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The anti-Russian sanctions will be extended Breaking News, 10th of December, 2018

During the G20 summit in Argentina, Beijing and Washington agreed on major purchases of natural gas and soybeans in the United States for China. They also agreed to reduce the import duties on American cars, The Wall Street Journal reports. The sources of The Wall Street Journal — American and Chinese officials — said that China agreed to announce their plans of buying of the goods and services in the United States in the coming weeks, TASS reports. According to The Wall Street Journal, the implementation of these agreements are not a precondition for the resumption of the US-Chinese trade negotiations aimed to make a new agreement. These steps should speed up and ease the negotiation process, the newspaper explains.

During the G20 summit in Argentina, Beijing and Washington agreed on major purchases of natural gas and soybeans in the United States for China. They also agreed to reduce the import duties on American cars, The Wall Street Journal reports. The sources of The Wall Street Journal — American and Chinese officials — said that China agreed to announce their plans of buying of the goods and services in the United States in the coming weeks, TASS reports. According to The Wall Street Journal, the implementation of these agreements are not a precondition for the resumption of the US-Chinese trade negotiations aimed to make a new agreement. These steps should speed up and ease the negotiation process, the newspaper explains.

NATO announced the threat to their communication channels coming from the Russian electronic warfare hardware. The recent military exercises on the eastern border of NATO, the presence in the Baltic States, and the war in Ukraine have demonstrated the success of Russian electronic warfare. «It shows that the existing NATO tactical communications infrastructure is vulnerable to Electronic Warfare» — the statement said. Earlier, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense said that the local GPS was disrupted due to the alleged actions of the Russian military in the Arctic during the NATO exercises in Norway.

The European Court of Justice, based in Luxembourg, decided that the UK can unilaterally refuse to leave the EU, TASS reports. «The UK is free to recall its unilateral notice of leaving of the EU, received by the European Council on 29th of March in 2017» — says the court’s ruling. This means that the UK doesn’t need the consent of the rest of the EU countries to stop its own procedure of leaving the EU, and thus remain in the community.

Heiko Maas, the German Foreign Minister, announced that the existing anti-Russian sanctions, imposed after the annexation of the Crimea by Russia, will be extended. But there is still a need to stay in touch with the parties of the conflict. “Firstly, we will extend the anti-Russian sanctions that exist at the moment due to the illegal annexation of Crimea. Aside from that, we must maintain close contact with both parties. We are doing this in the framework of the so-called Norman format, along with our French friends. It is necessary, when possible, to de-escalate the situation. And we will continue to do so» — RIA NEWS quotes Heiko Maas.

the EU Council announced that the EU imposed sanctions against 9 people for organizing elections in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics on 11th of November. «The EU Council approved the introduction of the restrictive measures against 9 individuals for the organization of the illegal elections in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions» — the document says, TASS reports. The sanctions will come into force after their publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

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