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    Trump sets conditions for defending NATO Allies in Baltics against Russian attack
    Jul21

    Trump sets conditions for defending NATO Allies in Baltics against Russian attack

    On the eve of accepting the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump explicitly raised new questions about his commitment to automatically defend NATO allies if they are attacked, according to The New York Times.Donald Trump said he ”would first look at their contributions to the alliance,” NYT reports.”I would prefer to be able to...

    Kerry to Turkey over Gulen: Send us evidence, not allegations
    Jul21

    Kerry to Turkey over Gulen: Send us evidence, not allegations

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on Turkey to provide hard evidence that an exiled U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind a foiled coup attempt last weekend if Ankara wants him extradited, according to The Associated Press.”With respect to Mr Gulen, we have consistently said to our friends in Turkey and allies in Turkey...

    Crimean Tatars` Chubarov: NATO to boost presence in seaport closest to occupied Crimea
    Jul21

    Crimean Tatars` Chubarov: NATO to boost presence in seaport closest to occupied Crimea

    Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars and a Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov said Romania initiated the issue of deploying a permanent contingent of NATO naval forces in the countries in the Black Sea.Chubarov has said the rapprochement between Turkey and Russia will not hinder the implementation of NATO`s plan, according to Apostrophe.”The shift...

    SBU chief`s adviser: Murder of journalist aimed to discredit security services
    Jul21

    SBU chief`s adviser: Murder of journalist aimed to discredit security services

    The murder of a prominent journalist Pavlo Sheremet could be an attempt to discredit the Ukrainian security officials within the state, adviser to the head of the SBU security service Yuriy Tandit has told TV Channel 5.”There is an ongoing war in the east [of Ukraine], and all means are being used to discredit security forces within the state....

    Erdogan declares 3-month state of emergency after coup bid
    Jul21

    Erdogan declares 3-month state of emergency after coup bid

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency across the country on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup, according to Reuters.Erdogan said the state of emergency, lasting three months, would allow his government...

    Ukraine sees consumer confidence improve in June
    Jul20

    Ukraine sees consumer confidence improve in June

    Consumer confidence in Ukraine in June 2016 improved due to the increased assessment of personal income, and the Consumer Confidence Index grew by 2.4 percentage points compared to May, to 52.7 points, according to GfK Ukraine.”All the components of the Consumer Confidence Index rose in June. The index of current financial standing increased for...

    Former SBU chief says Russian proxies have more tanks than Germany and U.K. together
    Jul20

    Former SBU chief says Russian proxies have more tanks than Germany and U.K. together

    Ukraine`s envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group`s security subgroup, former Security Service (SBU) chief Yevhen Marchuk says that the combined Russian-separatist forces have more combat tanks in Donbas than Germany and the United Kingdom taken together.”It`s known absolutely for sure that the other side has 702 tanks of three modifications. These...

    Turkey coup attempt: Charges laid against 99 generals and admirals – BBC
    Jul20

    Turkey coup attempt: Charges laid against 99 generals and admirals – BBC

    Turkey has formally charged 99 generals and admirals in connection with the weekend`s thwarted coup attempt, just under a third of the country`s 356 top military officers, according to the BBC.Authorities have banned all academics from travelling abroad, as the purge of state employees suspected of being connected to the failed coup continues,...

    EU insists on ”swift and transparent” investigation into Sheremet`s killing
    Jul20

    EU insists on ”swift and transparent” investigation into Sheremet`s killing

    The European Union says that the murder of Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kyiv on Wednesday is unacceptable and demands a ”swift and transparent” investigation.”Such attacks are unacceptable and a swift and transparent investigation must be carried out to bring those responsible for this crime to justice,” the European External Action...

    Six countries, incl. Ukraine, support EU`s extended sanctions over Crimea
    Jul20

    Six countries, incl. Ukraine, support EU`s extended sanctions over Crimea

    Albania, Georgia, Liechtenstein, Norway, Ukraine, and Montenegro have supported the EU Council`s decision to extend the sanctions over the illegal annexation by Russia of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, according to the Council of the European Union.”The Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA countries Liechtenstein and...

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