EU to impose sanctions on Russia Monday

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Bulgaria: EU to impose sanctions on Russia Monday Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Photo by EPA/BGNES

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk said the European Union would impose sanctions on Russia starting from Monday over its military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea region.

"When it comes to sanctions on Russia, a decision has in fact already been made, especially on the procedure of introducing sanctions. The consequence of this will be the start of sanctions on Monday," Tusk told a news conference on Tuesday, quoted by Reuters.

Meanwhile, the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Durao Barroso said the EU will offer to Ukraine trade preferences for EUR 500M each year. 

The EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht added, that the trade agreement between the EU and Ukraine, which would ease the access of the Ukrainian goods to the Union's single market, could be signed by end of November.

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Optimistic - 15 Mar 2014 // 10:56:47

To An American your point is well made.

The gifts NATO gave to Serbia delivered by air are still fresh in our minds so thank you for the warning and the bitter reminder.

An American - 15 Mar 2014 // 08:52:27

Beware of gifts from foreigners. Signed, The Trojan People

sa-sha - 14 Mar 2014 // 14:17:33

I wouldn't call them "fascists", Optimistic, though their position towards the events in/around Ukraine, especially
after the precedent of Kosovo, is not acceptable for me.
To Optimistically: Putin wouldn't like me to sell the fartful gas to EU? What a quandary, really! ;-)...... Well, let me
to present it, in full scope, to You. Gratis ;-)

Optimistic - 13 Mar 2014 // 23:34:54

sh-sha these facist trolls have no points to make so they are just becoming insulting.

Optimistically - 13 Mar 2014 // 23:24:07

Sasha, perhaps you can sell your fartful gas to the EU. No, Putin wouldn't like that. But it is not a violation of international law. What a quandary!

Lana J. - 13 Mar 2014 // 22:03:11

So? What good will it do to Poland? Spiteful face!

sa-sha - 13 Mar 2014 // 17:59:17

My pleasure, Optimist.
To OptimisticAlly: not me, but the Entire People of Crimea Heavily farted on Mr.Barack, on The West, on that scum
which calls itself "new authorities"...So, let me, Ally, make my humble contribution and to fart - utmost heavenly
and with all due respect - to fart on You. Hopefully it won't be the violation of international law. Do enjoy:

Optimistically - 13 Mar 2014 // 10:57:43

Sasha, I believe you farted. It smells heavenly and is not in violation of international law.

Optimistic - 13 Mar 2014 // 09:46:05

sa-sha abrilliant informative post.

thank you.

sa-sha - 13 Mar 2014 // 09:28:07

Optimisic, sensless to persuade the "opponents" that 2x2 makes 4.
Key problem: Referendum. In full conformity with International Law, Crimea HAS the right on it.
Next: Independence. In full conformity with International Law, Crimea HAS the right on it.
Next: Crimea has declared the Independence (March, 11?, 2014). Now it is The Republic of Crimea. It has
the right on it. Here is the The extract from the declaration of The International Court of Justice (The Hague,
July, 22, 2010): ""The adoption of the Declaration of Independence [of Kosovo] of the 17 February 2008 did not violate General International Law because International Law contains NO 'Prohibition on DECLARATIONS of Independence' ".
If You know Russian a bit, then the opinion of the professional may be of Your interest: /8:00 - 11:15/

And the last here /11:18-11:25/: "Why Crimea?---BeCosovo".

Optimistic - 12 Mar 2014 // 23:32:12

Behemont you go on about the referendum in the Crimea being illegal under international law.

International law applies to all countries the same. International law is not national law.

So the same laws that apply to Scotland apply to the Crimea it is great to see that they are both holding referendums.

Behemoth - 12 Mar 2014 // 23:20:19

"International law what is ok for Scotland is ok for the Crimea.

The same rules apply for both."

Yeah, sure - especially since the UK and the Ukraine have the same constitution, the same rules must apply. And especially since the Ukraine is just like the UK a monarchy that was founded as a Union of four independent countries, the same rules must apply. (How can a person have such a low IQ as you, Optimistic?)

Ok douche bag, you made it clear that you are really completely demented. No need to answer your "wise" comments anymore in the future.

Optimistic - 12 Mar 2014 // 23:08:35

International law what is ok for Scotland is ok for the Crimea.

The same rules apply for both.

Behemoth - 12 Mar 2014 // 22:45:33


"The Ukranian constitution is no longer valid as there is no legitimare government there."

Hahaha, the chalga version of international law! Who taught you that - Bozhidar "I had a few Rakia too much yesterday" Dimitrov? Aziz "dai mi go", the famous expert for international law?

You are a nutcase, a nutcase, a nutcase. Now take your pills and tell the nice uncles in the white dress to get your strait jacket ready.

Even a moron like you should understand that the constitution of a country and its validity is not affected by the government in power.

Optimistic - 12 Mar 2014 // 21:59:38

Behemoth, yes your so called facts are very basic.

The Ukranian constitution is no longer valid as there is no legitimare government there. Constitutions only apply under proper democratic government.

Scotland is holding a referendum to break free from the UK, the same rules, procedures and laws that apply to Scotland should apply to the Crimea.

The leaders of Malawi asked for French assistance when there was a law and order breakdown, same rules apply to the Crimea in seeking help.

Anyway, the sanctions wont happen the Brits want Russian money, the Germans want Russian gas, and no one in the West wants to suffer financially.

Sure there will be a lot of noise, the story will disappear and Russian money will flow through London and the gas to Germany.

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