Contents tagged with Yermak

  • Ukraine rejects US calls to shift to deeper defensive strategy in war with Russia

    Ukraine's Presidential Office Rejects Notion of Defensive War amid Resource Shortages and Strategy Shift Discussions

    Waging a defensive war is not possible, and resorting to such tactics often leads to a freezing of the conflict—a scenario Kyiv cannot allow, stated Andriy Yermak, Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office, in an interview with Le Figaro.

    "We have been living trough this since 2014. We will never accept a frozen conflict with Vladimir Putin. The solution is not to stop but to be …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will do everything possible to involve U.S. in Donbas talks

    Ukraine intends to do everything possible to involve the United States in negotiations on a peaceful settlement in the Donbas, said the Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, Andriy Yermak, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    In his view, the current "Normandy format" requires transformation and expansion.

    "We are confident that today there is a real chance for the United States to engage in the negotiation process. And it can give its result. And Ukraine will do everything possible for this," …

  • Ukrainian journalist accuses Zelensky’s administration head of derailing special operation to detain Wagner mercenaries

    The head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak is directly involved in the failure of the special operation to detain mercenaries from the Russian private military company the Wagner Group, said a prominent Ukrainian journalist Yuri Butusov on air of the talk show "All the Lawlessness" on Apostrophe TV.

    As Butusov notes, Yermak personally informed the Belarusian special services that the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is preparing a special operation to lure Russian mercenaries …

  • Ukrainian President hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

    Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and the head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yarmak, who tested positive for COVID-19, are currently in the isolated rooms in Kyiv's Feofaniya hospital, said Yermak’s adviser Mikhailo Podolyak in an interview with Ukrainska Pravda.

    "Everything is quite strict, regulated by the protocol. They are in Feofaniya. There is a special cabinet in which the president can hold meetings. I had a lot of conference calls today," he said.

    Podolyak noted that …

  • Kyiv wants to create free economic zones in Donbas and Western Ukraine

    The head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Andrii Yermak announced that Kyiv plans to create a free economic zone not only in the Donbas, but also in one of the western regions of Ukraine.

    According to him, the project of a free economic zone in western Ukraine is being developed and will be further discussed at the Ukrainain Parliament and among experts.

    "Today, these two zones, these two economic opportunities should also work to unite the country," Yermak said on the air of the …

  • Kyiv: Our approach is not to blame Russia for all our misfortunes

    The approach of the Ukrainian authorities to achieve peace in the Donbas is not to blame Russia for all the troubles, but to use all possible platforms for negotiations and reduce tensions, stated the head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak during a speech at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.

    According to him, the strategy of the President's team is not to glorify military efforts, not to organize touching speeches and large military parades.

    "Our …

  • Kremlin: hopes for a settlement on Donbas conflict are rapidly dissipating

    The parties to the conflict in the Donbass are not able to start a constructive open dialogue on the settlement of the situation., said Dmitry Kozak, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration, in an interview with TASS news agency.

    According to him, even before mid-March, Russia had "cautious hopes for a constructive open dialogue on all existing issues." "But in recent months, those hopes have been rapidly dissipating," he said.

    On May 13, Kozak urgently arrived in Berlin to …

  • Russia and Ukraine discuss next prisoner swap

    The head of the Ukrainian President’s Administration, Andrii Yermak, met with deputy head of the Russian Presidential Administration Dmitry Kozak, reported the press service of the Ukrainian President on Telegram.

    During the meeting in Minsk, Yermak and Kozak discussed the prisoner exchange in the "all-for-all" format, which was agreed upon by the Normandy Four leaders during a meeting in Paris in December 2019.

    Yermak said he intends to hold the next swap in March. Representatives of the …