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    Russia’s Lavrov criticizes Ukraine statement on neutral status
    Dec19

    Russia’s Lavrov criticizes Ukraine statement on neutral status

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized on Friday a statement by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on ending Ukraine’s neutral status as confrontational rhetoric favored by what Russia calls Kiev’s ‘party of war’. …read more Source:...

    EU supports reforms in Ukraine
    Dec19

    EU supports reforms in Ukraine

    At the European Council meeting in Brussels, President Dalia Grybauskaite together with other EU leaders discussed topical external policy issues and the situation in Ukraine, reported BC presidential press service. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    EU-Russia: EU bans trade with Crimea as Putin blames West for Russia’s woes
    Dec19

    EU-Russia: EU bans trade with Crimea as Putin blames West for Russia’s woes

    European and Russian leaders were both defiant in the face of economic tensions on 18 December, with EU leaders announcing new sanctions on Crimea and Russian President Vladimir Putin warning his country of two years of recession. During an annual press conference that “usually serves as an arena for the president’s populist showmanship”,...

    Living standards of Belarusians unchanged despite domestic, foreign problems
    Dec19

    Living standards of Belarusians unchanged despite domestic, foreign problems

    “On the whole, results of the year 2014 can be called positive because the two key tasks have been fulfilled. But we will face even more complicated tasks in 2015 taking into account the situation that it is impossible to forecast in Russia and Ukraine and taking into account the fact that there are quite many domestic issues in Belarus that have...

    Samaras: All are interested in the developments in Greece
    Dec19

    Samaras: All are interested in the developments in Greece

    The EU summit during which was discussed EU Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker’s 315 billion euro investment plan, was particularly…Juncker’s package is ambitious and immediately feasible and we all welcomed it as a package with political symbolism and as an initiative which shows Europe’s turn from a period of recession into...

    Serbia Readies for OSCE Role With Russian Visit
    Dec19

    Serbia Readies for OSCE Role With Russian Visit

    Ivica Dacic, Serbia’s Foreign Minister, will travel to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart and discuss Ukraine on the eve of Serbia assuming the presidency of the OSCE. …read more Source: Balkan...

    Lifting of Sanctions Against Russia Dependent on Ukrainian Integrity – EU
    Dec19

    Lifting of Sanctions Against Russia Dependent on Ukrainian Integrity – EU

    The EU’s relationship with Russia and the crisis in Ukraine were among the main topics on the agenda of the European Council summit that was held in Brussels on Thursday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the EU is not to lift the sanctions against Russia unless Russian President Vladimir Putin is willing to make major...

    “Russia is EU’s strategic problem”
    Dec19

    “Russia is EU’s strategic problem”

    “Russia’s approach to Ukraine and to the EU” is a challenge to the latter “which does not make European leaders too optimistic,” says Donald Tusk. Rather, this makes them “realistic,” the new president of the European Council was quoted as saying by Reuters. …read more...

    Divided opinion in Russia after Putin’s end-of-year address
    Dec19

    Divided opinion in Russia after Putin’s end-of-year address

    In Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, pro-Russian separatists watched President Putin’s end-of-year speech on a TV set in a canteen. One soldier… …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Poroshenko calls on parliament to adopt bill on joining Nato
    Dec19

    [Ticker] Poroshenko calls on parliament to adopt bill on joining Nato

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has called on the country’s parliamentarians to adopt a bill to allow the country to join Nato, Spiegel reports. He said the country’s non-aligned status, set out in a 2010 law, was “ineffective means of ensuring the country’s security from foreign aggression and pressure”. …read...

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