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  • NATO: elections in the DPR and LPR contradict the Minsk Agreements

    NATO refuses to legitimize the elections that took place in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, stated the NATO Press Office on their website on November 11. "They run contrary to the letter and spirit of the Minsk Agreements and undermine efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” the statement reads.

    "NATO fully supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We continue to call on Russia to withdraw …

  • Ukrainian politician accuses Merkel of preventing Ukraine from becoming a NATO member

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is “responsible” for the fact that Ukraine has not become a NATO member yet, stated Verkhovna Rada Deputy Yuriy Chyzhmar on the Channel ZIK.

    “It was she who in 2008 in Bucharest, as you remember, raised the issue of not providing Ukraine with an action plan for NATO membership, to please Putin. If we had it then, maybe today the issues of the Donbas and the Crimea would not exist, so we have lot of questions for you,” the deputy stated in the show “People are …

  • European countries call on Russia to cancel elections in DPR

    Representatives from Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland condemned the “illegal elections” in the south east of Ukraine to be held on November 11. They called on Russia to “exert its influence to cancel” the elections. This statement was made prior to an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine.

    In addition, European countries accused Russia of “financing and providing military support for separatists.”

    The elections of the …

  • Europe condemns elections in LPR and DPR

    The governments of five countries in the EU Security Council released an official statement that they fully support Kyiv in recognizing the illegitimacy of the elections scheduled for November 11 in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces of Ukraine.

    In the statement, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the UK state that the EU’s stance on developments in Ukraine “remains unchanged”. The EU “unequivocally supports the independence, sovereignty and territorial …

  • European Court of Justice paves way for the extradition of Ukrainian tycoon Firtash to USA

    According to the decision of the European Court of Justice, the Supreme Court of Austria may continue the consideration of the case of the Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash.

    "The court decided today that the relevant Austrian regulations are compatible with the EU legislation. This means that, since the EU laws are adhered to in this case, the Supreme Court of Justice in Austria does not have to call for new hearings in the case of the people involved and, as a result, the Austrian …

  • Mogherini: European Union will never recognize annexation of Crimea

    While speaking before the deputies of the European Parliament during the hearings on the situation in the Azov Sea , High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, assured that the European Union would never recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

     “I am grateful to the European Parliament for focusing their attention on the situation in the Black Sea after Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula. We do not recognize [now] and …

  • EU may impose sanctions on Russia because of its actions in Sea of Azov

    European Parliament says that Russia’s aggressive actions in the Sea of Azov are unacceptable and could lead to the escalation of a new conflict in Europe. The European legislative body is thus calling for additional sanctions to be imposed on Russia, Ukrinform reports.

    The overwhelming majority of participants in debates in European Parliament on the topic consider Russia’s actions unacceptable.

    “Russia’s violations of international law are not something new. But the attempt to annex the Sea …

  • Ukraine, Norway, Montenegro and Albania extend sanctions against Russia

    The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini announced that Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Norway have aligned themselves with the European Union's decision to extend sanctions against the Russian Federation. European Union imposed these sanctions due to the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

    In September, these four countries supported the European Union Council’s decision, which extended the restrictions on Russia …

  • EU prepares to impose 'chemical' sanctions on Russia

    At today’s session in Luxembourg, the Council of the European Union intends to ratify a new sanction regime against the physical and legal entities responsible for the use and proliferation of chemical weapons. The new sanctions were proposed by the UK and France following the incidents in Syria and in Salisbury which Russia is held responsible for.

    The drafting of the new restrictions began at an EU summit at the end of July which was held directly after an extraordinary session of the …

  • Latvia accuses Russia of cyber attacks

    Latvia’s Constitution Protection Bureau reported that Russian military intelligence service GRU has attempted to gain access to the Latvian government's information using phishing attacks against their computer networks.

    "The cyber attacks in Latvia were carried out by the GRU for the espionage purposes. The most frequent attacks were directed against state institutions, including the defense and foreign affairs sectors," said the statement.

    Less commonly, the GRU attacks were aimed at the …