Ukraine

    • Merkel in Poland: Ukraine to remain a transit country for Russian gas

      Merkel in Poland: Ukraine to remain a transit country for Russian gas

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to soothe fears over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on Saturday, on a farewell visit to Poland during which she also struck a conciliatory tone on Warsaw's conflict with the European Union over judicial reforms, news wires reported. "I have made clear that it is our concern that Ukraine remains a transit country for Russian gas," Merkel told reporters at a news conference with Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw.

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    • Foreign Minister: Bulgaria supports Ukraine's sovereignty

      Foreign Minister: Bulgaria supports Ukraine's sovereignty

      Bulgarian Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev, who began a three-day visit to Ukraine on Monday, confirmed his country's consistent support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and voiced concern over the increasing militarization in the Black Sea region. The chief Bulgarian diplomat addressed the inaugural session of the International Crimea Platform Summit.

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    • Ukraine vows to bring back Crimea

      Ukraine vows to bring back Crimea

      Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed on Monday to do all he can to bring back the peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia seven years ago, and urged international allies to support the effort, news wires reported. He spoke at the Crimean Platform summit, called by Ukraine to build up pressure on Russia.

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    • EU accepts three more Covid certificates

      EU accepts three more Covid certificates

      North Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine will be connected to the EU's system and Covid certificates issued by the three countries will be accepted in the EU, as of tomorrow, 20 August 2021, under the same conditions as the EU Digital Covid Certificate. At the same time, North Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine have agreed to accept the EU Digital Covid Certificate for travel from the EU to their countries, the EC said in a statement.

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    • Ukraine sends barbed wire to Lithuania for Belarus border

      Ukraine sends barbed wire to Lithuania for Belarus border

      Ukraine has sent more than 38 tonnes of barbed wire to Lithuania as "humanitarian aid" as the EU country struggles to stem an influx of illegal migrants from neighbouring Belarus, authorities said on Thursday, AFP reported. In July, Lithuania's military started to put up barbed wire on the Belarus border to deter asylum seekers, most of whom are from the Middle East and Africa. Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday passed a law giving the green light to the construction of a fence along its border with Belarus.

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    • Ukraine meets conditions for next IMF tranche, President Zelensky says

      Ukraine meets conditions for next IMF tranche, President Zelensky says

      Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that the country expects to receive a second payment from its $5bn IMF programme after fulfilling all its agreed commitments, news wires reported. He said Ukraine had fulfilled its reform commitments, passing legislation to open the land market, overhaul the judicial system and strengthen the central bank. "We have done everything as I promised ... and everything that we need for Ukraine," Zelensky told reporters.

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    • US-Germany deal on Nord Streem 2 is good for Ukraine, Merkel says

      US-Germany deal on Nord Streem 2 is good for Ukraine, Merkel says

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that a compromise deal that will allow the completion of a Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further US sanctions is “good for Ukraine”, AP reported. The United States and Germany announced the deal on Wednesday. The two countries committed to countering any Russian attempt to use the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a political weapon.

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    • US, Germany reach a deal to allow the completion of Nord Stream 2

      US, Germany reach a deal to allow the completion of Nord Stream 2

      The United States and Germany on Wednesday announced a deal to allow the completion of a controversial Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further US sanctions, news wires reported. Under the terms of the deal, the US and Germany committed to countering any Russian attempt to use the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a political weapon. And, they agreed to support Ukraine and Poland, both of which are bypassed by the project and fear Russia's intentions, by funding alternative energy and development projects.

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    • Trio Georgia-Moldova-Ukraine holds 'milestone' EU summit

      Trio Georgia-Moldova-Ukraine holds 'milestone' EU summit

      The leaders of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine on Monday met European Council chief Charles Michel to push their EU membership bids, with Michel hailing the summit as a "milestone", news wires reported. Seeking to emerge from Moscow's orbit, the eastern European nations set up the Associated Trio diplomatic format in May to jointly advance their bid to join the European Union.

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