PACE creates new body to look into Agramunt's case
A new anti-corruption body will be created within the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to investigate the facts of power abuse by the PACE high command. The members of the Bureau of the PACE discussed the issue on the closed meeting today.
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 envoy to Serbia: S-300s never supplied to Croatia – media
Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia Oleksandr Aleksandrovych has denied that Ukraine has ever supplied S-300 missile systems to Croatia in the past 25 years, according to Serbia's b92.net, which quoted that country's state news agency Tanjug.
Bloomberg: Putin aims for integration of Donbas with Russia
The Kremlin appears to publicly continue to support the 2015 Minsk agreements; however, the real strategy of president Vladimir Putin is to completely separate Donbas from Ukraine through its gradual integration with Russia. That does not include annexation of these areas, all the more official recognition of the pro-Kremlin ‘republics’ in Luhansk and Donetsk regions. That’s what Bloomberg got from three anonymous sources close to the Kremlin.
Poroshenko called today’s decision by Hague court promising
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko commented on the interim decision by Hague court on the application of Ukraine versus Russia, calling it promising. He said this during the talk with journalists in London broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Police helicopter crashes in Turkey: 12 dead, no survivors
A helicopter of Turkish Interior Ministry crashed in Tunceli province, in the country’s southeast. All twelve passengers and the crew deceased, AP reports with reference to the Turkish authority.
UN urged North Korea to de-escalate tension
United Nations urges DPRK to return to dialogue regarding denuclearization of Korean peninsula and considers it necessary to double diplomatic efforts to de-escalate further tension. This was reported by Stephane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, according to Ria News.
China opposed deployment of US anti-missile system in South Korea
Press secretary of Foreign Ministry Lu Kang voiced China's opposition to the deployment of U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea during the briefing in Beijing. He also called on all parties to cooperate in order to support peace and stability in the region. This was reported by Reuters.
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.
Canada imposes new sanctions against Syria
Canada decides to add new names of Syrian officials in its sanctions lists. This was reported on the website of Canadian government.
Ukraine leads in EY EMEIA Fraud Survey 2017
Ukraine tops the fraud rating composed of 41 countries of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), according to a 2017 fraud survey conducted at the request of Ernst & Young.
Trump sending important signal for both Ukraine, Putin – Russian expert
A U.S. cruise missile attack on the Syrian government forces’ airbase is a very important message for both Ukraine and Putin, Russian political scientist Andrey Zubov said in an interview with Liga.net.