Ukraine is ready to arrange a so-called “green corridor” for the withdrawal of Russian troops and weapons from the village of Colbasna in Moldova’s breakaway region of Transnistria. The agreement was reached over the weekend in Odesa, where Ukraine’s Defense Minister had met with his Moldovan counterpart. Source: Ukraine Today
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China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. The development is likely to be welcomed by the German government. Source: Reuters
Turkey came very close to crossing Greece’s red lines in the Aegean last week, when a Turkish coast guard vessel fired shots in Greek territorial waters east of the islet of Farmakonisi, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias told Skai Television’s “Istories” program Tuesday night. Source Ekathimerini