Contents tagged with Iryna Herashchenko

  • Herashchenko: 170 Ukrainian citizens illegally held captive in Donbas

    The first vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, the President's representative in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the issues of the Donbas, Iryna Herashchenko spoke with journalists on the night of December 25 after meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

    In answer to questions from the journalists of 112 Ukraine TV, she declared that currently, 170 citizens of Ukraine are being illegally detained in separatist-held Donbas. Ukrayinski Pravda published several details about the …

  • Heraschenko: OSCE observer’s friendly demeanor toward separatists was not a simple coincidence

    During a meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group (TCG) in Minsk, Ukraine plans to raise the issue of an "imprudent" OSCE observer who exchanged a friendly greeting with a militant, as stated on Facebook by Iryna Herashchenko, First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and Ukrainian Humanitarian Envoy to the TCG.

    "The OSCE is making justifications for its observer, who, greeted the militants as if they were family. They say this is was just an oversight. Of course, this is not an oversight, …

  • Herashchenko to submit amendments to the bill on Reintegration of Donbas

    The First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Iryna Herashchenko, indicated that on October 17th she will propose amendments to the bill on the reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of the Donbas.

    "What will I do? I will put forth amendments to the bill on reintegration, which my lawyers, together with public activists, worked on during the last week," she wrote on her Facebook page.

    On October 6th, the People's Deputy of Ukraine and head of the Mejlis of the …

  • Herashchenko: the issues of the reintegration of the Crimea and the Donbas should be considered separately

    The First Deputy Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Iryna Herashchenko, has said that the bill on the reintegration of the Crimea and the Donbas is divided, "as the methodology for the return of these territories will be different."

    "Why is the issue of the Crimea and Donbas divided within the bill? We are still fighting for the return of the Donbas and Crimea, but even in international law the situations with these stolen Ukrainian territories has been determined by different …

  • Herashchenko: Ukraine is conducting international negotiations on peacekeeping mission in the Donbas

    Ukraine intends to bring its position in line with partnering countries before submitting a resolution on promoting the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, and is currently negotiating on this topic, according to the First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, Iryna Herashchenko.

    "The issue is not the submission date for the resolution. It could have been submitted three years ago. The question is that the …

  • National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to consider bill to reintegrate Donbas

    The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) will soon consider a bill on the deoccupation and reintegration of the Donbas, First Deputy Chairperson of Parliament Iryna Herashchenko announced on Facebook.

    According to her, work on the bill “On the characteristics of state policy regarding the restoration of Ukraine’s state sovereignty over the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine” is virtually complete, and it will be introduced during the NSDC …

  • Herashchenko: Ukraine must make an effort to become a NATO member

    First Deputy Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Herashchenko hopes that Ukraine will become the 30th member of NATO. She expressed her views on Facebook while commenting on Montenegro entering the alliance.

    Herashchenko believes that in 2008, Ukraine lost its chance to get the Action Plan on NATO membership because Russia’s coercion prevented any unity in this issue among political elite.

    “We must wash away this guilt and do everything possible to make Ukraine a NATO member. We must apply …

  • Herashchenko: The PACE President avoids providing details on his trip to Russia and Syria

    The First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, claims that the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Pedro Agramunt, is avoiding meetings with Ukrainian politicians after his visits to Syria and Russia, as she posted on Facebook while participating in the European People's Party summit, which began on Wednesday in Malta.

    PACE members from Ukraine are openly in conflict with the President of the Assembly, Pedro Agramunt, accusing him of lobbying …