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The Council of Europe sends an urgent mission to Crimea

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, has announced his decision to send a delegation to Crimea today to assess the human right situation on the peninsula, reports with reference to the press release of the Council

EU extended anti-Russia’s sanctions until July 31, 2016

The sanctions were initially introduced for one year on 31 July 2014, in response to Russia's aggression in eastern Ukraine. On 22 June 2015, the Council prolonged the duration of the measures by six months until 31 January 2016, reports with reference

MEPs appealed to the leadership of the EU to provide Ukraine with visa-free regime

The letter addressed to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and European commissioners, signed the 31 MEPs, including Petras Austrevicius,