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Merkel calls for not using Nord Stream 2 a weapon

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline should not be used as a weapon, otherwise Germany will call for sanctions, German Chancellor Angeea Merkel said on Sunday after talks with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. "We gave to understand …

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Biden accused of “surrendering” to Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden is facing bipartisan backlash to his administration’s agreement with Germany that allows a controversial Russian natural-gas pipeline to be completed, Politico writes. Biden and his deputies have long been …

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How did Crimea change under European sanctions

On June 21, 2021, the European Union once again extended economic sanctions against Crimea for a year, prohibiting individuals and organizations from importing products from the peninsula and from Sevastopol. Investment, trade and the tourism …

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EU extends sanctions against Crimea for one year

The EU has renewed the sanctions against Crimea within the strategy approved in 2014, which does not recognize the peninsula’s reunification with Russia, the Council of the EU said in a statement published on Monday in Brussels. …

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Putin: U.S. lost as much as Russia due to sanctions

The United States has lost as much as Russia as a result of introducing economic sanctions against Russia, President Vladimir Putin told reporters of the summit in Geneva. "Following introduction of certain restrictions in the …

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Russia terminates ‘open lands’ memorandum with U.S.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed an order on the termination of the "open lands" memorandum of understanding between Russia and the U.S., which allowed Russian and U.S. diplomats to travel across different regions of …

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Putin comments on U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that it was simply pointless for the United States to impose new sanctions against Nord Stream 2, because the first branch of the pipeline has already been completed, said he in an interview with the …

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EU extends sanctions against Syria by year

The European Union has extended sanctions against the Syrian regime for one additional year, until June 1, 2022, in light of the continued repression of the civilian population in the country, the European Council said in a statement on …

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Macron: EU sanctions on Russia do not work

The European Union needs a new strategy on Russia because sanctions alone have not changed its behaviour, French president Emmanuel Macron has said. "With Russia, the policy of progressive sanctions on frozen situations is no …

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