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    Ukraine Reformers Under Pressure after Biden Visit
    Dec21

    Ukraine Reformers Under Pressure after Biden Visit

    Some of Ukraine’s leading reformers find themselves under attack in the week since U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Ukraine’s elected leaders to move faster to enact anti-corruption legislation. Addressing the Ukrainian Rada last week, Biden said the country’s leadership faces a “test of courage,” and must honor the sacrifice...

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months
    Dec21

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has renewed its economic sanctions against Russia for six months, after concluding that Moscow has failed to fully respect a peace agreement in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions target Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors as well as some dual-use goods. The EU Council said in a statement Monday that...

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months
    Dec21

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months

    The European Union has renewed its economic sanctions against Russia for six months, after concluding that Moscow has failed to fully respect a peace agreement in eastern Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Russian minister says cancelling Nord Stream-2 would be 'shot in foot'
    Dec21

    Russian minister says cancelling Nord Stream-2 would be 'shot in foot'

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Failure to go ahead with the Nord Stream gas pipeline expansion to double gas shipment from Russia’s Baltic coast to Germany, bypassing Ukraine, would be “a shot in the foot,” Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    EU prolongs Russia sanctions over Ukraine, Russia to introduce food embargo on Ukraine
    Dec21

    EU prolongs Russia sanctions over Ukraine, Russia to introduce food embargo on Ukraine

    The European Union agreed Dec. 21 to prolong damaging economic sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis for another six months amid sharp differences over relations with Moscow, while Russia will introduce a food embargo against Ukraine next month over Kiev’s trade deal with the EU …read more Source: Hurriyet...

    The art of the possible: rediscovering the meaning of realpolitik
    Dec21

    The art of the possible: rediscovering the meaning of realpolitik

    Realpolitik: a History by John Bew reviewed. Many years ago I studied history as an ­undergraduate at Edinburgh University. My motivation was a fascination with the future more than with the past: without historical study, as my fellow Scot Niall Ferguson has argued elsewhere, our reference points for understanding the future are limited to...

    Russia slams EU for extending sanctions over the Ukraine crisis
    Dec21

    Russia slams EU for extending sanctions over the Ukraine crisis

    Russia on Monday lashed out at the European Union for prolonging sanctions over the Ukraine crisis for another six months rather than choosing to cooperate over issues including the fight against terrorism. “It is necessary to point out that instead of building constructive cooperation to counter the key challenges of our times such as...

    Russia to introduce food embargo against Ukraine due to Kiev-EU trade deal
    Dec21

    Russia to introduce food embargo against Ukraine due to Kiev-EU trade deal

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Moscow will introduce a food embargo against Ukraine due to Kiev’s trade deal with the European Union (EU). According to Press TV, Medvedev said at a government meeting on Monday that the embargo will take effect next month. The ban is an extension to the punitive measures Russia has already...

    Russian minister says cancelling Nord Stream-2 would be ‘shot in foot’
    Dec21

    Russian minister says cancelling Nord Stream-2 would be ‘shot in foot’

    Failure to go ahead with the Nord Stream gas pipeline expansion to double gas shipment from Russia’s Baltic coast to Germany, bypassing Ukraine, would be “a shot in the foot,” Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Monday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia slams EU for extending sanctions instead of cooperating on terrorism (AFP)
    Dec21

    Russia slams EU for extending sanctions instead of cooperating on terrorism (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia on Monday lashed out at the European Union for prolonging sanctions over the Ukraine crisis for another six months rather than choosing to cooperate over issues including the fight against terrorism. …read more Source: The West...