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    Putin Accuses NATO of ‘Aggressive Actions’ and ‘Rhetoric’
    Jun22

    Putin Accuses NATO of ‘Aggressive Actions’ and ‘Rhetoric’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused NATO of intensified rhetoric and expanding and boosting its military infrastructure close to his country’s borders. Putin accused NATO of ignoring Russia’s call for closer cooperation, saying there was a need for a “modern off-bloc system of collective security that is equal for all...

    EU Envoys Vote to Extend Russia Sanctions
    Jun21

    EU Envoys Vote to Extend Russia Sanctions

    European Union ambassadors meeting in Brussels agreed to extend current economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because the conflict in Ukraine remains unresolved. Envoys from the bloc’s 28 member states approved the decision in principle Tuesday. It still needs a unanimous formal approval by EU ministers which may come...

    EU Releases Details on Extended Sanctions Against Russia

    The European Union on Saturday published details of its decision extending sanctions against Russia for its 2014 takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying it continues to oppose the “illegal annexation … and does not recognize it.” The extended penalties include asset freezes and visa bans against nearly 150 Russians...

    Putin Pushes for Economic Cooperation While EU Renews Sanctions
    Jun18

    Putin Pushes for Economic Cooperation While EU Renews Sanctions

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin told an international audience Friday in St. Petersburg that Russia wants to improve its ties with Europe and the United States, the U.S. and European Union renewed a raft of economic sanctions on Moscow for another year. At Russia’s annual St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Putin said the sanctions — enacted...

    Minsk Implementation Seen as Key to EU-Russia Relations
    Jun17

    Minsk Implementation Seen as Key to EU-Russia Relations

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s trip to Russia this week has raised further speculation that EU sanctions against Russia, over its actions in Ukraine, are wavering just ahead of a vote on whether to extend the punitive measures. Juncker is the highest-level EU official to visit Russia since it annexed Crimea. His...

    EU Leaders Come to Russia Amid Weariness Over Sanctions
    Jun16

    EU Leaders Come to Russia Amid Weariness Over Sanctions

    After a two-year break which felt more like a boycott, European leaders and chief executives of top multinational companies are back at Russia’s top economic gathering in a sign of weariness about European sanctions against Moscow. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine...

    White House to Commit $220 Million to Supporting Ukraine
    Jun16

    White House to Commit $220 Million to Supporting Ukraine

    The White House plans to commit $220 million to Ukraine in support of economic, political, and energy reforms, Vice President Biden said in a meeting with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman Wednesday. “The Vice President expressed strong support for the prime minister’s ambitious reform efforts and commended him for the...

    Balkans Look to NATO as Russia’s Influence Wanes
    Jun15

    Balkans Look to NATO as Russia’s Influence Wanes

    As NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels discuss efforts to deter Russian aggression, rising tensions not seen since the Cold War will be on the minds of central and eastern European foreign ministers gathering Thursday in the former Yugoslavia. The agenda of the annual meeting of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Banja Luka aims to...

    Debate Over Free Press in Ukraine Suffers From Old Stereotypes
    Jun15

    Debate Over Free Press in Ukraine Suffers From Old Stereotypes

    A heated debate over freedom of the press versus state security erupted in Ukraine after the pro-government hacker group Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) published a list containing the personal information of thousands of journalists who had received accreditation from the separatist, Russian-backed “Donetsk People’s Republic” in eastern Ukraine....

    US Democratic National Committee Network Hacked
    Jun14

    US Democratic National Committee Network Hacked

    The U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC) said Tuesday its computer network was breached by Russian government hackers who gained access to opposition information on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz described the incident as “serious” and said the committee moved...

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