Kyiv, 17 June – Despite a formal ceasefire, fighting in Ukraine’s eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk is intensifying and Ukrainian soldiers are killed almost daily. As Moscow continues to fuel the conflict, and ignore its most basic obligations under the Minsk agreements, Kyiv urged its Western partners to understand that organising elections in line with international standards in the Donbass would be impossible in the current circumstances. Instead Western governments should increase pressure on Russia to withdraw all its forces and allow Ukraine to re-establish control over their common border, Ukrainian officials pleaded at a NATO Parliamentary Assembly high-level seminar held in Kyiv on 14-16 June.
Kyiv, 14 June 2016 - This meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council has demonstrated once again the Assembly’s strong support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence as well as the Assembly’s condemnation of Russia’s violation of international law and its aggressive policy, which seeks to destabilise Ukraine politically and economically.
Kyiv, 13 June 2016 – A meeting of legislators from NATO member and partner countries is set to open in Kyiv, Ukraine, with remarks by Ukrainian parliament speaker Andriy Parubiy, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze and the former President of the European Parliament Pat Cox.
Brussels / Washington, 7 June 2016 - The President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Hon. Michael R. Turner (United States), issued the statement below following the terrorist attack perpetrated in Istanbul earlier today: “Istanbul was once again the target of a deadly attack today. I strongly condemn this new act of terror directed against members of the police and innocent civilians. Just last week as we met in Tirana for our spring session, members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly reiterated their commitment to combat terrorism in all its manifestations, and their determination to work together both in NATO and as an international community to address its root causes.
Montenegro’s President Filip Vujanovic met with U.S. Congressman and President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Michael Turner on 31 May
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