Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

EU Sanctions Could Hit Russia on March 17
11.03.2014 22:25
EU Sanctions Could Hit Russia on March 17
Photo Credit: http://112.ua

The European Union is expected to introduce sanctions against Russia starting from March 17, said Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

      Earlier, EU representatives ruled out that the sanctions will have an impact on ordinary Russians. However, former US ambassador Michael McFaul warned many Russian companies could suffer as a result of the possible sanctions.

      Earlier, Canada expelled nine Russian soldiers who were taking part in military exercises.

      Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that all planned bilateral activities between the Canadian Armed Forces and the Russian military of the Russian Federation were suspended, including exercises such as NORAD's Exercise Vigilant Eagle.

      US Secretary of State John Kerry has postponed his visit to Russia where he was supposed to continue consultations on the possible solution to the Ukraine crisis.

      Kerry was reported to have issued a diplomatic ultimatum to his Russia counterpart, according to a senior U.S. administration official.

      "He made clear that continued military escalation and provocation in Crimea or elsewhere in Ukraine, along with steps to annex Crimea to Russia would close any available space for diplomacy, and he urged utmost restraint," the official was quoted by CNN as saying.

      Kerry said the United States is ready to work with allies to facilitate a Ukraine-Russia dialogue, the official said.

      Meanwhile, the chairman of the Crimean legislature announced that 80 percent of the local population favoured accession to Russia.

      Vladimir Konstantinov made the statement a week before the referendum that is expected to decide the future of the peninsula in Ukraine with a large ethnic Russian majority.

      According to Konstantinov, the republic can sustain itself with any support from Kiev.

      He accused the current regime of blocking the accounts of the local treasury which has left the autonomous republic financially stranded.

      Konstantinov said they are working on developing alternative energy sources and expect support from Russia.

      Follow Russia-IC for more news on the Ukraine crisis.

       




Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Crimea Ukraine crisis    

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Students of HSE Took Part in SPIEF
09.06.2018
Russia will Open 50 National Offices in 29 Countries of the World in 2018
28.05.2018
World Cup 2018 has been the Best for the Entire Tournament History
21.07.2018
SPIEF 2018: Digitalization an Engine for Growth and Inclusive Development
24.05.2018
Cooperation between China and Russia was Discussed at SPIEF 2018
09.06.2018







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Vladimir Voinovich  Historical Yekaterinburg  Pussy Riot case  Russian Poets  Ice Palace  Russian Comics  Russian Theater  Tatyana Parfionova  Russian history  ENEA  Festivals in Moscow  Spartak Moscow  The Russian Military Historical Society  St. Petersburg  Exhibitions in Moscow  IT  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Tayshet  Russian business  Project Financing Bank  Fyodor Sologub  Belozerks  Russian tourism  Gazprom  inventions  Photography  Sundance  Liya Akhedzhakova  Fountain Season  Olympics 2012  Russian education  Moscow  Kirov  Igor Moiseyev   Graffiti  Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve  Inta  Sheremetyevo  East Meets West Gallery  New Museums  Resources  Pergamon Altar  Russian social networks  Boris Nemtsov  Russian Literature  Russian technology  Marina Gisich Gallery  Russian Cinema  EU sanctions  Solovki 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites