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Updated: Ceasefire To Be Implemented in Ukraine in 48 Hours
Feb12

Updated: Ceasefire To Be Implemented in Ukraine in 48 Hours

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the ceasefire in Ukraine is set to begin on February 15. The announcement was made after 14-hour negotiations, the Normany four talks, 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...

Government Falcon: the best of the works happens
Feb12

Government Falcon: the best of the works happens

The government Falcon airplane with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on board hovered for about an hour over Sofia, Wednesday evening before making a successful landing at Sofia Airport. The reason was a gear that did not close upon taking off. In such cases and for safety reasons, the plane is to fly until running our of fuel. Premier...

Ceasefire To Be Implemented in Ukraine in 48 Hours
Feb12

Ceasefire To Be Implemented in Ukraine in 48 Hours

After 14-hour negotiations, the Normandy four talks, between the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, taking place in Minsk, Belarus are likely to finish with the signing of a peace settlement on Thursday, an anonymous source close to the negotiations revealed to TASS information agency. Additionally, ceasefire is to be implemented in...

Austrian Foreign Minister to Meet with Bulgarian Counterpart in Sofia
Feb12

Austrian Foreign Minister to Meet with Bulgarian Counterpart in Sofia

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is to arrive in Sofia Thursday at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov. Mitov and Kurz are to discuss bilateral relations, as well as topical issues on the EU and international agenda, stressing energy, the EU prospects for the Western Balkans, and the situation in Ukraine and the...

Leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine Gather to Talk Peace
Feb11

Leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine Gather to Talk Peace

Leaders of the so-called Normandy group – France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine – gathered in Minsk on Wednesday to try to forge a peace deal for Eastern Ukraine. The very fact that the four leaders had converged in the capital of Belarus with the stated aim to bring peace to Ukraine highlights mounting concerns the standoff will not only...

Bulgarian Prime Minister wants information about Bulgarians in Ukraine to go public
Feb11

Bulgarian Prime Minister wants information about Bulgarians in Ukraine to go public

Bulgarians living in the area in eastern Ukraine where military activities take place are over 6000. This was revealed during today’s meeting of the Council of Ministers in Sofia. The total number of Bulgarians in Ukraine is just over 200,000, according to latest data. Bulgarian Prime Minister Borissov has pointed out that the meeting of...

Bulgaria keeps eye on situation related to mobilization of Bulgarian minority in Ukraine
Feb11

Bulgaria keeps eye on situation related to mobilization of Bulgarian minority in Ukraine

Bulgaria follows closely the situation related to mobilization of representatives of the Bulgarian minority in Ukraine, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said. Moreover, on January 29, at the initiative of Bulgaria a text was adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU, which recalled that Ukraine should respect the principle of...

Ukraine Sees New Surge in Violence on Eve of Minsk Peace Talks
Feb11

Ukraine Sees New Surge in Violence on Eve of Minsk Peace Talks

More than twenty people were killed in eastern Ukraine on the eve of the peace talks that are scheduled to take place in Minsk on Wednesday. The Ukrainian army lost nineteen soldiers, the majority of them killed near the key transport hub of Debaltseve, which has been surrounded by the separatists, the BBC reports. The shelling of a bus station...

Ukraine Sees New Surge in Violence at Eve of Minsk Peace Talks
Feb11

Ukraine Sees New Surge in Violence at Eve of Minsk Peace Talks

More than twenty people were killed in eastern Ukraine at the eve of the peace talks that are scheduled to take place in Minsk on Wednesday. The Ukrainian army lost nineteen soldiers, the majority of them killed near the key transport hub of Debaltseve, which has been surrounded by the separatists, the BBC reports. The shelling of a bus station...

Parliament to decide if NATO asks Bulgaria for Bulgarian military participation in Ukraine
Feb11

Parliament to decide if NATO asks Bulgaria for Bulgarian military participation in Ukraine

NATO has tabled no demand for the participation of Bulgarian military in operations related to the crisis in Ukraine. If such a demand is made, Parliament will have to pronounce a decision, said Defense Minister Nikolai Nenchev. He pointed out that Bulgaria is a sovereign state and could refuse, but that would be a very bad sign. In view of the...

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