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17 February 2018

Ukraine

Reuters: Ukraine progress should soften sanctions on Russia - Germany's Gabriel (11)
17:33, 17 February 2018 Politics Gabriel also defended plans for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that would connect Germany and Russia under the Baltic Sea. REUTERS German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Saturday he favored easing some sanctions imposed on Russia if a ceasefire could be implemented in eastern Ukraine with the help of U.N.
Poroshenko thanks the U.S. for weapons (8)
Ukrinform President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has discussed with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis the situation in Donbas, the issue of a UN peacekeeping mission, the sanctions policy against Russia and further steps to strengthen Ukraine's defense capability. The meeting took place in the framework of the Munich Security Conference, the press service of the Head of State reported. Poroshenko expressed gratitude for the firm position of the U.S.
Poroshenko and U.S. Congress delegation coordinate steps for de-occupation of Crimea (5)
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the U.S. Congress delegation at a meeting in Munich have considered the issue of financing assistance programs for the Ukrainian state, condemned the intention to hold Russian presidential elections in occupied Crimea and coordinated further steps for de-occupation of the peninsula. "The parties condemned the intention of Russia to hold presidential
Reform is not a favor to the West, they need the Ukrainians - Freeland (6)
Reform in Ukraine is not a favour to the West, they need the Ukrainians themselves. This, speaking at the Davos Ukrainian lunch on the sidelines of the Munich security conference, said the foreign Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, the correspondent LIGA.net. "Don't do it for us, reforms are needed by the Ukrainians.
Israel's Netanyahu condemns Polish PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' comment (3)
Reuters Staff WARSAW (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his Polish counterpart on Saturday for saying Jews were perpetrators in World War Two as well as Poles and others, just weeks after Warsaw drew criticism over a new Holocaust law. Poland passed a law this month imposing jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, prompting criticism from Israel and the United States.
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