In the more than five years after Moscow invaded and illegally annexed neighbouring Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula, relations between the European Union and Russia have soured to the point that the two sides, along with the rest of the NATO alliance and the Kremlin’s hodgepodge of equally anti-Western allies, are now deeply involved in a second Cold War.

The EU has attempted to take a measured approach to the current situation in regards to relations with the Kremlin, but it has, nevertheless, co...

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