Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Ukrainian President calls on Israel to recognize Holodomor as genocide against Ukrainian people

    The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "I appealed to the Israeli side to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide of the Ukrainian people," Zelensky said at a briefing on Monday after bilateral talks with Netanyahu.

    "Today, together with Prime Minister Netanyahu, we will visit Babi Yar and honor the victims of mass shootings …

  • US interested in Zelensky’s proposal to expand Normandy Format

    The US is interested in and open to the possibility of expanding the Normandy Format by including the US itself or the UK, US chargé d’affaires in Kyiv William Taylor told Eurointegration in an interview.

    “President Zelensky has already raised this issue, and so yes, this possibility is being considered. Zelensky explained: since the Normandy Format has not had success, has not led to any results, he proposes to invite the Americans or, for example, the British to join Normandy. We consider it …

  • US Embassy announces approximate date of Zelensky and Trump meeting

    The US chargé d’affaires in Ukraine, William Taylor told Eurointegration in an interview that the presidents of Ukraine and the United States Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump will meet in the fall.

    According to him, a short meeting of the leaders may be held in Warsaw or New York, and a long meeting of the two presidents may be organized in a month or two.

    "There will be a short meeting in Warsaw or New York. It will be an opportunity for presidents to say hello to each other. Maybe, to …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky withdraws from his business as promised during the election campaign

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has kept the promise that he made during his election campaign and has transferred his company shares to three advisors and partners, Liga.net reports, citing the Unified State Registry.

    In this way, Serhiy Shefir, first assistant to the president, received a share in eight companies. His elder brother, Boris Shefir, editor-in-chief and screenwriter for Kvartal-95 Studio, received shares in two companies.

    At present, Serhiy Shefir is the sole owner of …

  • Ukrainian Prosecution office presses charges against Zhytomyr law enforcement officials following Zelensky’s visit

    After a meeting in Olevsk regarding illegal amber mining, the regional prosecution office has initiated a criminal case against law enforcement officials from the Zhytomyr region who may have derived unlawful benefit from the activity.

    “During the meeting, among other problematic matters, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky voiced information on the complicity of government and law enforcement officials from the Zhytomyr province in providing cover for illegal amber mining schemes in the …

  • President Zelensky makes it easier for Russians to obtain Ukrainian citizenship

    Ukrainian President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has signed a decree that simplifies the procedure for obtaining Ukrainian citizenship.

    According to the document published on the website of the President of Ukraine on August 13, Russian citizens who have been subjected to "persecution on political grounds" are eligible to apply for Ukrainian citizenship. In addition, foreign nationals and stateless persons who contributed to the national security and protection of Ukraine will be able to apply …

  • Zelensky promises to put an end to illegal amber mining in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government will put an end to illegal amber mining in three provinces: Volyn, Rivne and Zhytomyr, President Zelensky said in a press statement after traveling to Zhytomyr.

    “We understand that people are chasing after amber, it’s a real war of the crime bosses, who have used the police, the SBU, the prosecution office and the government as cover,” the president remarked.

    Zelensky said that experts estimate that around $500 million worth of amber is sold on the black market in …

  • LPR leader invites Zelensky for negotiations

    Leonid Pasechnik, head of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), has invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to talks in Luhansk, the separatist-controlled media reported.

    “If he [Zelensky] decides to come to us, we will meet him in accordance with international protocol. He won’t have to fear for his life at all, let him come to us, and let us talk about how to establish peace in the Donbas as quickly as possible, in order to put an end to all this madness,” Pasechnik said.

    The LPR …

  • Macron promises to discuss attack on Ukrainian soldiers with Putin

    The press service of the French President, following his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, reported that French President Emmanuel Macron wants to achieve quick results  in the Normandy format negitiations, and promises to discuss the death of four Ukrainian soldiers in the Donbas with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Emmanuel Macron assured President Zelensky that France is fully committed to achieving concrete results in a short time within …

  • Turkey refuses to recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia

    During a meeting with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan said that Turkey has no plans to recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    Erdoğan assured that Ankara will always support the independence of Ukraine and "will never recognize the annexation of Crimea." Also, the Turkish President promised to protect the rights of the Crimean Tatars.

    Earlier, the representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous …