Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Zelensky hopes to meet with Trump soon

    At a meeting with representatives of the Administration and the US Congress, who arrived in Kyiv to participate in the official inauguration ceremony, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his hope to meet US President Donald Trump soon, reports the Press-service of the President.

    "The United States is a powerful and significant partner for Ukraine, primarily in overcoming Russia's aggression. We will not be able to overcome Russian aggression in the Donbas and Crimea on our own. …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky meets with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Hungary

    President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky met with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, President Hungary Janos Ader and President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis, all in attendance at the newly elected head of state’s inauguration.

    Zelensky thanked the heads of state after they warmly congratulated him on assuming office, as reported by the president’s press service.

    During a meeting with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, Vladimir Zelensky said that …

  • Poroshenko: May God help Zelensky

    In an address to the Ukrainian nation on the eve of Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration, former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wished his successor a successful presidency.

    “I wish Volodymyr Zelensky a successful presidency. A month ago we were fierce opponents in the elections. But tomorrow, as it turns out, he will be the president of my native country. The country I love and whose European future I firmly believe in. So may the Lord preserve Ukraine and help its new head in his work,”  …

  • Zelensky predicts a ‘long road’ for Crimea's return to Ukraine

    The elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine take the Crimea back, but it will take a long time for that to happen.

    Zelensky's Facebook posts, where he spoke on the issue of Peninsula, was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars. Zelensky said that the events of the 1940s showed that "you can destroy people, but you will never destroy the spirit of the nation."

    According to Zelensky, the Crimean Tatars, who remained faithful to …

  • Tycoon Kolomoisky claims he intends to live in Ukraine for the next five years

    Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky returned to Ukraine on a flight from Israel on May 16 and announced his intention to live in Ukraine for the next five years in an interview to the program Skhemy.

    "I explained why I did not come, there could be a situation when I wouldn't be able to leave," - said Kolomoisky. He said that he came not because Petro Poroshenko lost power. The businessman also added, "I decided to live in Ukraine for the next five years... Because I hope for the rule of law in …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin submits resignation to Zelensky

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin announced that we would submit his resignation and intends to become a deputy of the Ukrainian Parliament (the Verkhovna Rada).

    "As promised, I have submitted a resignation. On Monday, the day of the inauguration, I will send it to the Verkhovna Rada and the new President of Ukraine," said Klimkin in a video message posted on Facebook.

    Klimkin also said that he is ready to help the new government in the areas of "common principles and vision."

    He also …

  • Kyiv: Russian representatives are not invited to Zelensky's inauguration

    The Russian Federation was not invited to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky, reported The Press Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kateryna Zelenko on the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

    "The Russian Federation was not invited to these events. We invited only our partners and the countries that actively cooperate with Ukraine and who are our partners and friends," Zelenko said.

    Earlier, it was reported that five presidents …

  • NATO representatives to attend Zelensky's inauguration

    Assistant Secretary General of NATO, Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzalez will represent NATO at the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Assistant Secretary General of Department of Political Affairs and Security Policy Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzalez will represent NATO at the inauguration of President Zelensky. During his stay in Kyiv, Ambassador Alvargonzalez will also participate in the reception dedicated to the 70 …

  • Oligarch Kolomoisky returns to Ukraine

    The Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky has flown to Ukraine from Israel, theBabel reports. He arrived at the Dnipropetrovsk Airport on a Privat Group plane with the registration number UR-PRT.

    Kolomoisky confirmed that he has “returned” to Ukraine. When asked what he would do first, he responded that he does not know.

    The Ukrainian-Israeli oligarch had said previously that he intends to return to Ukraine after the inauguration of President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Yuriy Butusov, director-in- …

  • G7 Ambassadors urge Poroshenko to allow for smooth transition of power to Zelensky

    Ambassadors from the Group of Seven countries called on the current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, to ensure a smooth transition of power to his successor, Vladimir Zelensky. The publication Evropeyska Pravda cited a message from the French presidency of the G7 on Twitter when reporting the news.

    “G7 ambassadors met with President Poroshenko today to discuss the progress of ​​reforms during his presidency. They congratulated President Poroshenko on his achievements and exchanged views …