Contents tagged with Klimkin

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is terminating 40 treaties with Russia

    Ukraine's Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, Yuriy Hrymchak stated on Channel Pryamyi that Kyiv’s intends to terminate forty treaties with Russia.

    “I remind you that [Ukrainian Foreign Minister] Pavlo Klimkin stated that after the decision not to extend the Friendship Treaty [with Russia], forty more treaties with Russia are being reviewed for their possible termination,” Hrymchak said.

    He noted that it is hard to say the exact number of …

  • Ukraine refuses to register Russian observers for Presidential Elections

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry will not accept applications for registration of Russian observers for the Ukrainian Presidential Elections, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin wrote on Facebook. 

    Klimkin said that several days ago, he wrote a letter to Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). He invited the monitoring mission for the Ukrainian Presidential elections. 

    “Among other standard things I pointed out that …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: several foreign ministers will visit Donbas

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin announced the visit of “several foreign colleagues” to the Donbas on January 15, particularly the Foreign Minister of Slovakia, Miroslav Lajčák, Interfax-Ukraine reports. 

    "Many Ministers of our friendly countries will visit Mariupol next week. The new OSCE Head, Mr. Lajčák will also visit the Donbas. I will not say where we are going, for safety reasons. And there will be many contacts,” Klimkin said. According to the media, the Foreign Ministers of …

  • Klimkin on Ukraine’s presidential elections: there will be no voting in Russia for security reasons

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin stated that polling stations in Russia would not open at the suggestion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    According to him, the main reason for this decision is the issue of security.

    “We believe that holding free and fair elections in the territory of the aggressor country is impossible, devoid of political and legal meaning, and for those who decide to participate in them, it is simply dangerous,” wrote Klimkin in a column in the Ukrainska …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Germany’s initiative on Azov is a sanction against Russia

    The idea to establish international monitoring of navigation in the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov, which was proposed by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, can be interpreted as a type of sanction against Russia, stated Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin after the working meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the EU countries in Brussels, UNIAN reports.

    "Germany wants to introduce the mechanism of international monitoring. I believe that it is itself a sort of sanction against …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister to discuss the Azov Sea crisis with the EU Council

    On December 10, 2018, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will attend a working meeting in Brussels, during which he will discuss with the Foreign Ministers of the EU countries the escalation of the situation in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, RBC-Ukraine reported, citing the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    The possible escalation of the Kerch Strait situation has been added to the EU Council’s meeting agenda on foreign affairs. Klimkin will visit Brussels at the …

  • Hungary stops issuing passports to Ukrainians in Zakarpattia

    The Hungarian consulate in Ukraine has stopped and will not resume the practice of issuing Hungarian citizenship to Ukrainian citizens inside its consulates in Zakarpattia and in Kyiv,said  Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in response to a question he was asked in Milan about the outcome of the negotiations with Hungary.

    Last week in Kyiv, Ukraine and Hungary held consular consultations, and their foreign ministers met in Milan on December 6. Klimkin confirmed that at these meetings, …

  • Ukrainian Parliament supports termination of Friendship treaty with Russia

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for the termination of the Friendship Treaty with Russia. The draft law that was submitted to Parliament by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was supported by 277 deputies while 20 opposed. The treaty will be terminated on April 1, 2019, not immediately, according to the terms set for unilateral withdrawal from the treaty.

    Poroshenko stressed earlier that the matter was not about the termination of the agreement but that Kyiv refuses to extend it. …

  • Ukraine deploys air assault troops to Russian border

    The air assault units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being redeployed to the most dangerous directions of the Ukrainian-Russian border, as stated by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a working visit to the Zhytomyr region. Poroshenko's statement has been published by the press-service of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).

    The NSDC noted that the President and the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov visited one of …

  • Klimkin: Moscow promises to let Ukrainian consuls visit the captured sailors

    Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin wrote on Twitter  that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia promises to allow Ukrainian consuls to visit the captured Ukrainian sailors on November 25 in the Kerch Strait area.

    “The Russian Foreign Ministry officially reported that the sailors were in Moscow, and promised to let them meet with our consuls, 10 days after the seizure of our ships. We are doing everything to ensure that the consuls get to the guys as quickly as possible,” …