Contents tagged with EU

  • EU ambassadors approve extension of sanctions against Russia for another year

    The ambassadors of the European Union agreed to extend the sanctions against Russia, that were imposed for the annexation of Crimea for another year. The decision was made in Brussels on Wednesday, at a meeting of Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (COREPER), reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    This decision should also be approved by the EU Council next week. The sanctions were introduced in June 2014 and are extended annually by one …

  • Lithuania gives Ukraine almost a million munitions

    Lithuania sent Ukraine about 256 thousand euros worth of unused ammunition for Soviet small arms, reported by Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, June 11.

    “About 1 million rounds of Soviet-made rifles and machine guns, which are no longer used by the Lithuanian army, were transported to Ukraine by Ukrainian Air Force military transport aircraft,” according to the statement.

    The ammunition was sent in accordance with the bilateral agreement on cooperation in the field of defense to …

  • Moldova crisis: EU recognizes coalition and new government

    The statement of the Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini says that the European Union considers the election of the new government of Moldova legitimate, reports the European Truth news outlet.

    "The European Union takes good note of the decisions taken yesterday by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, including on the formation of the government coalition," said Hahn and Mogherini, taking the …

  • Lithuania and Poland adopt declaration on Ukraine’s EU membership

    Poland, which is celebrating 15 years of EU membership and 20 years of NATO membership this year, is willing to share its experience in this matter with Ukraine, said Polish Marshal of the Senate Stanislaw Karczewski during the 10th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in Kyiv, Radio Poland reports.

    “We will build a stronger European Union. And a stronger EU is a union with Ukraine. A high level of security is also related to Ukraine’s membership in NATO. In Poland this year we will …

  • EU intends to renew sanctions against Russia

    The European Union is committed to renewing economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for its aggression against Ukraine, stated the Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defense Policy and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service, Pedro Serrano during a security forum in Washington.

    “The European Union is firmly committed to supporting Ukraine’s territorial integrity. We support Ukraine politically and economically, including support by upholding sanctions ( …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky caught plagiarizing Poroshenko's speech on 'Russia’s imperialist project'

    A spokesman for the former president of Ukraine, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, revealed that the current head of state, Vladimir Zelensky, “stole” a whole paragraph from one of the former president’s speeches. Tsegolko posted the revelation to Facebook. As proof, Tsegolko published a video fragment of Poroshenko’s speech with a statement that coincides exactly with what Zelensky said.

    Zelensky made the statement in question during a meeting with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. “ …

  • US gives EU ultimatum for defense cooperation

    The US has demanded that European countries make changes to their defense policy, otherwise Washington will discontinue its joint military development projects with the EU, El Pais reports, citing documents in its possession.

    According to the news outlet, the parties met on 22 May to discuss matters relating to the European Defense Fund, which will finance military technology research and procurement.

    The US believes that the European rules are too restrictive with respect to intellectual …

  • Russia to expand blacklist of EU officials

     The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will expand the list of EU member state representatives that are banned from entering Russia, according to an official statement released by the ministry.

    The ministry indicated that the European Union has recently taken unilateral restrictive measures against Russians.

    “For this reason, Russia will expand a reciprocal list of EU member state representatives and EU institutions that are banned from entering the territory of the Russian Federation. The …

  • Estonia expecting Russian attack

    Estonia suspects that Russia is preparing for an armed conflict in the west, said Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik at a memorial conference in Tallinn for former Estonian president Lennart Meri.

    His conclusion is based on the fact that Russia has reinforced its Western Military District, establishing seven new regiments and stationing them less than 50 km from the state border.

    “This demonstrates that the Russian Armed Forces are preparing for an armed conflict to the west,” RBC news …

  • Former deputy head of Yanukovych administration returns to Ukraine

    Andriy Portnov, the former deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration under Viktor Yanukovych, claims to have returned to Ukraine, Radio Liberty reports.

    “Friends, for more than five years I have not been in my country. And today I want to give a strong signal to the thousands of people who have left Ukraine – it is time to return, to build and to restore. Hello, my dear Homeland!” Portnov wrote on Telegram, illustrating his message with a photo on the road with a minibus marked “ …