anti-Russian sanctions

Rouble, bonds and stocks extend slump

The Russian rouble gave up earlier gains and fell sharply on Friday, extending its biggest drop in 15 months on fears over an escalation of geopolitical tensions between Moscow and the West while government bonds and stocks suffered heavy losses

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EU extends anti-Russia sanctions until July 31 2022

The European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. “The Council (of the European Union) decided to prolong the restrictive measures currently targeting specific economic sectors of the Russian …

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U.S. preparing sanctions against Putin - report

U.S. senior Democratic senators will today unveil a new package of sanctions to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin if Moscow engages in hostilities against Ukraine, reads the legislation, obtained by The Washington Post in advance of its …

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Vote on Nord Stream 2 sanctions puts Democrats in a bind

With U.S. officials in Europe for talks with Russia this week, Democrats face an uncomfortable choice - either buck U.S. President Joe Biden or vote against sanctions on a pipeline they have long publicly opposed, Axios writes. In late …

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Europe fears economic hit If Russia sanctioned heavily

Concern among some big European nations about economic fallout raises the risk of a split with the U.S. on how strongly to hit Russia with fresh sanctions, Bloomberg writes citing people familiar with the matter. Western allies are …

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Ukraine closes its rivers to Russia

From today, Russian vessels cannot sail on the Ukrainian rivers. The corresponding law was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on December 3, 2020. According to the law, vessels flying the Russian flag are not allowed to transport passengers …

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Biden signs $770 billion defense bill

U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, for fiscal year 2022, which authorizes $770 billion in defense spending, the White House said on Monday. "The Act provides vital benefits and …

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EU sanctions against Russia prolonged for six months

Leaders of EU states and governments decided to prolong the economic sanctions against Russia, tied to the implementation of the Minsk Agreements on settlement in Ukraine, for another six months, a source in one European delegation told TASS …

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U.S. weighs new banking sanctions against Russia - report

The U.S. and European allies are weighing sanctions targeting Russia’s biggest banks and the country’s ability to convert rubles for dollars and other foreign currencies should Russia invade Ukraine, Bloomberg reported citing people …

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Kremlin slams potential U.S. sanctions as media hysteria

The Kremlin considers reports about potential sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and other restrictions over the situation in Ukraine to be a media hysteria, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday. …

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