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    EU Agrees Russia Sanctions To Stay Until Ukraine Peace Terms Met
    Mar20

    EU Agrees Russia Sanctions To Stay Until Ukraine Peace Terms Met

    (Reuters) – European Union leaders agreed on Thursday that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented, effectively extending them to the end of the year if need be. The compromise reached at an EU summit in Brussels maintains EU unity on sanctions against Moscow over its role in...

    In Crimea, Adjusting to New Citizenship, New Political Realities
    Mar20

    In Crimea, Adjusting to New Citizenship, New Political Realities

    A year after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, its people are adjusting to new citizenship, new political conditions, and new economic realities. Russian navy and special forces blockaded and stormed Crimea’s Ukrainian bases a year ago, giving the troops inside a choice: join us or leave. With a powerless government in Kyiv,...

    U.S. To Train Ukrainian Guardsmen
    Mar20

    U.S. To Train Ukrainian Guardsmen

    The Pentagon has announced that some 290 U.S. Army paratroopers will travel to western Ukraine next month to train three battalions of Ukrainian national guard troops. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Leaders Link Russian Sanctions To Minsk Agreement
    Mar20

    EU Leaders Link Russian Sanctions To Minsk Agreement

    The European Union has decided to link its economic sanctions on Russia to the implementation of the Minsk agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tatar leader urges West to maintain sanctions over Crimea
    Mar20

    Tatar leader urges West to maintain sanctions over Crimea

    Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev on Thursday urged the West to maintain strong sanctions against Russia over last year’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula to pressure the Russian “aggressors” to…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    EU Leaders Unlikely To Offer More To Eastern Partners At Upcoming Summit
    Mar20

    EU Leaders Unlikely To Offer More To Eastern Partners At Upcoming Summit

    EU leaders at an Eastern Partnership summit in Riga in May are unlikely to offer a closer relationship between the European Union and some of its eastern neighbors outside of the already negotiated association agreements, according to a paper seen by RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Urges New Natural Gas Links for Southeastern Europe
    Mar20

    US Urges New Natural Gas Links for Southeastern Europe

    U.S. energy envoy Amos Hochstein urged southeast European states to build new gas links and focus on smaller projects to curb reliance on supplies from Russia, rather than blockbuster pipeline deals. Countries in the region such as Hungary, Serbia and Croatia are looking to boost energy security following the collapse of the Kremlin-backed South...

    EU’s Russia sanctions extended to end-2015: Tusk
    Mar20

    EU’s Russia sanctions extended to end-2015: Tusk

    Brussels (AFP) – EU leaders agreed to effectively extend economic sanctions against Russia until the end of 2015, tying them to full implementation of the Minsk ceasefire accords in Ukraine.The sanctions were imposed after the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in July 2014, and were due to expire...

    Tatar leader urges West to maintain sanctions over Crimea
    Mar20

    Tatar leader urges West to maintain sanctions over Crimea

    By EDITH M. LEDERER UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev on Thursday urged the West to maintain strong sanctions against Russia over last year’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula to pressure the Russsian “aggressors” to leave without using military force.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Tatar leader urges West to maintain sanctions over Crimea
    Mar20

    Tatar leader urges West to maintain sanctions over Crimea

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev on Thursday urged the West to maintain strong sanctions against Russia over last… …read more Source:...