Ukraine postpones Yalta summit.

By bne IntelliNews May 10, 2012
Ukraine has postponed the 18th Central European Summit, planned for May 11-12 in Yalta, Crimea, Foreign Affairs Ministry press secretary, Oleksandr Dykusarov, has announced at a news briefing. Due to the impossibility of a number of heads of European states to participate in the 18th Summit of Central European states, Ukraine considers it appropriate to postpone the summit and not to host it on May 11-12 in Yalta, he said. He says, new terms of the Summit will be announced later. According to Dykusarov, invitations to the Summit were sent to 22 presidents, including European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, but eventually just four confirmed their preparedness to visit it: heads of Poland, Moldova, Lithuania and Slovakia.European politicians are unhappy over the situation with the case of Yulia Tymoshenko, who is serving a jail term in Kachanivska women's penal colony in Kharkiv.

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