Contents tagged with Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

  • Ukraine expands sanctions against Russia

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine announced the expansion of sanctions against Russia. The government said that the measures are "mirroring" Russia's previous actions.

    According to the head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv, restrictions will affect some industrial products, mineral fertilizers, vehicles and certain types of agricultural products. These categories were included in the sanctions list and import of these products will be prohibited. …

  • US ambassador calls for audit of Ukrainian defense industry conglomerate

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch believes that an audit of the Ukrainian state defense industry concern Ukroboronprom will assist the fight against corruption in the national security sector.

    According to her, the decision to perform the audit needs to be made by the Cabinet of Ministers, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    “The Ukrainian government should also audit Ukroboronprom and declassify the orders. This will help the fight against corruption in the national security and defense sector… It …

  • NATO: Ukrainian army lacks coordination between agencies

    During a consulting session on the development of Ukraine’s national defense, the NATO head of advisory support expert group, Hasit Tankey stated that Ukraine meets the seven basic NATO resilience requirements, but lacks interagency coordination,  the press service of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers reported.

    According to Tankey, Ukraine must improve interagency coordination in matters of strategic and operational control during hybrid wars. 

    The Alliance expert noted that Ukraine has a …

  • Ukrainian Parliament to start new session with changes to the Constitution of Ukraine

    According to the Verkhovna Rada’s meeting schedule for February 5 to 8, Parliament will review Draft Bill No. 9037 in the second reading on February 7, which establishes in the Ukrainian Constitution the authority of Parliament, the head of state and the government to implement the country's strategic course for acquiring full membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 

    At least 300 votes are required to adopt the Draft Bill.

    The draft bill supplements …

  • Prime Minister Groysman promises a strong Ukrainian economy in five years

    Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman stated in an interview with Ukrinform that in just two years Ukraine can reduce its debt burden to 50% of its gross domestic product, and in five years the country will have a strong economy.

    While commenting on recent agreements with the International Monetary Fund, the Prime Minister said that Ukraine is already beginning to reduce, rather than increase debts.

    Groysman also spoke about the “balanced and non-deficit” draft state budget for 2019 that he …