Ukraine must take the steps to peace agreed a year ago in Minsk, or risk losing the support of the European Union, said Denmark’s foreign minister. Earlier this week other western powers criticized Kiev, following the resignation of a key minister.
Nearly a year has passed since the Minsk agreements on the settlement in Ukraine were reached. However, the ongoing crisis in south-east Ukraine and problems arising in the course of the implementation of Minsk-II are still a matter of serious concern.
A poll ahead of the Netherlands’ referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement reveals the Dutch are against the deal. Since MPs said they would agree with the referendum, it’s likely the deal would be off the table, said Dutch journalist Joost Niemoller.
The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to extend the Minsk peace agreements into 2016. The deal is looking to try and bring an end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine after former President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted in a coup.
The fact that a member of the Ukrainian Radical Party has been filmed singing a song saluting Adolf Hitler is not surprising, considering the rise in anti-Semitism throughout Europe, including in France and Ukraine, Rabbi Ralph Tawil told RT.
Members of the Ukrainian neo-Nazi Azov volunteer battalion and their ultranationalist civilian sympathizers have conducted a torchlit procession in the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, held under the slogan “coming after you!”