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Ukraine taps into EU gas via Slovakia 02 September 2014, 18:12 CET
Ukraine began receiving gas from the European Union via Slovakia on Tuesday, part of a deal brokered by Brussels to reduce Kiev's energy dependence on Russia amid an escalating armed crisis.

EU decision on Russia sanctions by Friday 02 September 2014, 20:29 CET
European Union nations will decide on new sanctions against Moscow by Friday, with Russian aggression towards Ukraine requiring the strongest possible response, says incoming EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini.

NATO states near Russia need security boost: Mogherini 02 September 2014, 13:23 CET
NATO countries bordering Russia need reassurance that they will be defended by the alliance in the face of the spiralling Ukraine war, incoming EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday.

Europe farmers 'not to get full Russian sanction compensation' 02 September 2014, 20:29 CET
Germany's agriculture minister warned on Tuesday that European farmers hit by a Russian import ban would not receive full compensation, ahead of talks with his French and Polish counterparts.

Baltics poised for Obama visit amid high anxiety over Russia 02 September 2014, 20:28 CET
From Tallinn to Warsaw, Russian moves in Ukraine are sparking grave concern across a region deeply scarred by war and decades of Soviet occupation on the eve of a landmark visit by US President Barack Obama.

War could spread beyond Ukraine, warns Poland's Tusk 01 September 2014, 19:34 CET
Poland's Prime Minister Donald warned on Monday that the war in eastern Ukraine risks spreading if NATO does not toughen its stance quickly.

Putin urges Europeans to have 'common sense' over sanctions threat 01 September 2014, 19:32 CET
Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the EU on Monday to show "common sense" and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine.

Putin accuses Europe of ignoring Ukraine army 'directly targeting' civilians 01 September 2014, 11:03 CET
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Europe on Monday of ignoring the Ukrainian army "directly targeting" civilians in the east of the country.

Australia to match EU on Russia sanctions 01 September 2014, 11:00 CET
Australia will toughen its sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine so they match those of the European Union, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday.

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum 31 August 2014, 13:07 CET
European Union leaders on Sunday gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.

EU readies new Russia sanctions as Ukraine war fears grow 30 August 2014, 23:38 CET
The European Union readied a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia on Saturday with warnings that the escalating crisis in Ukraine was putting all of Europe at risk of conflict.

Russia 'practically' at war with Europe: Lithuanian president 30 August 2014, 16:42 CET
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday warned Russia was practically at war with Europe and urged tougher sanctions against Moscow.

Hollande says EU sanctions on Russia to be increased over Ukraine 30 August 2014, 20:32 CET
French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that EU leaders meeting in Brussels were likely to boost sanctions on Russia over the escalating Ukraine conflict.

Barroso warns Ukraine crisis near 'point of no return' 30 August 2014, 20:30 CET
EU Commission head Jose Manual Barroso warned on Saturday that the crisis in Ukraine was reaching the point of no return, after reports Russian troops were fighting in the east of the country.

EU urges end to Russia 'aggression' in Ukraine 30 August 2014, 20:29 CET
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said a decision on further sanctions against Russia over what she described as its "aggression" in Ukraine would be made by EU leaders on Saturday evening.

Russian gas cut to Ukraine unlikely to hurt Europe: analysts 29 August 2014, 20:51 CET
Moscow's latest warning that Europe could run short of Russian gas this winter lacks credibility, analysts say, as the prospect of new Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis rises.

EU condemns Russia's 'significant incursions' into Ukraine 29 August 2014, 20:32 CET
European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso condemned Moscow's "significant incursions" into eastern Ukraine during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday.

EU moves towards tougher sanctions on Russia 30 August 2014, 12:34 CET
European Union foreign ministers on Friday cleared the way for tougher sanctions against Russia over what many of them described as its invasion of neighbour Ukraine.

Romania calls on EU, NATO to arm Ukraine 29 August 2014, 13:42 CET
Romania's president Traian Basescu on Friday said the European Union and NATO must supply weapons to Ukraine to help it fight Russian-backed insurgents.

Russia warns of high risk to winter gas deliveries to Europe 29 August 2014, 16:25 CET
Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak warned Friday of a high risk of disruptions to Russian gas supplies to Europe this winter as international tensions over Ukraine mounted.

Italy's Renzi calls Putin to denounce 'intolerable escalation' in Ukraine 28 August 2014, 18:48 CET
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU, has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of "very serious consequences" after reports that Moscow had sent troops into Ukraine.

EU 'extremely concerned' about reports of Russia incursion in Ukraine 28 August 2014, 13:56 CET
The European Union said on Thursday said it was "extremely concerned" by reports of an incursion by Russian troops into Ukraine.

Ukraine's Poroshenko in Brussels later this week 26 August 2014, 13:51 CET
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet with the EU's top officials later this week in Brussels, a European source told AFP on Tuesday.

Russia approves pumping $6.6bn into state banks 26 August 2014, 11:46 CET
The Russian government has approved injecting 239 billion rubles ($6.6 billion, 5 billion euros) into two of the country's largest, state-controlled banks that have been hit with Western sanctions.

EU should ensure Ukraine's gas supply: Oettinger 26 August 2014, 11:50 CET
Europe should ensure Ukraine's gas supply if Russia cuts off deliveries, EU energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger said in a newspaper interview Tuesday ahead of key talks on the raging crisis.