Category Archives: Sanctions

“We are not stopping trains to Crimea.” Russia reacts to new US, EU and Canada’s sanctions

Maria Zakharova, spokesperson of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced mirroring measures addressing European Union after implication of new sanctions against Russia on January 28. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation considers new EU, US and Canada’s sanctions on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine to be “a preposterous pressure attempt”. TASS quotes a statement made by Maria

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Austrian government moves towards easing sanctions on Russia

The work program for the development of Austria between 2020 and 2024 indicates that the Austrian government intends to continue its course towards easing the sanctions on Russia. The program was presented by Austrian People’s Party leader Sebastian Kurz and Werner Kogler, leader of the “Greens”. “With progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, we need to consider gradually

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Russia to ban entry to US citizens in response to Nord Stream 2 sanctions

In response to the US’s sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, which halted pipe-laying operations in the Baltic Sea in a mere day, Russia could expand its list of US citizens who are banned from entering the country, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Russian Interfax news agency. Unlike the US’s blacklists, Russia’s lists are not public. Thus

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Refurbished Iranian fighter jet crashes during test, rescue effort underway for pilot

A rescue mission is underway for at least one pilot who was in a recently overhauled Iranian fighter jet when it crashed during a test flight near the country’s northern border Wednesday, according to Iran’s state television. The Russian-made MiG-29 went down in the mountainous Sabalan region near the Azerbaijan border after taking off from the Tabriz air base in northwestern Iran, a report said.

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U.S. Embassy condemns railway traffic at Kerch Bridge

17:01, 26 December 2019 The Embassy noted that Russia’s latest move demonstrates blatant disrespect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The U.S. Embassy to Ukraine condemned the launch of the railway traffic between Russia and annexed Crimea through the bridge over Kerch Strait as the diplomatic mission of America reported on Twitter. “We join Ukrainian and other European partners in condemning Russia’s launch

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Russia can complete Nord Stream 2 with its own ships, but no sooner than 2024

After the U.S. imposed sanctions against companies building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Russia was left without capacities to complete the underwater pipeline that was going to be launched in 2020. Russian shipbuilders can construct pipe-laying ships that would complete the pipeline, but it would take from four to six years, according to Alexei Rakhmanov, president of Russia’s United Shipbuilding

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Russia threatened to respond to US sanctions against North Stream-2

Moscow promises to respond to sanctions at no cost to itself The Russian Foreign Minister has promised that Moscow will respond to Washington’s sanctions against the North Stream-2 and Turkish Stream pipelines. This is reported by the media. According to Lavrov, Russia will respond to the sanctions of the United States, but so as not to inflict damage. “We will respond

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EU condemns U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

European Commission is currently analyzing the possible impact of U.S. sanctions on the European Union The EU, along with Germany, condemned US sanctions against companies laying the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. It is reported by RFI.   “The EU is opposed to the imposition of sanctions against EU companies conducting legitimate business,” said a spokesman for the European

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Trump Official Slams New Anti-Russia Sanctions in Leaked Letter

The letter says the proposed measures against Russia are “counter-productive” and “unnecessary.” Donald Trump’s administration has slammed a new package of tough anti-Russia sanctions advanced by U.S. lawmakers earlier this week, The Daily Beast reported Thursday, citing a leaked letter from a State Department official.  The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved draft legislation Wednesday that would impose new sanctions

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U.S. Lawmakers To Discuss Russia Sanctions Bill From Hell

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate panel is set to debate a bill that is designed to punish Russia for its alleged interference in democratic processes abroad as well as “malign” actions in Syria and aggression against Ukraine. The bipartisan bill — described by Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina who is a cosponsor, as the “sanctions bill from

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Nord Stream 2 Completion Rescheduled

The project was claimed to be completed by the end of this year, but works stumbled several months when the Danish Energy Agency has held over the decision on construction works in its territorial waters A Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline operating company, Gazprom-controlled Nord Stream 2 AG plans to finish construction of the pipe in spring, 2020, the Ukrainian online service

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EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia – journalist

16:40, 11 December 2019 EU leaders will hear a report on the situation with the implementation of the Minsk Agreements at a summit in Brussels on December 12. Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak says the European Union will extend sectoral sanctions against Russia for another six months. “Sanctions on Russia expected to be extended by six months at the European

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Ukrainian defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom could be hit by US sanctions for selling Motor Sich to China

The US could impose sanctions on Ukraine’s state-owned defense conglomerate UkrOboronProm if the China-controlled company Skyrizon Aircraft Holdings Ltd. gains joint control over the company Motor Sich, said Yuriy Terentyev, head of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine, in a broadcast of Radio NV. “We could find ourselves in a completely absurd situation, if the Chinese party acquired control over this

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