Ministry reports US spy agencies' latest attempt to recruit Russian worker was on Jan 14Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 21:57
Austria’s president-elect says he is ready to maintain good relations with RussiaWorld January 18, 21:50
Putin briefs Merkel, Hollande on steps to implement Syrian ceasefireRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:39
Putin, Merkel, Hollande agree to give fresh impetus to Normandy Four activitiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:26
Russian Eurobonds may be floated in spring 2017 — finance ministerBusiness & Economy January 18, 19:48
Russia, Turkey report 14 ceasefire breaches in Syria per dayWorld January 18, 19:17
Analyst believes removal of sanctions can be political bargaining chip with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 18:45
Arctic Forum’s task is to change perception of region as source of raw material — officialBusiness & Economy January 18, 18:28
OPEC revises Russia’s oil production outlook downward by 110,000 bpd in 2017Business & Economy January 18, 18:20
MOSCOW, May 14. /TASS/. The European Union assessment mission on analysing the situation in Donbas is beginning work in Ukraine on Thursday, the press service of the Ukrainian president has said.
This was discussed at the meeting in Aachen, Germany, between President Petro Poroshenko and European Council President Donald Tusk.
"The sides assessed positively the implementation of the decision reached at the Ukraine-EU summit on sending to Donbass the EU assessment mission on analysing the situation that is beginning its work today," the press service said.
Ukraine’s envoy to EU Konstantin Eliseyev said in late April that Kiev believed it would be insufficient to increase the number of OSCE monitors for normalizing the situation in Donbas. He said the possible sending the EU mission to eastern Ukraine "had more prospects."
Eliseyev said Kiev had sent its proposals to the EU which detail 15 possible tasks that could be performed by the future mission.
Russia’s OSCE envoy Andrey Kelin said earlier that Kiev’s call for UN peacekeepers and the EU police mission in Donbas was aimed at attracting attention rather than calming down the situation.
"We believe that the OSCE presence there is enough and the mission needs to be enhanced and strengthened," the diplomat said.