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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told the Glavcom news agency that Russia has now classified all information on economic activity in Crimea.
“[The Russian authorities in Crimea] have even classified all data on economic activity within Crimea. I understand that many people who held different positions there in 2014 have now realized that all the people who do something there are paratroopers from Russia,” the Ukrainian diplomat remarked.
He believes that maintaining internal stability …
The Baltic Pipe, a project to supply Norwegian gas to Poland, has received its first approval from the Danish government, while Copenhagen is delaying giving consent to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency announced on its website that it has authorized the construction of the Baltic Pipe.
The Danish gas transit operator Energinet now needs to obtain authorization from the 13 municipalities whose territory the land-based portion of the …
The Ukrainian government has extended the embargo on a number of Russian products until 2020, the press service of the Ukrainian cabinet of ministers announced on Monday 15 July. Originally the embargo was imposed at the end of 2015 as a response to similar restrictions imposed by Russia. On 15 May 2019, Kyiv decided to significantly expand the list of goods that may not be imported from Russia.
Since 1 July 2019, the embargo has applied to the raw materials for producing cement, all prepared …
At a press conference after the meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia hopes that the new EU leadership will be interested in restoring full-fledged relations with Moscow.
"About the assessment of Ursula Von der Leyen (the candidate for the post of the European Commission President) ... We do not know how she will present herself," he said as quoted by RBC news agency.
"We have been used to the fact that Russia should take …
The leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland have signed a roadmap agreement with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice-President Maros Sefcovic to synchronize their energy networks with that of continental Europe, the EC announced on its website. The Baltic states’ electricity networks will be de-synchronized from those of Russia and Belarus.
Full synchronization of the Baltic states’ networks with Europe’s through Poland should be achieved by 2025. “My Commission …
Russian officials’ hopes of redirecting the country’s economic policy toward the East and overcoming Western sanctions with China’s help continue to be dashed against a harsh reality, finanz.ru reports.
Although it has been nearly five years since the US and EU first imposed sanctions on Russia, Moscow has not yet managed to reach a trade and settlement agreement with Beijing.
Chinese banks are still delaying payments in connection with US sanctions, said Boris Titov, Russia’s Presidential …
The ambassadors of the European Union agreed to extend the sanctions against Russia, that were imposed for the annexation of Crimea for another year. The decision was made in Brussels on Wednesday, at a meeting of Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (COREPER), reports Interfax-Ukraine.
This decision should also be approved by the EU Council next week. The sanctions were introduced in June 2014 and are extended annually by one …
Lithuania sent Ukraine about 256 thousand euros worth of unused ammunition for Soviet small arms, reported by Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, June 11.
“About 1 million rounds of Soviet-made rifles and machine guns, which are no longer used by the Lithuanian army, were transported to Ukraine by Ukrainian Air Force military transport aircraft,” according to the statement.
The ammunition was sent in accordance with the bilateral agreement on cooperation in the field of defense to …
The statement of the Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini says that the European Union considers the election of the new government of Moldova legitimate, reports the European Truth news outlet.
"The European Union takes good note of the decisions taken yesterday by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, including on the formation of the government coalition," said Hahn and Mogherini, taking the …
Poland, which is celebrating 15 years of EU membership and 20 years of NATO membership this year, is willing to share its experience in this matter with Ukraine, said Polish Marshal of the Senate Stanislaw Karczewski during the 10th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in Kyiv, Radio Poland reports.
“We will build a stronger European Union. And a stronger EU is a union with Ukraine. A high level of security is also related to Ukraine’s membership in NATO. In Poland this year we will …