Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Ukrainian President calls on U.S. senators to support sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    Ukraine asks all its friends in the U.S. Senate to support Protecting Europe's Energy Security Implementation Act S.3436, which provides for sanctions against the Russian Nord Stream-2 pipeline, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Twitter.

    "Thank you Senator Chuck Schumer (Democratic Party) and Senator Ted Cruz (Republican Party) for agreeing to put to a vote for the suspension of the Russian Nord Stream 2," Zelensky wrote.

    The bill of the Republican Ted Cruz calls for imposing …

  • Stoltenberg: there can be no compromises with Russia regarding NATO enlargement

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance will not compromise with Russia on the issue of enlargement. According to him, NATO is not ready to abandon its fundamental principles.

    “On Wednesday, Allies will meet with Russia in the NATO-Russia Council. The meeting will focus on the situation in and around Ukraine.And the implications for European security. I also welcome that the United States and Russia will hold talks in Geneva on Monday. And that the OSCE will meet on …

  • Latvia to send weapons to Ukraine

    Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks said that the country will transfer humanitarian cargo to Ukraine, including weapons and military equipment.

    The contents of the shipment were agreed with the Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksandr Mishchenko, reports

    "We call on our allies in Europe to do the same. Because Ukraine has the right and must be able to defend itself. Ukraine, to a large extent, is taking tensions away from our own borders. From our region. And although Ukraine is not a …

  • Kyiv court freezes assets of former Ukrainian president Poroshenko

    The Pechersk District Court of Kyiv froze all assets of the former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who has been accused of “treason” and “promoting terrorism”. The corresponding decision was announced during a court hearing on Thursday, January 6. "The prosecutor's request to seize the property should be satisfied," the court said in its ruling, as quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

    Announcing the decision during the meeting, the judge listed all the property and assets of the …

  • EU Foreign Affairs Chief visits Donbas

    On Wednesday, January 5, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell visited the demarcation line in the Donbas, making a statement about the buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian borders.

    "Now the conflict is on the brink. tensions are growing now even with regard to European security. Russia is amassing troops and weapons along the Ukrainian border in an unusual way," Borrel said.

    Borrell noted that during the first meeting of the presidents of …

  • NATO convenes emergency meeting as Russia continues amassing troops near Ukrainian borders

    Foreign Ministers of NATO countries will hold an emergency meeting on January 7, the press service of the alliance reported on Tuesday.

    The topic of the talks, which will be held in virtual mode, will be the build-up of the Russian troops near Ukraine and other issues of pan-European security, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said on Twitter.

    The consultation will take place a day after the foreign policy adviser to the German Chancellor Jens Plötner and the diplomatic adviser to the President …

  • Lavrov: we are ready to defend Russians living in Donbas

    The Kremlin is ready to take all necessary measures to protect hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens in the Donbas and resolve the conflict in Ukraine through diplomatic means, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    "We will continue to make efforts to resolve the internal Ukrainian conflict by political and diplomatic means. The undisputed basis for this remains the Minsk Package of Measures, approved by UN Security Council Resolution 2202," he said. …

  • Kyiv: Russia does not have enough troops on Ukrainian borders for a full-scale invasion

    Russia continues to move troops near Ukrainian borders and territories of the Donbas which are not under Ukraine’s control, but this is not sufficient. Russia would need to have three to five times more troops for a full-scale invasion, said Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov in an interview with the Current Time.

    At the same time, he stressed that the threat of an invasion still exists.

    "Of course, there is a constant threat for us. We have been …

  • Kremlin: Russia’s demands for ‘security guarantees’ from NATO are not a bluff

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that Moscow's demands for "security guarantees" are not a bluff.

    "The issue is urgent, the escalation is serious, the problems are big. We must put an end to the advance of NATO, NATO infrastructure, NATO capabilities further to the east. We must eliminate the possibility of Ukraine's accession to NATO," Ryabkov said in an interview with the magazine "The International Affairs”.

    He also pointed out that Russia demands an official withdrawal …

  • Kadyrov: Russia should annex Ukraine

    If Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to pursue an anti-Russian policy, Russia will have to annex Ukraine, said Chechen leader Ramzan Kadirov.

    "Ukrainians are our people, this is our territory. This is my opinion," Kadyrov said at a press conference in Grozny.

    He also said that he himself "would have solved the Ukrainian 'issue' a long time ago, but a corresponding instruction is needed."

    "Either I would have annexed the Chechen Republic to Ukraine, or I would have taken it …