Contents tagged with Verkhovna Rada

  • The Verkhovna Rada approved participation of NATO soldiers in exercises in Ukraine

    On Thursday, 19 January, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the holding of exercises in 2017 with the participation of NATO armed forces in the country. 236 of 329 MP’s present at the meeting voted in favor of the proposed law approving the decision of Petro Poroshenko. The remaining members did not vote, as indicated on the Rada’s website.

    According to the addendums to the proposed legislation on the website of the Ukrainian parliament, the proposal for the international training …

  • Ukraine’s ruling coalition disbands

    The faction "Samopomich" (Self-Reliance) announced its withdrawal from the ruling coalition of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, meaning that the coalition has effectively collapsed. Only two factions, “Bloc Petro Poroshenko” and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s "Narodniy Front" (People’s Front) remain in the coalition. The two factions combined compile less than half of the votes in parliament.

    “The party leadership decided that it is impossible [for "Samopomich"]… to remain in an alliance with …