Contents tagged with Surkov

  • Putin's aide Surkov suggests naming new Russian ballistic missile in honor of separatist commander Givi

    According to RIA Novosti, Assistant to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov expressed the wish to participate in the competition to name new Russian weaponry and stated that he already has his own ideas.

    He said, "I want to participate in the weapon naming competition. I suggested naming it [the ballistic missile] after Givi because he is a hero of the Donbas." Mikhail Tolstykh or “Givi” was a commander of the pro-Russian Somalia battalion in the Donbas. He was killed on February 8, 2017 in …

  • Ukraine protests the OSCE coordinator’s meeting with Surkov

    The Humanitarian Coordinator of the subgroup of the contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbas from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), Toni Frisch did not report to the Trilateral Contact group the outcome of his meeting with Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, said First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Herashchenko, Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian sub-group of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG).

    "Ukrainian representatives were baffled that …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister calls the meeting between US representative Volker and Putin's aide Surkov fruitless

    At a joint briefing with the Italian Foreign Minister, OSCE Chairman Angelino Alfano in Kyiv, Pavlo Klimkin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, said that the last meeting of Kurt Volker, US State Department Special Representative, and Russian Presidential Assistant Vladislav Surkov was fruitless, Ukrinform reports.

    "I am in constant contact with our American friends and allies. Several times I spoke with Kurt Volker before meeting with Surkov and yesterday too. Unfortunately, during …

  • Putin’s aide Surkov welcomes new US proposals on Ukraine

    Assistant to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov stated in the follow-up of the meeting with US State Department’s Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker that the new US proposals on the settlement of the situation in the southeast of Ukraine seemed fully attainable to him, TASS reports.

    The subject of the talks that took place in Dubai on January 26 was the deployment of the UN mission in the southeast of Ukraine.

    "The Americans brought much more constructive proposals this time. …

  • Media: Surkov and Volker were unable to agree on Ukrainian ‘law on Donbas’ while in Dubai

    Assistant to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov and US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker did not reach a unified position on the Ukrainian bill on the reintegration of the Donbas at the meeting in Dubai, reported Interfax citing a source familiar with the negotiations. "The main issue was the bill on the reintegration of the Donbas, however the parties continue to demonstrate different views to this issue," the source said. According to Interfax’s source, no concrete decisions …

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker and Pitin's Aide Surkov to meet in Dubai

    US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker plans to visit Ukraine this week, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “In order to familiarize himself with the situation in the region, on Wednesday January 24, Volker will travel to eastern Ukraine, and on January 25 he will meet with Ukrainian officials in Kyiv,” the report states.

    On Friday, January 26, Volker plans to meet with Russian Presidential Advisor Vladislav Surkov. The meeting will take place in Dubai instead of Serbian Belgrade, where the …

  • Ukraine praised Volker’s work with Surkov

    The framework of negotiations conducted between US State Department Representative Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov was one of the most effective this year, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for the European Integration Olena Zerkal during a broadcast on Channel 5.

    "There is no other framework, so everyone supports the Minsk format ... This year the Volker-Surkov format worked more intensively," she said on Channel 5 on Tuesday.

    According to Zerkal, …

  • US Ambassador to Russia: next meeting between Putin’s aide Surkov and US representative for Ukraine Volker will take place next week

    The fourth round of talks between the US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker and Presidential Aide, Vladislav Surkov is scheduled for next week, as reported by the US Ambassador to Russia, John Huntsman, on Kommersant radio.

    "Both sides will meet next week," Huntsman said.

    At the same time, he noted that the previous three rounds of negotiations "were unproductive."

    According to him, the fact that the negotiation process is underway already inspires confidence." …

  • New head of LPR speaks about close cooperation with the Kremlin

    Leonid Pasechnik, who replaced Igor Plotnitsky as head of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), has reported on "well-established" cooperation with Moscow.

    Pasechnik said that "I personally, and the entire leadership of the LPR, have constructive interaction with all Russian structures that render humanitarian assistance to our Republic at such a difficult time. I am confident that our cooperation will continue in the future,” reports Luhansk Information Centre.

    According to Pasechnik, the …

  • Putin’s Aide Surkov: next meeting with US representative for Ukraine Volker will take place in the beginning of 2018

    Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladislav Surkov, said that his next meeting with US Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker will be held next year.

    "Most likely, in the new year, I hope that it will be at the beginning of next year," he said in an interview with TASS.

    He also said that he does not see a subject for discussion. According to him, Russia "proposed a realistic and attainable peace initiative" on the security mission in the Donbas, and it must be accepted. …