Sanctions against Russia

World sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis. The Russian military intervention in Ukraine, which began in late February 2014, prompted a number of governments to apply sanctions against individuals, businesses and officials from Russia and Ukraine. So, the EU, USA and Canada has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry denounces Cyprus resolution on lifting sanctions against Russia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine published a comment with regard to Cyprus Resolution on sanctions against Russia. Here is the full text of a comment: "The MFA of Ukraine condemns the adoption by the House of Representatives of the Republic of

Cypriot MPs decide to lift sanction against Russia

The resolution drafted by members of the Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) was supported by 33 MPs out of 54, with 17 abstentions on Thursday. No one voted against the resolution, Press TV reports. The document said the anti-Moscow embargoes “have negatively

EU prolongs economic sanctions against Russia

"The decision on sanctions against Russia has been adopted," the report says, according to UNIAN agency. On June 21, the European Union prolonged for another six months the economic sanctions against Russia earlier imposed for Moscow's actions in Ukraine. The EU sanctions

Ukraine’s president visits Brussels to discuss Brexit’s influence on Ukraine-EU relations

Consultations or the Ukraine-EU mini-summit will be dedicated to the discussion of the results of the UK referendum on the EU membership and their influence on the Ukraine-EU relations, ways to further mobilize EU’s support for the agenda of reforms in Ukraine,

Happy Birthday to Nadiya Savchenko: Ukrainian President congratulated military pilot, illegally convicted in Russia

“Happy Birthday to our Nadiya - a symbol of our faith in the victory over the aggressor! I make every effort to personally congratulate the Hero on her native soil,” - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Twitter today, Joinfo.ua reports. It

French Parliament votes to lift sanctions against Russia

The lower chamber of the French parliament, the National Assembly, has voted for the resolution urging the government to act for the lifting of economic sanctions imposed by the West against Russia for its aggression in Ukraine, the National Assembly wrote on

Russian cheese lovers find way round import ban

Russia's government banned wholesale imports of fresh food products from the European Union in 2014 in retaliation for Western states imposing sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reports. Suren Matevosyan, a Russian-educated

Canada imposes additional sanctions against Russia

"Today’s steps support wider international efforts to seek a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine," Stephane Dion, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs said, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine. "As agreed by G7 leaders, Canada believes sanctions should not be lifted

Ukraine preparing sanctions list of persons involved in torture of 11 illegally detained Ukrainians

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Ukraine is preparing a new list of persons against whom sanctions should be imposed in connection with their involvement in the torture of 11 Ukrainian political prisoners, Interfax-Ukraine reports. "We won't limit the list to those

EC to propose visa liberalization with Ukraine in April

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said that the European Commission will make a proposal for visa liberalization with Ukraine in April, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to UNIAN. "As far as visa liberalization is concerned, we have a shared interest in making