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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US backs sanctions against “Nord stream-2”

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment that would impose new sanctions on companies assisting Russia in completing a controversial gas pipeline to the European Union bypassing Ukraine. The United States opposes the project on the grounds that it strengthens the Kremlin’s grip on the European energy market and punishes Ukraine, which is […]

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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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Lithuania bans Russian television channel RT

Lithuania’s media watchdog has banned RT due its connection with Dmitry Kiselev, a Russian national who is under EU sanctions for his role in promoting Kremlin’s propaganda during the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014. The ban includes five different RT channels: RT, RT HD, RT Spanish, RT Documentary and RT Documentary HD. The move […]

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UK imposes sanctions against Russians

Britain has imposed sanctions on more than two dozen Russian individuals in connection with the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky as relations between the two nations remain frayed over what London calls Moscow’s destabilizing acts. Addressing parliament, foreign minister Dominic Raab said: “The first designations will cover those individuals involved in the torture and murder […]

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The effectiveness of sanctions against Russia

All 6 years of the existence of international sanctions against Russia, its officials, including President Vladimir Putin, have reiterated that the sanctions are not destructive, and the short-term deterioration in the lives of Russians is associated with a drop in oil prices. However, in recent months, the Kremlin has dramatically changed its position. According to […]

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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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EU leaders to support sanctions against Russia

EU member states decided to renew the sanctions introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation until 23 June 2021. The restrictive measures were introduced in 2014 as a response to Russia’s forcible seizure of Crimea in March 2014 after Moscow deployed troops and staged a referendum dismissed […]

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Russian trace in Germany

The German Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador on Thursday amid accusations on the assassination of former Chechen field commander and Georgian citizen Zelimkhan Khangoshvili by the Russian government. Earlier the prosecutor’s office of Germany brought charges to the Russian Federation in contract killing. The German government is also considering imposing sanctions on Russia. The […]

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