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EU-UKRAINE WEEKLY NEWS REVIEW
EU Ukraine Business Council, Kyiv, Ukraine
Published by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),
Washington, D.C., Monday, October, 5, 2015
Ukraine, National Security
Ukraine has started withdrawing tanks and light artillery from the frontline in the eastern region of Luhansk in accordance with a recent agreement with pro-Russian separatists, the Ukrainian military said on Oct. 5
The Rostov regional court on Oct. 5 upheld the decision made by the Donetsk City Court, Rostov region, to prolong the arrest of Ukrainian citizen Nadia Savchenko, court press officer Alexei Shimolin told Interfax.
EU-Ukraine, Foreign Affairs
After the elections, Russian troops must be withdrawn from Ukraine, and Ukraine should regain control over its border with Russia in the parts of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts where it does not currently have control, he added.
Russia's finance minister said he plans to meet his Ukrainian counterpart this week to discuss debt as the two neighbors remain deadlocked over the $3 billion Eurobond due to the government in Moscow.
Russia’s launching of airstrikes against Mr. Assad’s opponents last week has drawn sharp rebukes from many Arab governments
FrenchPresident Francois Hollande has no intention of changing France's position onthe Ukrainian settlement in the light of the increase in Russia's activities inSyria
TheRussian delegation at the talks in Paris insisted on postponing theimplementation of the trade part of the European Union-Ukraine association agreement,deputy chief of the Ukrainian presidential administration Kostiantyn Yeliseyevhas said.
Ukrainewas suggested adopting a new separate law on a special status of Donbas and afull amnesty for militiamen at the Paris talks last week but Kyiv denied theproposals, Deputy Head of Ukraine's presidential administration KostiantynYeliseyev has said.
"Noagreements were signed in Paris. We have discussed in the Normandy format inParis the timeframe and the steps to intensify and speed up the implementationof the Minsk agreements," he said.
Syrians condemn Russian interventionhoping the country 'will be a graveyard for Russian invaders'
UkrainianPresident Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday Russia's Vladimir Putin had promisedto ask pro-Russian separatists to cancel elections planned in rebel-heldterritory in defiance of Kiev.
FrenchPresident Francois Hollande said upon the results of the 'Normandy Quartet'talks in Paris that the elections in the Donbas should be held according to theUkrainian legislation within 80 days after the enactment of the relevant law.
The Ukrainian government has askedthe parliamentary coalition to decide on candidates of three deputy primeministers, including to set up new posts of deputy prime ministers for energyand for industry, and two ministers, Deputy Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenkohas said.
Publications,articles,press releases, statements & opinions
Movers and Shakers | 5 October 2015(theParliament)
Keeptrack of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with ourmovers and shakers column.
MEPs and big business welcome EU Commission's CMU actionplanby William Louch (the Parliament)
Human Rights are an excuse for killing in Ukraine andSyriaby Dr. Lada Roslycky (UA Today)
EU-brokeredtalks on Ukraine: Towards a Minsk 3?by AndrewRettman (EU Observer)
The next phase of European power politics(EurActive)
Turkey Says Russian Fighter Jet Violated Its AirspaceWith Syriaby Emre Peker(the WSJ)
Putin's Bombs Add to Reasons Why Syria's War Is Here toStayby Donna Abu-Nasr (Bloomberg Business)
Is Putin Winning?by RossDouthat (the New York times)
Delegationof the EU to Ukraine, European Commission
Intellectual Property Rights: EU and Ukraine will heldhighest profile dialogue meeting ever (Delegationof EU to Ukraine)
Fighting Tax Avoidance: Commissioner Moscovici welcomesfinal adoption of international tax reform package(EuropeanCommission - Statement)