• The US Capitol building is pictured in Washington, DC
    Last update: 17:11 03.06.2017
    17:11 03.06.2017

    'Guided by Rumors and Wild Guesses', US Wants to Expand Anti-Russia Sanctions

    Two US senators, Republican Mike Crapo of Idaho and Democrat Sherrod Brown of Ohio, have introduced a bill calling for imposing tougher sanctions on Russia. Political analyst Alexander Gusev told Radio Sputnik that such initiatives are based on nothing more than rumors and wild guesses.

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  • A man enters the US Treasury Department building on Pennsylvania Avenue on January 24, 2017, in Washington, DC.
    Last update: 16:40 02.06.2017
    16:40 02.06.2017

    Washington Using 'Obsolete' Tactic by Imposing Sanctions on Russia Over N Korea

    The United States has used an approach that has outlived itself by slapping restrictive measures on a Russian citizen and three Russian companies over their alleged ties to the North Korean missile and nuclear efforts, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik.

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  • Federation Council building
    Last update: 20:49 01.06.2017
    20:49 01.06.2017

    Extension of US Sanctions Unlikely to Harm Russian Companies – Russian Senator

    The possible tightening of the US sanctions against Russian enterprises is unlikely to have an impact on the Russian economy as it does not impact the banking sector, the deputy chair of the Federation Council's Committee on Economic Policy, Sergey Kalashnikov, told Sputnik on Thursday.

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    Last update: 22:04 24.05.2017
    22:04 24.05.2017

    US Senator Shaheen to Introduce New Russia Sanctions Thursday - Spokesman

    US Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduces new sanctions against Russia at a Senate Committee meeting on Thursday, Shaheen's spokesman Ryan Nickel said on Wednesday.

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  • US Senate building
    Last update: 14:18 02.05.2017
    14:18 02.05.2017

    US Senate Puts Russia Sanctions Bill on Hold Until Investigation - Committee Chairman

    A bipartisan US Senate bill to impose sanctions on Russia has been put on hold until further investigation, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said.

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  • Flags of Russia, EU, France and coat of arms of Nice on the city's promenade
    Last update: 12:36 28.04.2017
    12:36 28.04.2017

    Sanctions War: Russia Loses $50Bln, West Loses $100Bln

    The sanction war has painfully backfired on the Western countries, UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy said.

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  • Harvesting wheat at the fields of the Lebyage-Chepiginskoe JSC in Timashevsky District, Krasnodar Territory
    Last update: 16:47 27.04.2017
    16:47 27.04.2017

    Russian Economy Has Grown Immune to Western Sanctions - UN Special Rapporteur

    Maintaining the sanctions imposed by Western states will not negatively affect Russia’s economy, which has adapted to these restrictive measures, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures Idriss Jazairy said Thursday.

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    Last update: 11:40 27.04.2017
    11:40 27.04.2017

    'Vicious Cycle' of Sanctions Undermines Int'l Trade - UN Special Rapporteur

    Russia's countermeasures to Western sanctions are proportional and normal diplomatic practice, Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures said Thursday.

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  • The bridge over the railway. Oslo, Norway.
    Last update: 20:53 20.04.2017
    20:53 20.04.2017

    EFTA-Russia Free Trade Talks May Resume if Political Situation Permits - Norway's Minister

    Negotiations on a free trade deal between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the Moscow-led Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union (RuBeKa) may possibly resume given a favorable political situation, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Maland told Sputnik on Thursday.

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  • A girl with Russian national flags painted on her cheeks takes part in celebrations marking the one-year anniversary of Crimea voting to leave Ukraine, in central Simferopol March 16, 2015.
    Last update: 20:52 19.04.2017
    20:52 19.04.2017

    Sanctions Against Russia 'Defy the Will of the People of Crimea' - Italian MP

    Italian lawmakers, going to the Yalta Economic Forum (YIEF) in Crimea, are calling for an end to sanctions on Russia that hamper bilateral trade, Stefano Valdegamberi, a parliamentarian from Italy’s Veneto province told Sputnik.

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  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to adress the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, February 16, 2017.
    Last update: 16:21 10.04.2017
    16:21 10.04.2017

    Trudeau: Canada Ready to Strengthen Sanctions on Russia, Assad Must Go

    Should others strengthen sanctions on Russia, Canada will follow suit, Prime Minister Trudeau said.

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  • Flags of Russia, EU, France and coat of arms of Nice on the city's promenade
    Last update: 17:45 30.03.2017
    17:45 30.03.2017

    EU-Russia Energy Deals Challenge Spirit of Anti-Moscow Sanctions - Report

    Energy agreements between EU member states and Russia could undermine the sanctions regime, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said in a report published on Thursday.

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    Last update: 20:24 24.03.2017
    20:24 24.03.2017

    Anti-Moscow Sanctions Hit US Service Firms More Than Russian Counterparts

    US companies that focus on services have been more affected by sanctions imposed on Russia than their Russian counterparts, Russia's Trade Representative to the United States Alexander Stadnik told Sputnik on Friday.

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  • View of the Moscow Kremlin from the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge. (File)
    Last update: 20:03 28.02.2017
    20:03 28.02.2017
  • Spanish new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso Dastis Quecedo (File)
    Last update: 12:57 28.02.2017
    12:57 28.02.2017

    No Progress in Implementation of Minsk Agreements on Ukraine Yet - Spanish FM

    Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said that it was difficult to establish a time period for the EU sanctions against Russia lifting.

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  • The Foreign Ministry and the Moscow City International Business Center, back, in Moscow. (File)
    Last update: 12:17 24.02.2017
    12:17 24.02.2017

    German Businesses in Russia Pessimistic About Laxer Sanctions in 2017

    An overwhelming majority of German entrepreneurs in Russia hope the EU sanctions on Russia would be eased this year, although many are pessimistic about this outcome, a fresh poll has found.

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  • A view of Crimea
    Last update: 12:18 20.02.2017
    12:18 20.02.2017

    Reported US Plan to Lift Anti-Russia Sanctions 'Dead-Ended' - Senior Russian MP

    A reported plan outlining a way for US President Donald Trump to lift anti-Russia sanctions and normalize Russian-Ukrainian relations is a dead-end, a senior Russian lawmaker told Sputnik on Monday.

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  • A view at the Moscow Kremlin, Historical Museum, Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral.
    Last update: 11:04 20.02.2017
    11:04 20.02.2017

    Kremlin Unaware of Reported US 'Plan' for Crimea, Anti-Russia Sanctions

    The Kremlin is not aware of a recently-reported plan for US President Donald Trump to lift anti-Russia sanctions and normalize Russian-Ukrainian relations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik on Monday.

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  • Winter in Crimea
    Last update: 10:44 20.02.2017
    10:44 20.02.2017

    Russian Senator Disproves Alleged US Plan on Sanctions, Crimea as 'Absurd'

    A reported plan outlining a way for US President Donald Trump to lift anti-Russia sanctions and normalize Russian-Ukrainian relations is absurd and not coordinated with Moscow, a senior Russian senator told Sputnik on Monday.

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  • Nicosia City View - The Capital of Cyprus and Northern Part.
    Last update: 11:19 16.02.2017
    11:19 16.02.2017

    Cyprus Deems Anti-Russia Sanctions Unproductive – Ambassador

    Cyprus considers the anti-Russia sanctions to be counterproductive for all sides, Cyprus Ambassador to Russia George Kasoulides told Sputnik.

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