Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Ukrainian Parliament approves resignation of Prime Minister Honcharuk

    Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has dismissed Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk. The decision was supported by 353 MPs during an extraordinary session of the Parliament.

    In his final statement, Honcharuk said that a lot of dirt has been poured recently on his team for their actions, but his government "did not steal and systematically fought against corruption from the beginning to the end".

    He also noted that during his work he did not receive any illegal orders from …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky has not been invited to Victory Day Parade in Moscow

    Russia has not sent Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky an official invitation to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory Day in World War II, the Ukrainian Presidential Administration reported, as cited by Ukrayinska Pravda.

    “According to the results of an analysis of the registration and reference base of incoming official correspondence administered by the Documentation Department of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the document in question does not exist,” the …

  • 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 …

  • Volker: Zelensky has chosen a reasonable strategy for Donbas, but there should not be concessions

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s strategy, which avoids calling Russia the “aggressor-state”, makes it possible to avoid accusations against Ukraine from its western allies, said Kurt Volker, former US Special Representative for Ukraine, as cited by Eurointegration.

    According to Volker, the people who question such behavior by the head of state should take into account the progress of international negotiations.

    “Taking them into account, the strategy that Zelensky has chosen is, in …

  • Ukrainian President: Kyiv prepares for dialogue with residents of Donbas

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr  Zelensky said that the Ukrainian authorities are ready for a dialogue with the residents  of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, as well as with those who left the territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control, reported the President 's press service with reference to his speech at the Munich Security Conference.

    According to Zelensky, Ukraine has initiated the creation of a dialogue platform "Peace of Donbass" in which both …

  • Zelensky: Putin understands that the war in Donbas has to end

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is aware of the need to put an end to the war in the Donbas.

    “I’m certain that he understood me, and understood me very clearly. It seems that in such contact, face to face, you immediately understand who’s in front of you, what kind of person. Regardless of all the intelligence data. It seems to me that he understood me. And he understands that we have to put an end to this war,” said Zelensky in an …

  • Lavrov: Zelensky ‘saddened’ Russian delegation in Paris

    During the Normandy Format summit in Paris, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected the idea of disengaging forces and heavy weaponry along the entire demarcation line in the Donbas, which “saddened” the Russian delegation, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as cited by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

    The minister said that ahead of the summit, the two sides had agreed to a withdrawal along the entire front line, and had even drafted the corresponding document. According to Lavrov, as …

  • Ukrainian President suggests using $2.9 billion from Gazprom on roads and medicine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has suggested that the $2.9 billion which Naftogaz received from Gazprom as the result of an arbitration dispute be used for infrastructural and medical projects, the president’s press service reported.

    “We are further planning to direct funds towards the construction of roads – that’s our infrastructural priority, towards other infrastructural projects, towards the medical field and towards energy efficiency. One of the plans is to build more than 200 …

  • Ukrainian President: Date for next prisoner swap with LPR and DPR to be announced soon

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said during a press conference with his Turkish colleague Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the date of the next prisoner exchange between Ukraine and the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk people’s republics (LPR and DPR) will soon be announced.

    “The first direction is the exchange of our prisoners who are imprisoned in the temporarily occupied [Donbas] territories. In that regard, a list is being prepared, and the list is very long. We have already handed over this …

  • Russia offended by Zelensky’s statement that Soviet Union was responsible for WWII

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s statement that the Soviet Union was responsible for the start of World War II has elicited a significant response in Russia.

    The Kremlin described his statement as “offensive”, TASS reports.

    “We categorically do not agree with this statement. In this statement, the president of Ukraine is aligning himself with the extremely erroneous, in our opinion, perspective of the Polish leadership, and is aligning himself with a perspective which is offensive to …