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    Italy’s Demand Delays Extension Of EU Sanctions Against Russia
    Jun23

    Italy’s Demand Delays Extension Of EU Sanctions Against Russia

    Italy has once again delayed an attempt to extend the European Union’s economic sanctions against Russia, despite an accord reached by EU diplomats earlier in the week for sanctions to be prolonged by another six months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The German Foreign Minister Should Know Better.
    Jun23

    The German Foreign Minister Should Know Better.

    I am struck by the bizarre statement by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier about his disappointment with “NATO’s provocation of Russia” because of the recent military exercise in Poland. I would totally discard it as a non-issue if it had not come from the foreign minister of the self-proclaimed leader of Europe...

    Is Brexit an Economic Death Knell?
    Jun23

    Is Brexit an Economic Death Knell?

    Andrej Arpas Economics, Europe British trade with Europe suffers under even the sunniest projections. “Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them Volley’d and thunder’d; Storm’d at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well, Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell Rode the six hundred.”...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko: ‘There Are No Bad Nations, There Are Bad People’
    Jun23

    Ukraine’s Savchenko: ‘There Are No Bad Nations, There Are Bad People’

    Nadiya Savchenko, the former military Ukrainian pilot captured by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014, spent nearly two years in a Russian prison before being swapped for two captured Russian servicemen in May. Now a member of Ukraine’s parliament, she was in Strasbourg, France, this week as her country’s delegate to...

    OSCE Urges Ukraine, Separatists to Probe Cease-fire Violations
    Jun23

    OSCE Urges Ukraine, Separatists to Probe Cease-fire Violations

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, monitoring a fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, has called on Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists to do more to investigate violations of the agreement. Alexander Hug, deputy director of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, told Reuters that both sides often failed to investigate...

    France Sees Ukraine Summit Next Month, Russia Skeptical
    Jun22

    France Sees Ukraine Summit Next Month, Russia Skeptical

    France says a four-way summit on Ukraine is “feasible” next month in the light of “progress” in the crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Some Insight Into the Sports-Doping Epidemic in the Former Soviet Union
    Jun22

    Some Insight Into the Sports-Doping Epidemic in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Olympics. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Russia’s use of state-sponsored doping to try to resurrect the glory of Soviet athletics has backfired, with its track and field athletes becoming the first entire team ever banned from the Olympics. But Russia isn’t the only country in the region to go into overdrive on performance-enhancing...

    Russian State Media Feeds Euroskepticism, but Raises Brexit Concerns
    Jun22

    Russian State Media Feeds Euroskepticism, but Raises Brexit Concerns

    Russian state media often act as cheerleaders for disunity and dysfunction within the European Union and tout Europe’s supposed moral decline and failure to protect traditional values, and project attitudes that dovetail with supporters of Britain leaving the European Union. Numerous state TV messages portray Europe as, unlike Russia,...

    Moldova Asks Russia’s Army to Stop Recruiting Its Citizens
    Jun22

    Moldova Asks Russia’s Army to Stop Recruiting Its Citizens

    Moldova has urged Moscow to stop recruiting its citizens into the Russian armed forces, in a statement published by Moldova’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. The small former Soviet country’s eastern region—along its border with Ukraine—has been controlled by pro-Russian separatists since Moldova’s...

    Is the US Pursuing a Rogue Policy by Waging Undeclared War Against Russia?
    Jun22

    Is the US Pursuing a Rogue Policy by Waging Undeclared War Against Russia?

    Stephen F. CohenWashington’s NATO buildup on Russia’s borders, its refusal to cooperate with Moscow in Syria and Ukraine, and its anti-Putin propaganda form an ominous pattern. …read more Source: The...