Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Zelensky goes to Normandy Four Summit in Paris ‘armed with information’

    During the meeting of Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), the Secretary of the Council Oleksiy Danilov said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will go to the Normandy Four Summit, which will be held in Paris on December 9, "armed with information" that will be used in the interests of the country. NSDC's meeting was broadcasted on YouTube by Ukrainian TV Channel 5.

    "The President [Zelensky] is going to the Normandy Four meeting armed with certain information, which, …

  • Zelensky on Paris meeting: I want to understand if Putin wants to end the war in Donbas

    On the "Freedom of Speech by Savik Shuster" TV program, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed his bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "Yes, all presidents will have bilateral meetings," he said.

    Volodymyr Zelensky said that during the Normandy Four Summit in Paris, all leaders will hold personal meetings. The Ukrainian President also added that he is not nervous before the meeting with Vladimir Putin. The only thing the Ukrainian President is afraid of is the …

  • Zelensky claims he did not know US military aid for Ukraine was frozen when he spoke to Trump

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that when he spoke to US President Donald Trump on the phone, he was unaware that the US was blocking part of its military assistance. He also said that the Trump impeachment scandal is not influencing his work.

    “With all respect to our strategic partner, Ukraine is independent and we have higher priority problems,” he responded at a press conference after meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

    On December 3, citing former Ukrainian …

  • Zelensky to convene a closed meeting of Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council before the Normandy Four Summit

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky intends to hold a closed meeting of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) on December 7, reports the NSDC's Secretary Oleksiy Danilov.

    "On Wednesday, Zelensky held a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian security and defense sector. After the meeting, it was decided to hold a closed meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on Saturday, December 7," reads the statement.

    The Normandy Four meeting is …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky promises to fight for ‘lost Donbas residents’

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the German newspaper Der Spiegel in an interview that he does not believe the results of the surveys which claim that most inhabitants of the self-proclaimed Donbas republics say they want to live in Russia.

    “I know that there are those who support Ukraine. The are those who have gotten lost. And there are those who are in favor of Russia. The latter can leave,” said Ukraine’s head of state.

    Zelensky said that each person can choose where he wants …

  • Kremlin confirms meeting of Putin and Zelensky in Paris

    An Aide to the Russian President Yuri Ushakov  said during the “Moscow.Kremlin.Putin” TV program that Russian and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky plan to meet during the Normandy Four Summit in Paris, but much will depend on the schedule.

    "It all depends on how the situation will develop," said Ushakov, as quoted by Interfax.

    Ushakov also added that the presidents "can step aside and talk for 30 minutes, or an hour and a half."

    The Press Secretary of the Russian …

  • Lithuanian President urges Zelensky not to make harmful concessions to Putin

    During a joint briefing with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Lithuania, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda urged Zelensky not to make harmful concessions at the upcoming Normandy Four Summit on December 9.

    "We hope that the Normandy Four meeting will take place soon, and we wish every success to our partners during the negotiations. We want you not to make concessions that could harm you. We hope that the negotiations will help facilitate steps that will reduce tension in your …

  • Zelensky and Putin to meet in Paris

    During the Normandy Four Summit in Paris, the personal meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky is planned, reports Kommersant, citing a source familiar with the details of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and preparations for the Summit.

    The Kommersant's  source estimated the probability of such a meeting close to 100%. According to him, it is easy to find an opportunity to talk personally at events like the Normandy Four Summit.

    As …

  • Zelensky and Putin discuss gas supplies to Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed problems with gas supplies and the continuation of gas transit through Ukraine with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    During the conversation, "gas issues were discussed in detail, including issues of gas transit's continuation and resumption of direct Russian gas supplies to Ukraine," reads the statement of the Kremlin's press service.

    The office of the Ukrainian President, in turn, reported on its Facebook page that the parties "also touched …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky asks Putin to return equipment from Ukrainian ships

    During a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky noted the importance of the fact that Russia returned to Ukraine the ships that were captured in Kerch Strait last year. At the same time, in a statement published on Facebook, Zelensky said that it is necessary to return all equipment  and documentation that were taken from the ships..

    The Kremlin's press service confirmed the conversation between the two presidents.

    Boats Berdyansk, …