Beleaguered shareholders of Yukos could scarcely have imagined when they launched arbitration in 2005 they would one day be awarded $50 billion in damages – nor that the ruling would be released into the febrile atmosphere that exists between Russia and the west today.
FRANKFURT — The United States and Europe put aside their differences and agreed on Monday to sharply escalate economic sanctions against Russia in a set of coordinated actions driven by the conclusion that Moscow has taken a more direct role in the war in Ukraine.
DONETSK, Ukraine — One was a retired cook. Another installed alarms in cars. Another was a cleaner in a grocery store who had gone out to buy ground beef to make her son meatball soup.
U.S. and European leaders agreed on July 28 to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes on July 28 carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash.
BRUSSELS - EU diplomats reached a preliminary agreement on July 28 on a list of associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin and companies that will face sanctions as part of tougher measures over Moscow's actions in Ukraine, EU sources said.
Security officials in Ukraine say the downed Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure after it was punctured by shrapnel from a missile.
Exactly one year ago, President Vladimir Putin went to Ukraine for an official two-day visit to celebrate the 1025th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus, an occasion that, according to Putin, reminded Russia and Ukraine of their "spiritual unity and common roots."
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MOSCOW - Russia will appeal a decision of the Hague court that ruled on July 28 that Moscow must pay a group of shareholders in now-defunct oil giant Yukos $50 billion for expropriating its assets, the Russian Finance Ministry said in a statement.
WARSAW, Poland - The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.
Russia has offered 3.9 million roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest seeking a way to crack the identities of users of the Tor network. Tor hides internet users' locations and identities by sending data on random paths through machines on its network, adding encryption at each stage.
Major U.S. banks and securities firms are struggling to comply with new U.S. sanctions on key parts of the Russian energy and financial industries, with some on Wall Street complaining that the directives are too vaguely worded and leave room for error.
Ukraine's prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says parliament needs to come up with more money to pay the mounting costs from the war against pro-Russian separatists and to rebuild infrastructure shattered by the fighting.
Someone has been firing grad rockets from Russian territory at Ukrainian troops, and the U.S. government says the culprits are Russian troops. On July 27, the State Department released satellite images showing what it says are Russian positions that are firing on Ukraine. On July 28, Russia's defense ministry said that photos are fake.
EU talks on tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine are "moving in the right direction", No 10 has said. A Downing Street spokeswoman said the EU was looking at sanctions in the financial, defence and energy sectors. A decision is expected to be reached at a meeting of officials from all 28 EU nations in Brussels on July 28.
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A high-voltage electricity substation has been mined in the premises of Donetsk-based Tochmash mining equipment plant, which can cause partial electricity blackouts in the city, the DTEK energy company reported.
Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council has said that the government forces involved in a military operation in the east of the country are complying with an agreement to stay clear of a 40-kilomeer radius of the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 but that rebels shell the crash site.
The All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda's parliamentary faction will not vote for Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's resignation at the parliament's emergency meeting on July 31, while the Batkivschyna faction may finally decide to vote against Yatsenyuk's resignation if the Cabinet-proposed bills are passed.