Category Archives: Sanctions

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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Russia imposes sanctions against Poroshenko, Vakarchuk, other Ukrainians (List)

23:55, 04 September 2020 – UNIAN The relevant resolution was published on the official portal of legal information of the Russian Federation. The Russian government has expanded the list of Ukrainian citizens against whom special economic measures are being introduced, which includes Ukrainian top officials, Members of Parliament, businessmen, etc. The relevant resolution was published on the official portal of legal

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U.S. adds Russian chemical research facilities to sanctions list

22:20, 26 August 2020 – UNIAN The entities are involved in Russia’s chemical and biowarfare programs, U.S. officials note. A number of Russian entities – scientific and research  facilities – “have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” That’s according to a report released on

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EU to discuss sanctions against Belarus after disputed election, Sweden says

BRUSSELS/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – EU foreign ministers will meet on Friday to discuss targeted sanctions against Belarus following Sunday’s contested election and subsequent violent crackdown down on protesters, Sweden’s top diplomat said on Wednesday. Alexander Lukashenko, in power since 1994, claimed victory with around 80% of the vote, triggering three nights of violent clashes between security forces and opposition supporters in

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EU Sanctions Russian, Chinese ‘Cyber Attackers’

The European Union imposed its first ever sanctions against alleged cyber attackers on Thursday, targeting Russian and Chinese individuals and a specialist unit of Moscow’s GRU military intelligence agency. An export firm based in North Korea and technology company from Tiajin, China, were also listed. The member states said measures would be taken against six individuals and three entities involved

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YouTube blocked Russian TV channel Tsargrad

The channel’s founder, Konstantin Malofeev, is under sanctions over allegations of financing the war in Donbas. Google-owned YouTube video hosting blocked the account of the Russian TV channel Tsargrad on the night of July 28 without the possibility of recovery. This was reported by Google to Russia’s Interfax. The channel’s account was blocked due to violations of the law on sanctions and trade rules. The founder

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US will not impose sanctions on Russia for collusion with Taliban and interference in elections – media

The US defense budget for fiscal 2021 does not provide for sanctions against the Russian Federation for the alleged payment to the Taliban for the murder of American soldiers in Afghanistan , as well as interference in the elections. This is reported by the Russian edition of RBC with reference to its own source in the US Congress . In particular, we are talking about

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North Korea denounces UK for sanctions on organisations accused of links to prison camps

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea denounced Britain on Saturday for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps. The move against the two organisations, named as the Ministry of State Security Bureau 7 and Ministry of People’s Security Correctional Bureau, is part of the

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Russia Will Impose Counter-Sanctions on U.K. – Kremlin

Moscow will apply counter-sanctions against Britain, the Kremlin said Tuesday, after London blacklisted Russian officials for their alleged involvement in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. “We can only regret such unfriendly measures,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “Obviously the principle of reciprocity will be applied,” he added, without elaborating. The 25 Russians included on the sanctions list drawn

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UK announces first sanctions under new global human rights regime

The new ‘Magnitsky’-style sanctions regime will target those who have been involved in some of the gravest human rights violations and abuses around the world. Forty-nine individuals and organisations involved in some of the most notorious human rights violations and abuses in recent years have been designated for sanctions under a powerful new regime established today by the UK, the

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UK to impose sanctions independently for first time

Britain will later impose sanctions independently for the first time on dozens of individuals accused of human rights abuses around the world. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will launch the government’s new post-Brexit sanctions regime by naming the first violators to have their assets frozen. In the past, Britain has almost always imposed sanctions collectively as a member of the United

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Putin Slams New U.S. Sanctions Aimed at ‘Suffocating’ Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday denounced the United States for imposing new sanctions on Syria’s regime during the coronavirus pandemic. “Despite the call from the UN secretary general for easing the pressure of sanctions under pandemic conditions, Washington like Brussels decided to prolong measures against Syria,” Putin said during a televised meeting with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts on

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Ex-Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder heads Rosneft’s board of directors

17:59, 8 June 2020 – 112 UA German politician is criticized for his work in Russian companies. Former Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rosneft Russian oil and gas company. Schroeder was re-elected at the annual meeting of shareholders, the press service of Rosneft said. As you know, Gerhard Schroeder has been heading the

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Another Russian attempt to have Western sanctions lifted: now through CIS instruments

Upon hearing from the West a firm “no” regarding the lifting of sanctions, Russia hasn’t abandoned attempts to find a way to settle the issue that has long become a real nuisance. Until now, Russian propaganda masterminds mostly focused their efforts this end on a massive campaign aimed to raise an international outcry, claiming that “sanctions hinder the fight against

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Russia asks Italy to “put pressure” on Brussels in cancellation of sanctions issue, – media

Russia wants Italy to pay for humanitarian aid in this way The Russian government is asking Italy to pay for the humanitarian aid sent, “pushing” Brussels to lift the sanctions. This was reported by Linkiesta, referring to a letter from the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Italy, Sergei Razov. “Finally, Moscow billed after aid (including military assistance) was sent

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Ukraine has blocked Russia’s resolution at the UN

The document contained Moscow’s cynical allegations of “good neighborliness”, blurred theses on weakening sanctions and did not support the Organization’s secretary general’s peaceful initiatives. Ukraine has interrupted the so-called “default procedure” and blocked a new Russian resolution at the UN. This was reported on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Facebook page on Wednesday, April 22. “We will continue to block Russia’s attempts to

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Russia’s attempts to lift sanctions amid Covid-19 pandemic is prospectless, – Kuleba

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister held phone talk with Austrian colleague The attempts of the Russian Federation to influence the lifting of sanctions due to the Covid-19 pandemic are hopeless as Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba reported on Facebook. It is noted that Dmytro Kuleba held a phone talk with Austrian colleague Alexander Schallenberg. The foreign ministers discussed the situation around

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Calls grow for U.S. to lift Iran sanctions due to coronavirus crisis

The International Crisis Group, Oxfam America, and the National Iranian American Council called on U.S. leaders to lift the sanctions for 120 days to offer Iranians relief at this critical time There are increased calls for the United States to suspend economic sanctions against Iran, which some believe hamper Tehran’s ability to contain the deadly outbreak of coronavirus that has

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U.S. to continue to “impose costs” on Russia for disrespecting Ukraine’s sovereignty

23:30, 12 March 2020 The statement came in response to a call by MFA Ukraine spox for the “international response” to stop Russian aggression against Ukrainian troops in Donbas. U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus says her country continues to “impose costs” on Russia until the Kremlin respects Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Russian aggression in Ukraine must stop,”

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