Finland advocates full implementation of the Minsk Agreements. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Timo Soini, during his working visit to Ukraine on February 17th at a meeting with Pavel Klimkin.
During the meeting of the Ministers, the Finnish side assured the Ukrainians that they would continue to adhere to the EU's common positions. However, the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements will be a precondition for the lifting of sanctions against Russia.
A private company in the Netherlands, Raspoetin BV, has received a €50,000 grant from Dutch authorities to produce toilet paper with calls to vote against the referendum of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
The company is one of 72 organizations and individuals to whom the Commission for the Referendum has provided grants from a total fund of €2 million. An amount of €47,973 has been allocated for the "manufacture, transportation and distribution of the toilet paper, which is printed with …
The Head of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia, Tinatin Khidasheli, will take part in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meeting, which has already begun in Brussels.
It was reported today that the city of Tbilisi can join the NATO-created security system of the Black Sea region. Georgia can now also play its part in ensuring the security of the region.
Khidasheli mentioned that with Tbilisi joining the system, it will assist in the process of strengthening the capacities of NATO …
According to the Newsmaker news portal, the Minister of Defense of Moldova, Anatol Salaru, has said that Russia is the main threat to the security of Moldova.
In his opinion, the strengthening of the position of Russia in Moldova would jeopardize the security of Ukraine and even Turkey.
Salaru also believes that only NATO is capable of protecting the country from Russia. This is why he wants Moldova to become a member of the Alliance.
“The safety of the Republic of Moldova is a part of the …
The Deputy Chief of the Finnish Border Guard, Ilkka Laitinen, is perplexed by the situation in which their border with Russia has quickly become one of the main crossing areas for refugees. It is noted that more than 20 asylum-seekers crossed the border on Monday, February, 15th.
"This phenomenon raises many questions, the answers to which we do not have. One question is why people are crossing the northern border of Raja-Jooseppi and Salla, while the southern border crossings remain the …