Contents tagged with Groysman

  • Prime Minister of Ukraine demands residents of Donbas be provided with drinking water

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman demanded that urgent measures be taken to provide drinking water to residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The decision was made based on the results of an extraordinary meeting of the State Commission for Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations,  reported the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.

    Groysman instructed that an uninterrupted supply of electricity be restored for Voda Donbasa water supply and wastewater …

  • Former Ukrainian Finance Minister appointed as Secretary of National Security and Defense Council

    Former Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk has been appointed as a Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), as reported on the website of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Ruslan Ryaboshapka said earlier that the decree has already been signed.

    Danyliuk left the post of Finance Minister in June 2018 after the decision of the Verkhovna Rada. The reason for his dismissal was a conflict with Prime Minister …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Groysman will not join Poroshenko in parliamentary elections

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman told ICTV in an interview that he will participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections through his own party, “Ukrainian Strategy”, and will not unite with anyone, not even former president Petro Poroshenko.

    Groysman said that he has already received such offers from Poroshenko, and that “many politicians” have been discussing possible mergers. “I have decided to run independently, and for me this decision is final. I think we are simply …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will not recognize Russian passports issued to residents of DPR and LPR

    Kyiv considers invalid the Russian passports which, according to Putin’s decree, can be issued to residents of a number of south-eastern regions in Ukraine through a simplified procedure.

    According to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, passports will not be considered valid for crossing the state border and when used on the territory of Ukraine. The prime minister also promised to contact partner countries so that “fake” documents such as these would be declared invalid for use on their …

  • 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 …