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Kremlin: anti-Russian sanctions policy doomed to fail

The Russian president’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, has said that the Kremlin is confident the policy of sanctions against Russia will not achieve its goal, and that the Kremlin will focus on Moscow’s own interests. …

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US sanctions against Russia have gone stale

Since 2014, Russian and American diplomacy has been defined by economic sanctions. This has become the default, expected option for U.S. policymakers—but Russia has refused to concede, repent and ask for forgiveness, Modern Diplomacy, Belgian platform for assessing and evaluating complex international issues that are often outside the boundaries of mainstream Western media and academia, writes. The U.S. had hoped Russia would experience just enough economic hardship that they would revert their course, retract their reunification with Crimea, and end any involvement in Eastern Ukraine. Almost seven years later, there is no evidence to suggest that Russia has any intention of buckling under the pressure and denying its national interests

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European companies back out of Nord Stream 2

Eighteen companies have terminated their participation or are in the process of withdrawing, following U.S. sanctions threats. The U.S. has only imposed sanctions on one company, but has threatened to "take further action." So …

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Allies worried Joe Biden shaky on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Axios published today a summary of Western politicians' reactions to the current U.S. activity in relation to pressure on Russia's pipeline project Nord Stream 2. The big picture, according to the article, is that Europe is now unhappy …

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EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials

European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to impose sanctions on top Russian officials following the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a decision that was hastened by a tense trip to Moscow by the chief EU diplomat …

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European ministers agree to expand anti-Russian sanctions

During the summit in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the EU countries agreed on the expansion of personal restrictions against the citizens of the Russian Federation due to the situation with Alexei Navalny, Reuters reports citing diplomatic …

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Kremlin hopes more U.S. sanctions won’t be coming

Moscow hopes that common sense will gain the upper hand in Washington and that US officials won’t choose to go down the path of turning up the sanctions pressure, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. The Russian …

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U.S. to unveil Nord Stream 2 pipeline report today

 The Biden administration is expected to name as early as Friday the companies it believes are helping build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, five sources said, a move that could eventually prompt sanctions on the nearly completed …

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West changes its mind on global sanctions against Russia?

The U.S. is likely to hold off sanctioning any German entities for now over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia, according to four people familiar with the matter, as the Biden administration seeks to halt the project without antagonizing …

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