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      [Ticker] EU ambassador to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry
      Nov20

      [Ticker] EU ambassador to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry

      The US ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, will testify in the US House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry on Wednesday to clarify if president Donald Trump abused power by secretly pressuring the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to help his 2020 re-election campaign. Normally Ukraine is outside the scope for the...

      Ukraine boats added to EU-Russia summit preparations
      Nov18

      Ukraine boats added to EU-Russia summit preparations

      EU powers and Russia are making preparations for a peace deal on Ukraine, with Moscow to give back three boats to Kiev in the latest step. …read more Source::...

      [Ticker] Russia jails six Crimean Tatar activists for terrorism
      Nov13

      [Ticker] Russia jails six Crimean Tatar activists for terrorism

      A Russian court has sentenced six Crimean Tatar activists to jail terms between seven and 19 years on charges of organising terrorist activities and plotting a violent overthrow of the Russian government, the Moscow Times reports. “This decision brings to a close what can only be described as a sham trial,” Amnesty International said....

      [Ticker] EU’s Sefcovic: Russian-Ukrainian gas deal ‘urgent’
      Oct29

      [Ticker] EU’s Sefcovic: Russian-Ukrainian gas deal ‘urgent’

      The European commissioner for the Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic, said after meetings with Russian and Ukrainian representatives that “given the date, there is and there must be a clear sense of urgency,” adding “I am disappointed by today’s outcome.” Most of Russian gas to Europe passes through Ukraine. The current...

      [Opinion] To play big, Europe needs to get bigger
      Oct29

      [Opinion] To play big, Europe needs to get bigger

      Enlargement has always propelled the EU’s growth. On the contrary, every time the European Union closes its doors to potential new members, it chooses a path of decline, warns Ukraine’s deputy PM, Dmytro Kuleba. …read more Source::...

      [Ticker] US ambassador to EU will not testify in Trump impeachment
      Oct08

      [Ticker] US ambassador to EU will not testify in Trump impeachment

      The US ambassador to the EU, Peter Sondland, was asked by the US House of Representatives to testify in the impeachment investigation into president Donald Trump. However, the State Department has forbidden him to do so. Sondland would have played a role in pushing Ukraine to investigate the business affairs of the son of Democratic presidential...

      [Ticker] Thousands protest in Kiev against Donbass autonomy
      Oct07

      [Ticker] Thousands protest in Kiev against Donbass autonomy

      Thousands Ukrainians protested in Kiev on Sunday against a plan that would give the Donbass region more autonomy. Envoys from both Ukraine and Russia made an initial agreement to give the region a special status in order to end the five-year stalemate in the region. New Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy said elections would be organised and...

      Ukrainian president burns bridges in Europe
      Sep26

      Ukrainian president burns bridges in Europe

      Ukraine’s new president gleefully joined US leader Donald Trump in denigrating the EU back in July, a White House transcript of their phonecall has shown. …read more Source::...

      [Ticker] Russia-Ukraine gas deal talks show ‘progress’
      Sep20

      [Ticker] Russia-Ukraine gas deal talks show ‘progress’

      Trilateral talks about gas from Russia being transported to Europe through Ukraine were “constructive” and have progressed, the EU’s energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic said Thursday. “There was convergence of the position on most of the issues we discussed,” he said after a third round of talks. The current long-term...

      [Ticker] Minsk talks bode ill for EU’s peace summit on Ukraine
      Sep19

      [Ticker] Minsk talks bode ill for EU’s peace summit on Ukraine

      Russian troops must leave Russia-occupied east Ukraine, among other conditions, before Kiev agrees to give the self-proclaimed “republics” there greater autonomy, Ukrainian negotiators said in Minsk on Wednesday at a meeting of a Contact Group on the conflict. The group, which includes Russia, is trying to pave the way for an...