Ukraine, Japan face tense diplomacy as UN council newcomers
Ukraine and Japan are among five countries set to win election to the UN Security Council on Thursday, taking seats alongside Russia and China, countries with which they have tense relations. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Kiev will “definitely not be conciliatory” towards Russia at the top diplomatic table even as a fragile truce in east Ukraine is taking hold.
15 October, 2015 Ukraine, Japan, Egypt win UN Security Council seats Ukraine, Japan and Egypt won seats at the UN Security Council on Thursday as world diplomacy is overshadowed by tensions with Russia and bloodshed in the Middle East. Senegal and Uruguay were also among the five countries that garnered the required votes for council seats during a […]
7 December, 2015 Biden presses Russia on Ukraine peace deal, return of Crimea US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that Washington remained determined to see Russia adhere to a shaky Ukrainian peace agreement and hand back Crimea to Kiev. Biden's visit is his fourth to Kiev since Russia annexed Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula in March 2014 and then watched with […]
6 December, 2015 Biden visits war-scarred Ukraine to reaffirm US support US Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Kiev late Sunday to reassure its pro-Western leaders that Washington remains committed to Ukraine despite stepped-up efforts to work with Russia against Islamic State jihadists. Biden's three-day visit is his fourth to Kiev since Russia annexed […]