Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Former ambassador: Ukraine didn’t give permission to declassifying Trump-Zelensky phone call

    Former Ukrainian Ambassador to the US Valeriy Chaly confirmed to the in an interview that Ukraine has not agreed to declassify the transcripts of the phone calls between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

    “If Ukraine agrees to publish the relevant phone call, according to procedure, it must agree to declassify it… Phone calls have a certain restricted access. In the US, it’s very closely regulated, you saw an example of this in the last scandal, …

  • Zelensky: Donbas autonomy unacceptable

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a press marathon that the bill on local self-governance in the separate Donetsk and Luhansk regions cannot imply autonomy for the Donbas, but certain humanitarian issues are open for discussion, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “As for the law on the special status – we cannot talk about autonomy in this law. The important thing now is to talk about what we can’t do, and not what we can do. I know that there are humanitarian issues there, we will also …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky and Dutch Foreign Minister discuss MH17 crash investigation

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with the Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok. During the meeting, the parties discussed their cooperation to complete the investigation and conduct a trial in the case of the Boeing-777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in the Donetsk region in 2014, reports the press service of Ukrainian President.

    The Ukrainian President informed Stef Blok about the security situation in the Donbas, as well as the efforts to end a military conflict.

    They also …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky holds telephone conversation with Merkel

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk said that the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    "Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held the fifth telephone conversation. There is an extremely friendly, trusting personal contact between the two leaders, and it is our most powerful political weapon for the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine," said Melnyk.

    The Ukrainian …

  • Media: While in New York, Zelensky met with the oligarch who is after Yanukovych’s money

    During his visit to New York, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with the businessman Sam Kislin. According to the Russian news outlet The Insider, Kislin has been trying to use his connections to Donald Trump’s close circle to get some of the funds the government confiscated from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

    A native of Odessa, Ukraine, and founder of the company Trans Commodities, Sam Kislin is an associate and patron of Trump’s advisor and former New York Mayor Rudy …

  • Lukashenko: The West has left Zelensky to handle Donbas on his own

    Speaking at the “Minsk Dialog” forum, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that the West has left Ukraine to deal with the conflict in the Donbas on its own, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “We have left Zelensky, who has been laden with this terrible burden, not his problems, alone with these problems,” Lukashenko remarked.

    According to the Belarusian president, current events in Kyiv show that “certain forces are using this process indiscriminately to press down the new government and …

  • Zelensky: All of Ukraine will participate in writing of Donbas special status law

    The Ukrainian government will work alongside “the whole community of Ukraine” as it writes the new law on the special status of the Donbas, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a video message published by Radio LIberty.

    “There will be a new law. Will we draft it ourselves and pass it quickly? No. We will write it together, in cooperation and public discussion with the whole community of Ukraine, without crossing a single red line. So, there is no capitulation, no surrendering of …

  • Kremlin: publication of Zelensky and Trump conversation transcript shows the danger of negotiating with US

    Official Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on a Channel One Russia that the transcript publication of te telephone conversation between the US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showed that it is dangerous to negotiate with Washington, reports TASS news agency.

    "I agree with many assessments that this [publication of the transcript] certainly changes the form of relations between countries, between presidents, and between …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky plans another visit to the US

    An aide to the Ukrainian President, Andriy Yermak said that Zelensky will make another official  visit to the United States, reports TSN TV channel.

    According to Yermak, during the meeting in New York, Trump and Zelensky discussed the possibility of the next visit.

    "This conversation [that launched the impeachment procedure on Trump] is in the past. And now the presidents discussed other questions. President Trump made an emphasis on important issues. He said that Secretary of State is …

  • Zelensky: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov offered to end the war in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the UN General Assembly in New York, reports Ukrayinska Pravda news outlet.

    According to the Ukrainian President, Russian Foreign Minister approached him first and said that he wants to have a personal meeting. Zelensky added that after that, Lavrov said: "We want for the war in the Donbas to end."

    "If you are ready, let's end the war. Give us our territories, and let's exchange …