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Ukraine's Defense & Security chief Turchynov blames Kremlin for OSCE car blast
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov insists that the Russian leaders are to blame for an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) patrol car incident when one U.S. citizen was killed and two other foreign citizens (Germany and the Czech Republic) were injured in a roadside mine blast in Donbas on April 23.
Russia remains key threat to Black Sea region, - EU ambassador in Ukraine
Russia has been the main threat to security in the Black Sea region; Hugh Mingarelli, the EU ambassador in Ukraine, said that at a press conference in Kyiv on Monday, as quoted by RBC Ukraine.
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."
President presented Order of Yaroslav the Wise to Elmar Brok
The Head of State presented Order of Yaroslav the Wise of the V grade to Elmar Brok.
President in the interview to Sky News: There is a true hot war, not frozen conflict in Donbas
In the interview to Sky News TV channel, President Petro Poroshenko noted that there is a true hot war, not frozen conflict in Donbas.
"Putin friends" from EU attending business forum in Russian-occupied Crimea
A number of pro-Russian businessmen, officials and public figures from across Europe accepted the invitation of occupation authorities in Crimea to take part in the so-called "Yalta International Economic Forum" held in the annexed Crimea, according to Europeiska Pravda.
ICJ grants Ukraine's request to impose measures on Russia to protect minorities in Crimea
The UN International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled to apply provisional measures against Russia under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, to protect national minorities in Crimea.
EU to sign documents on visa liberalization for Ukraine till May 18
EU is to sign documents on visa-free travels for Ukraine until May 18. This was announced by the First Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko today during the government’s session.
Trump congratulates Erdogan on successful referendum, White House says
U.S. President Donald Trump has called Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate the Turkish president on his success in a referendum that will expand his powers, the White House said on April 17, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
RFE/RL: Mogherini to pay first official visit to Russia on April 24
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini will make her first official visit to Russia on April 24, according to Radio Free Europe /Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
President: Ukraine will not retreat in the issue of reforms
President Petro Poroshenko highlighted Ukraine’s commitment to the implementation of reforms, development of capable state institutions, reinforcement of civil society and creation of preconditions for economic growth of the state.
President thanked Martin Schulz for his personal contribution to the EU’s granting visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone call with Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz.
Ukraine marks first 500 days without Russian gas
It has been 500 days since Ukraine has refused to purchase natural gas from Russian energy monopoly Gazprom, as reported by the press service of Ukrtransgaz, the state-owned operator of the gas transportation system.
Britain and France call for Bashar al-Assad to leave office after chemical attack in Syria
Great Britain and France renewed their call for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a suspected chemical attack, which killed 72 people, 20 children among them. This was reported by Reuters.
President at the meeting with Ukrainian community of Latvia: The EU provided 600 million euros of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine
President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna Poroshenko met with Ukrainian community of Latvia.
European Parliament to hold debates on visa free regime for Ukraine
On April 5, the European Parliament will host the debates about granting Ukraine visa free regime. The EU Delegation in Ukraine reported this at Facebook on Wednesday.
Ukraine, EU start joint border control operation
Ukraine together with the European Union started a joint border control operation that will cover 15 border regions and Kyiv. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on the Facebook page.
President about the meeting with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel: We agreed to intensify processes in the Minsk format
President Petro Poroshenko informed that the result of his meeting with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the framework of the working visit to Malta was the agreement to conduct trilateral negotiations between the leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France in the nearest time. These negotiations are meant to intensify the Minsk peace process.
EUR 600 mln of macroeconomic assistance to reach Ukraine next week, - Poroshenko
Another tranche of the EU macro-financial assistance to Ukraine will be available already next week. Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, said this at a press briefing after the European People’s Party summit in Saint Julians, Malta.
Visa-free regime to be available for Abkhazia, Ossetia citizens
EU-Georgia visa-free regime will also cover citizens of the occupied by Russia Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This was announced by the Foreign Minister of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze, reports Georgia Online.
European Commission expressed dissatisfaction with energy regulator to President and Prime Minister
European Commission expressed its dissatisfaction to President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman regarding the delay with adoption of the bill to create transparent energy regulator, according to the letter written by Maros Sefcovic, the Vice-President of the European Commission, Economic Truth informs.
European Parliament confirms EU never recognizes attempt to annex Crimea by Russia
The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine welcomes the adoption of the resolution the Ukrainian prisoners in Russia and the situation in Crimea by the European Parliament on March 16.
EU, Asia impose temporary bans on imports of Ukrainian poultry
The EU and certain Asian countries introduced temporary restrictions against Ukrainian poultry due to the highly pathogenic bird flu. State Service for Food Safety and Consumers Protection reported that on Thursday.
President of Ukraine met with Minister for European and Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with Minister for European and Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn.
EU extends sanctions against violators of territorial integrity of Ukraine
European Union extended sanctions against those who violated territorial integrity of Ukraine. It was reported by the press service of EU Council.
EU prolongs sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity for another 6 mths
On March 13, 2017, the EU Council prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until September 15, 2017.
EU parliament profile committee votes for visa-free regime for Ukrainians
The Committee of the European Parliament on Civil Liberties, Justice and Internal Affairs (LIBE) on Thursday, March 9, approved the draft on the inclusion of Ukraine in the list of third countries whose citizens are canceled visa requirements.
European Parliament to consider visa liberalization for Ukraine today
European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) will hold a meeting for the consideration of the decision on visa liberalization for Ukraine today at 12:30 local time. This was reported by the journalist Hryhoriy Zhyhalov on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
EU approves extension of sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year
The EU Council has approved a decision to extend for another year its sanctions in the form of freezing of assets against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage, a source in the EU Council told an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels on Friday.
President met with Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Great Britain Boris Johnson and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Great Britain Boris Johnson and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Witold Waszczykowski.