Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Ukrainian Media: Saakashvili is trying to convince MPs to approve his candidacy for deputy prime minister

    Georgia's third president Mikheil Saakashvili expressed confidence that the majority of Ukrainian MPs will support his appointment as deputy prime minister. The politician places special hope on the "Servants of the People" faction, as it was President Volodymyr Zelensky who offered him this position. The ex-president explained the reluctance of the majority of representatives of the presidential political force to vote for him by the effect of surprise and "confusion" of deputies.

    "I believe …

  • Georgia threatens to recall its ambassador to Ukraine if Saakashvili is appointed deputy prime minister

    Georgia will recall the ambassador from Ukraine if Mikheil Saakashvili is appointed to a position in the Ukrainian government, stated Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, as cited by Echo of the Caucasus.

    "If such a decision is made, we will at least recall the ambassador from Kyiv for consultations," Gakharia told reporters.

    According to him, from Ukraine’s side, as a strategic partner of Georgia, it is "categorically unacceptable" to appoint Saakashvili to a high position, as he is …

  • Zelensky asks Saakashvili to lead Ukraine’s negotiations with IMF

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the candidate for the post of Deputy Prime Minister for Reforms, said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wants to make him a negotiator with the International Monetary Fund.

    He said this to journalists before the meeting with the "Servant of the People" faction.

    "The president instructed me to engage in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, international financial organizations," Saakashvili told journalists before the meeting with the "Servant of …

  • Zelensky promises to end the war in Donbas during his presidency

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is confident that during his tenure he will be able to end the war in the Donbas.

    "I am sure that we will end this war during my term. I'm sure personally. I said I was ready to wait one year. I was ready to work for one year. If the Minsk process does not work, we will change tactics. We are ready for this - a year has not passed yet," he said in the film "The Year of President Zelensky."

    He pointed out that Kyiv had been able to speed up the Minsk …

  • Saakashvili offered to become deputy prime minister of Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia and ex-governor of the Odesa region, said he had received a proposal from Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to join the Ukrainian government as deputy prime minister for reforms.

    "I approach this proposal and my decision with a very high responsibility, because it is a very difficult time for the country. We have a very difficult period ahead of us both in the economy and in the whole life in the country. We now have more than ever to be …

  • 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 …