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UK prime minister brands MH17 plane crash as ‘defining moment’ for Russia

UK prime minister brands MH17 plane crash as ‘defining moment’ for Russia

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the Malaysia Airlines crash in east Ukraine is a “defining moment” for Russia. 298 people died, including 10 Britons, when flight MH17 crashed in a pro-Russian rebel-held area last week. Cameron said that Moscow was “fuelling the Ukraine conflict” by arming the rebels, who are accused of […]

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Seventh Activity Report of Task Force for Greece: Reforms delivering results

Seventh Activity Report of Task Force for Greece: Reforms delivering results

The Commission’s Task Force for Greece (TFGR) published its seventh activity report on 22 July, which confirms a stepping up of technical assistance in the period February to May 2014. Technical assistance has helped to advance implementation of the reforms under the Economic Adjustment Programme. It is helping to build a more solid basis for growth […]

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‘EU must declare a collective arms sale ban on Russia and push for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine’ say S&D MEPs

‘EU must declare a collective arms sale ban on Russia and push for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine’ say S&D MEPs

On 22 July, S&D MEPs called on the EU to ban arms sales to Russia and to push for an immediate ceasefire between the pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian authorities. They also reiterated their call for unhindered and independent international investigation of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight and condemned the disrespectful treatment of victims. […]

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21 July 2014: Special briefing by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on the crash of the Malaysian Boeing 777 in Ukrainian air space

21 July 2014: Special briefing by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on the crash of the Malaysian Boeing 777 in Ukrainian air space

LINK: Speech of the Chief of the Main Operations Directorate – the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Lieutenant-General A.V.Kartapolov VIDEO LINK: Opening remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton at EU foreign ministers meeting of 22 July.

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EU ‘must prioritize closure of Ukrainian-Russian border’

EU ‘must prioritize closure of Ukrainian-Russian border’

Commenting on the outcome of the 22 July meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers (VIDEO LINK) and on the EU’s future approach to the Ukraine crisis, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: “Given the events of the last few days and the horror of the shooting down of flight MH17, it is incomprehensible and disappointing that […]

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Council conclusions on Ukraine Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Council conclusions on Ukraine Foreign Affairs Council meeting

The Council adopted the following conclusions: 1) The EU and its member states are shocked and deeply saddened by the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Donetsk, Ukraine and the tragic loss of so many innocent lives. Citizens from many nationalities including many from the European Union have been killed. We wish to […]

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