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Russia on July 2 criticised proposed changes to Ukraine's constitution, saying Kiev authorities "absolutely" ignored the demands put forward by Moscow-aligned separatists.
MOSCOW - Reuters
Russia said on July 2 a new U.S. military strategy was confrontational and would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the crisis in Ukraine
MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse
Moscow will extend its embargo on European Union agricultural products but is unlikely to go further if the EU extends sanctions as expected, economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said June 18.
MOSCOW/VILNIUS - Reuters
A move in Russia to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia independence from the Soviet Union has alarmed the Baltic States and stoked tensions in ties with Moscow.
BRUSSELS – Reuters
European Union governments agreed June 17 to extend economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine by six months until Jan. 31, diplomats said, maintaining unity in the West’s tough stance toward Moscow
YEREVAN – Agence France-Presse
Hundreds of protesters defied police on June 24 in the Armenian capital, ignoring a call to disperse and digging in for a new day of protests against electricity price hikes and police violence
MOSCOW – Agence France-Presse
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Saudi Arabia’s defence minister this week in a meeting aimed at boosting bilateral ties after years of tensions over Syria, his aide said June 17
ST PETERSBURG / KYIV
Russia may toughen its response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine if the bloc extends its measures against Moscow, a Kremlin aide said on June 18
President Vladimir Putin said June 16 that Russia would boost its nuclear arsenal by more than 40 intercontinental missiles this year, a move branded "sabre-rattling" by NATO and "a step backwards" by Washington
YEREVAN - Agence France-Presse
Riot police in the Armenian capital early June 23 used water cannon to disperse several hundred demonstrators protesting a government hike in electricity prices, an AFP journalist reported
BRATISLAVA / SOFIA – Reuters
A European Union embargo on arms imports from Russia, imposed last year in response to a pro-Russian rebellion in Ukraine, is speeding the demise of central Europe’s remaining military ties to its former overlord
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