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Dmitry Medvedev says Russian economy shrinking as cost of sanctions mounts

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that the country’s economy has lost an estimated EUR 25 billion (USD 26.7 billion) as a result of Western sanctions and that the losses could be “several times” higher this year, Radio Free Europe ...

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Putin says Russia will not be U.S. vassal during call-in show. Moscow has ‘no imperial ambitions’

President Vladimir Putin has said that Western sanctions are aimed at restraining Russia and demanded respect on the world stage, adding that Moscow is not trying to “resurrect the empire” but will never be a “vassal” of the United States, ...

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Russia threatens to use ‘nuclear force’ over Crimea and the Baltic states. Kremlin denies threats

Russia has threatened to use “nuclear force” to defend its annexation of Crimea and warned that the “same conditions” that prompted it to take military action in Ukraine exist in the three Baltic States, all members of NATO, independent.co.uk reports. ...

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Kudrin to Putin: Save Russia from 5 years of stagnation

Former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin on Tuesday predicted 5 years of stagnation for Russia’s economy and urged President Vladimir Putin to use the sky-high rating he has earned on the back of the Ukraine crisis to push through economic ...

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Stoltenberg: NATO massively stepping up military presence in Europe

As Russia and China have invested heavily in military equipment in recent years, NATO is massively stepping up its military presence in Europe, euronews.com informs. “We are implementing the biggest reinforcement of our collective defense since the end of the ...

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Crimea: Putin admits sanctions ‘damaging’, says Russians and Ukrainians were ‘one people’

On the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged the harm caused by Western sanctions. He said the measures, imposed on individuals and key economic sectors, were “not fatal, but naturally damage our ...

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Has the 14th army been pulled out of R. of Moldova? Russian strategic bombers to be redeployed to Crimea

In an analysis published by tass.ru under the signature of Viktor Litovkin, several assortments are made in relation with the CFE Treaty and with Russia’s stand against the western countries. As Russia has quit the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe ...

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In speech marking one year since Yanukovych’s ousting, President Iohannis heralds meeting with Poroshenko in March

Marking one year since the EuroMaidan public protests ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich from Kiev, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis voiced his hope that the results of the peace negotiations in Minsk would be observed and the armed conflict in Ukraine ...

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Battles rage in Ukraine ahead of Minsk talks

Fighting has surged in eastern Ukraine as government forces and pro-Russian rebels try to make gains ahead of possible peace talks on Wednesday. Separatist forces have carried out rocket attacks on a key military headquarters and a residential area in ...

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US analysts: US should subsidize advanced offensive arms exports to Romania and other Eastern European NATO countries to defend from Russia

United States should facilitate and even subsidize exports of advanced offensive weapons to NATO countries in Central and Eastern Europe, including Romania, in order to respond quickly to possible Russian aggressions like the one in Ukraine – reads a recent ...

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