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Sanctions are ‘wrong to the core’ – Hungarian parliament leader

Hungarian National Assembly Speaker Laszlo Kover has condemned the EU’s economic sanctions on Russia as “wrong to the core,” predicting economic devastation as a result. Kover, a long-time critic of the bloc, added that Hungary’s success depends on cooperation with both East and West. Speaking in the Hungarian town of …

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EU proposal to curb Iran sanctions revealed – Politico

The EU has proposed watering down the US sanctions on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a move to salvage the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Politico reported on Friday, citing a draft of the agreement. The text in question was submitted by the EU and negotiated in …

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Lavrov to head Russian UN delegation, despite US sanctions

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will lead the Russian delegation to the UN General Assembly, scheduled for the end of September in New York, the Kremlin announced on Monday. President Vladimir Putin does not intend to travel to the UNGA or even address the event online. It is unclear whether the …

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China sanctions Pelosi

Beijing has decided to sanction Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family over her trip to Taiwan this week, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced on Friday. The US House speaker’s trip to Taiwan was an “egregious provocation” and because of this, “China decides to adopt sanctions on Pelosi and her …

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Russia not asking for sanctions removal – Lavrov

Moscow is not asking for the lifting of sanctions, but urges Western states to fix the problems they have created on the global food market, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday. “We are not asking for the removal of sanctions – those are problems that deserve to be dealt …

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EU admits goal of anti-Russian sanctions

The embargoes imposed by the European Union against Moscow are intended not to stop the fighting in Ukraine, but wreck the Russian economy, the bloc’s foreign policy commissioner Josep Borrell said in Brussels on Monday. Borrell also announced an EU ban on Russian gold exports later this week. “The EU …

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EU’s top diplomat defends anti-Russia sanctions

The EU’s top diplomat has hit back at those who criticize the Western sanctions slapped on Russia, saying on Monday that he does not believe them to be a mistake, and adding that the bloc will continue to stand by its policies. “There is a big debate about ‘are the …

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EU asks citizens to ‘be patient’ as anti-Russian sanctions bite

EU foreign policy head Josep Borrell has called on Europeans to show “strategic patience” while months worth of supposedly devastating sanctions against Russia take effect. “The sanctions imposed by the EU and like-minded partners are already hitting Vladimir Putin and his associates hard,” Borrell declared in a blog post on …

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Ukrainian lobby group sues Canada over Russia sanctions waiver

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), a major international diaspora organization, announced on Tuesday that it had asked a court to issue an injunction to prevent the Canadian government from returning a German-made gas turbine that Russia says it needs to deliver natural gas to Germany.  The group said its effort …

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