Contents tagged with Parubiy

  • Poroshenko announces he is ready to assume office of Ukrainian Prime Minister

    The fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, announced he is ready to assume the office of Prime Minister in the event that his European Solidarity party wins in the early parliamentary elections.

    “If we win the elections, then yes,” Poroshenko said in a comment to Hromadske, as reported by Radio Svoboda.

    On June 9, the European Solidarity Party presented the first ten of its list for the early parliamentary elections which are scheduled for July 21. It included, among others: Petro …

  • 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 …

  • Poroshenko promises to sign the language law before leaving the presidential post

    Proshenko will sign a law on the Ukrainian language as the official state language after this law is adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, reports UNIAN, quoting the press service of Poroshenko.

    “If next week Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts a law on language, I will be happy and proud that I, as president of Ukraine, will have the opportunity to sign it. And I will definitely sign it,” he said.

    "Our team will protect the Ukrainian language," stated Poroshenko. According to the president, today a …

  • Chairman of Ukraine’s Parliament: Children in Crimea are being trained for war against Ukraine

    Russia is using its education system in annexed Crimea as a weapon against motherland Ukraine, said Andriy Parubiy, Chairman of Ukraine’s parliament, at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Qatar.

    “The children of Ukrainian citizens in the illegally occupied territory are being forcibly indoctrinated and turned into supporters of the Russian imperial idea. Russia, in breach of international humanitarian law, is deliberately training the Ukrainian citizens residing in Crimea …

  • Kyiv court finds Viktor Yanukovych guilty of high treason

    The Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv has sentenced former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in absentia to 13 years in prison. Radio Liberty’s Russian service reported on 24 January that Yanukovych, who fled from Ukraine to Russia in 2014, was found guilty of high treason and complicity in aggressive war.

    The court dismissed the charges that he had been complicit in a deliberate attempt to change the territorial and state borders of Ukraine.

    Viktor Yanukovych himself did not attend the …

  • Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament calls on NATO to increase its presence in the Black and Azov Seas

    During a meeting with Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg, the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy called on NATO member countries to increase the presence of NATO'S  ships and aircraft in the Black and Azov Seas. The Ukrainian politician said this was the only guarantee of security.

    After the meeting between Stoltenberg and Parubiy, NATO published a statement in which it again condemned the Kremlin’s actions. “There is no justification for Russia’s use of military force …

  • Russia introduces sanctions against Ukraine

    The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government decree introducing sanctions against Ukraine.

    Based on the document published on the Russian government’s website, the list includes more than 300 Ukrainian citizens and 68 companies.

    Starting November 1st, their funds, property and bonds will be blocked in the Russian Federation, and transferring capital out of Russia will be restricted.

    The imposition of sanctions is “aimed at countering unfriendly actions against Russian …

  • Chairman of Ukrainian Parliament: raising gas prices unavoidable

    Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy said in a statement on the Ukrainian parliament’s official website that raising the gas prices is an “unavoidable decision” which is “necessary to prevent an economic crisis in Ukraine”.

    Parubiy said that the decision “is not and cannot be popular”, but that statist government leaders knowingly accept losses to their own popularity when this is necessary.

    “One of our country’s great problems is that the populists of the past led Ukraine into extremely …

  • Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament to visit the US for talks on preventing construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy will visit Washington where he will discuss with his counterparts from the United States, Georgia, Lithuania and Moldova the ways of preventing the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project.

    "At the end of this month... I will be in Washington. We will have a meeting with [Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan]; with the speakers of Georgia, Moldova, Lithuania and I hope Poland. One of the topics of our meeting will be …

  • Ukraine and Moldova call on European countries to stop Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    The Speakers of the Parliaments of Ukraine and Moldova signed an open letter to the Chairmen of the Parliaments of the European countries calling the Nord Stream-2 pipeline “a destabilizing factor”, as reported by the press service of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In particular, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, and the speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Andrian Candu, recognized the Nord Stream-2 as Russia’s attempt to weaken Ukraine and Moldova.

    "In this …