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Oksana Bashuk Hepburn: Winners and losers of Russia’s war

Oksana Bashuk Hepburn: Winners and losers of Russia’s war

by Oksana Bashuk Hepburn

The unprovoked war that Russia unleashed on Ukraine has far-reaching consequences. If he wins, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will be elevated to godhood. Russia’s false historic claims to entitlements will explode. Its global propaganda machine will spin arrogant superiority sans pareil to push Russia-style dictatorship even further on countries

BREAKING: German economy minister orders Nord Stream 2 certification halt

BREAKING: German economy minister orders Nord Stream 2 certification halt

by Max Hunder

German economy minister Robert Habeck has ordered the country's energy regulator to halt the certification of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in response to Russia's military escalation in eastern Ukraine, Spiegel reports. The decision comes a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized occupied Ukrainian territories in Donbas as independent

Timothy Ash: Putin the gambler may have gone too far to back down

Timothy Ash: Putin the gambler may have gone too far to back down

by Timothy Ash

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was published by Atlantic Council. It is republished here with permission. Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved to escalate tensions with Ukraine in recent months by putting a huge and unprecedented Russian military force on its borders while launching a concerted “coercive” diplomatic effort sketching

Naftogaz complains of Gazprom market manipulation

Naftogaz complains of Gazprom market manipulation

by Dylan Carter

Ukraine's state-owned gas company Naftogaz has appealed to the European Commission to take action against its Russian counterpart Gazprom’s alleged monopoly on the European gas market, highlighting the company’s manipulation of natural gas supply during the current European energy crisis. In a press release published on the Naftogaz

Deal reached in US Senate for vote on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Deal reached in US Senate for vote on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

by Dylan Carter

Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have reached an agreement to confirm more than 36 nominees for ambassadorships and senior positions in exchange for a vote on renewed sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project. According to American publication Politico, the deal struck on

Defense minister: Germany blocked weapon sales to Ukraine

Defense minister: Germany blocked weapon sales to Ukraine

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Ukraine's Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov claimed in a Dec. 12 interview with the Financial Times that Germany had vetoed Ukraine's purchase of anti-drone and anti-sniper equipment via NATO's Support and Procurement Agency. According to Reznikov, who was appointed to his position in November, the veto was made "in the

Opponent of Nord Stream 2 to become German foreign minister

Opponent of Nord Stream 2 to become German foreign minister

by Oleg Sukhov

German Green Party co-leader Annalena Baerbock, who is a vocal opponent of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, will become her country’s foreign minister, according to a coalition deal finalized on Nov. 24. The coalition government, which is composed of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Green Party

Nord Stream 2 certification put on hold, gas prices soar

Nord Stream 2 certification put on hold, gas prices soar

by Alexander Query

Germany’s energy regulator announced on Nov. 16 that it had temporarily suspended the pipeline’s certification process, which would allow it to start operating when approved. The regulator said that Russian gas monopoly Gazprom had not yet set up an operating subsidiary that complied with German law. Following the

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