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US Give Cautious Welcome to Ukraine Ceasefire Deal
Feb12

US Give Cautious Welcome to Ukraine Ceasefire Deal

The US administration on Thursday welcomed with guarded optimism the latest Ukraine ceasefire agreement and called for its “full and unambiguous implementation”. ”The agreement represents a potentially significant step toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict and the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty consistent with the Minsk...

Bulgaria, Austria foreign ministers meet in Sofia
Feb12

Bulgaria, Austria foreign ministers meet in Sofia

Bulgaria and Austria have common interests and concerns over a range of issues on the European and international agenda, said Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov at a joint press conference in Sofia with Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz. The two diplomats hailed the Ukraine ceasefire deal reached in Minsk and voiced hopes that...

Rosen Plevneliev: finding peaceful solution to Ukraine conflict has no alternative
Feb12

Rosen Plevneliev: finding peaceful solution to Ukraine conflict has no alternative

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has hailed the deal reached by the leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia during talks in Minsk for a ceasefire from midnight on 15 February 2015. The commitment made by the leaders for regard of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine is of key importance for Ukraine’s future, the...

EU Leaders Will Most Likely Discuss No Further Sanctions Against Russia
Feb12

EU Leaders Will Most Likely Discuss No Further Sanctions Against Russia

Following the earlier agreed ceasefire in Minsk, the extension of sanctions against Russia will most likely be dropped from the agenda of the informal meeting of the European Council on Thursday. EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said that she expected no further sanctions against Russia to be discussed at the meeting of heads of state or...

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Welcomes Ukraine Ceasefire Deal
Feb12

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Welcomes Ukraine Ceasefire Deal

The Ukraine ceasefire agreement reached overnight by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine is “the first and most important step towards stopping the bloodshed”, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Thursday. “I welcome the agreement between the leaders in Minsk,” Mitov said in a statement. He also said he hoped the...

Bulgaria hails Minsk ceasefire agreement
Feb12

Bulgaria hails Minsk ceasefire agreement

I hail the agreement of leaders reached in Minsk. The first and most vital step for ending bloodshed has been made, a release of Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov reads. I express my strong hope that agreements will be observed by all sides and that this will result in lasting peace in Ukraine. This is very important for all its citizens...

Pro-Russian Rebels Sign Roadmap for Implementation of Minsk Agreement
Feb12

Pro-Russian Rebels Sign Roadmap for Implementation of Minsk Agreement

Kiev and the pro-Russian rebels have signed a roadmap for the implementation of the ceasefire drafted during the marathon 17-hour talks in Minsk, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.Poroshenko, as cited by AFP and The Telegraph, informed that the contact group had signed a document that had...

Foreign Minister Mitov hopes future agreement with Minsk to be strictly observed
Feb12

Foreign Minister Mitov hopes future agreement with Minsk to be strictly observed

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov commented that there is serious hope that the agreement reached in Minsk can help find a solution of the crisis in the Ukraine. The most important thing is to stop military actions. Minister Daniel Mitov and the head of the EC representation in Bulgaria Ognian Vladev took part in a discussion on the role of...

Incumbent and Former PMs Shake Hands on Bulgaria’s Shengen Accession
Feb12

Incumbent and Former PMs Shake Hands on Bulgaria’s Shengen Accession

Bulgarian PM Boiko Borisov and his former colleague, currently Party of European Socialists (PES) leader Sergei Stanishev have both agreed on the issue of the accession of Bulgaria in the Shengen area, a press release stated on Thursday. Borisov’s center-right party GERB is also a member of the European People’s Party (EPP) holding...

Ukraine Ceasefire Finally Reached
Feb12

Ukraine Ceasefire Finally Reached

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the ceasefire in Ukraine was set to begin at midnight on February 15. The deal was announced after 14-hour negotiations among representatives of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus. ”We have managed to agree on the main issues,” he said, Reuters reported. He added that the...

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