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    Ukraine celebrating 20th anniversary of Constitution
    Jun28

    Ukraine celebrating 20th anniversary of Constitution

    Today, 28 June, the Ukrainians celebrate the 20th anniversary of the moment when the country`s current Constitution came into force.Constitution Day is a public holiday, therefore June 28 is an official day-off in Ukraine.The country`s main law was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada overnight June 28, 1996 – on the fifth year after the proclamation of...

    New EU policy document calls Russia ”strategic challenge”
    Jun28

    New EU policy document calls Russia ”strategic challenge”

    A new European Union policy document describes Russia as ”a key strategic challenge,” wording that constitutes a compromise between member states that are more hawkish toward Moscow and those resisting an escalation of rhetoric, RFE/RL reports.The document, which is set to be endorsed at a June 28 summit of leaders, was produced by the bloc`s...

    Poroshenko expects positive messages on sanctions against Russia at EU summit
    Jun28

    Poroshenko expects positive messages on sanctions against Russia at EU summit

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expects positive messages about anti-Russian sanctions to come during the EU summit to be held June 28-29, the president told the reporters in Brussels following his meeting with the EU leadership June 27, the press service of the Head of State reported.”Today we discussed in detail the issue of sanctions....

    Brexit to have no effect on EU readiness towards visa-free regime with Ukraine – Schultz
    Jun27

    Brexit to have no effect on EU readiness towards visa-free regime with Ukraine – Schultz

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz stated that the procedures related to UK exit from the EU will not affect the European Parliament`s willingness to introduce a visa-free regime with Ukraine, the Ukrainian president`s press service reported.The relevant statement Schulz made while meeting Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko in...

    Ukraine Prosecutor General dismisses prosecutor of Mykolaiv region
    Jun27

    Ukraine Prosecutor General dismisses prosecutor of Mykolaiv region

    Ukraine`s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has dismissed Mykolaiv region prosecutor Viacheslav Kryvoviaz, the press service of the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine (PGO) reported.”Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has dismissed Mykolaiv region prosecutor Viacheslav Kryvoviaz having issued the relevant order dated June 24, 2016,”...

    Israel, Turkey restore ties in deal spurred by energy prospects
    Jun27

    Israel, Turkey restore ties in deal spurred by energy prospects

    Israel and Turkey announced on Monday they would normalize ties after a six-year rupture, a rare rapprochement in the divided Middle East driven by the prospect of lucrative Mediterranean gas deals as well as mutual fears over growing security risks, Reuters reported.Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the two countries would exchange...

    Erdogan apologises to Putin over warplane shooting
    Jun27

    Erdogan apologises to Putin over warplane shooting

    Turkey`s president has apologized for the downing of a Russian warplane, the Kremlin said on Monday.According to a statement published on the Kremlin`s website, Turkey`s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a message to the Russian president expressing his interest ”in settling the situation concerning the downing of a Russian military aircraft”...

    Kremlin makes no parallels between current EU`s turbulence and Soviet Union`s collapse
    Jun27

    Kremlin makes no parallels between current EU`s turbulence and Soviet Union`s collapse

    The Kremlin believes that the outcome of Britain`s referendum in favor of exit from the European Union indicates that the EU is entering turbulent times, but it would be wrong to draw parallels with the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian news agency TASS reported.”Russia is the country that went through very difficult periods in its history …...

    Rapid Trident 2016 NATO drills kick off in western Ukraine
    Jun27

    Rapid Trident 2016 NATO drills kick off in western Ukraine

    More than 1,800 soldiers from 14 NATO member states and their partners will participate in joint military drills held at Yavoriv military training site in western Ukraine from June 27 till July 8, the Europeiska Pravda news portal.The exercises are part of the Rapid Trident program, which brings together NATO members and its allies in eastern...

    Bank shares slide as Brexit turmoil hits world stocks
    Jun27

    Bank shares slide as Brexit turmoil hits world stocks

    World stocks tumbled and European bank shares were on track for their biggest ever two-day fall on Monday as the political and economic fallout of Britain`s shock vote to leave the European Union drove sterling to a fresh 31-year low against the dollar, Reuters reported.Faced with a second day of turmoil after Thursday`s referendum, which most in...

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