Contents tagged with Sanctions

  • Ukraine preparing new sanctions against Russia after Kremlin eased citizenship requirements for Donbas residents

    The Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin, speaking on the TV channel Inter, announced that Ukrainian diplomats are working on increasing international pressure on Russia because of Russia’s decision to issue passports to the residents of the territoriesof the Donbas which are not under Ukraine’s control, writes Hromadske.

    "At the moment, Ukrainian diplomats are actively working on creating a new wave of political pressure on the Russian Federation, as well as preparing …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: we will not beg our 'colleagues' to lift sanctions

    Moscow does not plan to ask for the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions said Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov at a press conference with his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero Milanesi, RIA Novosti reports.

     “We understand that sanctions are a reality. We did not create this mess. And we will not beg our colleagues in Europe or anywhere else to cancel these sanctions,” said the foreign minister.

    Lavrov cited data according to which, the total damage due to all sanctions is about $ 100 billion, …

  • The US warns that the purchase of Russian weapons could lead to sanctions

    Amid the reports of India’s intention to purchase Russian S-400 missile systems, the United States reminded its allies of the threat of sanctions under the Counteracting opponents of the United States through sanctions Act (CAATSA), TASS reports with reference to a representative of the US National Security Council.

    According to him, Washington urges partners to avoid transactions that may fall under the CAATSA. He added that the S-400 “fall under section 231 of the act” - new or qualitative …

  • South Korea refuses to let Russian ships in because of US sanctions

    South Korea denied the ships of the Russian company Gudzon Shipping entry to the country’s ports, the Kommersant newspaper reports with reference to the company’s General Director, Gennady Kononenko.

    “I have documents showing that South Korean authorities denied the entry [to the ports],” Kononenko said.

    Kononenko added that the matter was related to the sanctions of the United States against companies suspected of oil trade with North Korea. The Director General of Gudzon Shipping stated …

  • Washington: USA is under no illusion that Russia will take steps to avoid sanctions

    The USA firmly disbelieves that Russia will accept Washington’s conditions or take actions to avoid the second round of sanctions arising from the Skripal incident, stated the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Andrea Thompson, as published on the Senate’s website.

    Thompson recalled that the first phase of sanctions against Russia was imposed as part of the Chemical Weapons Convention. She said, “The United States has made it clear that we will cease pursuing its …

  • US threatens sanctions for participation in Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    European companies participating in the “Nord Stream 2” pipeline will incur the serious risk of sanctions from the US stated Frank Fannon, US Assistant Secretary of State and Energy Resources, according to Voice of America.

    “Companies that operate in the Russian energy pipeline sector are engaging in business activity that carries with it a significant risk of sanctions, this applies to Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream,” said Fannon.

    He also expressed the opinion of the US government about the …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine negotiating sanctions with western partners against Russian Black Sea ports

    According to Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan, Ukraine is negotiating sanctions with the West against Russian Black Sea ports.

    “We are holding negotiations with our European and American partners in order to impose appropriate sanctions against the Black Sea ports because of the blockade of the Azov Sea  for Ukrainian ships [ by Russia],” he said on channel 112 TV.

    According to Omelyan, the wave of sanctions against Moscow is rising and the latest decision by US Congress …

  • Bill on sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipeline introduced in the US Congress

    John Barrasso, Senator from Wyoming and a member of the Republican Party of the USA introduced a new bill to Congress providing sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, as reported on Barrasso’s website.

    According to the Senator, sanctions against the pipeline would allow NATO countries to avoid political manipulation and coercion by Russia. “Countries like Germany should be reducing the amount of natural gas that they buy from Russia, not increasing it. But that’s what this Nord Stream 2 …

  • Five countries join in EU sanctions against Russia

    Montenegro, Albania, Norway, Ukraine, and Georgia have joined the EU sanctions imposed against Russia due to the annexation of the Crimea which are in effect until June 23rd, 2019, said the High Representative of the European Union, Federica Mogherini.

    “The Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA country Norway, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and Georgia align themselves with this Declaration. They will ensure that their national policies conform to …

  • Russia to finance Nord Stream 2 if US imposes sanctions

    The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will connect Russia and Germany directly, may be financed even if Washington places sanctions on the European companies involved in the project, Nord Stream 2 CFO Paul Corcoran told Welt am Sonntag in an interview.

    “The project will definitely be financed. It is important for Gazprom, and Russia currently has a large liquidity reserve in euros,” Corcoran emphasized.

    According to the CFO, the initiative may be realized even without …