Contents tagged with United Nations

  • UN denies involvement in new Donbas peace plan proposed by OSCE special representative Martin Sajdik

    The UN has no involvement in the new plan on settling the situation in Donbas, relayed by OSCE Special Representative Martin Sajdik, said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, Osnat Lubrani, as reported by UNIAN.

    She emphasized that the UN supports proposals aimed at achieving peace in Donbas.

    “Foremost we support the Minsk agreements and negotiations that are ongoing, the efforts of the “Normandy format,” the Tripartite Contact Group and the OSCE in Ukraine,” said Lubrani.

    According …

  • EU allocates 25 million euro to the UN development program in Donbas

    The European Union will allocate €25 million to the United Nations development program in Ukraine to support the Donbas. The European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn signed an agreement in Kyiv with the Permanent Representative of the UN Development Program in Ukraine, Osnat Lubrani.

    In 2017, the EU decided to allocate 50 million euro for the reconstruction of the Ukrainian conflict-stricken regions. These funds will be distributed to four …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador promises ‘unpleasant surprises’ for Russia at the UN General Assembly

    The permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Vladimir Yelchenko, said that Russia should expect "unpleasant surprises" at the General Assembly September’s session in New York.

    "We are preparing a large number initiatives for the General Assembly. It is not that I do not want to, but I simply cannot disclose them all, because our powerful northern neighbour is waiting for this ... There are some very unpleasant surprises waiting for them, “said the diplomat.

    According to him, …

  • UN: There are 35,000 people in Ukraine without citizenship

    In Ukraine, as of 2017, there are 35,000 people without citizenship, as stated in a report by the United Nations Refugee Agency.

    According to the report, at least 10 million people across the world do not have citizenship and a third of them are children.

    It was also reported that during the census in 2001 in Ukraine, 82,000 people said that they do not have citizenship. Most of these people lived in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the Odessa, Donetsk, and Dnipropetrovsk regions.

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  • Russia’s representative to UN: at the next Iran talks Russia will call on the US not to withdraw from nuclear agreement with Tehran

    Russia, at a meeting of the G6 countries (Russia, Great Britain, China, USA, France and Germany) with Iran, which will be held in New York on September 20th, will call on the United States not to withdraw from the agreement on Tehran's nuclear program, as stated during a media briefing on Friday by the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya.

    In answering a question about what message the Russian Federation will try to convey to the US at the …

  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: The situation in Crimea remains critical

    During a UN Security Council meeting regarding compliance with human rights in the Crimea, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid al-Hussein mentioned that the situation in the Crimea remains critical and requires constant monitoring by the international community, as stated by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    The restriction of civil and political rights of Crimean residents, the lack of freedom of expression, and the atmosphere of intolerance are of particular concern …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador: UN needs to address conflict in Ukraine

    According to Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, the UN has done very little to solve the Ukrainian conflict. During an interview with European Truth, the new ambassador, appointed two weeks ago,  stressed that he will put forth every effort necessary to make the international community pay more attention to the situation in Ukraine.

    "For example, look at the role of the UN Secretary General in resolving our conflict.  Frankly, it is close to zero," Yelchenko said. …