Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • G7 Ambassadors urge Poroshenko to allow for smooth transition of power to Zelensky

    Ambassadors from the Group of Seven countries called on the current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, to ensure a smooth transition of power to his successor, Vladimir Zelensky. The publication Evropeyska Pravda cited a message from the French presidency of the G7 on Twitter when reporting the news.

    “G7 ambassadors met with President Poroshenko today to discuss the progress of ​​reforms during his presidency. They congratulated President Poroshenko on his achievements and exchanged views …

  • Zelensky's administration reports imminent resignations of Ukraine’s Foreign and Defense Ministers

    Speaking on the air of NEWSONE, representative of President-elect Vladimir Zelensky, Dmitry Razumkov, said that he would not exclude the high likelihood that Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin and Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak will resign.

    He said he was 99% convinced that after Zelensky officially assumes power the ministers will have to leave.

    Razumkov also said that Zelensky’s team will insist on the resignation of the current Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy …

  • Giuliani accuses Zelensky’s team of hostility towards Trump

    Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani claims that there has been “a corrupt exchange of information” between the Ukrainians on the one hand, and Hillary Clinton’s headquarters and the US embassy in Kyiv on the other.

    Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky finds himself in the hands of people who are clearly opposed to Donald Trump, Giuliani told the Ukrainian TV channel Inter in an interview. Excerpts from the interview were published on the TV channel’s Facebook page.

    Trump’s attorney …

  • Ukraine expands sanctions against Russia

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine announced the expansion of sanctions against Russia. The government said that the measures are "mirroring" Russia's previous actions.

    According to the head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv, restrictions will affect some industrial products, mineral fertilizers, vehicles and certain types of agricultural products. These categories were included in the sanctions list and import of these products will be prohibited. …

  • Belarus hopes that it will maintain good relations with Ukraine after Poroshenko's departure

    Minsk hopes that Ukraine has a clear understanding of the importance of relationships with Belarus, stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei during the conference that was dedicated to the decade of the Eastern Partnership, BelTA reports.

     "I talked a lot on this topic with my colleague Klimkin. I think there is a clear understanding in Ukraine that Belarus is an important partner and they should never expect any negative actions from Belarus towards Ukraine," the …

  • Sacked head of Ukraine’s Constitutional Court talks of anti-constitutional coup

    Stanislav Shevchuk, who was recently dismissed from his position as chairperson of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, described the incident as an “anti-constitutional coup” orchestrated by President Petro Poroshenko.

    “Today there was an anti-constitutional coup in the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, and the capture of state authority by people who have been judges for the Constitutional Court of Ukraine,” Shevchuk wrote on Facebook.

    Shevchuk also said that the developments constitute a “ …

  • Moldovan President Dodon claims that he will have a meeting with Zelensky soon

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon said that he had a phone conversation with the President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday. 

    "I had a telephone conversation with the President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. I congratulated him on his election as the head of the neighboring state and wished him success in his responsible position. We discussed the relations between Moldova and Ukraine in various areas of mutual interests. We agreed to hold a bilateral meeting soon and discuss …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General willing to hand over Burisma case materials to US authorities

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko would like to meet with the US law enforcement authorities to hand over the case materials concerning the Burisma Group so that they can examine the legality the American citizens’ actions. According to Lutsenko, there has been no breach of Ukrainian legislation by US citizens, reports Dzerkalo Tyzhnia news outlet.

    “I am willing and would like to meet with the leaders of the US law enforcement authorities to give them all the necessary materials so …

  • U.S. Secretary of State urges Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

    Washington hopes that Moscow will be able to negotiate with the new government in Ukraine and release Ukrainian sailors who were detained in the Kerch Strait, stated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Interfax reports.

    "We want Russia to reach out to the new Ukrainian government to find a way out of this situation. We also urge the Russian government to release the representatives of the crew that were captured in the Kerch …

  • Putin and Pompeo met for an hour and a half

    The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which took place on Tuesday, May 14, in Sochi, lasted 1.5 hours as reported by Interfax.

    Presidential Aide for International Affairs Yury Ushakov and Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation Sergey Naryshkin represented Russia at the meeting. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey and Acting Deputy Secretary of State Philip Reeker …