Contents tagged with Yanukovych

  • Yanukovych's jet arrives in Minsk

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s private jet arrived in Minsk from Moscow on Monday afternoon, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported, referencing flight data from Flight Radar 24. The pro-Kremlin politician’s Dassault Falcon 900C has been active over the last week, visiting Orenburg, Murmansk, Sochi and St. Petersburg. It is unknown whether Yanukovych himself was aboard the jet.

    There has been speculation that Moscow ultimately plans on reinstating Yanukovych as President of Ukraine, who …

  • Yanukovych offers to help Zelensky to ‘unite’ Ukraine

    On the sixth anniversary of the Euromaidan Revolution, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych published a message addressed to the new government.

    The statement appeared on the Facebook page of his lawyer, Vitaliy Serdyuk. Yanukovych himself fled Ukraine in 2014.

    Yanukovych said that he is happy that former president Petro Poroshenko, who had ruled Ukraine since the revolution in 2014, has been “removed” from power.

    According to the ex-president, the new head of state Volodymyr …

  • Media: While in New York, Zelensky met with the oligarch who is after Yanukovych’s money

    During his visit to New York, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with the businessman Sam Kislin. According to the Russian news outlet The Insider, Kislin has been trying to use his connections to Donald Trump’s close circle to get some of the funds the government confiscated from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

    A native of Odessa, Ukraine, and founder of the company Trans Commodities, Sam Kislin is an associate and patron of Trump’s advisor and former New York Mayor Rudy …

  • European Court of Justice lifts sanctions on Yanukovych

    On September 24, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) lifted the sanctions that had been on former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych in 2018-2019, his press secretary Yuri Kirasir announced on Tuesday.

    “The decision of the European Court of Justice from 24.09.2019 to lift the sanctions against ex-President of Ukraine V.F. Yanukovych for 2018-2019 is confirmation of the illegitimacy and groundlessness of their imposition by the EU organs and a significant reason to lift them as soon as …

  • Kyiv: NATO military forces arrived in Odessa to participate in Sea Breeze 2019 exercises

    Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported about the arrival of additional units of the North Atlantic Alliance in Odessa to participate in the Sea Breeze 2019 exercises. The first units arrived in Odessa on the American C-130J Hercules, and the UK special marine forces arrived on British A400 Atlas jet aircraft, reports the press service of the Ukrainian military department.

    The exercises Sea Breeze were initially conducted as part of the Partnership for Peace program. Since the 2000s, they were …

  • Former deputy head of Yanukovych administration returns to Ukraine

    Andriy Portnov, the former deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration under Viktor Yanukovych, claims to have returned to Ukraine, Radio Liberty reports.

    “Friends, for more than five years I have not been in my country. And today I want to give a strong signal to the thousands of people who have left Ukraine – it is time to return, to build and to restore. Hello, my dear Homeland!” Portnov wrote on Telegram, illustrating his message with a photo on the road with a minibus marked “ …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine one step away from reclaiming 'Yanukovych’s gold'

    The investigators from the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine are one step away from returning “Yanukovych’s gold”, said Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhen Yenin. He noted that, in addition to the former president’s funds, the department has also made progress in its search for former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko’s money. Yenin believes that there will need to be political will for the funds to be ultimately reclaimed.

    Yenin reported on the investigation’s progress during a press …

  • Media: the European Union lifted sanctions against 9 Yanukovych's associates

    Because of the lack of evidence, the EU has removed nine persons close to the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych from the sanctions list. These restrictions were initially imposed in 2014, reports Welt am Sonntag.

    170 people and 44 organizations associated with Yanukovych are presently under EU sanctions. They are accused of undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine. However, the newspaper does not specify who exactly is removed from the list.

    Meanwhile, Mykola Tochytskyi, the …

  • Ukrainian elections: One third of Ukrainians voted for Zelensky

    After announcing his candidacy on New Year’s Eve, Volodymyr Zelensky needed only three months to come first out of 40 other candidates in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections on 31 March. According to three authoritative sociological services, the results are unprecedented in Ukraine’s recent history. A comedian and political debutant, Zelensky received roughly 30.4% of the votes, whereas current president and candidate Petro Poroshenko came second with only 16.4%. Former prime …

  • Ukraine imposes new sanctions on Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has enacted a decision by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) from 19 March 2019 “On the use, revocation and introduction of amendments to the personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)”.

    Sanctions have been placed on 294 legal and 848 physical entities, among them Oleksandr Yanukovych’s MAKO Holding, EN+ Group and a number of companies linked to Oleg Deripaska, and the companies Power Machines and Stroytransgaz.

    The …