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We do not agree with the spirit of the sanctions against Russia, Alternate Foreign Min. Chountis says

"We do not agree with the spirit of the sanctions against Russia, which has adverse repercussions not only in agriculture as far as the economy of our country is concerned, but also more generally,"
January 29, 2015

EU rebuffs Greek criticism of Ukraine statement

The European Union rebuffed on Wednesday criticism from the new Greek government that it had not been consulted about a statement calling for work on possible new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict.
Reuters: January 28, 2015

Ukraine peace talks break down

Ukrainian officials and pro-Russian rebels will not be meeting in Belarus' capital Minsk for a round of peace talks scheduled for Friday.
December 26, 2014

Merkel: Russia meddling with countries’ EU aspirations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is bitterly accusing Russia of trying to meddle with the desires of eastern European countries to pursue a path of integration with the European Union.
December 8, 2014

US alarmed over reports of Russian buildup in E. Ukraine

The White House voiced "grave concern" Sunday over reports of military reinforcements pouring into eastern Ukraine from neighboring Russia, including the cross-border transfer of heavy weapons and tanks.
November 10, 2014

Kerry: US, Russia agree to share Ukraine information

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States and Russia have agreed to exchange information about developments in Ukraine's restive eastern region.
November 8, 2014

Obama congratulates Ukraine on ‘successful’ election

President Barack Obama has congratulated the people of Ukraine on ‘holding successful parliamentary elections’ Sunday, as a partial vote count shows pro-Europe forces decisively ahead in the poll.
October 27, 2014

Putin: Ukraine not interested in dialogue

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he does not see a desire by the Ukrainian government to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine through dialogue.
October 25, 2014

EU imposes new sanctions on Russia

The European Union has imposed a new package of economic sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine.
September 12, 2014

NATO mulls tightening Russia sanctions

NATO leaders meeting for a second day at a summit in Wales on Friday are set to consider more sanctions against Russia over its widely perceived support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.
September 5, 2014