Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • President Zelensky appoints Ukrainian military commanders

    Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has made appointments to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and Commander of the Joint Armed Forces of Ukraine. The decrees have been published on the website of the President of Ukraine.

    Thus, Ruslan Khomchak was appointed to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be headed by Serhiy Korniychuk.

    And …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine to receive a million coronavirus test kits

    A large shipment of rapid coronavirus test kits will soon be delivered to Ukraine, said Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky during the TV talk show "Freedom of Speech."

    "We have agreed with China, we are grateful to them, we are grateful separately to Jack Ma (the head of Alibaba Group). He helped us by providing $80 million dollars. And thanks to him and Mr. Yaroslavsky (Alexander Yaroslavsky - Ukrainian businessman). We also want to thank him. On Saturday we expect the arrival of these …

  • President Zelensky asks Ukrainian oligarchs for $500 million to fight coronavirus

    During a meeting with representatives of big business, which was held at the Presidential Office on the evening of March 16, Vladimir Zelensky asked the businessmen for 12 billion hryvnias ($500 million),

    "I spoke to them very frankly. I said this country has been feeding you for a long time. It's time for you to help. We are establishing a separate fund. We're going to need about 12-13 billion hryvnias. We need their help," Zelensky said on the “Freedom of Speech” talk show.

    Earlier, the …

  • Ukrainian President threatens to abandon Donbas negotiations with Russia

    Ukraine may refuse to hold negotiations with Russia on the Donbas, if there is no progress made this year, stated the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with The Guardian.

    "Time is running out. The authorities can spend a year trying to reach an agreement. Then it should be implemented," said Zelensky, noting that it is impossible to wait any longer. The President of Ukraine said that after the first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he set a deadline to …

  • Zelensky: Crimea is the most difficult issue in negotiations with Russia

    Ukrainian representatives in Minsk have handed over a list of more than 200 names for the next prisoners swap with Russia. Discussions with Russia on the rights of Crimean Tatars in the annexed Crimea are also continuing, said the Ukrainian President Volodymur Zelensky in an interview with the Turkish TV channel TRT, as cited by the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    He stressed that Crimea remains the most difficult issue in the negotiations, but, without it, it is impossible to talk …

  • Ukrainian Parliament approves resignation of Prime Minister Honcharuk

    Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has dismissed Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk. The decision was supported by 353 MPs during an extraordinary session of the Parliament.

    In his final statement, Honcharuk said that a lot of dirt has been poured recently on his team for their actions, but his government "did not steal and systematically fought against corruption from the beginning to the end".

    He also noted that during his work he did not receive any illegal orders from …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky has not been invited to Victory Day Parade in Moscow

    Russia has not sent Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky an official invitation to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory Day in World War II, the Ukrainian Presidential Administration reported, as cited by Ukrayinska Pravda.

    “According to the results of an analysis of the registration and reference base of incoming official correspondence administered by the Documentation Department of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the document in question does not exist,” the …

  • Yanukovych offers to help Zelensky to ‘unite’ Ukraine

    On the sixth anniversary of the Euromaidan Revolution, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych published a message addressed to the new government.

    The statement appeared on the Facebook page of his lawyer, Vitaliy Serdyuk. Yanukovych himself fled Ukraine in 2014.

    Yanukovych said that he is happy that former president Petro Poroshenko, who had ruled Ukraine since the revolution in 2014, has been “removed” from power.

    According to the ex-president, the new head of state Volodymyr …

  • Volker: Zelensky has chosen a reasonable strategy for Donbas, but there should not be concessions

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s strategy, which avoids calling Russia the “aggressor-state”, makes it possible to avoid accusations against Ukraine from its western allies, said Kurt Volker, former US Special Representative for Ukraine, as cited by Eurointegration.

    According to Volker, the people who question such behavior by the head of state should take into account the progress of international negotiations.

    “Taking them into account, the strategy that Zelensky has chosen is, in …

  • Ukrainian President: Kyiv prepares for dialogue with residents of Donbas

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr  Zelensky said that the Ukrainian authorities are ready for a dialogue with the residents  of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, as well as with those who left the territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control, reported the President 's press service with reference to his speech at the Munich Security Conference.

    According to Zelensky, Ukraine has initiated the creation of a dialogue platform "Peace of Donbass" in which both …