Contents tagged with CIS

  • Belarusian President Lukashenko urges CIS leaders to support new Ukrainian government

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko urged the leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to support the new Ukrainian government, reports the Belarusian BelTA news agency.

    "Recently, we spoke about Ukraine. I want to express my position because both the Russian President [Putin] and I are very concerned about the situation in Ukraine because it's happening so close to us. Speaking about the new Ukrainian government, I would like to urge you to support them. There is already …

  • Russia invites Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin to CIS Foreign Ministers Council in Moscow

    Russia’s permanent representative for the statutory and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) bodies, Andrey Grozov, announced that the Russian Federation has officially invited Ukraine to participate in the meeting of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council in Moscow, which will take place on April 5, reports TASS.

    “The Russian Federation has sent the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine an official Sergey Lavrov’s invitation for the foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin to attend the Council of Foreign …

  • EU investigates laundering of Russian money through Danske Bank

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) has opened an investigation into the laundering of Russian money through Danske Bank with respect to the supervisory bodies in Denmark and Estonia.

    The EBA will examine whether the Danish and Estonian financial services authorities fulfilled their obligations according to EU legislation.

    In June 2018, the Estonian prosecution office initiated a criminal investigation against the Estonian branch of Danske Bank, which is believed to have participated in the …

  • Ukrainian President: Friendship treaty with Russia is expiring, not being broken off

    During a meeting with Verkhovna Rada party leaders in the Presidential Administration, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and Russia is not being broken off, it is expiring due to not being extended.

    “I emphasize that it [the agreement] is not being broken, because that is a complicated and long process, but it is ceasing to be valid in connection with non-extension,” he said.

    According to him, making the …

  • Russia claims Ukraine owes money to CIS

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has declared that Ukraine owes 300 million rubles ($4.87 million USD) to the budget of the bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). This was announced today at a briefing in Moscow by the official spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.

    "For four years, Ukraine has not paid a single penny to the unified budget of the CIS bodies, thus creating significant financial difficulties for the work of the organization. To …

  • Ukraine recalls CIS representatives

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced that Ukraine’s representatives are being recalled from the statutory bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The president made a statement to this effect during Europe Day celebrations in Vinnytsia, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “Today I signed the corresponding decree to recall all of Ukraine’s representatives from all of the CIS’s statutory bodies. We have nothing more to do there – we are moving together into Europe,” the …