Contents tagged with Verkhovna Rada

  • NATO representatives to attend Zelensky's inauguration

    Assistant Secretary General of NATO, Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzalez will represent NATO at the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Assistant Secretary General of Department of Political Affairs and Security Policy Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzalez will represent NATO at the inauguration of President Zelensky. During his stay in Kyiv, Ambassador Alvargonzalez will also participate in the reception dedicated to the 70 …

  • Sacked head of Ukraine’s Constitutional Court talks of anti-constitutional coup

    Stanislav Shevchuk, who was recently dismissed from his position as chairperson of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, described the incident as an “anti-constitutional coup” orchestrated by President Petro Poroshenko.

    “Today there was an anti-constitutional coup in the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, and the capture of state authority by people who have been judges for the Constitutional Court of Ukraine,” Shevchuk wrote on Facebook.

    Shevchuk also said that the developments constitute a “ …

  • Zelensky's team publishes video petition to dissolve Ukrainian parliament

    President-elect of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky’s team uploaded a video petition to the administration’s official YouTube channel asking Ukrainians if they approve of the Verkhovna Rada’s work. The presenter noted that currently, Ukrainians have a confidence level of “no more than 4%” in their parliament.

    “Together we are creating a video petition aimed at the president. If this video gains more than one million views, it will catch the president’s attention,” Zelensky’s team said on a Telegram …

  • Hungary: Ukrainian language law is unacceptable

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said the language law which was approved on Thursday by the Verkhovna Rada is unacceptable, reported Evropeyska Pravda, citing the online news website, Hirado.

    According to Szijjarto, the Ukrainian language law violates Hungarian minority rights and reflects the vision of President Petro Poroshenko, who, according to the Hungarian minister, promoted anti-Hungarian policies.

    “However, an overwhelming majority of Ukrainian voters chose to elect another …

  • Media: Zelensky intends to replace five government ministers

    The team of Ukraine’s president-elect Vladimir Zelensky intends to carry out a reshuffle in the administration, reported the Ukrainian publication “Apostrophe” citing a source in the Verkhovna Rada.

    According to the source, “Over the past two days, Zelensky’s  representatives have been seeking to replace five ministers: Iryna Friz, Minister of Veterans Affairs; Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure; Hennadiy Zubko, Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Public …

  • Ukrainian parliament considers unbundling defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom

    A bill calling for the unbundling of the Ukrainian state-owned defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament.

    Submitted on 24 April, Bill No. 10248 is endorsed by a number of MPs, including Serhiy Pashynskyi, Ivan Vinnyk, Tetiana Chornovol, Vadym Kryvenko, Andriy Levus, Andriy Teterev and Yuriy Bereza.

    The bill proposes several amendments to the law “On the nature of governance of state-owned facilities in the defense industry sector”, …

  • Zelensky administration: dissolution of Ukrainian parliament is possible due to absence of coalition

    The dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada is possible because there is currently no coalition in parliament,said the speaker of the newly elected President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky’s administration, Dmitry Razumkov, on the show “The Voice of the People” on the TV channel 112 Ukraine.

    “The coalition consists of two factions. There are not enough people’s deputies in these factions, that is, there are fewer than 226,” he said.

    According to Razumkov, various organizations appealed to Rada …

  • Ukrainian becomes the only state language of Ukraine

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the law "on ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state language". 278 members of Ukrainian parliament voted in favor of this decision.

    According to UNIAN, from now on, the top leadership of the country, all judges, prosecutors, employees of the National Bank of Ukraine, as well as officials, are obliged to speak only in Ukrainian while performing official duties. The military, teachers and doctors are also required by law to use the …

  • Poroshenko's party begins preparations for Ukrainian parliamentary elections

    On the evening of April 23, the head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc Solidarity (BPP) parliamentary faction in the Verkhovna Rada, Arthur Gerasimov, after a party meeting in Kyiv announced that Petro Poroshenko Bloc Solidarity party will take part in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada.

    "We are going to the parliamentary elections. We started thoroughly discussing this topic," he said.

    According to him, BPP Solidarity intends to carry out a change of personnel and form a list based on the …

  • 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 …