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`Russia may ban import of cars if West applies new sanctions`

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 13:51

Following Russia`s stand off over Ukraine, Western nations imposed sanctions on Moscow including on its financial and energy sectors, and put dozens of Russians close to President Vladimir Putin on a sanctions list.

West faces tough choices if Russia, Ukraine fight

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 18:10

If Russia and Ukraine slide into outright war, the United States and allies will face tough choices on how to support a friendly state they have no intention of making a full NATO member. 

Ukraine closer to passing law for sanctions against Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 04:39

Ukraine`s parliament backed the first reading of a bill to impose sanctions on Russian companies and individuals on Tuesday, a move that has raised concern in Europe about energy supplies from Russia.

Putin, launching US-Russia oil project, touts `pragmatism`

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 20:10

President Vladimir Putin said Russia is still open for business with Western companies despite sanctions as he ceremonially launched a joint US-Russian oil exploration project in the Arctic.

Ukraine border battles leave 15 dead as sanctions war heats up

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 00:30

Fierce battles on Ukraine`s porous eastern border left 15 government troops dead as fears of a possible Russian invasion swirled on Friday despite NATO urging Moscow to withdraw its troops along the frontier.

Russia hits back at West with huge food imports ban

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 21:08

Russia retaliated against tough new Western sanctions on Thursday, banning most food imports from the United States and the European Union and threatening to block flights over its airspace.

Sanctions putting enormous pressure on Russian economy: Obama

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 09:49

US President Barack Obama has said the tough sanctions imposed on Russia by his administration and the European Union are putting enormous pressure and strain on Russian economy.

Russia`s Putin orders response to Western sanctions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 21:53

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government Tuesday to draft a response to Western economic sanctions over Moscow`s perceived backing of pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine`s volatile east.

Russia scraps Japan meeting after new Ukraine sanctions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 17:27

Russia on Tuesday scrapped a meeting with a top Japanese minister in response to a new round of Tokyo sanctions against senior figures involved in the annexation of Ukraine`s Crimea peninsula.

Japan unveils Russia, Crimea sanctions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 11:57

Japan unveiled Tuesday details of financial sanctions against 40 individuals and two groups involved in the annexation of Crimea and destabilisation of eastern Ukraine.

Putin ally Timchenko says business will not turn on him over sanctions

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 14:30

An ally of Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia`s business elite would not put pressure him to change tack on Ukraine due to Western sanctions which would only strengthen support for the President`s policies.

EU formally adopts Russia sanctions

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 20:03

The European Union formally adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday, aiming to make it pay a price over the Ukraine crisis in the hope Moscow will reverse course.