Crimean experts warn Russia has appetite for Black Sea, more Ukrainian land

By |februar 26th, 2020|Azov Sea, Black Sea, Crimea annexation, EU sanctions, Kerch Strait, News, Russia, Ukraine conflict, Vladimir Putin|

Increasingly grandiose Russian military exercises in the Black Sea, compounded by the impending water crisis and a burgeoning defence industry in the Crimea, indicate that the security situation in Southern Ukraine may soon deteriorate, Ukrainian exper...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Crimean experts warn Russia has appetite for Black Sea, more Ukrainian land

Concessions to Russia will cost Europe too much

By |februar 20th, 2020|Crimea annexation, Donbas conflict, Minsk agreement, News, Russia, Ukraine|

Europe’s strength lies in its unity and solidarity, but strength does not mean making concessions to an aggressor in a hope that it will become your friend: strength is to make the aggressor hange his behaviour, writes Mykola Tochytskyi. Mykola...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Concessions to Russia will cost Europe too much

German arrested for illegal military exports to Russia

By |februar 13th, 2020|Crimea annexation, EU sanctions, Germany, News, Ukraine crisis|

German prosecutors said Thursday (13 February) they had arrested a businessman on suspicion of exporting millions of euros in machinery to Russia that could be used for military purposes, in violation of EU sanctions.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za German arrested for illegal military exports to Russia

EU needs to expand sanctions to Russian elites who are flying below the radar

By |februar 3rd, 2020|Crimea annexation, Eastern Ukraine crisis, News, Russia, Sanctions, Ukraine, United States|

Just like the United States has done, the EU must sanction Russians who have become rich by breaking the law or using force in their country, writes Anna Talimonchuk.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU needs to expand sanctions to Russian elites who are flying below the radar

Opposition wins no seats in Belarus election

By |november 18th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, authoritarian regime, Belarus, Belarus elections, Crimea annexation, News, Russia|

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after results published early on Monday (18 November) showed not a single opposition candidate had won a seat in parliamentary elections over the weekend.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Opposition wins no seats in Belarus election

Russia returns captured ships to Ukraine, paving road to ‘Normandy’ summit

By |november 18th, 2019|Azov Sea, Crimea annexation, France, Germany, Kerch Strait, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kyiv, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday (17 November).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia returns captured ships to Ukraine, paving road to ‘Normandy’ summit

Russia returns captured ships to Ukraine, paving road to ‘Normandy’ summit

By |november 18th, 2019|Azov Sea, Crimea annexation, France, Germany, Kerch Strait, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kyiv, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday (17 November).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia returns captured ships to Ukraine, paving road to ‘Normandy’ summit

Belarus leader defends rights record during Austria visit

By |november 13th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Alexander van der Bellen, Austria, Belarus, Crimea annexation, death penalty, human rights, News, Russia, Sebastian Kurz, United States|

Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko defended his isolated country's human rights during a visit to Austria Tuesday (12 November), as he seeks closer ties with the European Union amid tensions with Russia.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Belarus leader defends rights record during Austria visit

EU divisions over Russia mount as France, Germany seek peace in Ukraine

By |oktober 7th, 2019|‘Ukraine fatigue’, Baltic States, Charles Michel, Crimea annexation, Emmanuel Macron, France, News, Normandy format, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sanctions, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin|

French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU divisions over Russia mount as France, Germany seek peace in Ukraine

Russia fumes over Belarus’s refusal to host air base

By |september 27th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Crimea annexation, News, Russia|

Russia said on Thursday (26 September) that Belarus’s refusal to host a military air base backed by President Vladimir Putin had been an “unpleasant episode”, a rare public display of disagreement between the close allies.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia fumes over Belarus’s refusal to host air base