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      [Ticker] Russia loses EU sanctions appeal
      Sep18

      [Ticker] Russia loses EU sanctions appeal

      The EU’s top court has ruled that Europe acted legally when imposing sanctions on Russian energy firms and banks over its invasion of Ukraine in 2014. “The companies in question could not reasonably have been unaware of the reasons why the targeted restrictions at issue were imposed on them,” it said Thursday. The verdict...

      [Ticker] MEPs demand Ukraine protect LGBTI marches
      Sep11

      [Ticker] MEPs demand Ukraine protect LGBTI marches

      A group of 35 MEPs from the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup has urged the government and police in Ukraine to guarantee protection for the upcoming Pride marches in Kharkiv and Zaporizhia. “The situation of anti-LGBTI counter-protests, which are often violent, is unfortunately not new to Ukraine, and therefore the police...

      EU leaders reject Belarus election result, urge dialogue
      Aug20

      EU leaders reject Belarus election result, urge dialogue

      With the experience of Ukraine in mind, EU leaders called for dialogue in Belarus and pledged funding, but stopped short of calling for new elections. …read more Source::...

      EU leaders reject Belarus election result, urge dialogue
      Aug20

      EU leaders reject Belarus election result, urge dialogue

      With the experience of Ukraine in mind, EU leaders called for dialogue in Belarus and pledged funding, but stopped short of calling for new elections. …read more Source::...

      [Ticker] More than 200,000 at Minsk opposition rally
      Aug17

      [Ticker] More than 200,000 at Minsk opposition rally

      Some 220,000 people gathered in central Minsk in opposition to rigged elections last Sunday, the BBC reported. “We are in the majority. We are power,” Maria Kolesnikova, an opposition leader said. About 30,000 people also gathered at a rival rally in the city by president Aleksander Lukashenko, who called protesters...

      [Ticker] Ukraine accuses separatists of violating ceasefire
      Jul28

      [Ticker] Ukraine accuses separatists of violating ceasefire

      Ukraine’s military officials said there were two breaches of the ceasefire on Monday when pro-Russian separatists opened fire with grenades and small arms, Reuters reported. “I assure that in case the enemy violates the ceasefire and threatens their lives, the response of the armed forces will be immediate and decisive,” said...

      [Ticker] Germany rejects US attempt to let Russia return to G7
      Jul28

      [Ticker] Germany rejects US attempt to let Russia return to G7

      Germany has rejected a proposal by US president Donald Trump to allow Russian president Vladimir Putin back into the Group of Seven (G7), according to DW. “We need Russia to solve conflicts such as those in Syria, Libya and Ukraine,” German foreign minister Heiko Maas told the Rheinische Post newspaper in an interview published on...

      [Ticker] Ukraine and Russia prepare for latest ceasefire
      Jul27

      [Ticker] Ukraine and Russia prepare for latest ceasefire

      Ukraine’s military officials said on Sunday that their troops “have begun preparations” for the latest ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, due to start on Monday, DW reported. This follows an agreement reached by Ukrainian, Russian and OSCE negotiators last week. Moscow occupied...

      [Ticker] EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia
      Jun18

      [Ticker] EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia

      EU leaders are expected on Friday to extend economic sanctions against Russia over annexation of parts of Ukraine until the end of January 2021, senior EU officials said. The sanctions on the energy, financial and arms industry were introduced in 2014. Leaders will hear an update from French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela...

      [Ticker] Trump wants Russia back in G7-type group
      Jun02

      [Ticker] Trump wants Russia back in G7-type group

      Russia, which was kicked out of the G8 group of powerful countries over its invasion of Ukraine, should be reinvited to future talks of what was now called the G7 US president Donald Trump has said. Australia, India, and South Korea should also come, he said Saturday. “I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s...