Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – June 12, 2022


• Montenegro has frozen 44 properties owned by 34 Russians who were sanctioned by the European Union, according to the country’s Interior Ministry.

• European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen reached Kyiv for talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal as heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine.

• German Chancellor Olaf Scholz urged the European Union to open accession talks with North Macedonia.

• Even as Finland and Sweden’s continued support for the YPG/PKK terror group has held up their NATO membership bids, supporters of the terror group took to the streets of those countries’ capitals and held protests.

• The US will stand by its friends as China adopts a more “coercive and aggressive approach to its territorial claims,” its defense chief said.

• A Bolivian court sentenced former President Jeanine Arez to 10 years in prison for an alleged plot to topple her rival Evo Morales in 2019.

• Iran and Venezuela on Saturday signed a 20-year cooperation agreement during President Nicholas Maduro’s visit to Tehran.

• Israel placed early warning radar systems in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to detect “missile threats” from Iran, according to local media.

• Turkiye is pressing France to explain the death in police custody of a Turkish national last year after the emergence of a new video contradicting police accounts.

• Since the coronavirus pandemic, the globe has seen a rise in the use of child workers, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warned on the eve of World Day Against Child Labor.

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