Contents tagged with Sanctions on Russia

  • EU extends sanctions against Russia ahead of Putin and Trump meeting

    The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, according to a corresponding decision published on the European Council website.

    Rikard Jozwiak, a Brussels correspondent of Radio Liberty, reported earlier that preparation for this decision was under way.

    “The EU has prolonged its economic sanctions against Russia by six months,” Jozwiak wrote. “The decision will be published in the EU official journal on Monday, a week before the Helsinki meeting …

  • European Commission President: lifting sanctions against Russia until the de-occupation of Donbas is out the question

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker promised that the question of abolishing EU sanctions against the Russian Federation would not be raised until the Minsk Agreements are implemented and the Donbas is de-occupied. Volodymyr Ariev, Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), relayed Juncker's statement through a Facebook post.

    "The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, promised that the EU would not …

  • American congressmen seek sanctions against Russian oligarch over 'large-scale investments in Crimea'

    Shares of billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov's companies were pummeled on the Moscow Stock Exchange on Friday following news from the US that a group of congressmen is seeking sanctions against the businessman, who has already given the State key oil assets and lost 70% of his fortune due to a conflict with Rosneft.

    US Congressmen affiliated with the Republican Party, Mark Walker and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, argued that the inclusion of Yevtushenkov, as well as his companies AFK Sistema and MTS, in …

  • Ukrainian President imposes sanctions against a number of Russian political parties

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree introducing sanctions against several Russian organizations. Decree No. 176/2018, which enacted the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), was published on the website of the President. The document came into force on the date of its publication.

    Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council emphasized that the sanctions were imposed against 30 legal entities and 14 individuals, resulting in an updated …

  • US State Department will track weapons deals with Russia

    The US State Department's Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction has announced a tender for the monitoring of open source information about arms deals involving the Russian Federation and the CIS countries. The data will be collected in Russian, English, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Urdu, and several other languages.

    The information will be used for decision-making and planning the sanctions against foreign states. It particularly concerns the violation of UN Security Council resolutions and of …

  • EU extends sanctions against Crimea for another year

    The EU Council has decided to extended sanctions against the Crimea and Sevastopol for one more year, TASS reports, citing an unnamed member of the EU parliament.

    This decision was made during a meeting in Luxemburg of the Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries from 28 EU countries.

    On May 14, the EU Council imposed sanctions against the Crimea’s Deputy Chairman of the Election Commission Inna Guzeeva, and Secretary Natalia Bezruchenko; the Council additionally imposed sanctions against the …

  • Deripaska’s company Rusal asks Kremlin to provide concessions for transport tariffs as US sanctions take effect

    Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s company, UC Rusal, requested through Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to reduce costs for transportation of raw materials and finished products by rail, the Kommersant newspaper reports.  

    According to the sources cited in the newspaper, Rusal asked to reduce tariffs of the Russian Railways company for transportation of raw materials and products, which was estimated by the company to be worth around 24 billion rubles (380 million dollars) from July 1. …

  • Ukraine fails to impose sanctions against Putin's friend Rotenberg

    Russian oligarch Arkady Rotenberg and his company Minudobreniya avoided getting onto the list of individuals and legal entities against which Ukraine imposed economic sanctions. The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) told Deputy Serhiy Leshchenko that this was due to lack of proposals from the SBU (Ukrainian Security Service), Economichna Pravda writes.

    "In accordance with the law "On Sanctions,” the NSDC deliberates on the application, cancellation and amendment to …

  • Ukraine denies entry to trains carrying Russian liquefied natural gas

    On June 13, the Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) office denied approximately 160 tanks carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) access to entry via the Russian-Ukrainian border crossings. Enkorr news outlet reported that this incident is connected with the entry into force of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) sanctions list, citing sources at Ukrzaliznytsia.

    The tanks, which were banned from entering the country, belong to Russian companies named on the sanctions list.

    On June 7, …

  • Kremlin: US purposely introduced new sanctions on eve of Russia Day

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has commented on the new anti-Russian sanctions introduced by the US. The Russian department emphasized that Washington “can’t shut up with its sanctions”.

    “The result, as before, will be null – it will not be able to force Russia to change its independent course in the international arena. But the American politicians continue to entertain illusions that the US is the world’s policeman, and with each new failed attempt to pressurize our country, they only demonstrate …