EU prolongs economic sanctions against Russia in response to aggression toward Ukraine
The Council of the European Union on Thursday officially resolved to extend sectoral economic sanctions against Russia until July 31, 2018, a communiqué released in Brussels said.
Poroshenko during the visit to Portugal: Ukraine will do everything to return to the European family
During the meeting with the Ukrainian community of Portugal, President Petro Poroshenko noted that the country had made a series of important reforms over the past three years and restored the army.
Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine is the biggest threat to European security - Rex Tillerson
Tillerson assured that NATO allies stand firm in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and their territorial integrity.
EU launches own military alliance
The EU has moved a step closer towards having a joint military force by signing an agreement on a permanent command structure.
Lithuanian FM: Important assistance of Marshall Plan for Ukraine is presented
The so-called Marshall Plan for Ukraine should now be called the "European Plan", Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius has told 112 Ukraine TV channel following the presentation of the plan in the Lithuanian Seimas for the ambassadors of the United States, Canada, Japan, and EU member states.
Ukraine intends to cooperate with Hungary in implementation of education law, - Klimkin
Ukraine and Hungary intend to jointly work on the mechanisms of the implementation of the ‘Law on Education’. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin claimed this at the joint briefing with Education Minister of Ukraine Liliia Hrynevych and Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Zoltan Balog as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
Around 300,000 Ukrainians went to EU countries visa-free
Almost 295 thousand Ukrainians took advantage of the visa-free regime with the countries of the European Union. This was reported by the assistant head of the State Border Guard Service Oleh Slobodyan, Radio Liberty reports.
EU introduces anti-dumping duty on Ukrainian steel
The EU introduced new anti-dumping duty on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine, according to the regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union on October 6
OSCE finds statement on increase of number of Russian observers incorrect
The OSCE SMM called the information of the representative of Ukraine in Trilateral Contact Group Iryna Gerashchenko incorrect. She claimed that the number of the observers from Russia and unfriendly countries significantly increased. The OSCE SMM reported this to Ukrainian Truth.
Ukraine’s Ombudsman asks Russian counterpart to provide medical aid to Umerov
Ukrainian Ombudsman Valeriya Lutkovska asked her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova to provide Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov with adequate medical assistance. This was stated by Lutkovskaya, in the document published on the page of Ukrainian Ombudsman in Facebook.
EU Delegation to Ukraine demands to immediately free Umerov
The EU Delegation to Ukraine condemned the imprisonment of Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, ruled out by the court in occupied Crimea. This was reported by the press service of the delegation.
Hungary's position on education law won't affect Council of Europe assessment
Hungary's position on the Law on Education will not affect the assessment of the Council of Europe. This was reported by the permanent representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe, Dmytro Kuleba, on the air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
EC to assess how Ukraine fulfills visa-free provisions
The European Commission will assess by the end of the year how Ukraine has been fulfilling its EU visa-free provisions, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Poroshenko can commence referendum on entry into EU, NATO
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko did not exclude that he can commence the referendum on the entry into the EU and NATO. He claimed this during the speech to the parliaments. It was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
President opened new facilities of a plant in Lviv region: This is the introduction of European business principles
In the course of the working trip to Lviv region, President Petro Poroshenko took part in the opening of new facilities of “Electrocontract Ukraine” plant. “I’d like to thank the investor, the leadership of Nexans for their trust and choosing Ukraine as a very reliable platform for business development,” Petro Poroshenko said.
Ukraine asks for EC clarification of Juncker’s words on Ukraine being EU, NATO member
Representative of Ukraine to the EU Mykola Tochytskyi phrased his concern over the words of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker about Ukraine, which don’t correspond to reality, as UNIAN reports.
Ukraine sees exports growth by almost 24% in H1
Ukraine's exports of goods grew by 24.2%, or US$4.03 billion, in the first half of 2017 (H1) year-over-year (y-o-y), to $20.7 billion, according to the Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry's press service.
Czech Gov’t has no support for President Zeman’s anti-Ukrainian position - Envoy
The official position of the Czech Republic is the position of the country’s government, which is interested in maintaining good relations with Ukraine, Czech Ambassador to Ukraine Radek Matula told Europeiska Pravda publication, commenting on anti-Ukrainian statements of Czech President Milos Zeman.
Germany to share experience for Ukraine’s decentralization reform
German government envoy on decentralization is to work on Ukrainian reform starting this September, as the Ukrainian government press service informs.
Russia admits delivering Siemens turbines to Crimea
Tehnopromeksport, Rostec’s subsidiary, that bought the Siemens gas turbines, confirmed they were delivered to Crimea after being updated, RBK informs.
EU publishes official statement of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement entry into force
The official journal of the European Union published the information about the entry into force of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement since September 1, 2017, on July 25.
President: It is important to start the elaboration of “roadmaps” for the achievement of the European plans of Ukraine
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted that the 19th Ukraine – EU Summit was symbolic, as it became the Summit of the visa-free regime and association. This has come true due to the resolute and efficient cooperation between Ukraine and the EU, as well as the powerful support of the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, the European Commissioners and the member-states.
The Ukraine-EU working group to enhance response to hacking campaigns from Russia, - Poroshenko
​The establishment of the Ukraine-EU informal working group on strategic communication will raise the efficiency of our response to hacking and disinformation campaigns from Russia not only against Ukraine, but also against all the EU countries. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that during his the joint press conference following the 19th Ukraine – EU Summit.
Poroshenko urges EU to take down roaming charges for Ukrainians
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko thinks that it is important to assume the joint measures with the European Union to take down the roaming charges between Ukraine and the European countries. Also, he noted the importance of the integration to the digital single market of the European Union. He claimed this at the press conference on the result of the meeting with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker within the Ukraine-EU Summit as the press service of the Ukrainian president reported.
EU-Ukraine Summit 2017: which issues to be discussed
President: A new stage of Ukraine’s path to the EU will begin on September 1, 2017
​The EU Council completed the process of ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in the address published on his official website.
Russian gas transit via Ukraine deterrent against Moscow’s aggression - Naftogaz
Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev says transit shipments of Russian natural gas via the Ukrainian gas transport system (GTS) is one of the factors holding back Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Siemens turbines delivered to Crimea despite sanctions - Reuters sources
Russia has delivered electricity turbines made by Germany's Siemens to Crimea, a region subject to European Union sanctions barring EU firms from supplying it with energy technology, three sources with knowledge of the delivery told Reuters.
NSDC to consider draft law on de-occupation of Donbas on July 10
The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) intends to consider the project of the draft–law of the de-occupation of the temporary uncontrolled by Ukraine territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions on July 10. The Ukrainian News reported this citing the informed source.
EBRD to support implementation of reforms in Ukraine
The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti claimed that bank will support the implementations of reforms in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of the justice, land and court reforms implementation. He claimed this at Ukraine Reform Conference in London as the EBRD website reported.
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