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    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...

    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,...

    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...

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