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Latest update : 2016-05-30

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin: ‘Ukraine is existential for the European project’

This week, our guest is Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. After more than two years of fighting and at least 9,000 deaths, Ukraine's east is still not at peace. In April, the government underwent an overhaul and a new prime minister who is a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko took office. The change in leadership came after governing parties simply walked out, accusing both the president and former prime minister of corruption.

The new government has only been in office for a few weeks, but the IMF, which is currently holding off on a $1.7 billion bailout payment, is already saying that it is seeing encouraging signs of change.

In the latest round of talks aimed at resolving the conflict in the east, however, there is little to report. Kiev and Moscow continue to point the finger of blame at each other. But what does it mean if relations between Ukraine and Russia don’t improve? Why isn’t the Minsk agreement moving forward, and how crucial is the bailout payment for Ukrainians?

Presented by: Eve Irvine

Produced by: Isabelle Romero and Mathilde Bénézet
 

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2017-11-19 European Union

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2017-11-11 Brexit

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2017-11-11 COP23

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2017-11-04 European Union

Exclusive: Nick Clegg explains how to stop Brexit

Former British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg wants to stop Brexit – and he thinks he knows how to do it. In an interview with FRANCE 24's European affairs editor Catherine...

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