Feb 27 2015 - 21:42
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has met with his Romanian counterpart Victor Ponta in Bucharest today. One of the main topics of their discussions was regional security. The prime ministers agreed to intensify cooperation to boost trade turnover, business activity and investing, Trend reports. Georgia is actively cooperating with the EU within the framework of the Association Agreement, according to Ponta. The Romanian PM expressed hope that Georgia would sign a similar agreement with NATO.
Feb 27 2015 - 21:34
German President Joachim Gauck will not visit Moscow on May 9 for the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. He noted the contribution of the Red Army to the fight against fascism, TASS reports.Gauck reminded that millions of Soviet prisoners had suffered during the war, half of them died in prisons. He expressed respect to Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Kyrgyz people, Kazakhs and other nations for their efforts in the war.
Feb 27 2015 - 21:29
Berlin held the third symposium on stability and security in the South Caucasus on February 26, dedicated to the Khojaly tragedy.Many high-ranking politicians attend the symposium every year, it has turned into a fixed German platform for regular talks about regional problems of the South Caucasus.The event organized by the German-Azerbaijani Forum, Azerbaijani embassy in Germany, SOCAR and the German-Atlantic Society has been participated by about 20 members of the German parliament, many diplomats and economic figures.
Feb 27 2015 - 21:04
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the authorities of Donetsk and Luhansk will not be recognized until the militants put down their weapons and restore the power of the central government, Interfax reports. Yatsenyuk noted that Russia was hindering the country's control over the border, keeping the territory unstable, preventing the transfer of displaced persons, wasting the money of the country's budget.
Feb 27 2015 - 20:33
Commander of NATO Forces in Europe Philip Breedlove said that annexation of Crimea allowed Russia to set long-range air defenses threatening NATO ships in the Black Sea, RIA Novosti reports.Breedlove noted that Russian aircraft were flying over U.S. ships in the Black Sea.
Feb 27 2015 - 19:38
OSCE Special Envoy in the contact group for Ukraine Heidi Tagliavini welcomed the process of withdrawal of forces from the contact line in the east of Ukraine and the ceasefire, Gazeta.ru reports.She highlighted the process as a positive sign.
Feb 27 2015 - 17:49
Advisor to the Foreign Minister of the UAE Faris Al-Mazrouei denied Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's statements about a contract signed at the IDEX-2015 exhibition in Abu Dhabi to purchase weapons from the UAE. The advisor clarified that the contract stipulated military and technical cooperation, not sale of weapons to Ukraine, TASS reports. The document is only an element of the future cooperation system, Faris Al-Marzouei added.
Feb 27 2015 - 17:26
Spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Tanju Bilgic said that realization of the U.S. program on training and arming of the Free Syrian Army will start on March 1. Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass signed the document in Ankara last week, RIA Novosti reports.Turkish and U.S. experts will train 2,000 soldiers of the Free Syrian Army in the Kirsehir Province of Turkey this year. A total of 15,000 will be trained and armed in three years. Saudi Arabia and Qatar will assist in the realization of the program.