EU divisions over Russia mount as France, Germany seek peace in Ukraine

By |oktober 7th, 2019|‘Ukraine fatigue’, Baltic States, Charles Michel, Crimea annexation, Emmanuel Macron, France, News, Normandy format, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sanctions, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin|

French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU divisions over Russia mount as France, Germany seek peace in Ukraine

Russia fumes over Belarus’s refusal to host air base

By |september 27th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Crimea annexation, News, Russia|

Russia said on Thursday (26 September) that Belarus’s refusal to host a military air base backed by President Vladimir Putin had been an “unpleasant episode”, a rare public display of disagreement between the close allies.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia fumes over Belarus’s refusal to host air base

Russia’s ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

By |september 10th, 2019|Alexei Navalny, Crimea annexation, News, Russia, Russian elections, Vladimir Putin|

Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow city assembly, final polling data cited by Russian news agencies showed on Monday (9 September), in an awkward setback for the Kremlin.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia’s ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

At WWII anniversary, Germany asks forgiveness while Poland demands compensations

By |september 2nd, 2019|Andrzej Duda, Crimea annexation, Frank Walter Steinmeier, Germany, Mateusz Morawiecki, Nazi Germany, News, PiS, Poland, Russia, Vladimir Putin, World War II|

Germany's president asked for forgiveness for his country on Sunday (1 September) for the suffering of the Polish people during World War Two as Poland marked 80 years since the Nazi German invasion that unleashed the deadliest conflict in human history.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za At WWII anniversary, Germany asks forgiveness while Poland demands compensations

Pence in Warsaw: US still strongly supports Ukraine’s Crimea claim

By |september 2nd, 2019|Crimea annexation, Mike Pence, News, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

US Vice President Mike Pence reassured Ukraine on Sunday (1 September) that Washington continues to back its claim for Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, even as US President Donald Trump mulls cutting aid to the European nation.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Pence in Warsaw: US still strongly supports Ukraine’s Crimea claim

Ukraine’s new and unpredictable parliament set for marathon first session

By |avgust 29th, 2019|Crimea annexation, News, Petro Poroshenko, Russia, Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Yulia Tymoshenko|

Ukraine's new parliament will meet for the first time on Thursday (29 August), dominated by the party of ex-comedian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy who has an unprecedented chance to fulfil his political ambition of "breaking the system".

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine’s new and unpredictable parliament set for marathon first session

Ukraine, EU oppose Trump’s suggestion of readmitting Russia to G7

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Boris Johnson, Crimea annexation, EU sanctions, France, G7 summit, G8, Germany, News, Normandy format, Russia, Sergei Skripal, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukraine's president backed leading European powers on Thursday (22 August) in opposing the readmission of Russia to the Group of Seven advanced economies, saying Moscow still occupied Crimea and was frustrating peace in eastern Ukraine.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine, EU oppose Trump’s suggestion of readmitting Russia to G7

Putin, visiting Italy, says wants Rome to help mend Moscow-EU ties

By |julij 5th, 2019|5-Star Movement, Crimea annexation, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, Lega, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, Russia, Sanctions, Sergei Skripal, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin|

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday (4 July) he hoped Italy would battle to restore fully fledged relations between the European Union and Russia and help persuade the bloc's new leadership that sanctions on Moscow were counter-productive.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Putin, visiting Italy, says wants Rome to help mend Moscow-EU ties

PACE’s Russian restoration will set a dangerous new precedent in Europe

By |julij 5th, 2019|Council of Europe, Crimea annexation, Cyprus, MH17, News, PACE, rogue countries, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine crisis|

Despite its continued meddling in European affairs, Russia has been reinstated in the Council of Europe, with full voting powers. The decision will only encourage Moscow to continue its erratic behaviour on the European continent while others, like Tur...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za PACE’s Russian restoration will set a dangerous new precedent in Europe

Ukraine hopes for a dedicated EU Commissioner from Europe’s East

By |julij 4th, 2019|Azov Sea, Crimea annexation, DCFTA, EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, EU-Ukraine relations, News, Russia sanctions|

In a wide-ranging interview, the Ukrainian ambassador to the EU Mykola Tochytskyi discussed the wide range of topics ahead of the EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv on 8 July, and beyond.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine hopes for a dedicated EU Commissioner from Europe’s East