Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky to meet with Erdogan and Patriarch Bartholomew in Turkey

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Turkey on August 7-8, reports the website of the Ukrainian President.

    During the visit, Zelensky will meet with Turkish President Recep Erdoğan in Ankara, as well as representatives of the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities.

    Zelensky will also meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Istanbul.

    In April, the Ukrainian President and his family said that they spent in Turkey "their first weekend in the last four months."

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky appoints new commander of military operation in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dimissed Alexander Sirsky from the post of the commander of the Operation of United Forces and appointed Volodymyr Kravchenko to this position.

    The decrees were published on the website of Ukrainian President on August 5.

    Lieutenant General Kravchenko was the commander of the Operational Command North of Ground Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces since 2017.

    Sirsky, who was dismissed from a position of the commander of United Forces Operation, is now …

  • Lobbyists in US report on Zelensky’s spending to improve his image

    The lobbyist company Signal Group Consulting has published a report on the work that it did for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Washington between April 3 and May 21, 2019. According to documents presented to the US Justice Department, the company received a fee of $60,000 for its services and $9,371 in compensation for its expenses.

    The services were rendered between the first and second rounds of presidential elections in Ukraine. At the time, Zelensky’s team categorically denied …

  • Ukraine to create worldwide Russian-language channel

    Deputy Chairman of the Office of Ukrainian President Kirill Tymoshenko said that the administration of the Ukrainian President plans to launch an international Russian-language channel, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to him, such a channel is needed so that Ukraine could “fight for the minds of Ukrainians in the occupied territories of the Donbas and Crimea, as well as the minds of Russians living in the Russian Federation”.

    "We have developed a plan for the launch of the Ukrainian …

  • Crimea authorities hope the air traffic with Ukraine will resume

    Chairman of the Committee of the Parliament of Crimea on health-resort complex and tourism Alexey Chernyak said that the Crimean airport is ready to accept the flights from Ukraine.

    According to him, the resumption of air traffic, that stopped in October 2015, is primarily beneficial to Ukraine itself.

    He also expressed the opinion that the Crimean resorts are still top-rated among Ukrainians who would like to see the air transport issue to be resolved.

    "Our airport is ready to receive …

  • Ukrainian Security Service files case against all of Ukraine’s film distribution companies

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has initiated a criminal case against all of Ukraine’s film distribution companies, accusing them of sending funds to Russia’s intelligence agencies and sabotaging Ukrainian films, the court materials state.

    The case was initiated based on a request from a member of parliament, who said that Ukraine’s film distribution market is split between the B&H Film Distribution Company, Ukrainian Film Distribution, Kinomania, Volga Ukraine, and Multi Media …

  • EU: Ukrainian nation has mandated government to conduct reforms

    According to an initial appraisal, fundamental rights and freedoms were respected at the Ukrainian parliamentary elections, said EU Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Maja Kocijancic in a statement on Monday 22 July. The assessment of the elections was based on the appraisal of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

    “Following the presidential elections in March and April, the Ukrainian people have once again given a strong mandate for reform,” Kocijancic emphasized, …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky hopes for mutual understanding with Putin

    After the announcement of the first exit poll data of early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed hope for a dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Deutsche Welle.

    "During the telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin it seemed that we can find mutual understanding," said the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky at a briefing.

    Zelensky confirmed that he had discussed with Putin the exchange of prisoners and …

  • Kyiv: China is ready to invest $10 billion in Ukraine

    Representatives of the Ukrainian President's Office held a meeting with Chinese investors who are ready to invest $10 billion in the projects in Ukraine, reads the statement of the Press Service of the Ukrainian President.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested that representatives of Chinese business invest in infrastructure development, including concession construction of the road around Kyiv, agriculture, and development of gas fields.

    "The participants of the meeting made a …

  • Zelensky dismisses 12 Ukrainian ambassadors

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has decided to update Ukraine’s diplomatic corps, the presidential administration announced on its Telegram channel.

    “The decision has already been made to replace 12 heads of embassies around the world. The Ukrainian ambassador to the US will also be ending his stay in Washington,” the post states.

    The other countries where Kyiv is replacing ambassadors were not mentioned. Zelensky’s administration is already selecting new candidates for the ambassador …