• Peskov: There are no preconditions for another Normandy Quartet meeting

    The Russian side believes that Ukraine does not show any will to fulfill the Minsk agreements.

    The Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, believes that there are currently no preconditions for a new meeting of the leaders of the Normandy Quartet, as reported by the Russian RIA Novosti news agency.

    Peskov noted that even though the “Normandy Four” states  would like to have this meeting there are not preconditions for it.

    “There could be preconditions if the …

  • Ukraine and Canada to sign free trade agreement

    According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine and Canada will soon sign a free trade agreement. The Prime Minister made this statement in a post on his Facebook page.

    The agreement is expected to be signed after the first Canada – Ukraine economic forum which begins in Toronto on Monday June 20. Stepan Kubiv, the Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade, will take part in this economic forum.

    “Canada has always been and will remain one of the main …

  • Savchenko expects that Ukraine will move in the same direction as Europe

    Ukrainian MP and official delegate to the Parliamentary Council of Europe Nadiya Savchenko expects that Ukraine will move in the same direction as Europe, UNIAN reported.

    "First of all, I returned, and I just started to work. That’s my job.  On the other hand, I expect movement in the same direction as Europe; agreements, understanding and clear action,” Savchenko said before the PACE session in Strasbourg.

    Savchenko was held in a Russian prison for nearly two years, and on May 25th was freed …

  • Ukrainian representative in Minsk: Russia is not willing to give OSCE control over Ukrainian border

    Ukraine insists that the OSCE is given control over the contact line in eastern Ukraine as well as the sites of the withdrawal of weaponry and the stretch of the Ukrainian border which is currently not under Kiev's control.

    However, the Russian side agrees to allow the armed OSCE observers only on the contact line in eastern Ukraine, stated the Ukrainian representative in the political subgroup in Minsk, Evgeny Marchuk, in his interview with the Ukrainian Hromadske.TV.

    According to Marchuk …

  • Poroshenko to meet with Hollande in Paris

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will travel to France to meet with his French counterpart François Hollande, where the two leaders plan to discuss bilateral relations, sanctions against Russia, ending the war in the Donbas, and restoring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, Ukrinform reported citing diplomatic sources.

    Poroshenko will meet with Hollande on Tuesday, June 21st.

    The Ukrainian President is also scheduled to meet with the Chairmen of both chambers of the …