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    Lukashenko goes on 1st EU trip since sanctions lifted
    May21

    Lukashenko goes on 1st EU trip since sanctions lifted

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has visited Italy during his first European trip since the EU sanctions have been lifted, according to Ukraine Today.The Belarusian leader has met with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella to discuss trade, economic and investment bilateral cooperation.On May 21, Lukashenko is expected to have a...

    Poroshenko calls on Germany to speed up consideration of deployment of armed police mission in Donbas
    May21

    Poroshenko calls on Germany to speed up consideration of deployment of armed police mission in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed Germany, as the OSCE Chair, to accelerate consideration of a proposal to deploy an international armed police mission in Donbas, the president`s press service reported on the results of a telephone conversation between President Poroshenko, Germany`s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of...

    U.S. to not lift Crimea sanctions unless peninsula de-occupied – U.S. official
    May21

    U.S. to not lift Crimea sanctions unless peninsula de-occupied – U.S. official

    The U.S. sanctions against Russian-occupied Crimea will remain in place until the peninsula is de-occupied, said Daniel Fried, U.S. Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, in his interview to Ukrainian media outlet Dzerkalo Tyzhnya, Ukraine Today reports.”The U.S. has already imposed separate sanctions against Crimea,” Fried stated. ”[...] The position...

    Australian families demand compensation from Russia over MH17 crash
    May21

    Australian families demand compensation from Russia over MH17 crash

    An Australian law firm has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014, according to Reuters.Australia`s Fairfax media reported on Saturday that 33 next of kin were of victims named in an...

    Turkish parliament strips MPs of immunity in blow to Kurdish opposition
    May21

    Turkish parliament strips MPs of immunity in blow to Kurdish opposition

    Turkey`s parliament on Friday approved stripping its members of immunity from prosecution, a move likely to see the pro-Kurdish opposition sidelined, ease President Tayyip Erdogan`s path to stronger powers, and raise concern among Western allies, according to Reuters.Erdogan has accused the pro-Kurdish HDP, parliament`s third-biggest party, of...

    Ukraine may get 3rd tranche from IMF in July – Finance Minister
    May21

    Ukraine may get 3rd tranche from IMF in July – Finance Minister

    Ukraine may receive the third tranche of the loan in the amount of $1.7 billion from the country`s key creditor, the International Monetary Fund, under the Extended Fund Facility, approved in March last year, immediately after the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fund, that is in July, according to Ukraine`s Finance Minister Oleksandr...

    Rada Speaker supports establishment of Baltic-Black Sea Union
    May21

    Rada Speaker supports establishment of Baltic-Black Sea Union

    Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy supports the establishment of the Baltic-Black Sea Union, he said in an interview with the Parliament`s official TV Channel Rada.He noted that, while integrating into European structures, Ukraine should become ”one of the decision-making centers, one of the centers of influence as a great...

    Ukraine Defense Minister: Russia beefing up its military groups at Ukraine border
    May21

    Ukraine Defense Minister: Russia beefing up its military groups at Ukraine border

    The Russian Federation has been strengthening its military groups at the Russian-Ukrainian border, and does not abandon plans to seize Ukraine, according to the Defense Minister of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak, who spoke at the Ukrainian Defense University today, May 21, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”We have a clear track of Russia`s efforts...

    NSDC approves Strategic Defense Bulletin
    May21

    NSDC approves Strategic Defense Bulletin

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine at a meeting May 20 adopted the Strategic Defense Bulletin defining the key tasks and directions of reforming of the defense sector of Ukraine, according to the NSDC press service.The document, which was drafted in close cooperation with the advisers from the NATO member states, stipulates the...

    Germany stands against welcoming Russia back to G8
    May20

    Germany stands against welcoming Russia back to G8

    As a result of its military intervention in Georgia, Russia should be temporarily barred from G8 meetings, said a leading conservative parliamentarian in Germany, according to Deutsche Welle.The leading industrial nations should meet as the G7 without Russia, Eckart von Klaeden, foreign policy spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel`s Christian...

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