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EU 'very much regrets' Russian veto of UN MH17 resolution 30 July 2015, 13:29 CET
The EU said Thursday it regretted as a "setback" a Russian veto of a UN resolution for a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last year.

Ukrainian PM says Greece can learn austerity lessons 15 July 2015, 21:32 CET
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday that Greece could learn a few lessons from Britain about how to implement austerity measures.

Putin lambasts Finnish leader for barring sanctioned Russian officials 15 July 2015, 14:32 CET
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ticked off his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto over Helsinki's barring of officials on a European Union sanctions list over Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

Gas transit to EU 'not endangered' in Ukraine-Russia row 02 July 2015, 22:36 CET
Gas supplies to Ukraine and the EU will not be endangered despite an announcement by Russia that it will cut the flow to Ukraine, a senior European official said Wednesday.

'Difficult' for Europe to win back market share in Russia: Putin's advisor 26 June 2015, 12:42 CET
European companies may find it difficult to win back the market share they have lost to Asian rivals in Russia as a result of economic sanctions, an economic advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a German newspaper interview on Friday.

Putin extends Western food ban for one year 25 June 2015, 18:47 CET
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday extended a ban against most Western food imports for a year, saying the longer-than-expected measure would ensure the country's security.

Russia to prolong Western food embargo: government 22 June 2015, 16:37 CET
Moscow prepared Monday to prolong its embargo on Western food imports, expressing disappointment at the extension by the EU of sanctions which it blamed on a "Russophobic lobby."

Russia 'disappointed' in EU sanctions extension 22 June 2015, 13:27 CET
Russia's foreign ministry on Monday expressed disappointment at the extension by the European Union of biting sanctions, blaming the move on an anti-Russian "lobby".

Moscow powerless to stop Russians from fighting in Ukraine: security chief 22 June 2015, 11:12 CET
The secretary of Russia's security council said Monday it is impossible to stop Russians from going to fight in Ukraine because they are guided by "emotions."

EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months 23 June 2015, 23:37 CET
EU foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to prolong to January 2016 damaging economic sanctions against Russia to ensure it fully implements Ukraine peace accords, officials said.

Russia slams EU sanctions renewal as pointless 'blackmail' 20 June 2015, 22:22 CET
Russia on Saturday slammed the EU's extension of sanctions over its annexation of Crimea as "blackmail" and vowed it would not be pressured into returning the peninsula to Ukraine.

EU prolongs Crimea sanctions 19 June 2015, 14:22 CET
The EU on Friday prolonged until 2016 a sanctions package over Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, days after rolling over a series of damaging punitive measures against Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis.

Russia to prolong embargo if EU extends sanctions 18 June 2015, 10:56 CET
Moscow will extend its embargo on European Union agricultural products but is unlikely to go further if the EU extends sanctions as expected, economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Thursday.

EU to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016 18 June 2015, 22:39 CET
EU member states agreed Wednesday to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, officials said.

EU set to extend Russia sanctions until end-2015: diplomats 05 June 2015, 18:36 CET
EU leaders meeting in Brussels this month are set to extend sanctions on Russia over its involvement in the fighting in Ukraine until the end of 2015, diplomats said on Friday.

EU says Ukraine fighting 'most serious violation' of February truce 04 June 2015, 13:43 CET
The EU said Thursday that major new clashes in Ukraine were the "most serious" breach of a February truce and could lead to a new spiral of violence between government forces and pro-Russian rebels.

Russia slams EU 'witch hunt' against its diplomats 03 June 2015, 18:07 CET
Moscow on Wednesday slammed Brussels' decision to limit access to the European Parliament to just two Russian envoys as a "witch hunt", with officials urging retaliatory steps.

European Parliament hits back at Russia blacklist 03 June 2015, 11:36 CET
European parliament head Martin Schulz on Tuesday said he was limiting access to the institution to the Russian ambassador to the EU and one other diplomat in retaliation for a travel ban imposed by Moscow on 89 European citizens -- many of them Kremlin critics.

Russian FM dimisses 'absurdity' of EU anger over entry bans 01 June 2015, 20:37 CET
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday dismissed the "absurdity" of EU complaints over a travel ban imposed by Moscow on 89 Europeans over the Ukraine crisis.

European Greens call for debate on Russia travel blacklist 31 May 2015, 16:33 CET
The Greens group in the European Parliament on Sunday called for a debate on a travel ban imposed by Russia on 89 European citizens -- many of them outspoken Kremlin critics.

EU hits out at 'arbitrary and unjustified' Russia travel blacklist 30 May 2015, 22:43 CET
The European Union hit out Saturday at a travel ban imposed by Russia on 89 European citizens -- many of whom are outspoken Kremlin critics -- calling it "totally arbitrary and unjustified".

EU politicians 'proud' to be on Russian blacklist 30 May 2015, 22:40 CET
European politicians who discovered they were on a previously confidential Russian travel blacklist said Saturday they were proud of being included, as EU governments led by Germany criticised the entry bans.

Russia releases 89-name EU travel blacklist 30 May 2015, 10:46 CET
Moscow has released a blacklist of European Union politicians barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.

Armenia, Belarus baulk at Riga summit declaration: sources 21 May 2015, 10:02 CET
Armenia and Belarus are holding up agreement on a joint declaration at the EU-Eastern Partnership summit over references to Russia's annexation of Crimea last year, diplomatic sources said Thursday.

Ex-Soviet Georgia urges EU progress, despite Russian pressure 20 May 2015, 04:32 CET
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has warned European Union leaders against letting Russian aggression in Ukraine undermine the bloc's project of building closer links with ex-Soviet nations.