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    Poroshenko accuses Russia of invasion
    Aug28

    Poroshenko accuses Russia of invasion

    Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, today (28 August) held a dramatic press conference in which he declared that the Russian military has invaded Ukraine. It has been suspected that Russian troops have been in eastern Ukraine for some time. Ukraine captured Russian paratroopers within its borders earlier this week, but Moscow said they...

    Moldova celebrates completion of gas connection to EU
    Aug27

    Moldova celebrates completion of gas connection to EU

    A ceremony was held in Moldova today (27 August) to inaugurate a gas pipeline that connects the country to Romania, and will reduce its reliance on Russian gas. The inauguration, led by Prime Minister Iurie Leancă, was held on the 23rd anniversary of Moldova’s declaration of independence from the Soviet Union. Speaking at the ceremony in...

    Ukraine’s leader pledges ‘roadmap for peace’ at Minsk summit
    Aug27

    Ukraine’s leader pledges ‘roadmap for peace’ at Minsk summit

    Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, has pledged to come up with a “roadmap” for peace in his country, where Russian-backed separatists have been losing ground to government forces in recent weeks. Poroshenko made the announcement at a summit with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Minsk yesterday (26 August) that was also...

    Women commissioners: Juncker struggles to reach eight
    Aug27

    Women commissioners: Juncker struggles to reach eight

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the next president of the European Commission, is faced with the prospect of having at most nine women in his college of European commissioners, whose composition is to be finalised in the coming days. The European Council is to meet on Saturday (30 August) to decide who should succeed Herman Van Rompuy as the president of...

    EU, Russia, Ukraine leaders to meet in Minsk
    Aug26

    EU, Russia, Ukraine leaders to meet in Minsk

    Senior figures from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union will meet in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, today (26 August) to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, and Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, are meeting this afternoon. The summit will also...

    EU prepares support for dairy sector
    Aug25

    EU prepares support for dairy sector

    The European Commission is preparing to provide support for the dairy industry to alleviate the effects of a Russian ban on foods from the European Union. Russia announced an import ban on food products from the EU, US, Norway, Canada and Australia on 7 August in response to sanctions imposed on it because of its actions in Ukraine. Earlier this...

    Merkel visits Rajoy ahead of EU summit
    Aug25

    Merkel visits Rajoy ahead of EU summit

    Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, yesterday (24 August) held talks with Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s prime minister, days before a European Union summit at which leaders aim to decide on a series of EU leadership positions. With Merkel under increasing pressure from France and Italy to relax the EU’s policy of spending cuts and...

    Lithuanian diplomat killed in Ukraine
    Aug23

    Lithuanian diplomat killed in Ukraine

    Lithuania has revealed that one of its diplomats has been murdered in eastern Ukraine. Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania’s foreign minister, sent out a tweet saying that “Mykola Zelenec was kidnapped and brutally killed by terrorists there [the embattled city of Luhansk]“. Zelenec was Lithuania’s honorary consul in the city. The...

    Russia aid convoy moves into Ukraine
    Aug22

    Russia aid convoy moves into Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of a “flagrant violation of international law” after a convoy of aid lorries crossed the border. Poroshenko said that more than 100 Russian lorries had entered Ukraine without any customs clearance or Red Cross escort. They are heading toward the embattled city of Luhansk, and reports...

    Barroso condemns Ukraine convoy attack
    Aug19

    Barroso condemns Ukraine convoy attack

    José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, spoke with Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, on 18-19 August, and condemned the shelling of a convoy of refugees in eastern Ukraine that has claimed dozens of lives. In a statement, Barroso called for an inquiry into the attack on the convoy in the Luhansk area on Monday (18...

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