Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • 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 Bigus.info.

    The businessman did not deny information akout the financing of …

  • Zelensky's military adviser: Ukraine will win back Donbas in five years

    In an interview with the news agency Apostrophe, Ivan Aparshyn, adviser to Ukraine’s President-elect Vladimir Zelensky on issues of security and defense said that Kyiv could win back the Donbas within five years.

    “Regarding the return of Crimea and the Donbas. If the Donbas is a goal for five years, then the territory of Crimea is a more distant goal.”

    While discussing the situation, Aparshyn noted that he does not believe these territories can be returned through military means. According to …

  • Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky: there is a civil war going on in Donbas

    Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky sees the war in the Donbas as a civil conflict in which “Ukrainians are at war with Ukrainians”.

     “This is an internal civil conflict, what is so hard to understand about that? Thank God, it has not spread to the entire territory. But it is in its hot phase in the Donbas and cold phase in the rest of the country. In the cold phase, there is hatred between people which manifest itself in heated actions like the murder of social activists,” said Kolomoisky in …

  • Zelensky: The only thing Ukraine and Russia have in common is a border

    In a response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent statement that Ukrainians and Russians are one nation, Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky said that the only thing Ukraine and Russia still share is a border.

    “I thought for a long time about the ‘lots in common’ between Ukraine and Russia. The reality is that today, after the annexation of Crimea and aggression in the Donbas, the only thing remaining ‘in common’ is the state border. 2,295 kilometers and 400 meters ‘in common’ …

  • Zelensky meets with muftis and calls for dialog with Donbas and Crimea

    On Thursday 2 May, Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky met with local muftis and other Muslim religious figures, according to a Facebook post by Ismagilov, the Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine “Ummah”.

    The mufti says he received a phone call from Zelensky’s assistant, inviting him to the meeting.

    “Volodymyr Zelensky gave each person a turn to express their views. When I spoke, I emphasized the importance of the highest religious rights and freedoms declared …

  • Zelensky announces a contest for his press secretary position

    The elected president of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, decided to search for a press secretary through social networks.

    In his video message, recorded after the results of presidential elections in Ukraine were announced, Zelensky invited people to join the contest and send resumes to the email address [email protected].

    "We are starting the first contest for the speaker of the president of Ukraine position. The conditions are very simple: if you know at least three languages, Ukrainian and English …

  • Poroshenko congratulates Zelensky on election victory

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko congratulated his successor, Vladimir Zelensky, officially recognized as the winner of the April 30 election by the Central Election Commission, and arranged to meet with him, according to a statement published on the President’s website.

    “As the acting head of state, I just called Vladimir Zelensky and congratulated him on the official results of the elections which the Central Election Commission announced today. During our conversation, Vladimir Zelensky …

  • Putin invites Zelensky to return Saakashvili’s Ukrainian citizenship

    ​Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed that the elected President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, return Ukrainian citizenship to Mikheil Saakashvili.

    "As for freedoms, it would be better to start not from Russia or Russians, but, let's say, from Georgians, or former Georgians. For example, it would be fair to restore the Ukrainian citizenship to a person who used to be Georgian in the past and now considers himself a Ukrainian, I mean Mikheil Nikolayevich Saakashvili ", quoted Putin TASS …

  • Putin: Russia and Ukraine could agree on joint citizenship

    Commenting on journalists’ questions about Russia's plans to issue passports to the Ukrainian citizens and the response of the elected president of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, Russian President Vladimir Putin once again called the Ukrainians and Russians one nation and stated the need for common citizenship.  

    “I have said many times that Ukrainians and Russians are brotherly nations. Moreover, I believe that this is one nation with their own cultural, linguistic, historical features, but in …

  • Hungary: Ukrainian language law is unacceptable

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said the language law which was approved on Thursday by the Verkhovna Rada is unacceptable, reported Evropeyska Pravda, citing the online news website, Hirado.

    According to Szijjarto, the Ukrainian language law violates Hungarian minority rights and reflects the vision of President Petro Poroshenko, who, according to the Hungarian minister, promoted anti-Hungarian policies.

    “However, an overwhelming majority of Ukrainian voters chose to elect another …