Contents tagged with Groysman

  • European Commission offers mediation between Russia and Ukraine on Nord Stream-2

    The European Commission (EC) offered mediation services to Russia and Ukraine in the dispute over the new Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline construction. The goal is to conclude a detailed agreement on continuing of the Russian gas transit through the territory of Ukraine after 2019, said the Deputy Chairman of the EC, Maros Sefcovic on Friday in Brussels.

    He claimed that Germany actively facilitated the coordination of such a tripartite meeting. On May 28, Sefcovic plans to discuss with Russia a …

  • Kyiv: Nord Stream-2 is Russia’s weapon in hybrid war

    At a conference in Brussels, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman called Nord Stream-2 pipeline "a new hybrid weapon" directed against the European Union.

    "I categorically deny that it is a commercial project. It is a new hybrid weapon, targeting the EU. We should simply stop it," he said.

    Groysman added that the Ukrainian gas transit system "can ensure 100% the supply", so there is no need to build new capacities.

    In early April, Ukraine’s Naftogaz claimed that Nord Stream-2 gas …

  • Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine calls on Poroshenko to dismiss Ukroboronprom director

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine requested that President Petro Poroshenko dismiss the head of the Ukroboronprom State Enterprise, Roman Romanov, and expects a new candidate to be nominated by the recently renewed supervisory board of the state enterprise.

    "I recently said that I will not work with the head of Ukroboronprom, Romanov. I waited so that perhaps he would decide for himself and resign, but this did not happen. Today I propose that we make the decision and file a petition …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister is calling for more investments into Ukraine

    Ukraine can be the safest and most efficient start-up to invest in, as stated by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman during the Toronto Global Forum on Monday, October 30, which he attended as part of a working visit to Canada.

    "Businesses are often looking for those startups that can be invested into in order to get a high-quality business and become successful. I believe that Ukraine can be the safest, most effective start-up, where we can invest and know that we can receive income and develop …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine asks Prime Minister Groysman to fire finance minister

    Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, signed a letter to the prime minister requesting the dismissal of Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk. He spoke about this on Wednesday, August 23, during a work visit to the Dnipropetrovsk province.

    During the visit with the prosecutors of the Dnipropetrovsk province, Lutsenko expressed dissatisfaction with Danylyuk’s work, accusing him, amongst other things, of not increasing the prosecutors’ salaries.

    “The thing is that since September, …

  • Groysman: Ryanair canceled its launch in Ukraine because the government lacks proper strategy for developing air industry

    Ryanair, the largest European airline, canceled its entry to the Ukrainian market, because the country had no strategic vision for the air transportation industry as a whole, as stated in an interview with Prime Minister Volodymyr Grossman for Novoye Vremya.

    "I gathered everyone who had anything to do with it. It is important that we clearly understand the development strategy and where we are going," he said.

    The head of the Cabinet noted that he attempted to resolve the issue with Ryanair, …

  • The Prime Minister of Ukraine believes that Ukrainians instead of foreigners should reform Ukraine

    Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine believes that the country has begun to abuse the involvement of foreigners in power.

    “I think that after a certain period of time we started to abuse this. I believe that Ukrainians should build Ukraine. We can, with reasonable certainty invite particular, famous professionals. But generally speaking, we must build our house on our own and this is very important. Yes, we will make some mistakes, so we can do something differently than other …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister calls for peacekeepers in the Donbas

    In his speech for the Day of Ukrainian Peacekeepers, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman called for a peacekeeping mission to be brought to the Donbas.

    “It is already the fourth year of the Russian aggression in Ukrainian territory, from which our soldiers and civilians die on a daily basis, from which the country is bearing unprecedented human, infrastructural and economic losses. Under such circumstances, our state as a reliable partner of the international peacekeeping mission calls …

  • Groysman discussed the Israeli Knesset’s recognition of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people

    During his visit to Israel, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman met with the Speaker of the Knesset, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein and discussed the issue of Israel's recognition of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

    Groysman wrote the following on Facebook on Monday evening.

    "I informed the Knesset Speaker that mourning events dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor tragedy will be held in Ukraine in 2017-2018. For Ukraine, understanding of Israel in this issue is …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister to visit Israel on May 14th

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, will make an official visit to Israel on May 14th, IzRus reported, citing sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.

    While in Israel, the head of the Ukrainian government will hold a series of meetings with politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The Israeli Foreign Ministry noted that the meeting of the heads of government should mark the end of the crisis in relations between the two countries after Ukraine …