• Ukraine ratifies €1 billion aid agreement with the EU

    On Friday, November 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the decree ratifying the Memorandum of Understanding between Ukraine and the European Union and the loan agreement for EUR 1 billion in macro financial assistance, reported the President’s press service.

    These documents were signed on September 14, 2018 in Kyiv in the presence of Poroshenko and Prime-Minister Volodymyr Groysman, between the Vice President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis, Acting Finance Minister …

  • The US promises to work with Ukraine to oppose Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The United States will work with Kyiv to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline initiated by Russia, stated the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo at a press conference following the meeting with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin.

    The US State Secretary said that he would not allow Moscow to put Ukraine under pressure. “We do not want our European friends to fall prey to the kind of political and economic manipulation Russia has attempted in Ukraine since it cast off …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister calls on US senators and congressmen to increase pressure on Russia

    The press service of the Foreign Ministry reported that the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, during his visit to Washington, discussed increasing pressure on Russia with the members of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Robert Corker and Robert Menendez.

    Specifically, Klimkin informed his interlocutors about the current situation in the Donbas and in the annexed Crimea.

    "While discussing further support to our country, Pavlo Klimkin stressed the importance of …

  • Japanese Prime Minister Abe promises Putin not to deploy US base on the Kuril Islands

    During his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe, the head of the Japanese government, promised Putin not to deploy US military bases in the south of the Kuril Islands if Moscow agrees to hand over these territories to Tokyo, reported Asahi Shimbun with reference to high-level government sources.

    As reported in the newspaper, Abe's statement confirmed his determination to continue negotiations on the disputed territories.

    According to the newspaper, the actions of the …

  • Poroshenko calls on EU and the United States to increase pressure on Russia because of interference in Ukrainian elections

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with the delegation of the US National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the European Parliament. During the meeting, he called on the EU and the US to increase pressure on Russia because to interventions in the electoral processes in Ukraine, stated the press service of the president.

     “The head of the state discussed with the representatives of NDI and the European Parliament the pre-election situation in the country and the latest development …