Contents tagged with Sanctions on Russia

  • US Permanent Representative to the UN: sanctions against Russia will remain

    US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley said Washington will not abolish or weaken penal measures against Russia in an interview with CNN, which aired on Sunday, June 4. "There's no easing up on Russia until they start really becoming part of the Minsk Agreement and following through on what they're supposed to do," the diplomat said in response to a question from the presenter about the alleged attempt of the White House to press the State Department to initiate a process of lifting …

  • Despite sanctions Russian Yandex online services still accessible in Ukraine

    Services Yandex.Maps, Yandex.Taxi and Yandex.Traffic are accessible again in Ukraine through different internet service providers, as reported by Strana.ua news website citing internet users  as well as  Olexandr Fedienko, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Internet Association of Ukraine.

    “Access has been available for two days. But this is not because operators stopped blocking it. This is rather due to Yandex services moving to other cloud network and being hosted there now. Now …

  • Russia demands explanations from U.S. about new sanctions

    Russia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Vladimir Safronkov, said at a meeting of the Security Council of the UN that was held on Friday, June 2, that the Russian authorities expect to receive an explanation from the U.S. regarding sanctions imposed against Russians and some Russian companies suspected by Washington of cooperating with North Korea, as reported by Novosti.

    "We would like to hear explanations from the American side regarding the June 1 expansion of U.S. sanctions …

  • Estonian President calls for maintaining sanctions on Russia

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid expressed support for the continuation of sanctions against Russia at a meeting of the heads of the Baltic States with US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday in Munich.

    “I emphasized that by attacking Ukraine, Russia has violated the principles of international law. Russia has no "special" right in Ukraine and shouldn't also have any special interests. Therefore, it is important for countries that think as we do to stand collectively for the continued …