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Europe's East 05-06-2014

Obama gives ‘2,3,4 weeks’ to Putin before imposing further sanctions

Speaking to journalists after the G7 Summit in Brussels on Thursday, US President Barack Obama said that world leaders “will have the chance to see what Mr. Putin does over the next 2,3.4 weeks and if he remains on the current course, we have already indicated the kinds of actions that we are prepared to take.”
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Europe's East 17-03-2014

EU imposes sanctions on Russian, Ukrainian officials after Crimea referendum

European ministers agreed on Monday to impose sanctions against 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine, including travel bans and asset freezes. The measures come after Sunday's controversial referendum in Crimea, when 96% of voters backed leaving Ukraine and joining Russia, according to Crimean officials. Crimea's parliament already declared independence from Ukraine on Monday and asked to join Russia.
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Europe's East 11-03-2014

Reding: Sanctions against Russia are needed

Speaking at the EPP Congress in Dublin, EU Justice Commissioner Vivianne Reding said that EU leaders are 'right' about imposing sanctions against Russia. “There is a sacrosanct principle to leave the integrity of the states intact,” Reding added.
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Europe's East 06-03-2014

Juncker on Ukraine: ‘the old European debate between peace and war is not behind us’

Speaking at the EPP's electoral congress in Dublin, candidate to the EU Commission presidency and former prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker said that the Ukrainian crisis has shown that 'the old debate between peace and war in Europe is not behind us'. Juncker added that the EU has to prove it is a stability factor within the European continent.  'We have to become an active part in the resolution of this conflict.' Juncker said.
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Europe's East 04-03-2014

EU calls emergency summit on Ukraine

In what could be seen as a bid to ease tensions between Russia and the west, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia sees no need to use military force in the Crimea region of Ukraine... for now. Putin stressed that the use force would be 'a choice of last resort'. But the Russian president warned western powers that imposing sanctions against Russia would be 'counter-productive', after the US and the EU threatened Moscow on Monday with sanctions if Russian troops do not withdraw from the region.
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Europe's East 04-03-2014

EU threatens Russia with sanctions over Crimea invasion

EU Foreign Affairs ministers urged Russia on Monday to withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian region of Crimea or face possible 'targeted measures'.
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Europe's East 23-01-2014

Barroso to Yanukovich: There will be consequences if violence does not stop in Ukraine

As the situation in Ukraine evolves toward civil war, Commission President José Manuel Barroso proposed on Thursday to send the EU’s top diplomats to Kyiv to help dialogue and calm down the situation. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich reportedly accepted the mediation and assured Barroso that he didn’t foresee to install a state of emergency in Ukraine.

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