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20-01-2022

White House tells chip industry to be ready for potential Russia export curbs

The White House told the US chip industry to be prepared for new restrictions on exports to Russia if Moscow attacks Ukraine, sources said, including potentially blocking the country's access to global electronic supplies.
Global Europe 20-01-2022

US clears Baltic states to send US-made weapons to Ukraine

The US State Department has cleared Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to send US-made missiles and other weapons to Ukraine, three sources familiar with the decision said, as President Joe Biden predicted Russia would move on Ukraine.
Global Europe 20-01-2022

Biden sees Russia moving on Ukraine, sows doubt on Western response

US President Joe Biden predicted on Wednesday (19 January) that Russia will make a move on Ukraine, saying Russia would pay dearly for a full-scale invasion but suggesting there could be a lower cost for a "minor incursion."
Global Europe 19-01-2022

Germany signals it could halt gas pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine

Germany signalled on Tuesday (18 January) that it could halt the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia if Moscow invades Ukraine, and Western nations rallied behind Kyiv over a Russian troop buildup that has stoked fears of war.
Global Europe 19-01-2022

‘We want peace’: Blinken to meet Russian, Ukrainian officials, US says

US President Joe Biden's top diplomat will seek to defuse a crisis with Moscow over Ukraine when he meets the Russian foreign minister in Geneva this week following visits with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv and European officials in Berlin.
Global Europe 18-01-2022

Russian forces arrive in Belarus for joint military drills

Russian military forces and hardware began arriving in ex-Soviet Belarus for joint drills starting in February, Minsk said on Monday (17 January), amid soaring tensions between East and West over Ukraine.
Global Europe 17-01-2022

US talks to EU energy firms on contingency gas supply in case of Russia conflict

The US government has held talks with several international energy companies on contingency plans for supplying natural gas to Europe if conflict between Russia and Ukraine disrupts Russian supplies, two US officials and two industry sources said.
Global Europe 14-01-2022

Stoltenberg: Big powers cannot decide about smaller ones

The big powers, including Moscow, cannot decide about the smaller ones, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told EURACTIV's partner efe in an interview in the midst of a crisis triggered by Russian forces amassing near Ukraine and Moscow's demands that no Eastern European countries join the Alliance.
Global Europe 14-01-2022

Sweden boosts patrols on Gotland island amid Russia tensions

Sweden's military said on Thursday (13 January) it was ramping up its visible activities on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland amid increased tensions between NATO and Russia and a recent deployment of Russian landing craft in the Baltic.
Global Europe 14-01-2022

Russia says Ukraine talks hit ‘dead end’, Poland warns of risk of war

Poland's foreign minister said that Europe was at risk of plunging into war as Russia said it was not yet giving up on diplomacy but that military experts were preparing options in case tensions over Ukraine could not be defused.
Global Europe 13-01-2022

More tense Ukraine talks loom at OSCE meet in Vienna

The permanent council of the world's largest security body will meet in Vienna on Thursday (13 January), hoping to push Russia, the United States and its European allies towards dialogue to defuse the mounting crisis on Ukraine's border.
Europe's East 12-01-2022

NATO meets with Russia amid tug-of-war over Ukraine

NATO and Russian officials are set to meet for talks in Brussels on Wednesday (12 January) to discuss Moscow’s military build-up along the Ukrainian border and European security. Wednesday’s meeting constitutes the first talks in the NATO-Russia Council since 2019. NATO...
Global Europe 10-01-2022

US, Russia set firm lines ahead of Ukraine, security talks

The United States and Russia set out firm lines Sunday (9 January) ahead of talks on Ukraine, with Washington warning of the risk of confrontation and Moscow ruling out concessions.
Global Europe 07-01-2022

Geopolitics looms large at French presidency launch

The unrest in Kazakhstan, the tensions around Ukraine and the need to have a credible European policy vis-à-vis Russia dominated the high point of the inauguration of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Global Europe 06-01-2022

Britain warns Russia over Ukraine: we’re working on high-impact sanctions

Britain warned Moscow on Thursday (6 January) that it was working with Western partners on high-impact sanctions targetting Russia's financial sector should it invade Ukraine.
Global Europe 05-01-2022

Borrell visits Ukraine frontline in show of support amid Russia fears

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell arrived in Ukraine Tuesday (4 January) in a show of support for Kyiv, as the West warns Russia against launching any attacks on its ex-Soviet neighbour.
Global Europe 04-01-2022

Russia, China, Britain, US and France say no one can win nuclear war

China, Russia, Britain, the United States and France have agreed that a further spread of nuclear arms and a nuclear war should be avoided, according to a joint statement by the five nuclear powers published by the Kremlin.
Global Europe 03-01-2022

Biden tells Ukraine that US will ‘respond decisively’ if Russia further invades

US President Joe Biden on Sunday (2 January) told Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy the United States and its allies will "respond decisively" if Russia further invades Ukraine, the White House said in a statement.
Global Europe 31-12-2021

‘Serious’ talk between Biden and Putin sets stage for diplomacy

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (30 December) exchanged warnings over Ukraine but conveyed some optimism that diplomatic talks in January could ease spiraling tensions.
Global Europe 30-12-2021

Biden and Putin speak amid Ukraine tensions for second time this month

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak on Thursday (30 December), the White House said, as Washington crafts a common response to Russia's military build-up on the Ukraine border with European allies.
Global Europe 29-12-2021

Geneva to host US-Russia talks in early January

The United States and Russia will hold much-anticipated talks in early January on European security and the Ukraine conflict after Moscow demanded NATO halt its eastward expansion.
Global Europe 28-12-2021

US, Russia to hold arms control, Ukraine talks early January

The United States and Russia will hold much-anticipated talks in January, a White House official told AFP Monday (27 December), with the rivals due to negotiate on nuclear arms control and mounting tensions over Ukraine.
Global Europe 27-12-2021

Moscow considering NATO proposal to hold talks on 12 January

Russia has received a NATO proposal to commence talks on Moscow's security concerns on 12 January and is considering it, TASS news agency quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying on Sunday (26 December).
Global Europe 24-12-2021

Satellite images show Russia building up forces near Ukraine

New satellite images show that Russia has continued to build up its forces in annexed Crimea and near Ukraine in recent weeks while pressing the United States for talks over security guarantees it is seeking.