Contents tagged with Kuleba

  • Ukraine’s Foreign Minister embarks on landmark visit to China

    Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is set to visit China this week following an invitation from his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua.

    This marks Kuleba’s first trip to Beijing since the onset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. For nearly two years, Kuleba has refrained from visiting the Chinese capital.

    China's Foreign Ministry has shared limited details about the visit, with spokesperson Mao Ning stating that Kuleba will be in China for several …

  • Norway to supply Ukraine with upgraded F-16 jets and advanced weapons systems

    Norway has joined the 'fighter jet coalition' and will provide Ukraine with jets armed with the latest weapons, said the Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide during a joint briefing with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba.

    "I am convinced that Ukraine should also strengthen its striking potential, to land blows beyond the front line. It's one of the reasons we are very pleased to join the F-16 coalition, where we will transfer Norwegian F-16s that are updated and in good shape," …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Ukraine will gain air superiority this year

    Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said that he expects the first successes of Ukrainian pilots in F-16 fighter jets within the year. He shared these remarks during a telethon broadcast.

    "The preparation for the first air strike to be executed by an F-16 in Ukrainian skies is progressing as planned. Pilots, engineers, and infrastructure are all undergoing preparation," Kuleba said during a national news broadcast.

    He added that all of the nations that have promised to provide …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: in the first round of shipments, Kyiv is expected to receive between 120 to 140 Western tanks

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that, according to the results of the initial commitments received from the partners, Ukraine is expected to receive from 120 to 140 modern Western tanks.

    Kuleba noted that there are 12 countries in the tank coalition, and so far not all of them can be named, since some must make a decision according to their internal procedures.

    "I can only note that in the first round of shipments, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will receive from 120 to 140 modern …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: no progress in talks with Russia

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have brought no results.

    "We cannot stop the war if the aggressor country does not want to do it. Today, I was told that a ceasefire is possible if Ukraine fulfills Putin's conditions. However, Ukraine is not giving up. We will look for diplomatic solutions, and until this is achieved, we will protect our people from Russian aggression," the Ukrainian Foreign Minister said at a press …

  • Ukrainian and Russian Foreign ministers to meet in Turkey

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet at a trilateral summit in Antalya to discuss the war in Ukraine, said the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    "Our goal is to stop the conflict as soon as possible. We have made efforts to bring our Russian and Ukrainian counterparts closer together. Before the conflict, we were in constant contacts with them. We further strengthened this work after the begging of the war," he said.

    The …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Russian banks will be disconnected from SWIFT very soon

    Russian banks will be disconnected from SWIFT very soon. Half of the reserves of the Russian Central Bank have already been frozen, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    "The disconnection of Russian banks from SWIFT is expected to take place very soon. We demand a complete embargo on Russian oil. The first decisions in this direction have already been taken by Canada. And this wave will grow in the future. The introduction of new sanctions has already been announced by the EU, the …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will ask new German government for weapons

    Kyiv will resume negotiations on arms supplies with the new German government, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    "As for the issue of weapons, our position remains unchanged: we see no obstacles in obtaining weapons and strengthening Ukraine’s defense capability from any country in the world. There are no legal, political or moral constraints to this. We will communicate with the new German government on this matter," he said.

    The minister also spoke about military cooperation …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is working on its missile defense system

    Missile defense technologies, which in the future will be put into service in Ukraine, will not necessarily be American, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the talk show "Freedom of Speech".

    During the discussion of the visit of President Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States of America, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister noted that Ukraine is currently working on the development of its air defense system.

    At the same time, Kuleba stressed that missile defense technology may not …

  • Washington promises to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, during a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, that Washington is ready to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine.

    "Anthony Blinken assured Dmytro Kuleba of the readiness of the new U.S. administration to develop strong economic and military support for Ukraine, including the provision of lethal weapons," reported the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on its website.

    In addition, Kuleba stressed the importance of involving the …