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Why Expulsion of US Diplomats From Russia Caught Washington Off Guard
Washington has once again misread Moscow, not expecting that a series of anti-Russia measures adopted under the Obama and Trump administration would result in the large-scale expulsion of US diplomats from Russia, Pavel Salin, the director of the Center for Political Studies at Moscow's Financial University, told Radio Sputnik. [...]
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Sanctions to ‘Break Europe Away From US’, Facilitate EU-Russia Ties
Russia will only stand to gain from US sanctions, which also threaten to sour Washington’s relations with its European partners, political analyst Dmitry Solonnikov told Sputnik. "The sanctions will not only have negative consequences for Russia, but will also hurt Europe and the US itself.   [...]
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Berlin calls for retaliation against ‘illegal’ US sanctions on Russia
New penalties against Moscow proposed by US lawmakers violate international law and officials in Brussels should consider countermeasures, the German economy minister said on Monday. "We consider this as being against international law, plain and simple,"Brigitte Zypries told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain. [...]
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US sanctions won’t stop Russia’s pipeline project to Europe
The latest US sanctions targeting Russia's oil and gas sector will cause Gazprom some headaches in building the new gas pipeline to Germany, experts say. However, US restrictions are unlikely to stop the project. "The price of any project automatically increases," Tatiana Mitrova, director of the Skolkovo Energy Center told [...]
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Chaos reigns: Trump team foreign policy is all about conflicting messages
Rex Tillerson’s mind-boggling claim the US wants to hurt Russia with sanctions to help foster better relations is arguably just a sign of a greater problem in the Trump administration, which seems struggling to form a consistent foreign policy. [...]
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‘Let’s Cut Them Off From Space’: How Russia Could Strike Back at US Sanctions
There are several ways Russia could respond to the new US sanctions bill. At the same time, according to experts, the response should be cautious and well calculated. The US Senate has passed a new version of a sanctions bill on Russia, Iran and North Korea. [...]
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Anti-Russia sanctions: ‘EU should stop playing games of Washington’
It is time for the EU to decide whether they want to defend Europeans and European business interests and stand up against what the Americans are trying to do, says MEP Nathan Gill from the UK Independence Party. [...]
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EU Anti-Russia Sanctions Just Political Tool – EU Lawmaker
The member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs claims that Brussels needs to restore strong dialogue and cooperation with Moscow as the anti-Russia sanctions lost any economic reasoning and turned into a mere political instrument. [...]
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Sanctions or Not, Crimea Wants to Be Part of Bigger World Together With Russia
A brief trip to Crimea in June 2017 made me understand: Crimea wants to be a part of the "bigger world," but only together with Russia. The theme of economic sanctions against Russia and especially against its region of Crimea is becoming a real bonanza for lawyers. [...]
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‘Putin’s Russia is Europe’s Main Ally in Fight Against Extremism’
Matteo Salivini, leader of Italian opposition Lega Nord party, told Sputnik on Friday that the extension of the European Union's anti-Russian sanctions was "absurd," since the restrictive measures were damaging for the economies of both Italy and the entire 28-member-bloc. [...]
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Mental blockade: US embargoes 20 nations but frets over imaginary Russian siege
US and British troops this week joined thousands of NATO forces to conduct war games in Poland rehearsing the 'possible' blockade of Baltic states by Russia. Talk about mental blockade. [...]
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Austria and Germany fume over new US sanctions targeting gas pipeline from Russia
Austrian and Germany have lashed out at Washington over new sanctions against Russia that target the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe. [...]
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New sanctions: ‘Robotic move by US bureaucrats’ or ‘part of anti-Russia propaganda’?
How does the latest US decision to impose sanctions against eight more Russian companies play into the Trump administration’s promise to improve relations with Moscow? RT spoke with experts. The restrictive measures were introduced against such companies as Russia’s main weapons exporter Rosobornexport and Aviaexport over [...]
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Bavarian Prime Minister Calls for Lifting Anti-Russia Sanctions in 2017
Bavarian prime minister said that the sanctions imposed on Russia should be lifted before the end of 2017. Horst Seehofer, the prime minister of Germany's state of Bavaria, said on Sunday that the sanctions imposed on Russia should be lifted before the end of 2017 and Moscow should return to the Group of Eight (G8) that bring [...]
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Unable to Harm Russia With Own Sanctions, US ‘Made EU a Tool in Its Policy’
Former Italian Prime Minister and European Commission ex-president Romano Prodi called on Europe to scrap immediately the anti-Russian sanctions, before US president Donald Trump does it first. [...]
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Israel Has No Plans to Impose Sanctions on Russia – Israeli Ambassador to Moscow
Israel will not impose sanctions against Russia, even under US pressure, Israeli Ambassador to Moscow, Harry Koren said Tuesday. "There are no such plans… Israel is very sensitive to the issue of sanctions, because we are threatened every time with sanctions.   [...]
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Austrians Count Cost of Losing ‘Paradise Market’ in Russia Due to Sanctions
As Russian producers reap the rewards of import substitution, Austrian exporters are ruing the EU's decision to impose sanctions. Imposing sanctions against Russia was a mistake which has cost Europe as much as Russia, Vienna's former trade ambassador to Moscow Dietmar Fellner told Austria's Kurier newspaper. [...]
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