Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukraine and Moldova plan to start importing gas from Romania in 2020

    Ukraine and Moldova will be able to import gas from Romania through Isakcha-1-Orlovka connection point in the South Odessa region from January 1, 2020, reports Ukrainian national gas transit company Ukrtransgaz on its webpage.

    "Ukrtransgaz and Moldovagaz, together with gas transport systems operators of other countries agreed on the necessary technical solutions for creating new import capacities based on the Trans-Balkan pipeline system in the South-North direction (reverse through the …

  • Head of Ukraine’s ruling party expresses doubt for quick end of conflict in Donbas

    The head of the Ukrainian party Servant of the People, Dmytro Razumkov, said in an interview with nv.ua news outlet, that even though the newly elected Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is expected to end the military conflict in the Donbas soon, it won't be possible to achieve results quickly.

    According to Razumkov, the Parliament is not responsible for such decisions. "This is a long way that the whole country must go, all of us together," said Razumkov.

    In early August Razumkov said that the …

  • Ukrainian President calls on Israel to recognize Holodomor as genocide against Ukrainian people

    The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "I appealed to the Israeli side to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide of the Ukrainian people," Zelensky said at a briefing on Monday after bilateral talks with Netanyahu.

    "Today, together with Prime Minister Netanyahu, we will visit Babi Yar and honor the victims of mass shootings …

  • Ukraine launches investigation into IMAX cinemas in annexed Crimea

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has taken note of recent media reports that the Canadian company IMAX and other western cinema companies are operating in annexed Crimea.

    “After verifying the information, if there is reason to, the SBU will commence with a legal response,” said SBU spokesperson Olena Hitlyanska as cited by Krym.Realii.

    The Canadian Foreign Ministry said that it is aware of the situation and will state its stance on the matter soon.

    The Saturn-IMAX cinema in Yalta, …

  • Ukraine intends to join EU Digital Single Market

    European Union Assessment Mission has started its work in Ukraine. Its goal is to test the readiness of the telecommunications sector of Ukraine for integration into the EU Digital Single Market (DSM), reports the press service of Ukrainian President.

    On August 17, Zelensky's adviser Mikhail Fedorov had a meeting with an Assessment Mission in the President's Office. The representatives of the General Directorate of the European Commission DG Connect also participated in the meeting.

    "The …

  • Israeli drug lord and SBU officers who helped him escape have been detained in Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained Amos Dov Silver, who escaped from the Boryspil International Airport during deportation to Israel. The Ukrainian National Bureau of Investigation also detained three SBU officers who assisted him, reports the press service of the SBU.

    "As a result of the emergency operation, the Security Service of Ukraine detained Israeli citizen Amos Dov Silver in one of the regions of our country. In the near future he will be extradited in accordance with the …

  • 'Internet drug lord' escapes during extradition from Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is conducting an internal investigation into how a citizen of Israel and the United States, founder of the international online marijuana  store, Amos Dov Silver could escape from the international Boryspil Airport during his extradition, reads the message of SBU on Facebook.

    The staff members of the SBU, who were responsible for the extradition, are suspended from their duty during the investigation. Those staff members, who were directly involved in …

  • Russian media claims that more than 60,000 Donbas residents have applied for Russian passports

    More than 60 thousand residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are temporally not controlled by Ukraine, applied for the Russian citizenship on a simplified procedure, reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to Russian media.

    It is reported that every day Russian migration authorities receive more than a thousand such applications. Since this number is growing every day, the Russian Interior Ministry is forced to expand the staff of the migration service.

    It is unclear from the statistics of …

  • US interested in Zelensky’s proposal to expand Normandy Format

    The US is interested in and open to the possibility of expanding the Normandy Format by including the US itself or the UK, US chargé d’affaires in Kyiv William Taylor told Eurointegration in an interview.

    “President Zelensky has already raised this issue, and so yes, this possibility is being considered. Zelensky explained: since the Normandy Format has not had success, has not led to any results, he proposes to invite the Americans or, for example, the British to join Normandy. We consider it …

  • US Embassy announces approximate date of Zelensky and Trump meeting

    The US chargé d’affaires in Ukraine, William Taylor told Eurointegration in an interview that the presidents of Ukraine and the United States Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump will meet in the fall.

    According to him, a short meeting of the leaders may be held in Warsaw or New York, and a long meeting of the two presidents may be organized in a month or two.

    "There will be a short meeting in Warsaw or New York. It will be an opportunity for presidents to say hello to each other. Maybe, to …