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Sanctions

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

European Union agrees on Russian sectoral sanctions – top EU officials
The EU has agreed on a new package of sanctions against Russia targeting the military, oil and finance sectors, according to a joint statement by the presidents of the EU Commission and Council.

29.07.2014 08:22

Kalashnikov ‘feels sorry’ for sanctions-struck American customers
Kalashnikov Concern has expressed its sympathies with its American customers, who will see the firms popular firearms dry up on the US market due to economic sanctions imposed on Russia by Washington.

29.07.2014 10:15

Top Russian diplomat expects no new reset in relations with US
Russia’s deputy foreign minister says relations with the US will not improve in the near future, as Washington’s sanctions policy has already gone too far.

29.07.2014 11:43

UK commits to major NATO military exercise in Poland
A UK battle group will take part in a major military training exercise with other NATO forces to “reassure” allies in Eastern Europe during a period of heightened regional tensions, the Foreign Office has announced.

29.07.2014 11:12

Duma mulls new bill to define and punish ‘aggressor nations’
Ruling party lawmakers propose altering Russian legislation to allow for automatic sanctions against foreign countries that the government includes on a special list of ‘aggressor nations’.

29.07.2014 09:46

EU adds Russia’s intelligence director, Chechnya leader to its sanctions list
New sanctions against Russia have been detailed: this time the EU targeted top intelligence chiefs for allegedly fueling separatism in east Ukraine. Moscow responded the union is working towards a total break off in international security cooperation.

26.07.2014 08:40

Sanctions against Russia spark AK-47 buying frenzy in US
Russian-made firearms are reportedly flying off the shelves of American gun stores after the United States Treasury Department announced sanctions last week against the maker of the popular AK-47 rifle.

25.07.2014 16:07

​EU sanctions on Russian finance could cripple London
The EU plans to widen economic sanctions against Russia, but London, already on rocky ground with the EU, would be hit the hardest if tougher restrictions are slapped on Russia’s big state banks.

25.07.2014 12:56

Government plans closer ties with arms industries of Belarus, Kazakhstan
The Russian arms industry has developed a plan to replace its Ukrainian suppliers, lost during the latest crisis in this country, with companies in Belarus and Kazakhstan, an influential Russian daily reports.

25.07.2014 07:14

EU adds 15 people, 18 firms to sanctions list over Ukraine crisis
The European Commission added new names and companies to its blacklist on Thursday over the Ukrainian crisis, according to diplomats. However, 'stage three' economic sanctions against Russia have again fallen flat.

24.07.2014 12:44

Ukrainian crisis will not split Russia and Europe - Medvedev
The Russian Prime Minister has acknowledged that relations with the EU have become more complicated, but assured foreign trade representatives that the situation in Ukraine would not become a barrier between Russia and Europe.

23.07.2014 12:13

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