Contents tagged with Kuchma

  • President Zelensky’s team explains Kuchma’s statement on response fire and lifting of Donbas blockade

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s press secretary has commented on the outcome of the recent peace talks in Minsk.

    “The lives of Ukrainian soldiers are absolutely and unconditionally valuable. The President wants peace. A stable and long-lasting ceasefire in the Donbas is a key issue for returning to peace. Yesterday’s meeting in Minsk gave us a restrained optimism concerning the further resolution of the military conflict. However, many interpretations of the talks appeared in the news. …

  • Kuchma: there is more likelihood that Ukraine will receive lethal weapons during Trump’s presidency than when Obama was in power

    The representative of Ukraine in the Tripartite Contact Group, the second president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, believes that after Donald Trump came to power, Ukraine has a better chance of receiving lethal weapons, as he expressed during the YES forum.

    He noted that work with the administration of US President Donald Trump in this matter is more promising than with the administration of Barack Obama.

    "Let's wait till he [Trump] has a good mood in favor of Ukraine and are problems with Russia. …

  • Former President of Ukraine: The European Union has brought Ukraine to its knees

    The European Union has brought Ukraine “to its knees” and considers it as simply a supplier of raw materials. The country needs to unite to facilitate further development rather than walk around the world with an outstretched hand, former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma believes. He said this during a speech at the opening of the international forum, reports TV channel 112 Ukraine.

    “Our economy has been neglected, we are falling apart! We are becoming a raw material colony. All we have left …

  • Leonid Kuchma: Russia is freezing the conflict in the Donbas

    The representative of Ukraine to the Trilateral Contact Group on the resolution of the situation in the Donbas, former President of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, stated that Russia’s recognition of documents issued by the separatist areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions will lead to the freezing of the conflict in the same way it did in Transnistria, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “In my view, Russia made the decision long ago to create conflict in the post-Soviet area, similar to their intervention …