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    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important – Merkel
    May21

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important – Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The crisis in Ukraine makes the European Union’s partnership with the bloc’s eastern neighbours more important than ever, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, insisting that the initiative is not directed against Russia. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia
    May21

    Ukraine lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia

    kraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine rips up key cooperation deals with Russia
    May21

    Ukraine rips up key cooperation deals with Russia

    Kiev lawmakers on Thursday annulled five crucial security agreements with Moscow that allowed Russia to transport troops to a separatist region of Moldova and purchase weapons only produced in Ukraine. The deals were effectively suspended with the onset of Ukraine’s pro-Russian uprising in the industrial east 13 months ago that Kiev blames...

    Russian return to G7 ‘unimaginable’ for now: Merkel
    May21

    Russian return to G7 ‘unimaginable’ for now: Merkel

    May 21, 2015 5:28 PMBERLIN (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised democracies was “unimaginable” as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Russian return to G7 ‘unimaginable’ for now: Merkel
    May21

    Russian return to G7 ‘unimaginable’ for now: Merkel

    BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised nations is “unimaginable” as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russian Return to G7 ‘Unimaginable’ for Now: German Chancellor Angela Merkel
    May21

    Russian Return to G7 ‘Unimaginable’ for Now: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised nations is “unimaginable” as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    No G8 re-entry for Russia until common values met
    May21

    No G8 re-entry for Russia until common values met

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that there would not be any Group of 8 meetings with Russia as long as it fails to comply with basic common values of democracy and states based on rules of law. “The developments in Ukraine are the reason that we will meet in Elmau as Group of 7 and not a Group of 8,” she said in a speech...

    Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia’s annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills
    May21

    Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia’s annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills

    Tense Ukrainian soldiers with assault rifles creep stealthily around mock houses before bursting in to clear out gunmen, while others practice setting ambushes or infantry assaults, all under the watchful eyes of U.S. Army trainers. Dotted around the vast, wooded Yavoriv military training area in western Ukraine, soldiers of the U.S. 173rd...

    Ukraine wants roadmap to EU accession at Riga summit – minister
    May21

    Ukraine wants roadmap to EU accession at Riga summit – minister

    Ukraine’s foreign minister said his country wants assurances at a summit with the European Union this week that it is a suitable candidate for EU membership and its citizens will gain visa-free travel to the bloc next year. …read more Source: Channel...

    The countries include Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan
    May21

    The countries include Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan

    Six former Soviet bloc countries are attending the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Latvian capital Riga today. Leaders from Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan will join EU counterparts at the summit aimed at building relations with the former Soviet bloc states. …read more Source: Radio...

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