Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Zelensky's team publishes video petition to dissolve Ukrainian parliament

    President-elect of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky’s team uploaded a video petition to the administration’s official YouTube channel asking Ukrainians if they approve of the Verkhovna Rada’s work. The presenter noted that currently, Ukrainians have a confidence level of “no more than 4%” in their parliament.

    “Together we are creating a video petition aimed at the president. If this video gains more than one million views, it will catch the president’s attention,” Zelensky’s team said on a Telegram …

  • Zelensky does not intend to change Ukraine's course to NATO

    Adviser on the Defense of a newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky Ivan Aparshin outlined the priorities and political course of the new head of state, including in relations with Russia.

    On the air of Hromadske television Aparshin called the conflict in the Donbas as the "war with Russia" and promised that Zelensky won't change the attitude to this situation.

    Besides, one of the main priorities under the new leadership will remain Ukraine's accession to NATO, as well as the …

  • Crimean authorities recognize Zelensky's wife's ownership of an apartment in Livadia

    The so-called "State Registry Committee" of the annexed Crimea stated that they recognize the rights of newly elected President's wife of the Vladimir Zelensky and Olena on a luxury apartment in Livadia, reports RBC news agency.

    The press service of the "State Committee of Crimea on state registration and cadaster" said that there was no appeal from the wife of Zelensky.

    "There were no appeals. According to her declaration, she has included it [the apartment] there, and it means she owns it. …

  • Volker: High-level US delegation to attend Zelensky inauguration

    Kurt Volker, the US State Department’s Special Representative for Ukraine, told the BBC Russian service that “the highest level of representation” will attend the inauguration of Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky.

    “A high level delegation will come from the US to the inauguration of the Ukrainian president in Kyiv. We are waiting for the exact date to be specified, and then we will determine who will be in it. Around the same time, I will try to meet with him to discuss the conflict …

  • Putin did not congratulate Poroshenko and Zelensky on Victory Day

    When congratulating the leaders of countries that used to be part of the USSR with the 74th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not acknowledge the current President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, or the new head of state. One can attest to this fact on the Kremlin website.

    Congratulations were received by the leaders and citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia, …

  • Poroshenko replaces commander of Ukrainian National Guard

    President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed the commander of National Guard of Ukraine Yuriy Allerov.

    The decree No. 196 of May 7 was published on the website of the head of state.

    By another decree, the President appointed Mykola Balan as acting commander of the National Guard.

    "Under Section 7 of the Law "On National guard of Ukraine" the commander of National Guard of Ukraine is appointed and dismissed by the President of Ukraine according to the recommendation of the Minister of Internal …

  • Zelensky asks chief rabbis to facilitate dialog with Donbas and Crimea residents

    Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky met with the Council of Rabbis of Ukraine on 6 May.

    “I have met with members of various religions and cultures, and today I am asking you to support our idea to promote dialog with the residents of the temporarily occupied territories in eastern Ukraine and in Crimea. We consider it necessary not to lose contact with these people, because they are all Ukrainians, our fellow citizens,” Zelensky’s press service cites him as saying.

    The rabbis in …

  • Medvedchuk: Zelensky could have Ukrainian prisoners in Donbas released within 5 days

    Viktor Medvedchuk, head of the Ukrainian political party “Opposition Platform – For Life” and a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, told 112 Ukraine in an interview that since May 2018 he has not been involved in the humanitarian subgroup for the Donbas.

    Medvedchuk said that the day before the last prisoner exchange (27 December 2017), President Petro Poroshenko have him a guarantee that the next stage of the exchange would be done in the format “all candidates for all …

  • Zelensky claims he prepares several possible responses to Russia’s passport aggression

    Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky said that he is working on several possible responses to Russia’s initiative to issue passports to residents of the occupied parts of the Donbas.

    “We are preparing. Let’s just say we have several approaches. In this regard, we need to be creative, we need to be quick, clever, what we are – young. And so for now we will make preparations, and later we will show you,” Zelensky told reporters when asked whether he had any suggestions for parliament …

  • Kolomoisky reveals Zelensky's nomination details

    Ukrainian business oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky who is considered the patron and business partner of the newly elected President Vladimir Zelensky said he did not intend to ask for something new from the newly-elected president.

    “I will not even contact him. I do not need anything from him. Kolomoisky is a self-sufficient person, he doesn’t need anything from anyone, “ said Kolomoisky in an interview with the publication

    The businessman did not deny information akout the financing of …