Category Archives: Sanctions

Polish president to take part in Crimean Platform Summit – Zelensky

23:50, 03.05.21 – UNIAN The summit is scheduled for August 23, 2021. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, will take part in the first summit of the Crimean Platform, an international platform designed to facilitate the end of the Russian occupation of Crimea. Zelensky made the comment at a joint briefing on the results of bilateral

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Putin’s people. Is a split brewing in the Russian elite?

The main news of recent days was a lawsuit filed by a group of Russian oligarchs against the American publisher of the book, British journalist Catherine Belton The book is called ” Putin’s people. How the KGB regained Russia and launched an offensive in the West. The plaintiffs were such people as the owner of the Chelsea club Roman Abramovich, co-founder of Alfa

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Lukashenka okays tit-for-tat sanctions against Western countries

Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed Decree Nr128 ‘On the Application of Special Measures’, the press service reported on Tuesday. The document provides for the imposition of economic sanctions by Belarus on the states that introduced restrictions against Belarusian individuals and entities. According to the Belarusian side, the new decree aims at ‘ensuring safeity and protecting the national interests of the state’. It

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U.S. Expands Russia Sanctions Over Navalny Poisoning

The United States has expanded its export restrictions to Russia as part of sanctions over the poisoning of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the Commerce Department announced Wednesday. The department said that, starting Thursday, its Bureau of Industry and Security will review Russia-bound national security items “under a presumption of denial for exports and re-exports.”  “The Department of Commerce is committed to

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Ukraine to face new threat if Nord Stream 2 launches – Naftogaz CEO

21:00, 01.03.21 – UNIAN Everything must be done to prevent increasing Russian aggression, Kobolyev believes. If Nord Stream 2 is completed and launched, Ukraine’s energy security will be under threat, while revenues from gas transit will be lost; however, the government has prepared for such a scenario, says CEO of National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolyev says. “We’ve

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EU Likely To Approve Sanctions Over Russia Crackdown

European Union foreign ministers are expected to give the go-ahead Monday to sanctions on Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a crackdown on protests. The top diplomats from the 27-nation bloc meet in Brussels for talks that will also include a wide-ranging videoconference with new U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The move to target the Kremlin comes

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Russia Brands Navalny Team ‘Traitors’ for EU Sanctions Push

Russia on Tuesday accused allies of jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny of treasonous behavior for urging the EU to sanction members of President Vladimir Putin’s circle, including oligarchs and bankers. Navalny’s right-hand man piled fresh pressure on the Kremlin by calling on supporters to stage courtyard protests on Valentine’s Day this Sunday, lighting their phone flashlights for 15 minutes. The

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Reuters: EU to hold off on new Russia sanctions if Navalny released

23:59, 25.01.21 – UNIAN EU leaders could discuss any further steps at a planned summit on March 25-26. The European Union will hold off from imposing fresh sanctions on Russian individuals if the Kremlin releases pro-democracy campaigner Alexei Navalny, EU foreign ministers said on Monday, sending the bloc’s top diplomat to Moscow next week. Reuters reports that despite calls from Baltic

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Dubinsky asks leadership of Servant of People to hold faction’s meeting to consider issue of imposing sanctions against him by U.S.

Ukrainian parliamentarian Oleksandr Dubinsky (Servant of the People faction) insists on immediate holding of the faction’s meeting to consider the issue of imposing sanctions against him by the U.S. Treasury Department, his colleague Oleksandr Kachura said on his Telegram channel on Friday. “I insist on the urgent holding of a meeting of the faction, because in the media and on

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Russia concealing involvement of defense facility in Sputnik-V vaccine development – media

14:25, 06.01.21 – UNIAN Since Soviet times, this Institute has been developing various kinds of biological weapons. Russia is making efforts to conceal the involvement of the 48th Central Research Institute, which is part of the defense ministry, in the development of the Sputnik V vaccine candidate for COVID-19, Ukrainian media reported. The facility is a biological weapons developer that

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U.S. preparing new sanctions to impede Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline – media

14:25, 24.12.20 – UNIAN The outgoing Trump administration is readying a fresh round of congressionally mandated sanctions “in the very near future.” The United States is urging European allies and private companies to halt work that could help build the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and is preparing wider sanctions on the Russian project in coming weeks, senior Trump

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Russian ambassador calles US sanctions against Russian institute illegitimate

Antonov states that Russia does not conduct offensive operations in cyber domain Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov considers the US sanctions against the Russian Central Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics illegitimate. The ambassador stated this on Facebook in response to a media request to comment on Washington’s decision. “We completely reject the charges brought by the

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France and Germany prepare sanctions against Russia over Navalny’s poisoning

The governments of France and Germany are preparing to expand sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny with the military nerve agent Novichok, said French Foreign Ministry in a statement. This statement was preceded by the confirmation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) of the results of tests provided by

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Navalny’s poisoning: UK to take forward anti-Russian sanctions

According to Foreign Secretary Raab, the sanctions will concern people who are responsible for crime and who created Novichok The UK together with the international partners will promote the sanctions against the Russians involved in the poisoning of oppositionist Alexei Navalny as Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated. “The UK stands side by side with our German and French partners in our

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In speech to UN Putin calls for removing sanctions and trade restrictions

President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, said that the recovery of the world economy during the pandemic requires “removing restrictions and sanctions.” “Removing restrictions and sanctions could be useful to restore global growth and reduce unemployment,” said Putin. Putin said that now Russia’s proposal to introduce so-called green corridors, which will remove trade

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Cyprus vetoes draft EU sanctions against Belarus

Cyprus explained its veto by the fact that it wants to achieve sanctions against Turkey On Friday, September 18, a meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU countries was held in Brussels, at which they voted for the introduction of sanctions against Belarus. The representative of Cyprus vetoed the draft sanctions, as DW reports, citing a European

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Treasury designates anti-Biden Ukrainian lawmaker for sanctions for election interference

Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian, has promoted discredited allegations against the Democratic presidential nominee. By KYLE CHENEY and NATASHA BERTRAND The Treasury Department has designated Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian promoting discredited allegations against Joe Biden, for sanctions related to foreign interference in the U.S. election. Derkach, who was previously identified as a malign actor by the intelligence community, met

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