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In an interview with the newspaper Ukrainska Pravda, the chief of staff of Ukrainian President Zelensky's party Servant of the People (Sluha Narodu) Alexander Kornienko said that their party does not consider any of the "old political forces" as their allies. At the same time, the party has the same values as Svyatoslav Vakarchuk's new political party the Voice (Holos).
In his opinion, the plans of Servant of the People intersect with Voice "in some regions in the West and a little in Kyiv."
President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky insists that all the chairmen of regional state administrations be dismissed, said his spokeswoman, Iuliia Mendel.
“In fact, the President of Ukraine insists that all governors should be dismissed. Now, we are talking about 13 (governors ) and the process of finding the professionals who can take over the regional administrations continues,” Mendel said, according to Radіo Svoboda.
She noted that international HR companies are participating in selecting …
At a session on 9 June, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s “Servant of the People” party unveiled its program for the upcoming snap parliamentary elections. Its priorities include purging and renewing the country’s government system, eradicating corruption, establishing attractive conditions for business, reforming the social sector and building an innovative economy, the party wrote on Facebook.
“Ukraine needs radical changes. This was confirmed by the voting for Volodymyr Zelensky in …
A gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, which began with a record drop in prices in 2013 and translated into a reduction and later suspension of supply, will apparently finally end with Gazprom capitulating.
The Russian gas monopoly is offering to negotiate a deal to resume the direct gas supply to Kyiv, and to extend the contract for transit to Europe that expires in 2019, said Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller.
The gas prices will be lower, he promised: the cost of gas for the end consumer will …
The representative of the Department for Operations of President's Commissioner on the issues of rehabilitation of combatants Natalia Zaretskaya said that 120 citizens of Ukraine are in custody in Russia and the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR).
"We have about 120 people, both civilian and military, who are in detention centers on the territory of Russia, as well as the territory of the LPR and the DPR," she said.
Zaretskaya has expressed confidence that the …
US President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani has revealed the goal of his planned visit to Ukraine, which was ultimately called off. He told Censor.net in an interview that he wanted to give Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a message from Donald Trump.
Giuliani said that, first and foremost, he wanted to convince Zelensky to continue the investigation into Hunter Biden, son of Trump’s primary competitor and former vice president Joe Biden, as well as the other people …
IMF representative Gerry Rice confirmed that the Fund is ready to continue cooperation with a new government in Ukraine as soon as it is formed.
"When the government will be formed following the elections, we will be ready to continue the discussion about our further partnership with Ukraine," said Rice.
He also confirmed that the IMF mission, which came to Kyiv for two weeks to assess the reforms, continues its work and will not return to Washington ahead of schedule, as several media …
The Joint Forces Operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that eight Ukrainian servicemen were detained near Donetsk, according a message posted to the Facebook page of the operation’s command.
This happened near the settlement of Novotroitsk in the early morning of May 22. The detainees were driving a truck near Novotroitsk, but, “deviated from the set route and entered the temporarily occupied territory.”
At the same time, People's Militia authorities in the self-proclaimed Donetsk …
The UN Security Council declined to review the law making the Ukrainian language the state language, reported by Radio Svoboda.
At the beginning of the meeting, representatives of several countries refused to consider the issue, especially as it was the day of the new president of Ukraine’s inauguration, stating that this was Russia’s attempt to exert pressure on Kyiv. Representatives of France, Germany, the USA, Belgium and Poland expressed their opposition.
During the vote on whether or not …
The U.S. Department of State considers appointing a chargé d'affaires instead of ambassador in Ukraine, reports ZN.ua with reference to its own diplomatic sources.
According to the publication, the most likely appointment to this position is William Taylor, who served as an ambassador in Kyiv in 2006-2009.
“The Department of State made a proposal, which is still being considered by the executive vice president of the United States Institute for Peace,” the publication writes.
“Shortly, a …