Contents tagged with Sanctions on Russia

  • Germany and Austria call on US to revise recent Russian sanctions bill

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern called for a correction of the bill approved by US senators to tighten anti-Russian sanctions in the energy sector.

    They believe that these measures threaten the European companies participating in the development of Europe’s energy supply.

    “Political sanctions should not be linked up to economic interest. To threaten companies in Germany, Austria and other European firms with fines in the US if they take part in or …

  • US senate approves bill on new sanctions against Russia

    On Wednesday, the US Senate almost unanimously (97 for, 2 against) approved the document which could put into law and expand the sanctions against Russia, Golos Ameriki reports.

    Corresponding amendments were introduced into the law on sanctions with respect to Iran. The senators added the Russian sanctions there too.

    Amongst other things, the document obligates the White House to coordinate the decision with Congress if it decides to ease, suspend or lift the current sanctions against Russia. …

  • US Congress introduces bill for new sanctions against Russia

    The US Congress has introduced a bill for new sanctions against Russia. Anti-Russian measures are being considered in the form of an amendment to a draft law on sanctions against Iran.

    It follows from the document that under the sanctions, the financing period for Russian banks under sanctions could be limited from 90 to 14 days.

    Additionally, US companies and individuals will be banned from "all transactions involving the provision of financing and other business relationships involving a …

  • Bulgarian President speaks in favor of lifting sanctions against the Russian Federation

    President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev spoke in favor of the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions.

    In his opinion, restrictive measures against Russia have not brought the anticipated benefits, and he is ready to support their withdrawal "with pleasure".

    In addition, as reported by the BTV channel, Radev spoke regarding an early conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The leader of Bulgaria intends to invite him to events honoring the 140th anniversary of the country's liberation from …

  • US promises to maintain sanctions against Russia until the crisis in Ukraine is resolved

    The US White House once more reiterated that sanctions against Russia over its interference in Ukraine would be preserved until Moscow fully honors its obligations to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

    Until then, the United States is firmly committed to maintaining existing sanctions against Russia, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

    "We believe that the existing executive-branch sanctions regime is the best tool for compelling Russia to fulfill its commitments," she said at a …

  • Russia's Permanent Representative to the EU: European Union is preparing to review its position towards Russia

    Conditions have become favorable for the EU to soften its policy towards Russia in general, and particularly with regards to sanctions, said Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's permanent representative to the EU, in an interview with the newspaper Izvestia.

    According to Chizhov, toward the end of the month there will be another discussion of one of the three sets of anti-Russian sanctions, which deals with economic measures. These measures expire on July 31st. Along with this, Chizhov stressed that the …

  • US Permanent Representative to the UN: sanctions against Russia will remain

    US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley said Washington will not abolish or weaken penal measures against Russia in an interview with CNN, which aired on Sunday, June 4. "There's no easing up on Russia until they start really becoming part of the Minsk Agreement and following through on what they're supposed to do," the diplomat said in response to a question from the presenter about the alleged attempt of the White House to press the State Department to initiate a process of lifting …

  • Despite sanctions Russian Yandex online services still accessible in Ukraine

    Services Yandex.Maps, Yandex.Taxi and Yandex.Traffic are accessible again in Ukraine through different internet service providers, as reported by news website citing internet users  as well as  Olexandr Fedienko, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Internet Association of Ukraine.

    “Access has been available for two days. But this is not because operators stopped blocking it. This is rather due to Yandex services moving to other cloud network and being hosted there now. Now …

  • Russia demands explanations from U.S. about new sanctions

    Russia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Vladimir Safronkov, said at a meeting of the Security Council of the UN that was held on Friday, June 2, that the Russian authorities expect to receive an explanation from the U.S. regarding sanctions imposed against Russians and some Russian companies suspected by Washington of cooperating with North Korea, as reported by Novosti.

    "We would like to hear explanations from the American side regarding the June 1 expansion of U.S. sanctions …

  • Estonian President calls for maintaining sanctions on Russia

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid expressed support for the continuation of sanctions against Russia at a meeting of the heads of the Baltic States with US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday in Munich.

    “I emphasized that by attacking Ukraine, Russia has violated the principles of international law. Russia has no "special" right in Ukraine and shouldn't also have any special interests. Therefore, it is important for countries that think as we do to stand collectively for the continued …