Contents tagged with Kyiv

  • Zelensky: Ukraine working on dual citizenship reform

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the American news outlet Newsweek in an interview that Ukraine is working on a dual citizenship reform, Ukrainski Novyny News Agency reports.

    “We are happy that people are going [abroad] and gaining experience, but we also want our diaspora in the US to be able to return, and so we are working on a dual citizenship reform,” Zelensky said.

    In the president’s opinion, in order to encourage Ukrainians to remain in the country or to return, Ukraine …

  • Kyiv prepares for complete ceasefire in Donbas from January 1

    Ukraine is preparing for a complete ceasefire in the Donbas, starting on January 1, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk in a press conference, as cited by Interfax-Ukraine.

    “We are preparing for a full ceasefire from January 1. That is, we are currently preparing for it, and will be working on it,” he said.

    The minister also said that Ukraine and the militants have identified new sections for the disengagement of armed forces and heavy weaponry.

    “Yes, we have identified our …

  • International Monetary Fund to continue discussing Ukraine's new assistance program

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission in Ukraine, led by Ron von Roden, stated that the IMF will continue to discuss the new program for Ukraine next week, reports Ukrinform.

    "The mission has made notable progress in discussions on reforms that could form the basis of a new IMF-supported program. Such steps include measures in the monetary, fiscal, and financial sectors, as well as reforms aimed at improving the business environment, strengthening the rule of law, and boosting economic …

  • Kyiv: War with Russia will end after reparation has been paid and Crimea returned

    The Russian-Ukrainian war will end once the aggressor-state returns all of the occupied territories, including Crimea, and pays reparation, said Dmitry Kuleba, Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, as cited by RBC-Ukraine.

    The vice prime minister said that the full extent of the damage caused by Russia’s invasion of the Donbas has not yet been determined.

    “Factories there have been ripped apart and taken away, mines there have been flooded, and if there is …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons French Ambassador after Macron's words about 'Ukrainian gangs'

    The Spokesperson of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Kateryna Zelenko reported that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summoned French Ambassador Etienne de Poncins to explain the words of French President Emmanuel Macron against Ukrainians.

    "In connection with the appearance in the media of the words attributed to French President Macron, the French ambassador to Ukraine was invited to the Foreign Ministry to provide clarifications," reads the statement.

    The French Ambassador noted that the …

  • Kyiv: Russia strengthens troops in Donbas

    Russia continues to reinforce its troops in the Donbas by supplying weapons, which is prohibited by the Minsk agreements, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, citing Ukrainian Intelligence Service.

    "The Russian command continues to strengthen the occupation troops on the frontline with weapons, which are prohibited by the Minsk agreements. So, under the guise of preparation for large-scale joint military exercises, the opponent carries out the deployment of tanks and 122 …

  • Kyiv accuses DPR of shelling Ukrainian positions and disrupting withdrawal of forces in Donbas

    The withdrawal of forces and weapons near the village of Bogdanivka in the Donetsk region has been postponed again for at least a week. According to the Command of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation, "militants of illegal armed groups opened fire using grenade launchers and small arms in the area," UNIAN news agency reports.

    As a result, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded, one was killed, the Ukrainian military command said.

     According to Kyiv, before the withdrawal of troops the near …

  • Kyiv denies resuming gas supply to LPR and DPR

    Naftogaz of Ukraine has refuted reports of it resuming the natural gas supply to the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

    “The news that we are going to supply gas to the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) is a fake. If we are ordered to supply gas to these Ukrainian territories before they are liberated and without the ability to collect money for this, we’ll tell you,” Naftogaz wrote on Facebook.

    At present, decree No. 867 …

  • Kyiv: Russia planning large-scale military aggression, Ukrainian Armed Forces prepare to defend

    Oleksiy Taran, Deputy Chief of Ukraine’s General Staff, told in an interview that Russia is preparing for large-scale military aggression.

    “These plans are completely obvious. Accordingly, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing to repel military aggression along Ukraine’s entire border,” Taran remarked.

    He said that this applies not only to the demarcation line, but also to other regions, including the border with Belarus and around Crimea and Bessarabia. The “prepared governing …

  • Kyiv demands dissolution of DPR and LPR as condition for Minsk Agreements

    Ukraine is willing to implement the political part of the Minsk Agreements only after the dissolution of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) and the withdrawal of troops along the demarcation line in the Donbas, said Darya Olifer, spokesperson for Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine’s representative in the Trilateral Contact Group, in a Facebook post.

    Before the “political section” of the Minsk Agreements can be implemented, the shooting must also cease completely, the …