Contents tagged with sanctions against Russia

  • US prepares new round of sanctions against Russia

    The United States is developing a second, more severe package of sanctions against the Russian Federation for November in response to the poisoning incident in Salisbury, said the State Department’s representative, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh. “We plan to impose a very severe second round of sanctions under the [chemical and biological weapons] law.”

    According to Singh, the package will include “banking sanctions and prohibition on procurement  …

  • Merkel speaks against easing Russian sanctions

    At a meeting with the heads of governments of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in Vilnius, the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel opposed mitigation of sanctions against Russia.

     While there is no significant progress in implementing the Minsk agreements, we cannot talk about lifting sanctions, Merkel said.

     According to the head of the German government, “there is no significant progress in the Minsk process.” “Peace and restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine are very …

  • Germany suspects two companies of delivering titanium ore to Crimea

    Two German companies, Hansa Heavy Lift and Heinz Corleis are suspected of violating sanctions regarding the Crimea, German radio station Deutschlandfunk reported, prompting the Prosecutor’s Office of Hamburg to file criminal charges against them.

    Allegedly, the companies were to deliver titanium ore to the Russian mainland but cargo ended up in the Crimea instead, Deutschlandfunk say.

    The HHL Mississippi cargo ship belonging to Hansa Heavy Lift was in Kavkaz port in Krasnodar on November 23, 2 …

  • US Department of the Treasury preparing new sanctions against Russia

    At a briefing in the White House, Steven Mnuchin, US Secretary of the Treasury said that the US Department of the Treasury will introduce new sanctions against Russia in the coming weeks.

     "We are working on Russia sanctions. I can assure you that is in the process. I will be back here [at this White House] within the next several weeks to talk about that," he said.

    US Treasury Secretary also stressed that the Department is actively working with the FBI on sanctions against individual …

  • Ukrainian President invites Georgia to encourage Europe to extend sanctions against Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, during the latter’s official visit to Ukraine, as reported on the President's website.

    Both sides stressed the importance of implementing the Declaration on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership between Ukraine and Georgia, signed during a visit by Poroshenko to Georgia in July 2017.

    “They expressed mutual interest in the enhancement of inter-parliamentary ties between the two …

  • Russia submits a dispute claim against Ukraine to the WTO

    Russia has submitted a dispute case to the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement body in connection with the sanctions imposed by Ukraine. This was reported by the head of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Maxim Oreshkin, on Saturday, May 20. "The Russian mission to the WTO in Geneva sent a request to the WTO dispute settlement body and the Government of Ukraine for consultations in connection with the constant restrictions being imposed since 2014, including prohibitions, …

  • President of Estonia emphasized the importance of maintaining sanctions on Russia

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid accentuated the importance of maintaining sanctions against Russia, in an exclusive interview with the DW program ‘Nemtsova Interview.’

    "We can say that the whole security situation in Europe is unpredictable and changeable. There is Russia, which has already shown that it is ready to use force. I am speaking of the occupation of the Crimean peninsula. Besides, we know that Russia does not fulfill its international obligations which it had assumed. Let's …