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Orban sizes up chances of Ukraine joining EU

Hungary believes that Ukraine is very far from becoming a member of the EU and Budapest will not change its stance on accession talks in exchange for a hypothetical unfreezing of funding by Brussels, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Radio Kossuth on Friday. “Ukraine is absolutely not ready to negotiate …

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Stoltenberg outlines condition for Ukraine joining NATO

While NATO is seeking to support Kiev in its fight with Russia, any serious talk about Ukraine joining the alliance will be possible only after the end of the conflict, the bloc’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. When asked at a joint press conference with Estonian Prime Minister …

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Erdogan hails Türkiye joining nuclear club

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced his country’s entry into the ranks of nuclear-powered nations, after the first delivery of fuel to the Akkuyu power plant on Thursday. The facility is Türkiye’s largest joint project with Russia. “With the delivery of nuclear fuels by air and sea to our …

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Poland may end up ‘joining’ Ukraine conflict – diplomat

Poland may end up “joining” the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine should the latter fail to protect its “independence,” the Polish ambassador to France, Jan Emeryk Rosciszewski, has said. The senior diplomat made the remarks on Saturday while speaking live to the broadcaster LCI.  Rosciszewski squarely blamed the hostilities, …

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Joining Russia sanctions would be ‘inappropriate’ – Serbia

Serbia’s reasons for not joining the US-EU sanctions against Russia remain entirely valid, Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic insisted on Thursday. He was speaking in Ankara after meeting his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. The European Parliament last week demanded Belgrade’s “full alignment” with the bloc’s foreign and security policy – including the embargo against …

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Early turnout numbers for referendums on joining Russia revealed

The referendums on joining Russia are continuing in the Donbass republics and Russian-controlled regions of southern Ukraine. On Sunday, the turnout already reached the required 50% threshold in the Donetsk and Lugansk republics and Zaporozhye Region, with only Kherson lagging behind. In the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), more than 76% …

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Finland compares joining NATO to ‘purgatory’

The opposition from Turkey has turned the process of joining NATO into “purgatory” for Finland, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto complained on Wednesday.  With bids by Finland and neighboring Sweden stalled for two weeks now, Haavisto expressed hope that an announcement on the enlargement of the US-led military bloc could …

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Finland joining NATO is ‘natural step’ – EU official

Helsinki was always going to join NATO eventually, since it has become closely intertwined with the West over the years, EU Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen – who hails from Finland – told Germany’s RND media group on Monday. The Nordic nation had maintained a neutral status since the …

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