On September 1, 2017, President Petro Poroshenko announced that the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) would issue instructions to tighten and strengthen Ukrainian borders, a major feature of which would be the stringent requirement that Russian citizens possess biometric passports when entering Ukraine (President.gov.ua, September 1). This NSDC decision announced by the President put an end to a longstanding internal debate with that body.
Just six months ago, predictions of imminent revolution in world politics were all the rage in Russia and beyond. Observers saw plenty of signs of impending cataclysms: the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the victory of a political outsider in the U.S. presidential election, the rise of far-right populism and anti-globalism in the West, and the wave of migration threatening to engulf Europe.
Turkey has signed a controversial deal with Russia to arm its forces with Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles.
Recent participation of China and Kazakhstan in an international cooperation forum illustrated the intensity of development of relations between the two countries.
European Commission Chief Jean Claude Juncker urged the European Parliament on Wednesday to put Western Balkan integration higher on the agenda.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a traditional summer news conference on Tuesday, just less than a month before Germany’s Sept. 24 federal election, and appeared optimistic about Greece’s path to economic growth.
Nowadays diplomacy appears as the sole path to stop global crisis, further military confrontations and perhaps a possible nuclear war.
Turkey and Germany are locomotives of economic development and have important political weight – each of these countries holds a leading position in its region.
Turkmenistan is preparing a project for the construction of a new gas chemical complex near the Kiyanly village of the country’s Balkan region.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev had a meeting with the delegation from Poland led by President Andrzej Duda.