As to Crimea, there is no way to count on Russia’s internal forces. So the main source of pressure remains external. That means sanctions
|20 June, 2016||World|
This resolution displays the carelessness of French politicians and their vulnerability to Russians pressures, but it does not condemn the European policy of sanctions
|17 October, 2014||Politics|
Discussions about effectiveness of sanctions made fruitful grounds for speculations by those inclined to fish in troubled waters. Some representatives of French business openly ignore the EU restrictions declaring readiness to invest in Crimea and other partnerships with Russia
|15 July, 2014||News|
The Obama Administration could impose sanctions unilaterally if the EU leaders decide otherwise at the meeting in Brussels on July 16
|11 July, 2014||News|
Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, is disappointed with the EU’s decision on sanctions against Russia
|8 May, 2014||World|
Western strategy is to try to focus especially on Putin himself and his entourage without arousing the blanket hostility and fear of ordinary Russians
|4 April, 2014||News|
Diplomats have revealed that the former Ukrainian regime members trying to get off an EU visa ban and asset freeze are ex-PM Mykola Azarov and his son Oleksii. The EUobserver reports.
|23 March, 2014||News|
Russian billionaire and close Putin ally Gennady Timchenko sold stake in oil trading firm Gunvor a day before featuring on a blacklist of Russians sanctioned in the US.
|23 March, 2014||News|
Brussels drafts tougher sanctions for new battle plan against Moscow, however the biggest EU countries split over the tactics of the new campaign, The Guardian reports.
|21 February, 2014||News|
The EU Council of Ministers reached consensus on imposition of sanctions against representatives of the Yanukovych regime very quickly but can’t agree on specific candidates, the EU Observer reports
|21 February, 2014||News|
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces travel bans for top officials involved in violence against protesters in Kyiv and considers economic sanctions against Yanukovych and his supporters
|20 February, 2014||News|
On February 19, the US imposed visa bans on senior Ukrainian government officials believed to be responsible for a violent crackdown by riot police against protesters, a senior State Department official said, as quoted by Reuters
|19 February, 2014||News|
Secretary of State John Kerry is expected on Wednesday to again raise the possibility of U.S. sanctions on Ukraine, Reuters reports.
|19 February, 2014||News|
More and more EU member-states support sanctions against Ukrainian authorities. Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk said in the Parliament that it is time to impose sanctions against Ukrainian top officials
|12 February, 2014||News|
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer told in the interview to Deutsche Welle that the West should target Ukrainian oligarchs with sanctions.
|10 February, 2014||News|
The EU will work using all of its opportunities to find a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine which involves serious discussion of amendments to the Constitution, among other things, Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says before the meeting of the EU Council of Foreign Ministers that took place in Brussels today
|29 January, 2014||World|
William Browder: Many people in London or Geneva have blood on their hands from handling blood money from former Soviet states
William Browder, the Founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, turned campaigner and began to wage war for justice after one of his lawyers, Sergei Magnitsky, was killed in a Moscow prison.
|26 January, 2014||Politics|
At this critical moment, the European Union is tarrying unacceptably in finding ways to influence the situation in Ukraine
|21 January, 2014||News|
The EUobserver: individual EU countries could impose unilateral sanctions against Ukrainian authorities
A senior government source from another EU state told The EUobserver that individual EU countries could impose unilateral measures pending an EU-level accord.
|20 January, 2014||News|
Civil Society Forum urges European Commission and European Parliament to impose sanctions against Ukrainian legislators who voted for repressive laws
“The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum calls upon the European Union to cease all financial assistance to the government of Ukraine, and to impose a travel ban on all 239 Ukrainian MPs who voted on 16 January 2014 for authoritarian new laws,” the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum’s Statement on repressive laws in Ukraine and Azerbaijan claims.
|13 January, 2014|
Appeals for targeted sanctions against Ukrainian officials responsible for the violent crackdown of peaceful demonstrations and the use of force and persecution against journalists and protesters figure high in the messages of Ukrainian opposition, civil society and protesters of EuroMaidan to the West, in particular to the U.S. and to the EU. Apart from Yanukovych, his family members and state officials, the protesters call on the West to include business elites, so called oligarchs, supporting Yanukovych’s regime in the list of sanctioned individuals.
|6 January, 2014||News|
Ukrainian diaspora in US called on Obama administration to impose sanctions against Ukrainian authorities
The representatives of Ukrainian diaspora in the United States has met with the Obama administration representative on Friday (January, 3rd) and discussed the possible steps to respond on the growing oppression of the democracy in Ukraine, Ukrayins’ka Pravda reports.
|18 December, 2013|
Janusz Bugajski: Washington needs to send a strong message to Putin not to interfere in Ukraine's internal affairs or risk repercussions
Thus far the U.S. reaction to the Ukrainian upheaval has been subdued, as the Obama administration evidently fears alienating Russia, which it needs to pursue its Middle East policies. It is time for the White House to specify its options, as Ukraine stands on the brink of outright conflict
|17 December, 2013|
The brutal truth is that public opinion in many Western countries cares little for Ukraine – and certainly not enough to risk an open confrontation with Moscow
|14 December, 2013||News|
The US Senate will consider a resolution recommending visa restrictions and freezing of assets for officials involved in the ordered violence against peaceful protesters in Ukraine
|11 July, 2013||News|
Russia plans to put trade sanctions on Ukraine, penalising imports of chocolate, coal and glass in retaliation for a Ukrainian emergency import tax on cars which has drawn World Trade Organisation opposition, Reuters reports
|17 April, 2013||News|
EU should sign the final Agreement even if not every reform called for has been put into effect, provided Yulia Tymoshenko is released, Peter Hannaford, a member of the Committee on the Present Danger, claims in his article for The American Spectator.
|27 March, 2013||News|
Western sanctions could hurt the weakest part of Ukrainian society and push the country in the Russian arms, Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy and former President of the European Commission, noted at the Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood and the Future of the Eastern Partnership discussion held at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington on Marh 14.
|17 December, 2012||Politics|
The West begins to launch sanctions against some representatives of the Yanukovych regime, but the first “victim” appears to be a provocateur
|24 November, 2012||Politics|
David Kramer: We’ve been talking about carrots for too long. Carrots don’t work. It’s time to have a serious conversation
David Kramer, president of Freedom House, told The Ukrainian Week about sanctions as a necessary step similar to measures against Russia
|23 November, 2012||Politics|
US might use the Magnitsky Act to apply sanctions against officials that violate human rights in other countries, including those involved in the persecution of opposition leaders in Ukraine.