Contents tagged with Pavlo Klimkin

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Black Sea will become a ‘Bermuda Triangle’ for Russia

    At the international security conference “The Odessa Debate: Uniting Ukraine, the Black Sea Region and the Transatlantic Partners” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin announced that the Black Sea "will never belong to the Russian regime" and that it would become a “Bermuda Triangle for Russia,” Interfax quotes Klimkin as sayinng.

    “We will definitely reclaim the Crimea. To do this, we must have a strong economy and security... The possibility is only in complex opposition to Russia. It …

  • Kyiv considers restricting access of Russian ships to Ukrainian ports

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that Ukraine considers the possibility of several actions after Russian border guards detained three Ukrainian ships  in the Kerch Strait. According to Klimkin, Ukraine may close a number of Ukrainian ports for Russian vessels.

    "One of the steps that we are talking about is to prevent all Russian ships that are coming from the Azov or Black Sea from entering certain ports, or to block the entrance to some vessels. And to restrict all possible …

  • IMF: there are no restrictions for cooperation with Ukraine under martial law

    The International Monetary Fund stated that there are no restrictions for continued cooperation with Ukraine under martial law, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "We are following the recent developments, including imposition of martial law, and hope for urgent de-escalation of the current situation. The IMF has no legal restrictions regarding continued cooperation with Ukraine in this situation,” stated the IMF Resident Representative in Ukraine, Gösta Ljungman.

    Earlier, Minister of Foreign Affairs …

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister warns of Russian hybrid threat in Transcarpathia

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated in an interview with Radio NV that Transcarpathia is a high-risk region in terms of hybrid threats from neighboring countries. “I believe that Transcarpathia is a high-risk region in terms of hybrid methods. We must invest in it [to counter hybrid threats], otherwise we will create a situation that will cost us more,” said Klimkin.

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized that it was necessary to resolutely develop the appropriate policy for …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister says he will watch 2018 World Cup in Russia

    Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin announced that he would undoubtedly be watching the world soccer tournament that will be held in Russia, but that he would not view it on Russian TV channels.

    "I will be watching World Cup broadcast because I believe that sport is sport. It is not soccer's fault that in 2018, Russia hosts the World Cup. There are teams and there are players to cheer for. For me, soccer is not only soccer but also art," the Minister said.

    "At the same time, I …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister calls the meeting between US representative Volker and Putin's aide Surkov fruitless

    At a joint briefing with the Italian Foreign Minister, OSCE Chairman Angelino Alfano in Kyiv, Pavlo Klimkin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, said that the last meeting of Kurt Volker, US State Department Special Representative, and Russian Presidential Assistant Vladislav Surkov was fruitless, Ukrinform reports.

    "I am in constant contact with our American friends and allies. Several times I spoke with Kurt Volker before meeting with Surkov and yesterday too. Unfortunately, during …

  • Klimkin: someone wants to disrupt Polish President Duda’s visit to Ukraine

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin condemned the provocation directed at the Polish bus outside of Lviv, and suggested that someone is trying desperately to disrupt Polish President Andrzej Duda’s visit.

    “I strongly condemn the provocation directed at the Polish bus which was parking outside of Lviv. There were no casualties! Someone is desperately trying to cause a quarrel between us and Poland, and disrupt President A. Duda’s visit,” Klimkin said in a tweet.

    Klimkin was referring to …

  • Klimkin: Ukrainian migrant workers save Polish economy

    Responding to claims by new Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has stated that Ukrainians who work in Poland save the Polish economy.

    Earlier, Morawiecki said that relations with Ukraine must be built on historical truth and that events such as "the genocide in Volhynia" cannot be forgotten.

    "We truly are saving the Polish economy, given the Ukrainians working there. I know cases in which Ukrainians have been offered a large salary because they …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs: We need control over all who enter from Russia

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said during his visit to Ivano-Frankivsk that biometric controls must be introduced at the border with Russia, reports Radio Liberty.

    "We need, first, biometric control at the border, and second, control over all who enter from Russia, as it is in other countries - for example, in Israel," the Ukrainian Foreign Minister stressed.

    According to Klimkin, if this is not sufficient, individuals will need "not just [to enter on] a visa, but on a …