Ukrainian authorities placed former president Petro Poroshenko under formal investigation for high treason on Monday (20 December), accusing him of links to financing separatist forces in the eastern Donbass region.
Russia said on Monday (20 December) it urgently needed a response from the United States on its sweeping security demands and again warned of a possible Russian military response unless it saw political action to assuage its concerns.
In an interview with EURACTIV, Vsevolod Chentsov, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the EU, discussed last week’s Eastern Partnership summit and EU summit, tensions with Russia, Nord Stream-2, NATO aspirations, and his country's security strategies.
Azerbaijan handed over 10 captured Armenian soldiers to Armenia on Sunday (19 December) for the second time this month following talks last week between both sides and European Council President Charles Michel, the two countries said.
The health of Georgia's jailed opposition leader and ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili has been seriously damaged as a result of torture and ill-treatment in custody, an independent council of medics said Saturday (18 December).
EU leaders on Thursday (16 December) agreed to coordinate with allies over potential sanctions against Russia in the event of further military aggression on Ukraine. The problem remains to define what level of escalation would trigger what sort of response.
As tensions between Ukraine and Russia are at their highest in years, EU leaders and their Eastern Partnership counterparts met on Wednesday (15 December) for a summit aimed to reaffirm the strategic importance of the region.
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Moldova aspires to join the European Union and the former Soviet republic has told Russia that this is its choice, Moldovan President Maia Sandu said on Tuesday (14 December), ahead of the Eastern Partnership summit.
EU leaders will try to rescue their outreach to five former Soviet republics of eastern Europe on Wednesday (15 December), all of them would-be partners undermined by Russian meddling and regional strife.
Western sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko's regime need to be better coordinated to fill the currently existing loopholes, Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya told EURACTIV ahead of a crucial Eastern Partnership summit this week.
The head of Lithuania's state-run railways, Mantas Bartuska, agreed on Tuesday (14 December) to step down to "de-escalate" public outcry over the transport of potash from sanctions-hit Belarus, but the company said it could not stop facilitating it for now.
A court in Belarus on Tuesday (14 December) sentenced opposition leader Siarhei Tsikhanouski to 18 years in prison after he galvanised an unprecedented protest movement against strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko last year, state media said.
The upcoming EaP summit (15 December) will be a watershed to either push for a visionary policy or to play “business as usual”, write Teona Lavrelashvili and Ramūnas Stanionis, who share their ideas how to boost the ‘Associated Trio’ format.
In an exclusive interview Vakhtang Makharoblishvili, Georgia’s Ambassador to the EU, discussed his country’s political situation and EU agenda, the upcoming Eastern Partnership summit on 15 December, and the more ambitious format of Associated Trio.
The EU will increase its support for Belarusian civil society by €30 million, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday (12 December), after meeting exiled opposition head Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Brussels.
Joe Biden said on Wednesday (8 December) that putting US troops on the ground in Ukraine to deter a Russian invasion was "not on the table," as tension between Moscow and Washington eased slightly after a virtual summit this week.
Belarus said Tuesday (7 December) it was imposing a ban on imports of foods from a number of Western countries after the United States and Europe widened sanctions on Minsk amid a severe crisis in ties.
President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (7 December) that the West would impose "strong economic and other measures" on Russia if it invades Ukraine, while Putin demanded guarantees that NATO would not expand farther eastward.
The United States will boost its military presence in Eastern Europe should Moscow invade Ukraine, the White House warned Monday (6 December), laying out the high stakes on the eve of talks on Tuesday between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.
US President Joe Biden said Friday (3 December) he would make it "very, very difficult" for Russia to launch any invasion of Ukraine, which warned that a large-scale attack may be planned for next month.
Ukraine rejects any efforts to get it to scrap its plans to join NATO as well as any "guarantee" sought by Russia to ease tensions on the border, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday (3 December).
Russia has massed more than 94,000 troops near Ukraine's borders and may be gearing up for a large-scale military offensive at the end of January, Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov told parliament on Friday (3 December), citing intelligence reports.
Reznikov said …