24.com | Clashes resume ahead of Ukraine peace talks

    Ukrainian forces lost five soldiers in a sudden resurgence of clashes ahead of peace talks aimed at ending the separatist conflict and mending East-West ties. …read more Source:...

    ‘We’re not trying to cripple Russia’
    Dec19

    ‘We’re not trying to cripple Russia’

    Germany has denied that European Union sanctions are aimed at crippling the Russian economy. ||| Berlin – Germany denied Friday that European Union sanctions are aimed at crippling the Russian economy and said a tightening of the screws this week as Russia’s crisis worsens is a coincidence, and not by design.It also denied that the...

    Russian reserves: $400bn or half that?
    Dec19

    Russian reserves: $400bn or half that?

    Depending on who’s doing the maths, Russia’s usable hard currency reserves are either running low, or are healthy. ||| London – Defending the rouble has cost Russia around $80 billion this year, and depending on who’s doing the calculations, its usable hard currency reserves are now either starting to run low, or at a...

    Putin attempts to allay Russians’ economic fears
    Dec19

    Putin attempts to allay Russians’ economic fears

    President blames Russia’s economic problems on external factors and says the crisis over Ukraine has been caused by the West …read more Source: Business...

    EU ready for long row with Russia
    Dec19

    EU ready for long row with Russia

    European Union leaders have warned Moscow they are ready to exercise their combined muscle over the long haul. ||| Brussels – European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready to exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if President Vladimir Putin refused to pull back from...

    Putin is unfazed,  reassures his people
    Dec19

    Putin is unfazed, reassures his people

    President Vladimir Putin struck an uncompromising stance over the crisis gripping Russia, accusing the US and European Union of trying to undermine his country and blaming external factors for the sharp plunge in the rouble. ||| Henry Meyer and Ilya Arkhipov MoscowPresident Vladimir Putin struck an uncompromising stance over the crisis gripping...

    EU approves new Crimean sanctions
    Dec18

    EU approves new Crimean sanctions

    EU bans all investment and cruise ships from its ports to force home message bloc will not recognise Russia’s ‘illegal annexation’ of Ukrainian territory …read more Source: Business...

    News24.com | 80% back Putin even as ruble falls
    Dec18

    News24.com | 80% back Putin even as ruble falls

    The ruble has lost more than half its value and Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into a pariah, yet most Russians see him not as the cause, but as the solution. …read more Source:...

    Putin says Russia’s economy will be cured
    Dec18

    Putin says Russia’s economy will be cured

    President Vladimir Putin assured Russians that the economy would rebound after the rouble’s dramatic slide. ||| Moscow – President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the rouble’s dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis. In an assured...

    Russia fighting for survival – Putin
    Dec18

    Russia fighting for survival – Putin

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday showed no sign of changing tack on war-torn Ukraine and compared Russia to a bear fighting for survival. …read more Source:...

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