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2013-08-14 08:23:34

KYIV, Ukraine, August 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting Ukraine's aspirations to achieve greater energy independence remains one of the major priorities of the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt. Such statement was released after his recent interview with radiosvoboda.org. Another priority is to advance Ukraine's European choice, and the wish of Ukrainian people to move toward institutional Europe, noted the U.S. official. Ukraine's energy...

2012-02-20 03:48:00

PARIS, February 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar Aubert, political scientist and expert on West Europe, Russia and CIS, has stated that Ukraine and Russia are in a good place to further bilateral ties. Aubert said: "Russia and the Ukraine have a long shared history. Russia sees Ukraine as part of its own identity. But Russia's political elite has no wish to restore the USSR, and it clearly understands that this would be impossible. However, the Ukraine remains the elephant...

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2009-08-18 06:15:00

According to news agency Interfax, the Ukraine is claiming that Russian ships stationed at Sevastopol are polluting the Black Sea. The protest note sent from Kiev to the Russian Federation is another example of growing tensions between Moscow and the Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian foreign affairs ministry, Russian vessels contaminated the bay of Sevastopol with oil at the end of July. The agreement between the nations should allow Ukrainian authorities to enter the area to access the...

2008-10-08 06:00:19

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Ohrid (Macedonia), 8 October: Ukrainian Defence Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov believes that Ukrainian politicians should formulate a common position on NATO. He was speaking to reporters following a meeting with his US counterpart, Robert Gates, in Ohrid, Macedonia, today. "The Ukrainian population has no doubts about the economic component [of NATO entry] and that Ukraine is inclined towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration. However,...

2008-09-05 12:00:13

The leader of the main opposition Party of Regions, Viktor Yanukovych, has called on all political forces to unite efforts in overcoming the unfolding political crisis. Speaking in a live TV address, Yanukovych criticized the ruling coalition for its inability to work in concert, and urged unity. He hailed what he described as the unblocking of parliament's work, with the Party of Regions voting together with Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko's bloc, but denied any talks on a new coalition as...

2006-02-03 12:43:43

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukraine is pushing for an invitation to join NATO within two years, despite tense relations with Moscow and the presence of a major Russian naval base on its territory, a senior official said on Friday. "We would like to receive the invitation to NATO membership, let's say in 2008. That would require from us very hard work," Deputy Foreign Minister Anton Buteiko told Reuters. He was speaking in Berlin after meeting German...