Posts tagged as sanctions

Among the EU countries, Lithuania is a pioneer of personal “Azov” sanctions against Russia

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Lithuania is the first EU country to impose sanctions for Russia’s maritime aggression. To implement this plan, the Foreign Ministry of this Baltic country on Thursday, December 6, appealed to the Migration Department under the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs with a proposal to include in the list of unwanted guests of Lithuania people who directly participated in the act of aggression against Ukrainian warships and their crews on November 25…

Ineffective decisions destroy European Union

By Viktors Domburs on Monday, December 3, 2018

European Council President Donald Tusk stated last week that the European Union will extend its existing economic sanctions on Russia this month. This decision is to be taken at a summit of EU leaders on Dec. 13-14. The EU measures against Russia’s defense, energy and banking sectors should become another “punishment” for Moscow’s role in the turmoil in Ukraine and the naval skirmish in the Sea of Azov. Though at…

Lithuanian conservatives table resolution for additional sanctions on Russia

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Lithuania’s conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats (HU-LCD) proposed on Monday that the Seimas pass a resolution calling for additional sanctions on Russia after it seized three Ukrainian Navy ships on Sunday. The resolution invites the Seimas to call on EU and NATO member states, as well as on the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the United Nations, to make every effort to force Russia to end the militarization of…

Russia, facing more U.S. sanctions, seeks to de-dollarise its economy

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Russian government seeks to turn its back on the U.S. dollar in its economy, while the U.S. plans serious new sanctions that could cut Russia’s access to foreign debt markets. French news agency AFP reported on Tuesday, November 6, that Washington announced that it was preparing new sanctions against Moscow over the Skripal poisoning in Britain, after August sanctions made the ruble fell to its lowest level against the…

Lithuania: Karbauskis’ firm buys fertilizers from Russian under intl sanctions

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Agrokoncernas, a company owned by Ramunas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), imports fertilizers from Minudobreniya, a Russian company whose majority shareholder is under international sanctions, according to the Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT) information LETA/BNS reported on Thursday. According to the public broadcaster, Agrokoncernas imports fertilizers not only from the Russian fertilizer producers Phos Agro and Acron, but also from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s…

Iran responds to renewed U.S. sanctions with military manoeuvres

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

After the U.S. renewed its sanctions against Iran, the Middle-Eastern country has commenced air defence training and labelled the situation an economic war. British news portal The Guardian reported on Monday, November 6, that the U.S. sanctions end the economic benefits the U.S. granted Tehran for its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, though Iran for now continues to abide by the accord under which it limited its enrichment of…

Iran sanctions: Rouhani defiant as US re-imposes measures

Monday, November 5, 2018

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to “break” swingeing sanctions re-imposed by the US targeting core parts of the economy. The Trump administration is restoring all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal in a bid to pressure Iran. They will hit oil exports, shipping and banks, and make it difficult to do business with the oil-rich nation. But Mr Rouhani struck a defiant tone, saying that Iran would “continue…

Eight EU states push for sanctions for cyber-attackers

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Eight EU member states, including the UK and the Baltic countries, are pushing the bloc to impose sanctions on cyber-attackers as Europe seeks to strengthen its electronic defences. The states are calling for the urgent creation of a legal framework to hit hackers, warning that a lack of tough action leaves the impression that cyber-attacks would go unpunished. The move comes amid growing concern at Russia’s alleged malign cyber activities,…

Estonia, Lithuania, several other EU countries press for sanctions over cyber-attacks

Monday, October 15, 2018

Estonia, Lithuania, the U.K. and several other EU member states have called on the European Union to expand the scope of the bloc’s sanctions regime to include cyber-attacks. Estonia, Lithuania, the U.K., the Netherlands, Romania, and Finland are pressing the bloc to make the decision at next week’s EU summit in Brussels. The EU has a sanctions regime targeting countries for violating nuclear and chemical weapons treaties. “We urgently need to…

What does Ukraine mean for US?

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 28, 2018

US is turning Ukraine into an instrument of struggle with Russia. At the same time, Kiev is a very convenient option. The escalation of the conflict in Ukraine is beneficial to the United States for several reasons.   1. The procedure of deciding on military actions is too politicized in NATO countries. Arming the Ukrainian armed forces gives the US opportunity to keep the high level of confronting with Russia.…