The people, who were the first in European history to fight at the barricades for European values, eventually may say good bye to the illusions not only in relation to Russia, but to Europe as well.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has met US President Obama in the Hague to discuss further strengthening of the bilateral trade and economic ties, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing President Nazarbayev’s Press Service.
Amid claims from Russia that Ukraine has denied exit from or entry in Moldova’s separatist region of Transnistria for Russian citizens, the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) has issued a statement with regard to this issue.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, on a state visit to Poland, met with his Polish counterpart Bronisław Komorowski today and both stressed the need to boost NATO’s visibility and credibility in the face of the crisis in Ukraine.
In the weeks since the Ukraine crisis began, culminating in Tuesday’s decision by Russia to annex Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has ignored every gauntlet the United States and its European allies have laid down. The challenge now facing the Obama administration is whether any measures it is prepared to take can deter Russia from moving beyond Crimea into the rest of Ukraine.
Ukraine signed a deal with the EU in Brussels on Friday, committing both to closer political ties, as President Putin signed legislation in Moscow to incorporate Crimea into Russia.
The former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Mustafa Jemilev, is not disclosing an agreement with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after their last meeting, but assures they are preparing a surprise for Crimean occupiers.
NATO's top military commander said on Sunday that Russia had a large force on Ukraine's eastern border and said he was worried it could pose a threat to Moldova's mainly Russian-speaking separatist Transdniestria region.
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic on situation in Ukraine and Crimea
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic has been closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine, including the latest events around the Crimea, and expresses its concern at the escalation of the conflict.
The tiny Baltic State of Latvia fears that after Crimea, they may be next to receive Russian 'protection'/
The United States pledges military support to Lithuania but also calls on the Baltic country to increase defense funding which is now one of the lowest among NATO countries.
Transnistria following Crimea wishes to join Russia and suggests extending the grounds of new territories annexation
Kazakhstan has recognized the results of the Crimean referendum, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reported.
Energy is currently one of the main mechanisms linking the economy of Russia and the EU countries .
On March 4, Stefan Fule, the European Union’s Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, came to Georgia on an official visit. He held high-level meetings with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, and Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze (Channel 1 TV, Rustavi 2, March 4). Moreover, on February 24, during an official visit to the United States, Prime Minister Garibashvili met with US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Although both meetings with the top White House officials were preplanned, the meeting with the US president was not publicized beforehand. In fact, President Obama joined the Georgian prime minister’s talks with Vice President Biden later on, for about 20 minutes, giving the occasion a more semi-formal flavor (civil.ge, February 25).