• Ukraine and Turkey hope to finish negotiations on free trade agreement ‘as soon as possible’

    Ukraine and Turkey have agreed to finalize the negotiations on a free trade agreement as soon as possible, according to Ukrainian Trade Representative Natalia Mykolskiy.

    According to the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development, the parties have decided to hold talks on amending the intergovernmental agreement on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax deviation, as well as an agreement on the mutual promotion and protection of investments, signed in 1996. …

  • Construction of new US missile defense installation begins in Poland

    Construction of a new US missile defense base has begun in the Polish village of Redzikowo.

    The ground breaking ceremony was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda, Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, and US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported with reference to TVN 24.

    On Thursday, the US’s European missile defense system in Romania was officially declared operational.

    According to Washington, the missile defense …

  • The FBI was invited to renew its mission in Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office

    The newly appointed Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, announced an agreement with the FBI’s representative’s office in Ukraine about renewing the FBI’s mission in the Prosecutor General's Office.As Interfax-Ukraine reported, Lutsenko said that he had come to an agreement regarding the resumption of work of the FBI in the Prosecutor General's Office.

    "Also, I have an agreement with the representative office of the FBI in Ukraine about renewal of their mission in the Prosecutor …

  • European Parliament calls for sanctions against those responsible for the ban of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    On Thursday, the EU website stated that the European Parliament approved the resolution that calls on the European Union to impose sanctions against people involved in banning the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars.The text of the resolution noted that the European Parliament expresses its commitment to the policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea and sanctions imposed after it. The Parliament calls on expanding the list of people against whom EU sanctions will be imposed for …

  • Latvia records presence of Russian warship and aircraft near its border

    On May 12th, the Armed Forces of Latvia recorded a Russian warship and eight Russian aircraft in its exclusive economic zone.

    The National Armed Forces of Latvia reported this via Twitter.

    "The Russian warship Zhigulevsk was noticed at a distance of 4 nautical miles from Latvian state border in the exclusive economic zone," the post stated.

    In addition, according to the Armed Forces, NATO fighters that patrol the skies over the Baltic Sea accompanied eight Russian aircraft: two Su-24, four …