Contents tagged with Klimkin

  • Prime minister and virtually entire government replaced in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has approved the candidacy of Oleksiy Honcharuk, Deputy Head of the President’s Office, for the position of Prime Minister. He was recommended for this position by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Honcharuk’s candidacy was supported by 290 of the 450 Ukrainian MPs who voted on the decision.

    The 35 year-old will be the youngest prime minister in the country’s history since its declaration of independence.

    During his address to parliament before the …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Putin won't agree to peace in Donbas

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin considers it impossible to reach an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin on a peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas, reports Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

    "I believe that it is impossible to conclude an agreement with Putin on a conflict settlement in the Donbas. At the same time, I say that we need situational agreement on a ceasefire, on ending the war. But it is impossible to make an agreement because Putin doesn't want Ukraine …

  • Seven countries to draft resolution against Russia’s return to PACE

    Seven countries from central and eastern Europe intend to draft a special resolution against Russia’s reinstatement in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), said Stanisław Karczewski, Marshal of the Polish Senate, as cited by Polskie Radio.

    In order to discuss this, Karczewski met with representatives of these countries in Lublin on the 450th anniversary of the Lublin Union.

    “We spoke about this topic yesterday. We are all outraged by this situation. Country …

  • Kyiv: Russia demands from Ukraine to guarantee prosecution of Ukrainian sailors

    Russia did not comply with the order of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and has requested an unacceptable condition for the release of Ukrainian sailors, reads the statement of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "On June 25, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine received a note from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that contains a cynical proposal to the Ukrainian side to provide the written guarantees of Ukraine's participation in the criminal …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Trump and Putin to discuss Ukraine

    US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the issue of Ukraine, and the release of detained Ukrainian sailors during their meeting, said the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in an interview with Ukrainian Channel 5.

    "We spoke with the White House and the State Department about how the "Ukrainian track" should be covered (at the meeting) ... Of course, Trump himself will make decisions. However, I am sure that his materials will be composed correctly," …

  • Ukraine to initiate new wave of pressure on Russia to release captured sailors

    In the near future, Ukraine plans to initiate a new wave of pressure on Russia to release the sailors who were captured at the end of November 2018, retired Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told the “5 Channel” TV station in an interview.

    The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has ordered Russia to immediately release the 24 Ukrainian sailors and the captured ships and to send the tribunal an initial report confirming its compliance by 25 June. The new wave of pressure will …

  • Kyiv calls on international community to increase pressure on Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin reported on his Twitter that the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine "submitted a request and called on all Foreign Ministers from the friendly and partner countries to put pressure on Russia to implement the decision of the International Tribunal in Hamburg." Earlier International Tribunal ordered Russian authorities to release Ukrainian sailors.

    Klimkin believes that Ukraine should do "everything possible through political channels and National Maritime …

  • Zelensky replaces Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky signed two decrees, one dismissing Viktor Muzhenko from the post of Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the second appointing Ruslan Khomchak to the post, as reported by the president’s press service.

    “Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky appointed Lieutenant-General Ruslan Khomchak as Chief of the General Staff - Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” according to the statement.

    Victor Muzhenko assumed the post of …

  • Media: U.S. State Department to appoint a charge d'affaires instead of ambassador to Ukraine

    The U.S. Department of State considers appointing a chargé d'affaires instead of ambassador in Ukraine, reports with reference to its own diplomatic sources.

    According to the publication, the most likely appointment to this position is William Taylor, who served as an ambassador in Kyiv in 2006-2009.

    “The Department of State made a proposal, which is still being considered by the executive vice president of the United States Institute for Peace,” the publication writes.

    “Shortly, a …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin submits resignation to Zelensky

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin announced that we would submit his resignation and intends to become a deputy of the Ukrainian Parliament (the Verkhovna Rada).

    "As promised, I have submitted a resignation. On Monday, the day of the inauguration, I will send it to the Verkhovna Rada and the new President of Ukraine," said Klimkin in a video message posted on Facebook.

    Klimkin also said that he is ready to help the new government in the areas of "common principles and vision."

    He also …