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      [Ticker] Bulgaria presses for South Stream project
      Jul08

      [Ticker] Bulgaria presses for South Stream project

      Russia and Bulgaria Monday pressed the EU to approve South Stream, a controversial gas pipeline that would bypass Ukraine and which Brussels rejected after the annexation of Crimea. Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Orecharski voiced optimism that Brussels would accept “the very good arguments” in favour of the project. …read more...

      Ukrainians seek EU asylum as conflict goes on
      Jul07

      Ukrainians seek EU asylum as conflict goes on

      The Russia-Ukraine conflict has prompted more than 2,000 Ukrainians to apply for asylum in the EU since March. …read more Source:...

      Several EU states impose arms ban on Russia
      Jul07

      Several EU states impose arms ban on Russia

      Most of the EU’s top arms exporters have imposed a ban on sales to Russia, but Ukraine’s military embargo could have a bigger impact on the crisis. …read more Source:...

      [Investigation] Several EU states impose arms ban on Russia
      Jul07

      [Investigation] Several EU states impose arms ban on Russia

      Most of the EU’s top arms exporters have imposed a quiet ban on sales to Russia, but Ukraine’s military embargo could have a bigger impact on the crisis. …read more Source:...

      Putin accuses US of ‘blackmail’ on French bank fine
      Jul02

      Putin accuses US of ‘blackmail’ on French bank fine

      Russia has accused the US of using bank fines to “blackmail” France on arms sales, amid Western division on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

      [Ticker] Hungary confirms building South Stream gas pipeline
      Jul02

      [Ticker] Hungary confirms building South Stream gas pipeline

      Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban confirmed Tuesday while in Serbia that he will build Hungary’s part of the Gazprom’s South Stream gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine to supply Europe, despite American and EU objections. Bulgaria last month had to freeze its South Stream construction work under orders from EU Commission....

      Soros to EU: Help ‘new Ukraine’ against ‘new Russia’
      Jul01

      Soros to EU: Help ‘new Ukraine’ against ‘new Russia’

      US philanthropist George Soros has said the EU needs to support “new Ukraine” in its struggle against Putin’s “new Russia”. His words came as Ukraine’s President ended a unilateral ceasefire with separatists in the east of the country. …read more Source:...

      [Ticker] Russian sailors arrive in France
      Jun30

      [Ticker] Russian sailors arrive in France

      Reuters reports that about 400 Russian sailors arrived in the French port of Saint-Nazaire on board a Russian frigate on Monday to start training on France’s “Mistral” assault ships. The first of the two French vessels will be delivered in October despite the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

      [Ticker] Pro-Russia rebels free OSCE monitors on eve of EU deadline
      Jun29

      [Ticker] Pro-Russia rebels free OSCE monitors on eve of EU deadline

      Pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine have freed eight OSCE monitors held since May on the eve of an EU sanctions deadline. They continue to hold “more than 100 other hostages” according to the US’ OSCE envoy Daniel Baer. They also killed five Ukrainian soldiers despite Ukraine’s extension of a unilateral ceasefire. …read...

      EU issues Russia sanctions ultimatum
      Jun29

      EU issues Russia sanctions ultimatum

      New names will be added to the blacklist unless Russia meets four conditions on the Ukraine conflict by Monday. …read more Source:...