EU should consider ‘flexible’ Russia sanctions over Ukraine: report

By |april 28th, 2020|Crimea annexation, Eastern Ukraine crisis, EU-Russia sanctions, Minsk agreement, News, Sergei Lavrov, Ukraine|

The EU should reconsider its 'all or nothing' approach on sanctions imposed on Russia for its role in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, as well as its annexation of Crimea, a new report from the International Crisis Group suggests.

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COVID-19 as an excuse for lifting sanctions on Russia?

By |april 17th, 2020|Crimea annexation, Eastern Ukraine crisis, News, Russia, Sanctions, Ukraine|

There has been an increased number of calls for rolling back the EU sanctions against Russia in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, but this idea is dangerous, argues Inna Sovsun.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za COVID-19 as an excuse for lifting sanctions on Russia?

Trial of men accused in downing of MH17 to begin in Amsterdam

By |marec 9th, 2020|Eastern Ukraine crisis, MH17, Netherlands, News, Russia, Ukraine|

The first hearing in the trial of four fugitive suspects in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was set to start in Amsterdam on Monday (9 March), more than five years after the plane was downed in Ukraine.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Trial of men accused in downing of MH17 to begin in Amsterdam

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

Normandy summit upholds the Steinmeier formula for Eastern Ukraine

By |december 10th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Donbas, Eastern Ukraine crisis, Emmanuel Macron, Frank Walter Steinmeier, Gas, Minsk agreement, News, Normandy format, Russia, Steinmeier formula, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in their first face-to-face meeting, took part in nine hours of talks in Paris on Monday (9 November), brokered by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Normandy summit upholds the Steinmeier formula for Eastern Ukraine

Lobbyist: Nazarbayev pushed Russia and Ukraine to meet in Paris

By |december 2nd, 2019|China, Eastern Ukraine crisis, Emmanuel Macron, ICBMs, INF Treaty, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, Nato, News, Normandy format, nuclear arms, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russia, US-Russia relations|

Ariel Cohen is the director of the "Energy, Growth and Security" programme at the International Tax and Investment Centre in Washington, DC. He is also Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council and runs his own firm ‘International market analysis’.

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Russia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries ‘aggressor state’

By |april 25th, 2019|Donbas, Donetsk and Lugansk regions, Eastern Ukraine crisis, News, Russia, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on Wednesday (24 April) simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine, prompting calls from Kyiv for more international sanctions.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries ‘aggressor state’

Dutch may take Russia to court over MH17

By |december 21st, 2018|Australia, Eastern Ukraine crisis, MH17, Netherlands, News, Russia, Ukraine|

The Netherlands is considering dragging Russia to an international court over the downing of flight MH17 after talks over responsibility ground to an impasse, the Dutch foreign minister said Thursday (20 December).

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Kerch Strait attack testifies that Kremlin’s aggression has no limits

By |december 5th, 2018|Azov Sea, Black Sea, Crimea annexation, Eastern Ukraine crisis, Kerch Strait, Nato, News, OSCE, Russia, Sanctions, Ukraine|

The leniency of the West encouraged Russia to take its aggression against Ukraine to a new level, writes Mykola Tochytskyi, who puts forward several recommendations.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kerch Strait attack testifies that Kremlin’s aggression has no limits

Chizhov: The Ukraine conflict is not in Russia’s interest

By |november 30th, 2018|Azov Sea, Crimea annexation, Donbas, Eastern Ukraine crisis, Federica Mogherini, Frank Walter Steinmeier, Nato, News, Normandy format, Petro Poroshenko, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine elections, Vladimir Putin|

In an exclusive interview, the long-serving Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov provided insight on his country’s position on the Azov Sea situation, which led to the cancelling of a meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Argentina.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Chizhov: The Ukraine conflict is not in Russia’s interest