Iraqi army launches offensive on Islamic State
Iraqi forces launched an intense military operation against Islamic State insurgents in three cities in central Iraq on Wednesday, fighting to regain control of lost ground. The offensives in Ramadi, Falluja and Haditha in the western province of Anbar started before dawn.
Yatseniuk wants government forces in 'full battle readiness'
In the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk killed at least two civilians. Russia definitely will not give us either peace or stability. So I am asking the defence minister for full battle readiness, Arseny Yatseniuk told a government meeting.
Ewa Kopacz began meetings with ministers
Polish PM-designate Ewa Kopacz started meetings with existing ministers. The talks concern situation in resorts and future plans. Kopacz did not want to reveal personal details, but admitted: - The names are already in my head.
Separatists from Donetsk don't want elections
Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk don't agree agree to early elections on areas controlled by the rebels. That, among others is a part of special status of Donbas region. The new law also excludes fighting separatists from criminal liability.
Ukraine ratifies association with the EU
Almost at the same time, the Parliament of Ukraine and the European Parliament ratified Ukraine's Association Agreement with the European Union. - No nation has ever paid such a high price to become Europeans - said President Poroshenko.