Contents tagged with Klimkin

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: situation in the Azov Sea to be discussed at UN General Assembly

    Russia's aggressive behavior in the Azov Sea will be discussed at the UN General Assembly, stated the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin.

    "At the General Assembly in New York there will be a series of meetings with the American side regarding this matter," he said during a briefing.

    The Foreign Minister promised that the situation in the Azov Sea will be one of the key points Ukraine brings up at the General Assembly.

    Klimkin also reported on the implementation of …

  • Hungary promises to further hinder Ukraine’s European integration

    Hungary sees Ukraine’s intention to expel the Hungarian Consul in Berehove in the Zakarpattia region as an unfriendly and risky step, according to the statement was published by the press-service of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó believes that the video where Hungarian passports were given to Ukrainians was recorded by a hidden camera in the Consulate General in Hungary in Berehove and was used in the Ukrainian election campaign …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will notify Russia of the Friendship Treaty termination

    On Friday, September 21, Ukraine will notify Russia as well as international organizations about the termination of the friendship treaty, cooperation and partnership with Russia, said theMinister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "This week we will send a formal note, our message of non-renewal (of Friendship and Cooperation Treaty), to Russia. I think that we will send it on Friday, “said the minister.

    Klimkin clarified that deputies could vote for the …

  • Klimkin: Russian diplomats in Ukraine are working for Kremlin intelligence services

    Speaking at the 7th Euro-Atlantic Forum in Kyiv, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin said that he is sure that almost all Russian diplomats in Ukraine are working for Russian intelligence services.

     “Regarding the [Russian] consuls. We reduced their number here in Ukraine. We kicked out everyone who worked for the service. In fact, almost all of them work for intelligence services. Our diplomatic relations are only in the virtual space, here we have Russian intelligence …

  • Ukraine expects to receive the first tranche of new EU macro-financial assistance before the end of the year

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Ukraine could receive the first tranche of new macro-financial assistance from the European Union before the end of this year. However, he said that the funds will be received only if the International Monetary Fund's loan program is renewed.

    “Of course, we count on the IMF, but I’m sure that we will successfully finish every necessary negotiation. The international financial institutions always act in strict coordination and the …

  • Norway to invest up to € 400 million in Ukrainian renewable energy

    At a joint press conference with the Foreign Minister of Norway Ine Eriksen Soreide in Kyiv, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said that Norway intends to invest about 400 million euros in Ukraine’s renewable energy field.

    "We are developing good economic relations. Now we are starting to work with a number of Norwegian companies that come to build renewable energy facilities. These are very serious investments worth 300-400 million euros," said Klimkin.

    According to Klimkin, "since …

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of bringing ecological catastrophe to Crimea

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin believes that Russia, which annexed the Crimean peninsula, is responsible for the acidic emissions in Armyansk.

    “First the Russian occupants brought human grief to Crimea and the Donbas, and now ecological catastrophes, which are destroying our land,” the minister wrote on Twitter.

    Armyansk residents continue to complain about health deterioration, an acrid smell in the air, and throat irritation, especially in the evening, following the emissions …

  • Klimkin: Russia and Ukraine are in a state of war

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin stated that Ukraine is at war with Russia, UNIAN Reports. “We should understand the reality, and this reality is that we are at war with Russia. But this was the war for the collapse of the empire,” he said.

    Klimkin noted that there are millions of Ukrainians in Russia who go there to earn money or visit their relatives. That is why he is reluctant to support the initiative to terminate passenger traffic with Russia. The Minister …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Austria's explanations of Putin’s presence at Karin Kneissl's wedding 'evoke a sad smile'

    The Austrian Foreign Ministry justifying Russian President Vladimir Putin’s presence at the foreign minister’s, Karin Kneissl’s wedding as a private visit evokes a “sad smile”, wrote the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affaitrs, Pavlo Klimkin on Twitter.

    “I do not usually comment on secular life, but if the Austrian Foreign Ministry has to make excuses while assuring that foreign policy is not changing in light of the “private visit,” it is an interesting turn of events that evoke a sad smile,” …

  • Klimkin calls on foreign ministers to help free Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin sent letters to his colleagues from different countries, asking them to exert pressure on Russia to release all Ukrainian political prisoners.

    The Minister stressed the extreme importance of freeing Volodymyr Balukh, Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, who all announced that they would go on hunger strike.

    "I sent letters to fellow ministers around the world and asked them to apply pressure on Russia and demand everyone’s release. It …