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German ex-leader criticizes EU Russia sanctions

Germany’s former chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, has called for an end to spiraling sanctions between the European Union and Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

EU Failed Again to Break 'Vicious' Sanctions Circle: Russia's EU Envoy

The European Union has failed again to break the vicious circle of sanction mentality by refusing to lift the current sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, Russia's Ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said Tuesday.

Here's Why Moldova Could be the Next Ukraine

Lost among the talk of Ukraine’s Civil War and the ISIL threat is the coming Russia vs. West clash in Moldova.

Russia Bans Entry to Pro-Ukraine European Politician Rebecca Harms

A prominent EU legislator known for her pro-Ukraine stance claims she was barred from entering Russia on Thursday in what could constitute the first such incident in the history of the European Parliament.

Washington’s Secret Agendas

One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas.

The Russian response to a double declaration of war

Listening to Poroshenko a few days ago and then to Obama at the UNGA can leave no doubt whatsoever about the fact that the AngloZionist Empire is at war with Russia. Yet many believe that the Russian response to this reality is inadequate. Likewise, there is a steady stream of accusations made against Putin about Russia's policy towards the crisis in the Ukraine. What I propose to do here is to offer a few basic reminders about Putin, his obligations and his options.

Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative? — Paul Craig Roberts

Obama’s September 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies while simultaneously demonstrating Washington’s double standards and belief that Washington alone, because the US is exceptional and indispensable, has the right to violate all law.

Russia raises suspicions about US ‘military interference’ in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday accused the United States of resorting to "military interference" to defend its interests, in a veiled reference to the air campaign in Syria.

Vaclav Klaus: the West’s lies about Russia are monstrous

He says, with finality: ‘The US/EU propaganda against Russia is really ridiculous and I can’t accept it.’

Georgia seeks better relations with Russia without harming its own sovereignty

Georgia is seeking to normalise relations with Russia but without doing any harm to its own sovereignty and independence, Georgian Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili said on Saturday.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky breaks political silence, saying he would lead Russia

The former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, says he would be ready to lead Russia if called upon.

French farmers burn crop over Russia sanctions

Around 130 tractors blocked the RN12 highway for over two hours in Landerneau on Wednesday in the latest farmer protest against the Russian ban on EU food imports that was prompted by EU sanctions over Ukraine. Farmers set fire to potatoes, cauliflower, tyres and hay among other items, and displayed an effigy of French President Francois Hollande in a guillotine.

Potato Protest: French farmers burn crop over Russia sanctions

Ukraine opposes lifting sanctions on Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called on Western countries not to lift the sanctions on Russia until Kiev captures the land controlled by pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine.

Russia tops ISIS threat, Ebola worst of all? Lavrov puzzled by Obama’s UN speech

Following the US President’s speech at the UN, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov was puzzled with Barack Obama’s ranking of international threats: deadly Ebola virus top, followed by so-called Russian aggression and ISIS in Syria and Iraq only third?

Russia calls for intl probe into Ukraine burials with signs of execution

Russia is calling for an international investigation into the discovery of burial sites with signs of execution at locations where the Ukraine National Guard forces were stationed two days earlier.

US, EU interference in other countries’ affairs unacceptable — Russia's ambassador to OSCE

US and EU interference in other countries’ affairs is unacceptable, Russian Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Andrei Kelin said on Monday.

Russia to fully renew nuclear forces by 2020

Russia is set to renew the country’s strategic nuclear forces by 100 percent, not 70 percent as previously announced, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

Ukraine events triggered unprecedented anti-Russian campaign says speaker of Russia's Parliament

“Of course, efforts to shatter trust began before yesterday, but events in Ukraine gave a very powerful impetus to an unprecedented anti-Russian campaign,” Naryshkin said.

Respect Syria sovereignty: Russia warns US

The Russian Federation has warned the United States of violating the sovereignty of the crisis-hit Syria.

Dutch MH17 Investigation Omits US “Intel”. Fabrications and Omissions Supportive of US-NATO Agenda Directed against Russia

The absence of America’s so-called “intelligence” regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over Ukraine in a 34 page Dutch Safety Board preliminary report raises serious questions about the credibility and legitimacy of both America’s political agenda, and all agencies, organizations, and political parties currently behind it.

The West closes eyes tight to imagine Russia does not exist - Medvedev

Medvedev also said that Russia did not start the sanctions standoff with the West. "We did not start this conflict. We were forced to respond," he said.

A Reality Check From Russia

I’ve been in St. Petersburg and Moscow for the past two weeks. As for the tragedy being played out in Ukraine, it’s been surprising to find total uniformity of opinion from Russian citizens, including groups of our CCI alumni.

Stop playing wargames in Ukraine - Nigel Farage

Amongst the long list of foreign policy failures and contradictions in the last few years including, of course, the bombing of Libya, the desire to arm the rebels in Syria, has been the unnecessary provocation of Vladimir Putin.

Stop playing wargames in Ukraine - @Nigel_Farage

Russia to build 8 power plants in Iran: Iranian minister

The Iranian minister said four plants will be built in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, two in eastern city of Tabas, and two in the northwestern city of Sahand.

China mulls joining Eurasian Development Bank

The two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) kicked off on Thursday in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, with the possibility of China joining the Eurasian Development Bank (EADB), anti-terrorism and expanding SCO membership expected to be high on the agenda, said analysts.

Long-Awaited Relief: Russian convoy delivers aid to Lugansk, E. Ukraine

All 200 trucks in Russia’s 2nd convoy carrying long-awaited humanitarian aid for devastated areas of eastern Ukraine have crossed the border after weeks of delays that occurred despite an agreement on relief corridors in the Minsk ceasefire deal.

Long-Awaited Relief: Russian convoy delivers aid to Lugansk, E. Ukraine

Kiev claims Putin wants to destroy Ukraine

In the latest instance of war of words between Kiev and Moscow, the prime minister of Ukraine has accused Russia’s President Vladimir Putin of attempting to destroy Ukraine as an independent country.

Russian oil giants, Kalashnikov top new EU sanctions list

The Russian targets in the latest EU sanctions which have now come to light. The latest restrictions tighten the screws on 5 Russian state-owned banks already under sanctions. The length of loans they now can get from Europe has been reduced to 30 days.

Russian oil giants, Kalashnikov top new EU sanctions list

West's antics pushing Russia closer to China

The Ukraine crisis is not just about Eastern Europe, it is also about the world order. The Kremlin is seeking Washington's recognition of what it regards as its core national security interests.

Poland stops reverse gas flow to Ukraine, Kiev blames Russia

Ukraine’s state-controlled gas transit company says Poland cut off reverse flows to Ukraine, alleging that a quarter of Russian gas imports to Poland went missing. Gazprom said it continues to supply the same amount of gas as previously.

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