All posts tagged Russia

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June 22, 2015, by VOANews

European Union foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months in response to the country’s role in neighboring Ukraine. The move came […]

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EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine

June 18, 2015, by VOANews

European Union governments have reached preliminary agreement to extend sanctions against Russia for six months for its role in the Ukraine crisis, tr ...

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Putin: Russia beefing up nuclear arsenal with at least 40 ICBMs

June 17, 2015, by VOANews

Russian President Vladimir Putin says more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) will be added to the country’s nuclear arsenal ...

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Leader of Russophile group quits Bulgarian Socialist Party over Ukraine

June 12, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Russophile group leader, former MP and long-standing publisher of Bulgarian Socialist Party mouthpiece Duma newspaper Nikolai Malinov has quit the par ...

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    Pope urges ‘sincere effort’ from Putin on Ukraine
    June 11, 2015, by VOANews

    Pope Francis has called on visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin to take steps to bring peace to war-torn eastern Ukraine. A Vatican statement released Wednesday after a one-hour meeting said […]

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    G7 leaders affirm Russia sanctions
    June 8, 2015, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    The leaders of seven of the world’s most powerful countries agreed on Monday to toughen sanctions on Russia, if necessary, to press for a political solution to the conflict in […]