Contents tagged with Yelchenko

  • Ukrainian President suggests sending UN evaluation group to the Donbas to prepare for deployment of peacekeepers

    Sending the UN evaluation group to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions can be an important step preceding the deployment of the international peacekeeping forces, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated. He stressed that Ukraine is ready to discuss the mission's mandate.

    "A technical assessment mission that Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres could send to the Donbas for the development of the relevant scenarious would definitely contribute to this discussion,” Poroshenko …

  • UN General Assembly condemns violation of human rights in Crimea 

    On December 22, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the violation of human rights in the Crimea annexed by Russia. In particular, the General Assembly condemned the "illegal establishment of laws, jurisdiction and administration" in the region. The document submitted by Ukraine was backed by 67 countries, the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko wrote on his Twitter page. 27 states, including Russia, Belarus, China, India, Serbia, Syria, the Republic of …

  • Ukraine to convene UN Security Council session due to Russian attack on Navy boats

    Ukraine has requested an emergency session of the UN Security Council in connection with Russian border guards attacking a group of ships belonging to the Ukrainian Navy. This was reported by Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN.

    “At the president’s instruction, we are immediately appealing to the UN Security Council. The aggressor’s provocative behavior can only be stopped through joint coordinated efforts,” Yelchenko wrote on Twitter on the evening of Sunday, …

  • US advises residents of LPR and DPR to boycott elections in Donbas

    The US embassy in Ukraine advises residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk territories which are not under Ukraine’s control to boycott “illegal” elections, that will be held on November 11th.

    “While Ukraine is taking positive steps to foster peace, Russia is worsening the conflict by organizing sham “elections.” Residents of eastern Ukraine should boycott these “elections” that do not follow the Minsk agreements or Ukrainian legislation,” the Embassy wrote on Facebook.

    Pro-Russian authorities of …

  • Ukrainian Permanent Representative to UN: Russia is attempting to deploy nuclear weapons in the Crimea

    The permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko during a speech at the UN Security Council meeting stated that Russia doubled its military presence in the annexed Crimea, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    “Russia has more than doubled its forces on the Crimean peninsula and is attempting to deploy nuclear weapons on the peninsula,” stated Yelchenko.

    The ambassador added that since 2014, more than 100 thousand citizens of the Russian Federation moved to the territory of Crimea.

    “For …