Section: Sanctions

      Austria calls to “rethink” the sanctions imposed on Russia
      Feb24

      Austria calls to “rethink” the sanctions imposed on Russia

      Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern called for a rethink on sanctions imposed on Russia, saying that the regime of penalties over Kremlin-backed incursions in Ukraine has failed to yield enough progress, according to Bloomberg. Speaking in an interview in Vienna on Thursday, Kern said that the European Union may need to consider new ways to put...

      EU to prolong sanctions against Yanukovych, his associates next week – journalist
      Feb21

      EU to prolong sanctions against Yanukovych, his associates next week – journalist

      The European Union will prolong the sanctions against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych next week, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”The EU will next week prolong the sanctions against the former president of Ukraine Yanukovych + 15 of his associates,” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on February 21, 2017. Earlier,...

      The U.S. Treasury Department eases sanctions against Russia
      Feb03

      The U.S. Treasury Department eases sanctions against Russia

      The USA Treasury Department announces the easing of sanctions on Russia and allowed the U.S companies to interact the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) The U.S. Treasury Department published Cyber-related General License (GL) 1 and said that sanctions were adjusted to gain approval to import information technology products...

      Hungarian government promises Putin to lift sanctions on Russia and hopes Trump won’t provide pressure
      Feb02

      Hungarian government promises Putin to lift sanctions on Russia and hopes Trump won’t provide pressure

      On February 2, 2017, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has come with the official visit to Hungary and met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. This is the second Putin’s official visit to Budapest in two years since the introduction of sanctions against the Russia Federation because of its illegal annexation of Crimea...

      German Minister-President of Bavaria calls to lift sanctions against Russia in 2017
      Jan30

      German Minister-President of Bavaria calls to lift sanctions against Russia in 2017

      Minister-President of Bavaria , Germany, the head of Germany’s Christian Social Union in Bavaria party, Horst Seehofer, stated that sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation by the EU and the USA for Russian illegal annexation of Crimea and Russian military actions in Ukraine had to be lifted in 2017, according to Bild am Sonntag. Horst...

      The President of PACE calls for the lifting sanctions against Russia
      Jan24

      The President of PACE calls for the lifting sanctions against Russia

      President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Pedro Agramunt, stated that all political sanctions against Russia imposed as a result of the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation should be lifted and the Assembly should make everything possible to return Russian delegation. During his visit to Moscow...

      U.S. Senator McCain to join with Democrats in pushing for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia
      Jan10

      U.S. Senator McCain to join with Democrats in pushing for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia

      John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senate Republican said on January 9, 2017, that he would join Democratic Senators Ben Cardin and Robert Menendez in introducing the legislation for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia because of its alleged attempts to influence the 2016 Presidential election....

      EU complains about the weakening economy because of sanctions against Russia
      Jan06

      EU complains about the weakening economy because of sanctions against Russia

      The Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) sates that the European Union (EU) economy in 2015 lost in economic activity EUR 17.6 billion ($18.6 billion) including because of sanctions against the Russian Federation. In particularly in Austria 36% of the negative impact on economic activity with Russia could be attributed to the sanctions....

      U.S. Senators announced more sanctions against Russia
      Jan03

      U.S. Senators announced more sanctions against Russia

      The American politician Adam Schiff, a member of the House of Representatives of the US Democratic Party Congressman, said that in case if the U.S. President Donald Trump tries to soften sanctions against Russia then sanctions will be even stronger. Adam Schiff stated in an interview with ABC that Donald Trump has to begin to trust the U.S....

      Austrian government to seek easing Russia sanctions during 2017 OSCE presidency
      Dec30

      Austrian government to seek easing Russia sanctions during 2017 OSCE presidency

      The Austrian government seeks to have the EU sanctions against Russia eased, according to the country`s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz, Spiegel reports. From January 2017 Austria will be chairing the OSCE, and it intends to seek through the organization a change of the EU sanctions policy toward Russia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria...