Section: Sanctions

      Ukraine introduced sanctions against Russia
      Dec30

      Ukraine introduced sanctions against Russia

      The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has introduced additional sanctions against individuals and legal entities of the Russian Federation, the NSDC`s press service said on Thursday. In particular, ”the sanctions have been imposed on Crimea residents who have been elected to the Russian State Duma, as well as against the...

      New sanctions, expulsion of diplomats ”not the sum total” of response to Russia`s actions – Barack Obama
      Dec30

      New sanctions, expulsion of diplomats ”not the sum total” of response to Russia`s actions – Barack Obama

      U.S. President Barack Obama has commented on the latest sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States, which were officially confirmed by the State Treasury December 29, according to the White House press service. ”These actions are not the sum total of our response to Russia`s aggressive activities. We will continue to taka a variety of...

      U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference
      Dec30

      U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference

      U.S. President Barack Obama took unprecedented steps Thursday retaliating against what the administration described as ”Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” including sanctioning six Russian individuals and five Russian entities, according to CNN. This is the first time the names of Russian officials involved in the hacking have...

      Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks
      Dec29

      Trump says investigation should go on over possible Russian hacking, scoffs at idea of sanctions for cyberattacks

      On the continuing federal investigations into Russian hacking during the U.S. election, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, during his Florida visit, said intelligence officials ”should do the best they can, figure it all out,” Business Insider reports. That comment is a departure from the president-elect`s claims that the allegations against...

      Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham
      Dec28

      Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham

      A U.S. senator said on Wednesday that Russia and President Vladimir Putin could expect sanctions after cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election in November, Reuters reported. ”You can expect that the Congress will investigate the Russian involvement in our elections and […] there will be bipartisan sanctions coming that will hit...

      U.S. extended sanctions against Russian companies enter into force
      Dec28

      U.S. extended sanctions against Russian companies enter into force

      Embassy of Ukraine in the USA has reported that the decision on the introduction of the U.S. additional sanctions against Russian companies entered into force. ”The United States continues to build up pressure on Russia with new sanctions for its violation of international law and fueling the conflict in eastern Ukraine. 15 Russian arms sector...

      How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill
      Dec21

      How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill

      ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have made it harder for the next president to lift sanctions against Russia, clearing the way for the oil giant to restart a program worth billions of dollars if Donald Trump eases those restrictions as president, according to POLITICO. The company`s effort could be helped by outgoing CEO...

      U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation
      Dec21

      U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation

      The U.S. Department of the Treasury`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 20, 2016, designated seven individuals and eight entities under two Executive orders (E.O.s) related to Russia and Ukraine, and identified two vessels as blocked property. ”Today`s action is part of Treasury`s continued effort to counter attempts to...

      Russia`s Foreign Ministry blames EU for weakness and sanctions against Russia
      Dec16

      Russia`s Foreign Ministry blames EU for weakness and sanctions against Russia

      The Russian Foreign Ministry claims that the European Union has again demonstrated its weakness by deciding to extend anti-Russian sanctions contrary to the interests of its member states, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The European Union has again shown its weakness and inability to recognize the obvious: it is absurd to link the...

      Italy blocked EU from widening, lengthening sanctions on Russia
      Dec16

      Italy blocked EU from widening, lengthening sanctions on Russia

      Italy blocked attempts to extend European Union sanctions on Russia by a year as well as broaden the sanctions to cover alleged crimes by Russia in Syria, EU members said, according to Radio Liberty. ”We had a discussion that luckily ended without considering the option – which would have been wrong, I think – to react to the situation in Syria...