Contents tagged with Arseniy Yatsenyuk

  • Yatsenyuk: Ukraine's political crisis was created artificially

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said the current political crisis in the country was created artificially, according to Glavnoe.

    Yatenyuk’s words came during a television program entitled “10 Minutes with the Prime Minister”.

    “The current political situation in the state is artificial. This is not just my assessment, but it is also the opinion of many respected world leaders, and professionals,” Yatsenyuk stated.

    According to him, there is no rational reason behind the current …

  • Yatsenyuk: Poroshenko is responsible for the political instability in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes that the responsibility for the political instability in the country rests with President Petro Poroshenko. He expressed this opinion during the TV program “10 Minutes with the Prime Minister” on Sunday, February 28th.

    Yatsenyuk explained that the Verkhovna Rada put the cabinet to a vote of no confidence on February 16, but only 194 out of 339 MPs voted in favor of the motion, short of the 226 needed for it to be passed.

    “Thus, the …

  • Yatsenyuk: Poroshenko should form a new government if he is not satisfied with the current cabinet

    In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Ukrainian Prime Minister Aresniy Yatsenyuk stated if President Petro Poroshenko is dissatisfied with the current cabinet, he should form a new government.

    “If he is no longer satisfied with my work, he will need to form a new government,” Yatsenyuk said referring to Poroshenko.  He also noted that forming a new cabinet may lead to early elections.

    “I have never criticized the President’s party.  For me, it is more important to preserve our …

  • Biden holds separate conversations with Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk

    US Vice President Joe Biden held separate phone conversations with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in which he called on the two politicians to unite Ukraine’s ruling coalition, according to a statement made by the White House.

    "He [Biden] called on the leadership of Ukraine to unite and restore the confidence of the public around a strong coalition… as well as to accelerate Ukraine's efforts to combat corruption, strengthen justice and the rule of law and to …

  • Ukraine’s ruling coalition disbands

    The faction "Samopomich" (Self-Reliance) announced its withdrawal from the ruling coalition of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, meaning that the coalition has effectively collapsed. Only two factions, “Bloc Petro Poroshenko” and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s "Narodniy Front" (People’s Front) remain in the coalition. The two factions combined compile less than half of the votes in parliament.

    “The party leadership decided that it is impossible [for "Samopomich"]… to remain in an alliance with …

  • Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk survives no-confidence vote

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a no-confidence vote shortly after Ukrainian MPs voiced their dissatisfaction over the Cabinet’s work. The vote came hours after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Yatsenyuk to resign, saying that the public had lost trust in his ability to fight corruption.

    “Is it not clear that successful reforms can only be conducted by a government that enjoys sufficiently high public support?” Poroshenko stated.

    The Prime Minister arrived in the …

  • Ukraine Tells UN That Situation in Donbas Is Deteriorating

    According to the website of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, the UN Security Council has been officially informed about the deterioration of the situation in the Donbas region.

    The press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry posed the information in such a way that the government plainly intended to "draw the attention of the international community to Russia’s neglect of the Minsk Agreement and to its full responsibility for the situation in some districts of …

  • Russia’s natural resource hegemony continues to decline

    With the lifting of sanctions against Iran and Tehran’s consequent participation in the global oil market, the price for Russia’s main export commodity—energy sources—continues to decline with no end in sight. With the fourth largest reserves in the world, Iran put its oil on the global market on Monday, contributing to oil prices dropping below $28 per barrel.

    What is more, the recent events in the Russian gas supply market exacerbate the situation, as traditional markets for Russian natural …

  • Yatsenyuk: Ukraine no Longer Purchases Gas from Russia

    According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, there are currently about 13 billion m3 of gas in Ukrainian storages.

    Ukraine refused further Russian gas supplies, as stated by the head of the Ukrainian Government, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in the program "10 minutes with the Prime Minister."

    "On January 1st, the Russian Federation offered gas at the price of $212 per thousand m3. We do not buy gas from Russia, because we purchase gas from the European Union at a cheaper rate than we …