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    EU careful not to tread on Moscow’s toes at Eastern summit
    May21

    EU careful not to tread on Moscow’s toes at Eastern summit

    European Union leaders on Thursday will seek new ways to bolster ties with six post-communist nations in Eastern Europe, a year and a half after a previous summit of the Eastern Partnership ended with a fateful standoff over Ukraine.Just ahead of the two-day summit in Riga, the EU promised grants of 200 million euros ($223 million) over the next...

    Ukraine lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia
    May21

    Ukraine lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia

    Ukraine’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.The five cooperation agreements scrapped by the Verkhovna Rada include one giving the Russian military transit rights to reach Moldova, whose territory is partly...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in fresh fighting in east – Kiev military
    May21

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in fresh fighting in east – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight have been wounded in fresh separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine in violation of a ceasefire, Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksander Motuzyanyk said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    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...

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