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    Merkel Ukraine Crisis Makes EU Eastern Partnership More Important
    May21

    Merkel Ukraine Crisis Makes EU Eastern Partnership More Important

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the crisis in Ukraine makes the European Union’s partnership with six eastern countries “more important than ever.” Merkel was speaking to the German … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading
    May21

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading

    One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded in fresh separatist attacks, the military said in Kiev on Thursday, as the OSCE security watchdog warned of a “worrisome” spread of violence in eastern Ukraine. Fighting has lessened significantly since a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was...

    Ukraine withdraws from 5 military accords with Russia
    May21

    Ukraine withdraws from 5 military accords with Russia

    The Ukrainian Parliament on Thursday voted to unilaterally scrap five agreements with Russia on military cooperation, the Parliament’s press service said. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important: Merkel
    May21

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important: Merkel

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

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

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

    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: Channel...

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important – Merkel
    May21

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important – Merkel

    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: Channel...

    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 democracies was “unimaginable” as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine.But she also sought to allay Moscow’s fears about European influence in its Soviet-era satellite states, saying the so-called...

    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...

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