New sanctions against Russia, China and North Korea

European Union ambassadors have given the green light to sanctions on Russia’s GRU military intelligence unit, as well as on Chinese and North Korean entities over three separate cyberattacks in recent years, RFE/RL report. The attacks, which have been linked to the three countries by various intelligence agencies, hit several EU member states and other […]

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EU urges Russia to claim responsibility for killing soldiers in Donbas

The European Union has called the escalation of violence in Donbas a breach of Minsk agreements, Normandy Summit commitments and international humanitarian law. “The escalation of violence in Donbas, incl. the killing of a Ukrainian medical officer, is a breach of Minsk agreements, Normandy Summit commitments and international humanitarian law. Imperative that all parties respect […]

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Policy regarding Ukraine and Russia will be among German priorities

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says that Germany’s policy regarding Ukraine and Russia will be one of the priorities for his country during the presidency of the Council of the European Union. According to him, there is “minimal consensus” within the European Union on the policy vis-à-vis Russia; it includes, among other things, the regular […]

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Germany proposes first-ever use of EU cyber sanctions over Russia hacking

The German government has officially proposed that the European Union impose sanctions on Russian individuals responsible for a large-scale hacking of the Bundestag. It was the largest cyber hacking ever carried out against the Bundestag. In May, Germany’s attorney general issued an arrest warrant against Russian citizen Dmitry Badin, who is “strongly suspected of being […]

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The EU pointed on violations in the vote on changes to the Russian constitution

The vote on the amendments to the constitution of the Russian Federation took place with numerous violations of democratic norms, and its results contradict Russia’s international obligations. This conclusion is contained in the statement of the EU spokesman, published on the website of the European External Action Service. “The nationwide vote in the Russian Federation […]

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Latvia bans Russian propaganda channel RT

The National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia (NEPLP) in compliance with sanctions imposed by Council of the European Union has decided to restrict the distribution of seven RT (Russia Today) group programmes in Latvia, which in the opinion of Latvian security authorities are most influential Russian propaganda channels in the West Europe. RT, RT […]

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Australia accuses Russia of disinformation

“Russia has used the anxiety around the coronavirus pandemic to undermine Western democracies by spreading disinformation online,” Australia’s foreign minister said The disinformation contributed to a “climate of fear and division” when the world needed cooperation and understanding, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in a speech at Australian National University, a text of which was […]

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Support sanctions against Russia

The World Congress of Ukrainian Youth Organizations members say they are “deeply outraged” by the Kremlin’s attempts to exploit the ongoing global crisis to force EU leaders to weaken and even lift international political and economic sanctions. On June 19, the heads of state and the Council of the European Union in a format of a video […]

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Does Russia deserve sanctions?

On June 19, the heads of state and the Council of the European Union in a format of a video conference must make a political decision to extend economic sanctions against Russia. The issue of sanctions will be raised during the discussion of the implementation of the Minsk agreements. German Chancellor Angela Merkel Bundesregierung and French President Emmanuel Macron are expected […]

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