Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Zelensky sees progress in resolving Donbas conflict

    In an interview with Euronews, The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the chances of resolving the conflict in the Donbas will be higher after the next Normandy Format summit.

    The Ukrainian President noted that since the last summit, which was held in December 2019 in Paris, the parties have made some progress. "Everything is moving forward, but not as fast as I expected," Zelensky said.

    Earlier, Zelensy said that he would hold a military parade after Ukraine regains control of …

  • Putin and Zelensky discuss Donbas settlement over the phone

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reported the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    The parties discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the Normandy summit on December 9, 2019 in Paris.

    Zelensky also raised the issue of security in the Donbas. The parties welcomed the agreement on a full and comprehensive ceasefire in the Donbas, which began at 00:01 on July 27. The Russian President  …

  • Putin and Zelensky to sign agreement on full ceasefire in Donbas

    During his visit to the Donbas, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announced that the agreement on a full ceasefire in the Donbas, which is expected to begin on July 27, will be signed with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as the rest of the Normandy Four member states.

    According to Zelensky, Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) reached an agreement on a full ceasefire in the Donbas, but, in his opinion, now the document requires signatures of the heads of the "Normandy Four" countries, …

  • Kadyrov demands apologies from Ukrainian President Zelensky

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, demanded that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky confirm his earlier apology.

    "Why now, after the apology was accepted, to try to portray something, to wobble, to wag, to try to elevate oneself? Now you, having received the powers of the President of Ukraine, every time come up with new versions of the apology. You will have to  firmly decide  on your position and confirm your apologies. If not, you will have to answer to me," Kadyrov wrote on his …

  • Head of Crimea refuses to ask Ukrainian President to resume water supply to peninsula

    The head of the annexed Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said that the Crimean authorities will not ask the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to resume the supply of water to the peninsula.

    "Besides Zelensky, no one in Ukraine can make such a decision, everything else is a talk about nothing," said Aksyonov in an interview for Russian 24 TV channel.

    He added that the Ukrainian President has an opportunity to "legally take a pen and sign a document" on the supply of water to Crimea. Morally, …

  • Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and presidential advisor test positive for COVID-19

    Ukrainian Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksii Reznikov and an adviser to the President of Ukraine Ruslan Demchenko tested positive for COVID-19, reports Ukrainian news outlet Nove Vremya.

    Yesterday, the Ukrainian officials were in talks with the French presidential foreign policy adviser, Emmanuel Bonne, in Paris. Both of them were diagnosed with coronavirus last night.

    Meanwhile, Oleksii Reznikov himself noted in a commentary to Kyiv Vlada that he was …

  • Zelensky has new strategy for ending the war in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will not follow the tactics of Petro Poroshenko in resolving the conflict in the Donbas, stated on the air of the TV channel "Nash" the MP of the "Servant of the People" faction Maryna Bardina.

    According to her, the Ukrainian authorities have a clear position on the Donbas and annexed Crimea.

    "What is Zelensky doing now? He came to power and tried to follow the old ways, but the strategy, thought out by the fifth president Poroshenko, did not work for …

  • Saakashvili: Georgians will face hunger if relations between Kyiv and Tbilisi deteriorate

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that the Georgian people face famine if relations between Kyiv and Tbilisi deteriorate because of his appointment to the post of Head of the National Reform Council of Ukraine.

    According to Saakashvili, Tbilisi needs Kyiv more than Kyiv needs Tbilisi. He also noted that most of what people buy in Georgian shops, "for example, cereals, buckwheat, meat products, sausage, milk, is imported from Ukraine."

    "If Georgia disappears for Ukraine, it …

  • President Zelensky expects results from Saakashvili in the coming month

    President Volodymyr Zelensky expects from Mikheil Saakashvili, whom he appointed as the head of the National Reform Council, results in deregulation and improvement of customs.

    "I expect the results of Saakashvili's work not on the second day after his appointment, but in the coming months they should be. The results are about deregulation in business and customs reform," said Zelensky at a briefing during a working trip to the Carpathian Mountains, as cited by Ukrinform.

    According to …

  • Saakashvili: Ukraine needs new revolution

    The head of Ukraine's National Reform Council, Mikheil Saakashvili, who received the post just over a day ago, believes that the country needs to step up the process of attracting foreign investment.

    "As businesses are leaving China, Ukraine can again become an industrial hub of Europe, it can really reach this level for the first time," the politician said on the talk show "Savik Shuster’s Freedom of Speech ."

    In order for this to become a reality, according to Saakashvili, the country …