Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Kremlin: no progress on possible meeting between Zelensky and Putin

    The spokesman of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that Ukraine and Russia still have not found understanding regarding the possible agenda of the meeting of Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Indeed, contacts are being made between the Office of the Ukrainian President and the presidential administration of our country, with Kozak [Putin’s deputy chief of staff], in order to find the list of issues that could be discussed. Different proposals have been …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine to build 2 new airports in Donbas

    An important component of Ukraine’s transformation is the Donbas, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a press conference in Truskavets.

    According to Zelensky, many investors are concerned that the war continues in the east of Ukraine. "And they need to be shown that the country is developing. Therefore, the infrastructure in the Donbas is being built. And people in the temporarily occupied territories should see the difference".

    He noted that Kyiv plans to build two more …

  • Kyiv: meeting between Zelensky and Putin will take place in next few months

    The administration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Zelensky’s face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin can take place before the end of 2021 or at the very beginning of the next year.

    "We want to enter into direct talks with Putin. It is quite possible to meet at the end of this year or at the very beginning of the next. We need to understand in principle : is there a possibility to agree on something or not, " a source close to Zelensky told RBC-Ukraine. …

  • Kremlin: due to ‘Kyiv’s position' meeting between Putin and Zelensky impossible

    The speaker of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that the contacts between Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are impossible because of "Kyiv’s position".

    Peskov believes that sound logic "dictates the need" for contacts between the presidents of the two countries. At the same time, the Russian president was ready for this "yesterday", but the implementation of the Minsk agreements reached an impasse. The Kremlin blames the Ukrainian side for this.

    At the same …

  • Kremlin: there will be no meeting between Putin and Zelensky if Ukraine insists on discussing Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the implementation of the Minsk agreements and agreements reached at the last summit of the Normandy Four, as well as bilateral relations. And if Ukraine insists on discussing the issue of Crimea, then there will be no meeting between Putin and Zelensky, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    "Discussion of Crimea is not possible. Therefore, such a formulation actually casts doubt on the …

  • Ukrainian President does not rule out possibility of full-scale war with Russia

    Speaking at the Yalta International Conference YES, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he does not rule out the possibility of a full-scale war with Russia. 

    When asked by a moderator if there is a possibility of a full-scale war with Russia, Zelensky confirmed the possibility of full-scale hostilities and recalled that Ukraine had already been on the verge of a large-scale war with Russia.

    "I think it can happen. It did in 2014. Unfortunately, Russia made the first step forward, and …

  • Kremlin: Putin is ready to meet with Zelensky but does not want to discuss Crimea

    Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Peskov said that Putin is not going to discuss the annexation of Crimea in negotiations with Zelensky.

    The Kremlin believes that the presidents should meet because relations between the two countries "need to be fixed,” but Kyiv does not show political for that.

    Putin's spokesman also said that so far there has been little progress in organizing a …

  • Ukraine signs defense agreements worth $25 billion with the U.S.

    The Ukrainian national defense holding Ukroboronprom concluded agreements in the United States of America for a total of $ 2.5 billion, reported Ukroboronprom’s press service .

    The agreements were signed during the visit to the United States of the delegation headed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Ukroboronprom signed an agreement on cooperation in joint programs and projects, as well as on research with the American corporation Lockheed Martin, which produces aviation, armored …

  • Zelensky presents Ukraine’s transformation plan during visit to the U.S.

    During his working visit to the United States, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took part in the presentation of the plan for the transformation of Ukraine. The event was held in the building of the Fred Smith National Library for the Study of the Heritage of George Washington, the press service of the Ukrainian President reports.

    The presentation was attended by representatives of leading American think tanks and journalists.

    Volodymyr Zelensky noted that in the 30 years since the …

  • Ukrainian President: likelihood remains that Nord Stream 2 will not be launched

    Ukraine should use the time required to launch the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to protect its interests and energy security, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the journalists from Washington Post, Liberation, Funke Media, NV and Novaya Gazeta.

    Zelensky noted that Nord Stream 2 is among the priorities on the agenda of his meeting with US President Joseph Biden in Washington.

    "It still has a long way to go, even if 1% of the work remains until the full completion …