Category Archives: Sanctions

Mistral carrier to be delivered to Russia

Media reports that at least one part of the controversial military arms deal between France and Russia is going to be fulfilled despite sanctions. Russia ordered two Mistral-class helicopter carriers of which the first one, the Vladivostok, has been finished and is ready for handover. Russian navy personnel has been practicing on the vessel since … Continue reading Mistral carrier to be delivered to Russia

Russia-sanctions: EU cheese help failed

When Russia sanctioned dairy products coming from the European Union in late summer, the EU-commission initiated an financial support program for European cheese producers that are affected by the Russian boycott. The purpose of this financial support program was to help those producers of cheese that are most severely affected by the Russian sanctions dairy … Continue reading Russia-sanctions: EU cheese help failed

Rosatom-deal: Finland undermines sanctions against Russia

Today the Finnish government accepted the construction of the country’s sixth nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki, where the biggest single owner is going to be Russian Rosatom (Federal Agency on Atomic Energy). Rosatom will also provide the nuclear reactor that is planned to be run with nuclear fuel originating from Russia. As a consequence of … Continue reading Rosatom-deal: Finland undermines sanctions against Russia

New round of sanctions – no effects?

While the European Union is planning new sanctions against Russia, it’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev threatens to close Russian air space for Western airlines. According to Medvedev this would drive some European airlines that are currently struggling with economic problems into bankruptcy. Through Russian air space go the most important routes between Europe and Asia. … Continue reading New round of sanctions – no effects?