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Sanctions

EU sanctions some of Russia's biggest banks, including #1 Sberbank
The European Union has imposed sectorial sanctions on five Russian banks, including the country’s biggest, Sberbank, as part of economic steps that Europe, along with the US, have taken against Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.

31.07.2014 15:44

Hong Kong cash haven for Russian telecom over sanctions
Russian mobile network MegaFon has decided to place 40 percent of its cash in Hong Kong dollars to diversify and de-dollarize. The move is also a preventative move to protect against Western-led sanctions.

31.07.2014 11:25

'Let's sanction Russia!'
​Israel shells a UN school in Gaza killing 15. It's the sixth time a UN school has been struck.

31.07.2014 10:06

‘Ukraine should be a wake-up call for NATO and the UK’ – Defence Committee
The Ukrainian crisis should be a wake-up call for NATO and the UK, said Britain’s Defence Committee, which called for assertive measures to counter the “Russian threat.” Critics warn the committee’s “knee-jerk” proposals will only inflame tensions.

31.07.2014 08:35

EU adds 8 individuals, 3 Russian companies to sanctions list over Ukraine crisis
In a new wave of restrictions targeting Russia, the EU has added eight top officials and businessmen, including a Kremlin administration official, and three major companies to its sanctions list. The restrictions came into effect immediately.

30.07.2014 18:40

European business lobby warns new Russian sanctions will hit Ukraine and EU
​The Moscow-based Association of European Businesses (AEB), which represents more than 600 European companies working in Russia, said on Wednesday it “deeply regrets” the new sanctions.

30.07.2014 15:13

How sanctions will affect the West’s $35bn invested in Russian oil
The US and EU have banned the export to Russia of hi-tech oil equipment needed in Arctic, deep sea, and shale extraction projects. This will leave Western companies, which have an estimated $35 billion invested in Russian oil, in a bind.

30.07.2014 14:44

Financial sanctions against Russia ‘are quite potent’
​The immediate impact on the Russian economy is not going to be crippling, but sanctions will work in the long run starving Russian banks and companies of funding over the next few years, Wolfgang Munchau, director Eurointelligence news blog, told RT.

30.07.2014 14:54

EU sanctions: Moscow disappointed by EU’s inability to act independently of US
Moscow is disappointed by the EU’s inability to act independently from Washington’s dictation in the international arena, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in response to the new package of sanctions.

30.07.2014 14:21

‘Fighting in Ukraine is all about oil and gas’
For America, democracy is a state that sells its mineral rights and agricultural land to US investors, otherwise, it imposes sanctions, and that's what the US wants from Ukraine, professor of economics at the University of Missouri Michael Hudson told RT.

30.07.2014 12:55

‘EU sanctions on Russia will hit UK economy’ – Foreign Secretary
EU sanctions aimed at ‘imposing economic pain’ on Russia following the MH17 crash will hit the UK economy, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned, saying ‘you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs’.

30.07.2014 12:04

EU and US impose new round of sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Both the European Union and the United States announced a new round of sanctions against Moscow on Tuesday, accusing the Kremlin of supporting anti-Kiev militias in eastern Ukraine and threatening to cripple the Russian economy.

29.07.2014 18:39

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