Contents tagged with Groysman

  • Prime minister and virtually entire government replaced in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has approved the candidacy of Oleksiy Honcharuk, Deputy Head of the President’s Office, for the position of Prime Minister. He was recommended for this position by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Honcharuk’s candidacy was supported by 290 of the 450 Ukrainian MPs who voted on the decision.

    The 35 year-old will be the youngest prime minister in the country’s history since its declaration of independence.

    During his address to parliament before the …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister: Kyiv cannot stop rail traffic with Russia

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that Ukraine can not severe the railway communication with Russia. Speaking on the program “Opposition” on Nash TV channel, Groysman explained that Ukraine has obligations to the European Union on the transit of goods. "We simply cannot stop the railway traffic, because we have obligations under the European Union Association Agreement," said Ukrainian Prime Minister.

    At the same time, Groysman noted that Ukraine does not intend to restore air …

  • For the first time in history Ukraine receives oil from the US

    The first batch of oil from the USA arrived at the port of the Ukrainian city of Odesa. According to the press service of the port, 75 thousand tons of Bakken grade oil was purchased by PJSC Ukrtatnafta and will be processed at the Kremenchuk oil refinery.

    The tanker Wisdom Venture, which sails under the flag of Hong Kong, delivered the oil. The next tanker with Bakken oil is expected to arrive in Odessa in August this year.

    Russian Senator Franz Klintsevich made a skeptical comment in social …

  • 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 …