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    Stoltenberg accuses Kremlin of breaching NATO-Russia deal
    Jun21

    Stoltenberg accuses Kremlin of breaching NATO-Russia deal

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has accused Moscow in non-compliance with the NATO-Russia Founding Act but at the same time, he said the Alliance sought no confrontation with Russia, Deutsche Welle reported referring to Stoltenberg`s interview with S?ddeutsche Zeitung.What NATO does in the East, is a response to Russian behavior, said...

    Ukraine ”still on reform path”: Herbst
    Jun21

    Ukraine ”still on reform path”: Herbst

    It is too early to draw firm conclusions, but Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman`s and Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko`s early moves indicate that Ukraine is still on the reform path, reads an article at atlanticcouncil.org by John E. Herbst, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine titled ”Why the West Was Wrong about Ukraine`s New Government.””There...

    NATO`s Stoltenberg: EU sanctions on Russia should remain – Reuters
    Jun20

    NATO`s Stoltenberg: EU sanctions on Russia should remain – Reuters

    The European Union should keep in place the sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Reuters on Monday, a day after the German foreign minister said they should gradually be phased out.”My assessment is that one should not remove the economic sanctions before Russia has changed its...

    Nemtsov`s murder not linked to Charlie Hebdo cartoons – investigators
    Jun20

    Nemtsov`s murder not linked to Charlie Hebdo cartoons – investigators

    Russia`s Investigative Committee has completed its criminal investigation into the case of five suspects of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov`s murder, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Monday, according to Russian news agency TASS.”The Russian Investigative Committee`s Department for High-Profile Investigations has...

    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...

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