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Russian President Meets with Austrian Leaders

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Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Austria to meet with government and business leaders to discuss European Union (EU) sanctions on Russia. The sanctions were a response to the annexation of Crimea by the Russian government for years ago (Reuters 1). While the sanctions contributed to the two-year recession in Russia, the […]

ICJ Rejects Some Ukrainian Accusations against Russia

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected a Ukrainian request to block Russian support for the rebels in eastern Ukraine on April 19 (AP; Reuters). The case brought forward in March accused the Russian government of breaching the Terrorist Financing Treaty by supporting armed groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (BBC). The ICJ […]

Ukrainian Troops Withdraw from Crimea

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The interim Ukrainian president Olexander Turchynov announced that Ukrainian troops are to withdraw from Crimea. He said this decision was made because of the numerous threats that the Ukrainian military and their families were receiving from the Russian military (BBC; Reuters). Now all Ukrainian military bases are under Russian control. Russia annexed Crimea after residents […]