Contents tagged with Sanctions

  • EU and UK impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s poisoning

    The European Union has imposed sanctions on six individuals and one Russian legal entity in connection with the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, reported the press service of the Council of the EU.

    Restrictive measures have been imposed on the director of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Alexander Bortnikov, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration, Sergey Kiriyenko, and four other high-ranking Russian officials.

    EU sanctions have …

  • Ukraine to consider sanctions against Lukashenko after they are finalized by EU

    Ukraine will join the first round of EU sanctions against the Belarusian authorities, but the decision on personal sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko has not been taken yet, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at a press conference.

    "Our position on the crisis in Belarus is consistent and clear. We have supported the relevant EU statements. With regard to the sanctions that have already been imposed, we will join them. Regarding any new sanctions, we will act on an agreed …

  • U.S. Senate approves new sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The U.S. Senate has approved the draft National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021, which includes new sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 pipeline.

    The document, which was approved by the House of Representatives earlier this week, received 86 votes in favor and only 14 against.

    The $740.5 billion Defense Budget contains a provision for tightening sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, which has been under sanctions since December last year, effectively halting its …

  • Russian tycoon Deripaska: Next spring Russia will face ‘sanctions from hell’

    Russia may face a sharp tightening of U.S. sanctions in the spring of 2021, according to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.

    If Donald Trump loses the election and Democrats, led by 77-year-old Joe Biden, come to power in Washington, "all previous sanctions will seem like a walk in the park to us," Deripaska, who has been on the U.S. Treasury Department's blacklist since 2018, told BFM radio.

    According to the businessman, the so-called "sanctions from hell" - a package of tough measures …

  • Ukraine imposes sanctions against Russian museums and scientific organizations

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expanded sanctions against Russian companies and state institutions, putting on the sanctions list museums and scientific and cultural institutions in the list.

    In particular, the new restrictive measures suspend for three years scientific cooperation and cultural contacts with the Hermitage, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Moscow State University, the Russian Geographical Society, the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, …

  • Ukraine blocks Russian UN Resolution attempting to lift sanctions

    Ukraine has blocked the UN declaration attempting to lift sanctions which was initiated by the Russian Federation, reported the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

    "Russia does not give up trying to adopt manipulative resolutions in the UN General Assembly. Under the guise of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, they aim to obscure the sanctions regime. On April 22, the Russian Federation submitted a new document for approval. The text has been revised, but its manipulative …

  • Kremlin: Putin has not asked Trump to lift sanctions against Russia

    President Vladimir Putin has not asked US President Donald Trump to lift sanctions imposed on Russia, said the Russian President's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, as cited by TASS.

    On March 30, Trump suggested before a phone conversation with Putin that the Russian leader would ask him to lift U.S. sanctions, AFP reported. "He's been asking for it for two years," Trump said.

    When asked by reporters whether Putin had asked for the sanctions to be lifted, Peskov said: "No, it's not so."

    On …

  • Austrian government moves towards easing sanctions on Russia

    The work program for the development of Austria between 2020 and 2024 indicates that the Austrian government intends to continue its course towards easing the sanctions on Russia.

    The program was presented by Austrian People’s Party leader Sebastian Kurz and Werner Kogler, leader of the “Greens”.

    “With progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, we need to consider gradually lifting the sanctions,” the program states. The document notes that Vienna adheres to the sanctions, in …

  • US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipeline come into effect

    US President Donald Trump has signed a package of sanctions, which were previously approved by Congress and the Senate, against companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The bill came into effect. The punitive measures are included in the new US National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, which Trump signed on December 21.

    The bill provides for restrictions against foreign companies providing vessels for the construction of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream …

  • EU extends sanctions against Russia for another six months

    The Council of the European Union extended economic sanctions against particular sectors of the Russian economy for another six months. The sanctions will be in effect until July 31, 2020. The decision was made after French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on December 12 informed the European Council on the progress in implementing the Minsk agreements by Russia, to which the extension of sanctions is related.

    “Given that the Minsk agreements are not fully …