Contents tagged with Groysman

  • Ukrainian Security Service officer defects to Russia

    A self-professed “renegade from the Security Service of Ukraine” (SBU) named Vasyl Prozorov has shown up in Moscow, speaking at a press conference organized by the government news agency Rossiya Segodnya on Monday 25 March, the date on which Ukraine honors its security service.

    “My name is Prozorov Vasyl Nikolayevich. Between 1999 and 2018 I was an employee of the SBU. As of May 2014, I worked in the Central Apparatus, specifically in the headquarters of the SBU’s Anti-Terrorist Center. As of …

  • Ukraine calls on Europe to introduce sanctions against Russia because of Kerch Strait attack

    Ukraine and the European Union must consolidate the international pressure against the aggressor-country and strengthen the policy of sanctions. The Ukrainian government portal reports that this was discussed during the meeting of the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

    “We appreciate the readiness of our partners in the EU to support Ukraine in the conditions of the new aggression by Russia in the Azov …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister: Nord Stream 2 is Russia's weapon in war against Europe

    On Sunday, the press service of the Ministers Cabinet reported that Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman described the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project in Russia as a subtle form of war against Europe.

    "Nord Stream 2 is a form of disguised war against Europe. We know what it is like to be dependent on Russia energetically and politically. We know how dangerous it is, from our own experience. Therefore, we now view this project as one of Russia's geopolitical weapons," said Groysman in an …

  • Ukrainain Prime Minister: We need to mobilize every opportunity to protect Ukraine

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said on Twitter that no one has the right to carry out “bandit attacks” against the armed forces of a sovereign state. Groysman stated that Ukraine has been the target of both hidden and open aggression for five years.

    “And what happened is unacceptable. The whole civilized world must be mobilized to put an end to this barbarism. The whole civilized world has to be mobilized – to stop the barbarism. Nobody's given the right for gangster attacks …

  • Naftogaz files $236 million lawsuit against Ukraine’s government

    The gas company Naftogaz of Ukraine asked Kyiv Economic Court to recover compensation of more than 6.63 billion hryvnias ($ 236 million) from the Ukrainian government due to the losses the company allegedly suffered because of supplying the gas below the market prices, reports Ukrainski Novyny news agency citing.

    According to the news agency, the company filed a lawsuit in October this year. Naftogaz accused the Ukrainian government of inaction, which “consists of the uncertainty in …

  • Prime Minister Groysman promises a strong Ukrainian economy in five years

    Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman stated in an interview with Ukrinform that in just two years Ukraine can reduce its debt burden to 50% of its gross domestic product, and in five years the country will have a strong economy.

    While commenting on recent agreements with the International Monetary Fund, the Prime Minister said that Ukraine is already beginning to reduce, rather than increase debts.

    Groysman also spoke about the “balanced and non-deficit” draft state budget for 2019 that he …

  • Prime Minister Groysman: Ukraine will be on the verge of default without foreign loans

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that the increase in gas pricea is a forced measure in order to pay off debts to the IMF, reported Inter TV channel.

    According to Groysman, the Ukrainian national debt increased by 50 billion dollars from 2005 to 2013.

    “We carry such a serious debt on our shoulders. We cannot pay it off on our own. That is why we have to enter international markets. We have to take this step to ensure stability. I am the first person who is for reducing prices, …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister promises that Ukraine would achieve energy independence from Russia

    In a statement published on the Ukrainian government web site, The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman stated that his country will refuse to import Russian gas and will stop “bowing” to Russia now that Ukraine has its own reserves.

    Groysman said he always wondered why Ukraine bought Russian gas despite the former having second and third natural gas reserves. “Once December used to come, the government bowed its head, bent a knee, and crawled to Moscow to negotiate the gas price and …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Groysman: Ukraine has spent 4.5 billion euros to clean the banking system

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman stated in at a meeting in Copenhagen that Ukraine has spent €4.5 billion ($5.2 billion) on cleansing the country’s banking system, which has been bogged down with large debt payments and military spending.

    According to Groysman, the State will have to pay off $33 billion of debt in the next five years. “We have carried out the cleansing of the banking system, and it cost us 4.5 billion euros. In the next five years, we need to disburse $33 billion,” …

  • Media: Ukrainian special services are looking for dirt on Prime Minister Groysman

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has begun to search for compromising information on the country's Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman, the Obozrevatel news outlet reports referring to unnamed sources.

    According to their information, this happened after the head of the Ukrainian government announced the beginning of the fight against corruption at the Ukrainian customs. "In fact, those who directed the smuggling flows, realizing that they are losing money, want to incriminate the prime …