Contents tagged with Kyiv

  • NATO to considers providing additional military assistance to Ukraine

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba had a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who assured the Ukrainian Foreign Minister that the members of the Alliance will discuss additional support for Ukraine, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    "Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO members plan to discuss additional support for Ukraine as part of the Comprehensive Assistance Package," the statement of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reads.

    The …

  • Kyiv declares state of emergency in Ukraine

    Ukraine is under the state of emergency until April 24, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The meeting was broadcast on the Cabinet's YouTube channel.

    According to the Prime Minister, the emergency regime throughout the country, which was previously introduced in nine regions, is necessary to strengthen the fight against the spread of coronavirus. According to the Ukrainian Health Ministry, to date, 113 cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected …

  • Coronavirus: Ukraine closes it borders

    At a meeting on March 14, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers adopted a resolution to temporarily restrict the border crossing into and out of Ukraine, reports Radio Liberty with reference to the Ukrainian Government’s press service.

    According to the resolution, Ukrainian border crossings will be closed to all international passenger traffic (except for several categories of citizens) from midnight March 17 to 3 April 3. From midnight on March 16 to April 3, entry to Ukraine will be closed to …

  • Kyiv: Berlin made it clear, sanctions on Russia will not be lifted

    During his visit to Berlin, Anton Korynevych, the permanent representative of the Ukrainian  President to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, received a clear message from Germany that sanctions against Russia due to the annexation of Crimea would not be lifted.

    "During the visit to Berlin, we received important signals from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs that there could be no other position on Crimea and that the lifting of sanctions introduced for Russia’s annexation of Crimea is out …

  • Kyiv to count population in Donbas and Crimea using satellite images

    Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers is investigating the possibility of conducting a census of the population in the Donbas and Crimea using satellite images, Dmytro Dubilet, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers, told Ukrainian Radio.

    He said that he has already met with UN representatives who will assist with the satellite imagery project, which is very challenging.

    “A similar project was carried out in Afghanistan, where a significant portion of the territory is not controlled by the government. …

  • Kyiv urges NATO to consider Ukraine’s request to join Enhanced Opportunity Program

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk is convinced that Ukraine meets the criteria for joining NATO’s Enhanced Opportunities Partnership program, and has urged NATO to consider and endorse this decision.

    “Our NATO partners know that joining the Enhanced Opportunity Partnership Program is an absolute priority for Ukraine. Ukraine has made significant progress implementing alliance standards and already meets the military criteria for joining the program. We are ready, and there is now a …

  • Ukraine will not send ambassador to Moscow because of Russian aggression

    Kyiv does not intend to raise its level of diplomatic relations with Russia, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, excerpts of which were cited by the UNIAN news agency.

    “There is no reason to raise the status of diplomatic relations by appointing a Ukrainian ambassador,” the ministry remarked, adding that its stance on the matter is based on the “continued Russian aggression” and “Russian occupation of Ukrainian territories”.

    On February 10, the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta …

  • Moscow open to possibility of exchanging ambassadors with Kyiv

    In an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia is not opposed to the idea of sending an ambassador to Kyiv.

    In December 2015, Kyiv recalled its ambassador from Moscow, with no plans to reassign him.

    “Ukraine recalled its ambassador and threatened to break off diplomatic relations. Now, however, it seems that someone there mentioned the possibility that Zelensky will decide to send the ambassadors back. We would not be opposed to that,” said …

  • Tehran refuses to cooperate with Kyiv on airliner crash investigation

    The Iranian government has announced that it will no longer be cooperating with Ukraine in the case concerning the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) passenger plane that was shot down in Tehran on January 8.

    This was announced by Hassan Rezaeifar, leader of the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization’s investigation team, as cited by the Ukrainian TV channel TSN.

    According to Rezaeifar, the break in relations was caused by an information leak which Kyiv allowed, an audio clip which Iran gave …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine working on dual citizenship reform

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the American news outlet Newsweek in an interview that Ukraine is working on a dual citizenship reform, Ukrainski Novyny News Agency reports.

    “We are happy that people are going [abroad] and gaining experience, but we also want our diaspora in the US to be able to return, and so we are working on a dual citizenship reform,” Zelensky said.

    In the president’s opinion, in order to encourage Ukrainians to remain in the country or to return, Ukraine …