Contents tagged with EU

  • EU ready to allocate funds to Ukraine for improvement of transport connection with Mariupol

    The European Union is ready to finance the improvement of the transport connection between Mariupol and the rest of Ukraine, reported the press service of the the Ministry of Infrastructure after the meeting between Ukraine's infrastructure minister Volodymyr Omelyan and EU Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli.

    Mingarelli said that Brussels is ready to support the projects for the improvement of the Zaporizhia-Mariupol railway link and the construction of the Mariupol-Mykolaiv freeway.

    Kyiv and the …

  • US, EU ambassadors and IMF ask Ukrainian parliament to postpone consideration of illicit enrichment bills

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the US and EU ambassadors to Ukraine have sent a letter to the relevant Ukrainian parliamentary committee asking it to postpone the consideration of all 13 pending bills on the penalty for illicit enrichment, since all the initiatives that have been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine so far are defective, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “The US ambassador, the IMF mission, and the EU ambassador have written a letter – it arrived today: They request …

  • President Poroshenko promises to do everything possible to return Crimea to Ukraine after elections

    President Petro Poroshenko, in an interview with the TV channel Ukraina, stressed that there is no more important task for the Ukrainian government than to ensure the restoration of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of the Ukrainian state, reports the press service of the head of state.

    “We need to understand who we are facing. One of the largest military machines in the world is totalitarian, and today it has set the task of the illegal annexation of the Crimea. And the …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: Western sanctions against Russia are ‘hypocritical'

    On Saturday, Moscow condemned the “hypocrisy” of new Western sanctions imposed against a number of Russian officials because of their involvement in the seizure of Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait last year. The Kremlin warned that Russia will respond to the Western states’ actions.

    On Friday, the United States, Canada and the European Union introduced new sanctions against more than a dozen Russian officials and companies in response to the ongoing Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine.

    “ …

  • Ukraine at EU Parliament: Russia setting stage to attack Ukraine by sea

    Russia’s actions in the Kerch Strait and the Azov Sea are designed to “kill the economy of Ukraine’s Azov coast and set the military stage for attacking Ukraine from the sea,” said Oleksii Makeiev, director of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s political department, during a special joint session of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defense in Strasbourg.

    At the special session on the 5th anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and …

  • European Parliament calls Russia the primary source of disinformation in Europe

    European Parliament adopted a resolution containing recommendations on counteracting propaganda. Russia is named the primary source of disinformation in Europe , according to the European Parliament website. According to the resolution, China, Iran, and North Korea are also sources of disinformation.

    Four hundred eighty-nine votes support the proposal, 148 European deputies voted against, and 30 abstained.

    The summary of the resolution contains three points: “to provide mechanisms for a …

  • European Parliament recommends appointing a special representative for Ukraine

    The European Parliament adopted a resolution that recommends appointing a special representative of the European Union for Ukraine, who would deal with issues of the Crimea and Donbas, stated Volodymyr Ariev, the people's deputy of Ukraine and the head of the parliamentary delegation to the PACE.

    “The European Parliament makes us happy the second day in a raw: a resolution with a recommendation to appoint an EU Special Representative for Ukraine has been adopted. The Special Representative …

  • Estonia warns of the threat of war between Russia and NATO

    The Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service warned in its new annual report "International Security and Estonia" that “The only serious threat to regional security, including the existence and sovereignty of Estonia and other Baltic Sea states, emanates from Russia.” The Service came to that conclusion after analyzing Russia's military exercises.

    Estonian intelligence noted that last year “Russia continued the military build-up along its western border.” According to Estonian intelligence,  …

  • EU approves sanctions against eight Russians over Kerch Strait incidents

    Radio Liberty’s European journalist Rikard Jozwiak wrote on Twitter that permanent representatives of the EU countries approved sanctions against eight Russian citizens because of the Kerch Strait incidents that occurred in late November. TASS and RIA Novosti also confirmed the news, citing diplomatic sources.

    Jozwiak wrote, “EU ambassadors have agreed sanctions on 8 people from Russia responsible for detaining the 24 servicemen from Ukraine after the Azov Sea incident in November will be …

  • Ukraine doubles export of poultry to the EU

    The European Commission reported that in 2018, Ukraine supplied European Union with 123 thousand tons of poultry, which is 53.7% more than in 2017.

    Chile suppliers showed similar results, increasing the supply of poultry to the EU by 44%. However, even the increase in export rates did not allow Chile to bypass Ukraine. In one year, Chileans exported only 35.9 thousand tons of poultry.

    In the meantime, Brazil significantly dropped in the rankings of the largest poultry supplier to the EU. In …