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A New Year for Russia's Standoff With the West

Dec 26, 2016 | 14:03 GMT
For nearly three years, the United States and European Union have upheld their sanctions against Russia for its activities in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, but that could change in 2017.
For nearly three years, the United States and European Union have upheld their sanctions against Russia for its activities in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, but that could change in 2017.
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Russia may have something to look forward to in 2017. For the past three years, the country has suffered numerous strategic setbacks and faced significant pressure from the West. But the new year is shaping up to be a good one for Moscow and could herald a new phase in its standoff with the West....

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