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  • Russia calls EU Council's sanctions against the members of Crimea's election commission 'an unfriendly step'

    The Russian Foreign Ministry called the sanctions of the EU Council against members of the Russian-controlled electoral commissions of the Crimea and the former Chairman of the electoral commission of Sevastopol “an unfriendly step,” as stated by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

    "Russia reserves the right to give a tit-for-tat response to the European Union’s yet-again unfriendly step... The European Union’s new measures once again demonstrate its real attitude to the …

  • EU Council imposes sanctions against five organizers of Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    The EU Council imposed sanctions against five organizers of the presidential election in the annexed Crimea, stated by President Petro Poroshenko on Facebook.

    “I welcome the official decision of the EU Council to impose sanctions against five persons responsible for the illegal presidential election held in the temporarily occupied Crimea and Sevastopol. Punishment for any unlawful actions against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine is inevitable,” he wrote.

    Poroshenko also …

  • EU ready to consider new sanctions against Syria

    According to the statement made by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini that was published on the website of the European Council on Saturday, April 14, the European Union is ready to consider new sanctions against the Syrian authorities because of the use of chemical weapons in the city of Douma.

    "In July 2017 and March 2018, the EU introduced additional restrictive measures against high-ranking Syrian officials and scientists because of their role …

  • European Commission: EU economy unharmed by Russian sanctions

    The EU’s economy is not harmed by placing sanctions on Russia, Russia does not have enough money to develop its economy, and Russian counter-sanctions against the EU do not work – the exportation of agricultural goods and food products from the EU to Russia have adjusted to the new realities and grown by 16%.

    According to news outlet, this was the topic at a session of the NATO Permanent Representatives Committee on March 28, 2018, during discussion of the effect of EU sanctions on the …

  • European Parliament MP: Some EU countries did not expel Russian diplomats because of 'Russian black money'

    Some EU countries have ignored the joint response to Russia's use of chemical weapons in the British town of Salisbury because of personal interests in relations with Moscow,  stated by Sven Giegold, a representative of the Green Party in the European Parliament (EP), UkrInform reports.

    "Many countries that turn their backs on EU’s Russia policy are under the influence of dirty money from Russia. The division of Europe is based on inglorious individual interests vis-à-vis Russia. Cyprus, …

  • EU will not recognize results of Russian presidential election in Crimea

    The European Union will not recognize results of the Russian presidential election in the territory of Crimea, as stated by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, at a joint press conference with President Petro Poroshenko, broadcast by 112 Ukraine.

    Mogherini said that the annexation of the Crimea violated international law and noted that the EU would not recognize the elections being held in the Crimea.

    The EU High Representative also noted …

  • Poroshenko proposes that the EU send a diplomatic mission to the Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the Vice President of the European Commission, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. The President’s website reports that after the meeting he proposed that the European Union send a diplomatic mission to the Donbas.

    "To understand the real situation in the Donbas and to see with your own eyes how Russia fulfills its part of commitments under the Minsk agreements, I appealed to Ms. …

  • EU extends sanctions against Russia for annexing Crimea

    The European Union has extended restrictive measures against 150 citizens and 38 Russian companies until September 15, 2018, as indicated in a statement issued on Monday by the European Council.

    “The EU Council has extended measures for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, for another six months,” the statement said.

    It was noted that an assessment of the situation did not justify a change in the sanctions regime.

    “Other EU …

  • European Commission offers €1 billion assistance package to Ukraine

    The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) program for Ukraine worth up to €1 billion ($1.23 billion) intended to support economic stabilization and structural reforms, as said in the statement on the website of the European Commission.

    "Today's proposal follows the request of the Ukrainian authorities and direct discussions between [European] Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. The new program seeks …

  • Poland warns EU of negative consequences if criticism against them continues

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that the excess of criticism from the EU on Poland's justice reforms could lead to negative consequences, as he stated at a meeting with the Chairman of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, DW reported.

    Poland also cautioned the European Union against increasing pressure on Warsaw, as this, according to Morawiecki, can strengthen the country's support for populists that seek to weaken or destroy the EU.

    It is noted that the …