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    Canadian PM Trudeau to visit Ukraine
    Jun20

    Canadian PM Trudeau to visit Ukraine

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to visit Ukraine on July 9-11, the press-service of the President of Ukraine reports.”Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Ukraine on July 9-11,” the report says.

    Merkel insists Russia sanctions tied to Minsk accords
    Jun20

    Merkel insists Russia sanctions tied to Minsk accords

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands by her view that European sanctions against Russia can only be unwound once Moscow fully implements the Minsk peace deal for eastern Ukraine, her spokesman said on Monday, according to Reuters.”The sanctions can be removed as soon as Russia fulfills these obligations,” spokesman Steffen Seibert told a...

    Savchenko starts work at PACE
    Jun20

    Savchenko starts work at PACE

    On June 20, Ukrainian MP Nadia Savchenko took part in the European People`s Party (EPP/CD) working meeting as part of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) plenary session, Ukraine Today has reported. The EPP/CD members greeted their counterpart Savchenko with cheers as she turned up at the PACE headquarters in Strasbourg,...

    Kremlin: Normandy Four talks possible after Kyiv implements Minsk accords – TASS
    Jun20

    Kremlin: Normandy Four talks possible after Kyiv implements Minsk accords – TASS

    Another summit of the Normandy Four (Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine) leaders looks impossible until Kyiv demonstrates its readiness to implement the Minsk agreements, Russian president`s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday, according to Russian news agency TASS.”Conditions [for holding such summit] could emerge only in case the...

    UN: Refugees at highest ever level
    Jun20

    UN: Refugees at highest ever level

    The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded, the UN refugee agency says, according to the BBC.It estimates that 65.3 million people were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced at the end of 2015, an increase of 5 million in a year, the BBC reports.This represents one in every 113 people on the...

    Orthodox church leaders meet despite Russian boycott
    Jun20

    Orthodox church leaders meet despite Russian boycott

    Leaders of the world`s Orthodox Christian churches have gathered for the first time in more than 1,200 years despite a boycott by the Russian church and three others, according to Radio Liberty.Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew led prayers on June 19 on the first day of a weeklong council on the Greek island of Crete, RFE/RL reports.”This great...

    N.Korea threatens to strike U.S. bases in case of provocations
    Jun20

    N.Korea threatens to strike U.S. bases in case of provocations

    North Korea (DPRK) is ready to deliver a strike on the American bases in the region in case of provocations, a representative of the DPRK National Defense Commission (NDC) said in a statement released by the North`s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Monday, Russian news agency TASS has reported.According to him, the U.S. facilities,...

    EU Council to consider extension of sanctions against Russia on June 21
    Jun20

    EU Council to consider extension of sanctions against Russia on June 21

    On June 21, COREPER [Comite des Representants Permanents, or the Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union] is going to consider the extension of sectoral sanctions against Russia in connection with its activities in Ukraine, the EU Council told an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels.”It is planned for tomorrow,” the EU Council...

    Steinmeier favors gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions
    Jun20

    Steinmeier favors gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions

    The European Union should gradually phase out sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis if there is substantial progress in the peace process, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was quoted on Sunday as saying, according to Reuters. His comments reflect divisions within Germany`s ruling right-left coalition over policy...

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 31 times in last day
    Jun20

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine 31 times in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 31 times in the past 24 hours, including 14 times in the Donetsk sector, 11 times in the Mariupol sector and six times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.The situation was most tense near...

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