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    Ukraine Feels Let Down by EU with Visa Deal Elusive
    Dec06

    Ukraine Feels Let Down by EU with Visa Deal Elusive

    Ukraine feels let down by the European Union for not keeping to a promise to give its citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, senior Ukrainian officials said. The comments, made by two senior officials in interviews with Reuters, were unusually outspoken and cut through the public displays of bonhomie shown at a Ukraine-EU summit in Brussels in...

    Putin’s Plot Against Europe
    Dec06

    Putin’s Plot Against Europe

    Three years ago Ukrainians were demonstrating for Europe. Today, the Europe they fought for is on life support. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Four Big Problems Facing America and Russia
    Dec06

    Four Big Problems Facing America and Russia

    Kevin Ryan Security, Eurasia The new administration in Washington should keep the focus specific. Editor’s Note: The following is part of a multi-part symposium commissioned by the National Interest and Carnegie Corporation of New York. We asked some of the world’s leading experts about the future of U.S.-Russia relations under...

    Diplomats Say EU Set To Extend Sanctions Against Russia
    Dec06

    Diplomats Say EU Set To Extend Sanctions Against Russia

    European Union diplomats say EU leaders are highly likely to prolong economic sanctions on Russia through July 31, 2017, when they meet in Brussels for a summit next week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties
    Dec06

    NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties

    Trump lambasted Europeans during the U.S. campaign for not paying their fair share of defense budgets and wants NATO to do more to combat terrorism. The two-day meeting in Brussels is aimed in part at reassuring the incoming U.S. administration that European allies are spending more and that the world’s biggest military alliance is already...

    NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties
    Dec06

    NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union are moving forward on deepening cooperation, the alliance’s chief said Tuesday, as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump insists European allies start pulling their own military weight. Preparing to chair a meeting in Brussels of the 28-nation military alliance’s foreign ministers, NATO...

    US Foreign Policy Under Trump Likely to Preoccupy NATO Ministers
    Dec06

    US Foreign Policy Under Trump Likely to Preoccupy NATO Ministers

    NATO Foreign ministers face a busy agenda as they meet for year-end talks Tuesday in Brussels. But at a time when the alliance faces myriad challenges, the biggest issue is not on the official agenda: What NATO course will Donald Trump chart when he becomes U.S. president? “Trump will be on everybody’s mind,” says analyst Sven Biscop of the...

    Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military
    Dec06

    Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military

    MOSCOW (AP) — With an aircraft carrier deployed off Syria’s shores and hundreds of new jets, missiles and tanks entering service each year, President Vladimir Putin can project Russian military power on a scale unseen since Soviet times. A massive reform effort launched in the wake of Russia’s 2008 war with Georgia has transformed a...

    Ukraine Said Ready To Join EU Negotiations With Russia Over Gas
    Dec06

    Ukraine Said Ready To Join EU Negotiations With Russia Over Gas

    Ukraine is ready to join European Union talks on gas issues with Russia on December 9, Ukraine state energy company Naftogaz said on its Twitter account on December 5. “The talks will focus on the ‘winter package’ for the next winter,” said Naftogaz chief Andrey Kobolev said, adding that Ukraine may resume direct purchases...

    Ukraine Ready to Join Trilateral Gas Talks in Brussels
    Dec06

    Ukraine Ready to Join Trilateral Gas Talks in Brussels

    Ukraine is ready to join trilateral talks to discuss gas issues with Russia on Dec. 9 in Brussels, Ukraine state energy company Naftogaz said on its Twitter account on Monday. The former Soviet republic has not bought gas directly from Russia since November 2015, following a breakdown in relations after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and...