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  • Russia’s Medvedev angers Ukraine with Crimea visit

    News | Europe's East 01-04-2014

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia's grip on Crimea by flying to the region and holding a government meeting there yesterday (31 March), angering Ukraine and defying Western demands to hand the peninsula back to Kyiv.

  • German Finance Minister compares Putin to Hitler

    News | Europe's East 01-04-2014

    Vladimir Putin's methods hearken back to those of Adolf Hitler, said German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Monday (31 March), intensifying the quarrel with Russia over the Crimean crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • US asks Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine’s borders

    News | Europe's East 31-03-2014

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks yesterday (30 March) about ways to defuse the crisis over Ukraine, with Kerry telling Moscow that progress depended on a Russian troop pullback from Ukraine's borders.

  • Obama says Putin won’t divide the West

    News | Global Europe 27-03-2014

    Delivering what seemed like an agenda-setting speech in Brussels on Wednesday (26 March), US President Barack Obama said that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, had miscalculated if he thought he could divide the West over his annexation of Crimea. Obama said it had rather achieved the opposite, further uniting Europe, the United States and partners.

  • Obama pays first visit to EU capital

    News | Global Europe 26-03-2014

    Russia and the West drew a tentative line under the Ukraine crisis yesterday, after US President Barack Obama and his allies agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions unless Moscow goes beyond the seizure of Crimea. Obama arrived in Brussels today (26 March) for his first visit to the EU capital since he first took office in 2009.