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    EU ready to extend Russian sanctions amid signs unity fraying: RFE/RL
    Jun21

    EU ready to extend Russian sanctions amid signs unity fraying: RFE/RL

    The European Union is preparing to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months this week, but what happens after that is uncertain as cracks in the bloc`s unity have begun to show, RFE/RL reports.The EU`s top diplomats are expected to agree to prolong the sanctions, which expire at the end of July, at a meeting in Luxembourg on June...

    Ex-Yanukovych adviser to lead Trump campaign
    Jun21

    Ex-Yanukovych adviser to lead Trump campaign

    Paul Manafort, former adviser to the disgraced ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, will become a new campaign manager for a potential Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to Reuters. Three people close to the campaign said some of Trump`s staff viewed former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as opposing strategic...

    Enemy saboteurs attack Ukraine military near Avdiyivka
    Jun21

    Enemy saboteurs attack Ukraine military near Avdiyivka

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 41 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.In the Donetsk sector, the Ukrainian military recorded 21 cases of militant shelling. In addition to small arms, the enemy...

    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,...

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