Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukraine's Naftogaz expects to get $8 billion from Russia for assets in the Crimea

    Ukraine’s claim against the Russian Federation for seized Crimean assets, taking into account the interest, comes to $8 billion, said the chief commercial director of Naftogaz Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko.

    “Already this year we can win up to eight billion dollars. The claim is for damages. What happens when these assets are returned is a separate issue. The defendant is the Russian government. Five billion was without interest, and eight billion was with expected interest,” he wrote on his Facebook …

  • Mogherini urges Russia's Gazprom to comply with Stockholm Arbitration court demands

    The European Commission has called on Gazprom to meet the demands of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), and to start supplying Ukraine with gas directly. A statement to this effect was made by High Representative of the EU Federica Mogherini following a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

    “Gazprom must meet its contractual obligations. The European Commission, including in the person of its commissioner Šefč …

  • Poroshenko proposes that the EU send a diplomatic mission to the Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the Vice President of the European Commission, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. The President’s website reports that after the meeting he proposed that the European Union send a diplomatic mission to the Donbas.

    "To understand the real situation in the Donbas and to see with your own eyes how Russia fulfills its part of commitments under the Minsk agreements, I appealed to Ms. …

  • Ukraine urges the EU to introduce sanctions against the organizers of the Russian Presidential elections in the Crimea

    Ukraine called on the European Union to impose sanctions against the organizers of the "fake elections" in the territory of annexed Crimea, as stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on March 12 following the meeting with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

    "Regarding the Russian Presidential elections next Sunday, I made it clear that Ukraine does not recognize fake presidential elections on the temporarily …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine will impose sanctions against organizers of Russian presidential election in Crimea

    At a joint briefing with the Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine does not recognize the election for the President of Russia in the territory of the annexed Crimea and will impose sanctions against the organizers.

    The President called on the EU to do likewise and impose restrictions on the organizers of the election.

    “In the context of the Russian presidential elections next Sunday, I made it clear that Ukraine does not …

  • NATO insists it has not changed policy towards Ukraine

    NATO headquarters says that recognition of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations on the Alliance's website is only a reflection of reality, and does not mean that it is changing the policy of the bloc, as noted in an official statement by the Alliance headquarters, Evropeiska Pravda reports.

    "There has been no change in policy at NATO. NATO's policy remains the same. There has been a change in Ukraine's policy, which the website reflects. We simply amended the information of the website to …

  • US Representative Volker plans new visit to Ukraine

    Kurt Volker, US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine, will visit Kyiv in the near future, reports Voice of America.

    "In the near future I will visit Ukraine, I want to go to the eastern part of the country", Volker said, speaking at the Brussels forum. The American diplomat emphasized that the date of the visit hasn’t yet been set.

    The last time Volker visited Ukraine was the day before his meeting with Russian Presidential Aide, Vladislav Surkov. Negotiations between Volker …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister: OSCE observers establish a permanent presence in Ukrainian Uzhhorod

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó reported on the beginning of constant patrolling by the OSCE monitoring mission in Transcarpathia, the  publication writes.

    "On Friday, the Hungarian Foreign Minister was informed by a letter from the Secretary General that the OSCE has established a permanent presence in Uzhhorod. The observation mission consists of 12 people," the press-service of the ruling Fidesz Party reports, quoting Minister Szijjártó.

    According to the minister, …

  • EU High Representative Mogherini urges Ukraine to step up efforts to fight corruption

    High Representative of the European Union Federica Mogherini, who will be visiting Ukraine soon, has urged the government to intensify the fight against corruption.

    “Several important laws still need to be passed as part of the Association Agreement. Work must be redoubled in the most important areas,” Mogherini said in an interview with UNIAN.

    “The fight against corruption is one of those, and here we expect the adoption of a law establishing an independent and effective High Anti-Corruption …

  • 5 countries oppose Nord Stream 2 pipelines

    The heads of parliament of Poland, Latvia and Lithuania have signed an open letter to the parliaments of European states concerning the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The ceremony took place on March 11 in Vilnius, Polish radio reported.

    “The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is intended to make EU states dependent on Russian energy,” the document states.

    The authors point out that energy security is a key component of a united and flourishing Europe. Despite the fact that Nord …