Contents tagged with Kyiv

  • Russia: Ukraine ‘went too far’ with unfriendly steps

    The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova stated at a press briefing that Ukrainian authorities went too far with their unfriendly steps and provoked retaliatory steps from Russia, TASS reports.

    “Russia restrained itself for a long time in order not to take such measures, but the current Kyiv regime went too far, and we cannot ignore such unfriendly steps,” she explained. When asked about a possible negative reaction from the west, Zakharova said, “People …

  • Kyiv expects unifying church assembly before year end

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC KP) expects that a united assembly of the orthodox churches will be held before the end of the year. At the assembly, it will announce the establishment of a new church, with a Tomos of Autocephaly (independence) from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, UOC KP Archbishop Yevstratiy told RBC.

    “We hope that all the procedures will be completed this year, and that the Tomos, as a physical official document, will be in Kyiv …

  • Kyiv district court sequesters property of Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure

    The Solomianka District Court of Kyiv has arrested the property of the Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Omelyan, reported 112 Ukraine, citing the press secretary of the court, Yana Kvitchenko. “The applications were submitted and examined, and the arrest was indeed imposed,” she said.

    The spokeswoman emphasized that the judge had considered two applications in closed session, so she isn’t allowed to provide information of what property has been arrested. The channel notes that …

  • Expert: Ukraine to develop a ‘powerful’ cruise missile by the next year

    Kyiv will be able to create a "powerful" anti-ship cruise missile next year, stated Valentin Badrak, Head of the Ukrainian Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies.

    According to the Ukrainian expert, the new anti-ship cruise missile will be able to hit "any target" at a distance of 280-300 kilometers.

    "This is a powerful mobile surface weapon that can be used by the Coast Guard," said Badrak, adding that the missile will become a "psychological factor" of deterrence against Russia. …

  • Queen Elizabeth II rents an estate in Kyiv

    Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland took on lease of an estate in the center of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, accordint to the Kyiv City Council.

    Her Royal Majesty took on lease of a land plot of 0.16 hectares located at 13a Kostolna Street, with the right of ownership to the estate. The estimated cost of the estate is 11,367,500 hryvnia or approximately USD 416,400 while the monthly lease fee will amount to UAH 568,400 or USD 20,800. The lease will …

  • Mayor of Kyiv: Starbucks considers entering the Ukrainian market

    Starbucks, an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain is considering entering the Ukrainian market, as Mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, said speaking at the Ukraine house in Davos on Wednesday.  

    He assured that he will do his best to ensure that the American coffeehouse chain can enter Ukraine.  

    The first-ever Ukraine House in Davos (Switzerland) takes place alongside the WEF's Annual Meeting in January 2018. The Ukraine House will run a week-long venue under the theme: 'Ukraine: …

  • NATO Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Ukraine in 2020

    The spring 2020 session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) will be held in Kyiv.

    This was reported by Verkhovna Rada member Irina Friz, who heads the Ukrainian delegation to the NATO PA.

    “This is important and very good news! The Permanent Committee of the NATO PA approved the application of Ukraine for the spring session of the NATO PA in Kyiv. We have been granted this right in 2020,” she wrote on Facebook on Sunday evening.

    In her opinion, this is “not only a manifestation of Ukraine’ …