Minsk Province

Bulgaria will Participate in a Major NATO Exercise in Ukraine

NATO's large international based military command "Rapid-Trident-2017" started at the Yavorov polygon in the West Bank's Lviv region. There is the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security at the National Academy of Land Forces, TASS reported, citing a statement from the Defense Ministry in Kiev.

France's Macron Says He Has 'Major Differences' with Putin on Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview he had major differences with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine and "won't let him get away with anything'', according to Reuters. 

"I speak with everybody. Very directly and very frankly," Macron said in an interview with French weekly Le Point published on Wednesday.

Romania Prevents Russian Official Visit to Moldova

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin was forced to cancel a controversial visit to Moldova on Friday, after Romania reportedly denied his S7 plane access to its airspace, forcing it to land in Minsk, Belarus.  

The Russian official has been banned from traveling to the European Union since March 2014, when he backed the Russian annexation of Crimea.

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany to talk Monday

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will hold their latest round of telephone talks on July 24 to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, Kiev and Moscow said.

The talks - the first since Emmanuel Macron took office in France - come after the latest uptick in violence in the east of Ukraine.  

"Berlin Process Connectivity Agenda has special importance"

Serbia is working on "various projects on Western Balkans-wide infrastructural networking to become a well-connected, recognizable and competitive region."

Acting PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said this during the annual meeting of foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Minsk, Belarus.