European Commission postpones decision on visa-free regime for Ukraine

The European Commission will submit a legislative initiative to abolish visas for Georgia.  This will be submitted to the Council of the EU next week.  Such an initiative for Ukraine, however, has been postponed.  This was reported via Twitter by a correspondent of Radio Liberty in Brussels, Ricard Yozvyak.

“The proposal for the visa liberalization of Georgia will be made by the European Commission next week.  Ukraine will probably have to wait until after the referendum on the Association …


Three Ukrainians freed from LPR captivity

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has confirmed that three prisoners have been released by militants of the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR).  The exchange was conducted as per the “six for three” practice.  He received this information from the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU).

On the 26th of February, Poroshenko posted on Facebook that the three released prisoners were on their way home.

Kiev and separatists of the Lugansk region discussed the details of the exchange at …


49% of Dutch people aren't aware of upcoming vote on Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

Almost half of Dutch citizens do not know about the referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (EUAA), which will take place on the 6th of April 2016, according to the results of a TNS Nipo poll, as reported by the daily publication De Telegraaf.

The researchers found that 49% of the residents of the Netherlands do not know about the referendum.  "It seems that too few people will vote," the edition notes.  In particular, only 21% of the respondents said that "of course" they will vote …


Ukrainian activists resume blockade of Russian trucks

The Freedom Party has resumed the blockade of Russian trucks who are currently on Ukrainian territory.  The leader of the organization, Oleh Tyahnybok, confirmed this on Facebook.

“It is unacceptable that the government is allowing Russian businesses to use the Ukrainian transport infrastructure.  It undermines the faith of the Western allies who believe in Ukraine’s intentions to actually confront the aggressor, as well as the desire to continue the sanctions against Russia.  The actions of …


Resolution on Armenian Genocide sparks lively debate in German Bundestag

Yesterday in the Bundestag (Parliament) of Germany a resolution on the Armenian Genocide as proposed by the Green Party, was discussed.

The representatives of the ruling coalition of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) chose not to jeopardize the negotiation process on the issue of refugees with Turkey.  The Green Party has proposed to vote on the resolution after the next month’s summit with the EU on the issue of refugees.

The parties have agreed to revise the …