Trump administration plans to restart Ukraine peace process – Washington Post
In their Oval Office meeting in March, President Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Ukraine crisis was Europe's responsibility and that the United States wouldn't get heavily involved, according to two officials briefed on the discussion. Only two months later, the Trump administration is reversing course and planning to re-engage on Ukraine in a significant way, according to The Washington Post.
War under the Stars and Stripes: Europeans showed Trump benefit from NATO
On the eve of the NATO summit in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed the Alliance's participation in air operations against ISIS, together with an international coalition led by the United States in Syria and Iraq. He stressed that NATO supports military operations in the Middle East with the help of reconnaissance aircraft, but refrains from participating in hostilities. In his view, the alliance's goal is to increase security in the airspace and to defeat ISIS "once and for all."
Putin and Macron to discuss Ukraine and Normandy Format
The prospects of the Normandy Four and Ukraine, nuclear issue of North Korea, the situation in Syria and Libya will be the prioritized topics of the international part of the discussion between Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia and Emmanuel Macron, the President of France. Yuriy Ushakov, assistant to the president of Russia for foreign relations reported this, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
NATO to keep supporting Ukraine considering Russian aggression
The issue of Crimea was discussed during the NATO’s summit and the Alliance confirmed their support for Ukraine against the background of Russia’s aggression. This was reported by the journalist of Radio Svoboda Vitaly Yeremets on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
President of Ukraine coordinated positions with the Prime Minister of Canada on the eve of the G7 and NATO meeting
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.
Trump mentions threats from Russia as NATO's focus in future
U.S. President Donald Trump has mentioned threats from Russia as NATO's focus in future, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Trump arrives in Brussels to take part in NATO summit
Donald Trump, the President of the USA arrived in Brussels to take part in the NATO summit that will take place on May, 25. Reuters reported this.
Montenegro to join NATO in early June
Montenegro will officially join the NATO on June 5, local media report
Stoltenberg: Minsk agreement to be discussed at upcoming NATO Summit
Russia’s failure to comply with the Minsk agreements will be one of the major topics for discussion during the oncoming NATO summit in Brussels, slated for Thursday, May 25. Jens Stoltenberg, the Alliance’s Secretary General said that at a briefing in the Belgian capital.
Trump Calls On Israelis, Palestinians To Compromise For Peace
U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Israelis and Palestinians to reach a compromise for peace, saying that both sides showed readiness to do so during his two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank.
Russian spies seek EU recruits in fight clubs - media
Russian intelligence services are using martial arts clubs to recruit potential troublemakers in Germany and other EU countries, security experts have warned, according to EU Observer.
Stable Ukraine key to Euro-Atlantic security – NATO official
Ukraine is NATO’s valued partner, and the Bloc will continue offering strong political and practical support to Kyiv, according to Carmen Romero, the spokesperson for the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, LB.ua reports.
NATO fighters intercept Russian reconnaissance aircraft in Lithuania
Polish F-16 Yastreb fighters, which are based in Siauliai in Lithuania within the framework of the NATO mission, intercepted the Russian reconnaissance aircraft Il-20M. This is reported by Polish Radio with reference to the Center for the Joint Command of the Air Force (AIRCOM) in Ramstein, Germany.
NATO: Blocking Russian web portals in Ukraine is matter of security
Blocking Russian web sites in Ukraine is the matter of public and national security – not that of freedom of speech. NATO press service reported that as quoted by TASS; the Alliance commented on yesterday’s sanctions against Russian web sources implemented by the Ukrainian government.
West must be aware of Russia fomenting crises in Balkans - expert
Southeastern Europe is entering renewed crisis—and Moscow is fomenting more chaos at a dangerous time, John Schindler, who is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer, wrote in an op-ed for Observer, titled “We Need to Putin-Proof the Balkans.”
Russia mulls power supplies to occupied area of Luhansk region
Russian government has decided to provide the militant-occupied part of Luhansk region with uninterrupted electricity supplies, according to the Russian envoy to the trilateral contact group for the Donbas settlement, Boris Gryzlov, RIA Novosti reports.
North Atlantic Council delegates led by Stoltenberg to visit Ukraine in July
Delegates of the North Atlantic Council (NAC), which is the principal political decision-making body of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), who will be led by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Ukraine in July, according to Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.
President to members of Ukrainian national team participating in “Invictus Games”: You will be an example for every Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko took part in festivities on the occasion of announcement of candidates for the Ukrainian national team that will participate in “Invictus Games” in Toronto.
Erdogan prepares to meet Trump and Putin in May
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is preparing for the meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in May. This was reported by the Turkish Minute agency.
How referednum in Turkey influence country's accession negotiations to the EU?
According to preliminary results, a slight majority of voters support the changes to the constitution of Turkey. Turks living in Germany helped Erdogan, 63% of them voted "for."
Ukraine’s Defense Minister visits Italy
The working visit of Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak to Italy began on Tuesday, April 18. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Over 1,200 troops participating in NATO drills in Latvia's Summer Shield
Latvia's Defense Ministry has announced the launch of the 14th Summer Shield large international military exercises in the country on Monday, April 17, according to the Russian news agency TASS.
Stoltenberg: Russia's aggression in Ukraine main reason for strengthening defense in Europe
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the main reason for strengthening NATO's collective defense in Europe is the Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds Cold War levels: U.S. admiral
Recent Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds levels seen during the Cold War, a top U.S. and NATO military officer said, voicing concern that the distributed nature of the deployments could end up "splitting and distracting" the transatlantic alliance, according to Reuters.
NATO PA Vice-President: West risks losing Ukraine
Vice-President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, deputy co-chair of the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council and Lithuania's ex-Minister of Defense Rasa Jukneviciene says that the West is facing the risk of losing Ukraine should the situation in Donbas continue escalating, according to an UNIAN corresponden
Russia gathers 18 thousand soldiers and hardware at Ukrainian border
Russia gathered around 18 thousand military officers and a great number of military hardware near the Ukrainian border. This was announced by the First Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Ivan Rusnak during the session of Inter-Parliamentary Council Ukraine-NATO in Kyiv, reports Ukrinform.
121 Ukrainians remain in captivity in Donbas
121 Ukrainian citizens – both military and civilians, are now remaining in captivity of pro-Kremlin mercenaries in Donbas. Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukraine’s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of Minsk talks group said this at the session of Ukraine-NATO council on April 5
Tillerson: NATO foreign ministers to discuss Russia’s policy towards Ukraine
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson intends to meet with NATO foreign ministers at a session, slated in Brussels for March 31. The key topic for discussion is to be the Alliance’s position in Europe, considering Russia’s current policy towards Ukraine.
Canadian Parliament received petition asking to give weapons to Ukraine
The Canadian parliament has registered an electronic petition urging the government to begin deliveries of lethal weapons to Ukraine.
The Verkhovna Rada has appealed to the U.S. Congress regarding security guarantees for Ukraine.
The Verkhovna Rada has appealed to the U.S. Congress regarding security guarantees for Ukraine.