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    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting
    Dec08

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting

    A ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has no agreement on the text of a joint declaration due to Russia`s position, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said before the OSCE ministerial meeting, which started on Thursday morning in Hamburg, Europeiska Pravda reported. The minister admitted...

    Germany demands cooperation from Russia as ”question of war and peace” is on table
    Dec08

    Germany demands cooperation from Russia as ”question of war and peace” is on table

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday demanded that Russia cooperate constructively, ahead of the meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Hamburg, according to Ukraine Today. During a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Steinmeier told him that Moscow...

    EU`s Frontex launches rapid intervention pool
    Dec08

    EU`s Frontex launches rapid intervention pool

    Starting December 7, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, will be able to deploy as many as 1,500 border guards at short notice to assist member states in emergency situations at their EU`s external borders. The creation of the rapid reaction pool is a significant milestone in the development of the European Border and Coast Guard...

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department
    Dec08

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department

    U.S. State Secretary John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Hamburg December 7 to discuss the situation in Syria`s Aleppo, according to Assistant Secretary of State and Spokesperson John Kirby. ”Secretary Kerry met tonight in Hamburg, Germany with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,” Kirby said in a statement. ”They...

    EU reaches compromise over visa waiver suspension mechanism – Poroshenko
    Dec08

    EU reaches compromise over visa waiver suspension mechanism – Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that the European Union has reached a compromise over a visa waiver suspension mechanism for third countries. ”I`ve got encouraging news from Brussels based on my regular contacts with EU leaders. A compromise regarding a visa waiver suspension mechanism has been reached. It is for the Council of the EU...

    Slovak gas cheaper than gas offered by Gazprom – Naftogaz CCO
    Dec08

    Slovak gas cheaper than gas offered by Gazprom – Naftogaz CCO

    Naftogaz of Ukraine Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Yuriy Vitrenko says that the price of natural gas Ukraine currently buys from the Slovak Republic is lower than the price of the gas Russia`s giant Gazprom may sell at in the first quarter of 2017. ”The price of Gazprom gas is now not $140-160 as Yulia Tymoshenko states, but $178-183 per 1,000...

    Over 3.8 mln Ukrainians in need due to Donbas war – United Nations
    Dec08

    Over 3.8 mln Ukrainians in need due to Donbas war – United Nations

    There are over 3.8 million people in Ukraine who are in need of humanitarian assistance due to the Donbas crisis, according to the UN 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Ukraine. ”The number of people in need has actually increased by 700,000 since 2016 HRP, according to humanitarian assessments. People have exhausted their savings, their...

    EU puts credibility at risk over Ukraine visa wrangle – Tusk
    Dec07

    EU puts credibility at risk over Ukraine visa wrangle – Tusk

    The European Union is putting its credibility and reputation at risk by letting internal political wrangling stall a promised easing of visa requirements for Ukraine and Georgia, the head of the European Council said, according to Reuters. In a letter sent to European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Tuesday and seen by Reuters, Donald Tusk...

    Uncertainty over U.S. position delays action on Ukraine peace deal – Steinmeier
    Dec07

    Uncertainty over U.S. position delays action on Ukraine peace deal – Steinmeier

    Uncertainty in Moscow and Kyiv about what policies U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will adopt means there is little prospect of making much progress in implementing the Minsk ceasefire accord on Ukraine, Germany`s foreign minister said, according to Reuters. Speaking in Brussels, Frank-Walter Steinmeier also told reporters on Wednesday that it...

    Montenegro puts on int`l wanted list two Russians suspected of coup attempt
    Dec07

    Montenegro puts on int`l wanted list two Russians suspected of coup attempt

    Russian citizens, Shirkov Eduard Vladimirovich and Popov Vladimir Nikolaevich, who are suspected by Monetengro authorities of organizing a criminal group with the aim of an armed coup involving the assassination of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, were put on the international wanted list, according to the local publication Dnevne Novine citing...

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