Contents tagged with Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

  • Russia plans to send observers to presidential elections in Ukraine

    Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Grushko stated in an interview with TASS that Russia will send its observers to the presidential elections in Ukraine on March 31 as part of the OSCE mission.

    “Yes, we plan to send our observers and take part in the mission in accordance with all OSCE criteria,” he said. Grushko explained that Ukraine has no right to refuse to register observers. “Ukraine is a member of the OSCE. So, we act from the fact that Kyiv’s obligations, taken by …

  • Polish deputy foreign minister to become new ambassador to Ukraine 

    Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki is to become his country’s new ambassador to Ukraine, Polish President Andrej Duda announced, as cited by Wpolityce. 

    “The proposal is for Cichocki, who is deputy minister of foreign affairs, to take this post, so that this is effectively a reinforcement of this political representation, and also, of course, a reinforcement of relations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” Duda explained. 

    He noted that presidential elections are approaching …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will not withdraw from the Azov Sea treaty with Russia

    Ukraine will not break the treaty with Russia on the joint use of the Azov Sea and Kerch Strait because to do so would allow Moscow an opportunity to declare a territorial dispute, asserted Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena Zerkal on the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s Twitter.

    “It is a security issue for us. That is why we use the available instruments to settle this matter,” the statement reads.

    Earlier, a member of the Verkhovna Rada from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Ivan Vinnyk called …

  • Ukraine Urges World to Continue to Pressure Russia

    The press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Monday to urge other nations to continue to pressure the Russian Federation on the Donbas situation.

    "We call upon our international partners not to yield to the deceptive maneuvers of the Russian aggressor, who constantly demonstrates a striking discrepancy between their rhetoric and real actions.  Political pressure on the Russian Federation and the use of diplomatic tools and sanctions are critical to return …