Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Kremlin: there will be no meeting between Putin and Zelensky if Ukraine insists on discussing Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the implementation of the Minsk agreements and agreements reached at the last summit of the Normandy Four, as well as bilateral relations. And if Ukraine insists on discussing the issue of Crimea, then there will be no meeting between Putin and Zelensky, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    "Discussion of Crimea is not possible. Therefore, such a formulation actually casts doubt on the …

  • Ukrainian President does not rule out possibility of full-scale war with Russia

    Speaking at the Yalta International Conference YES, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he does not rule out the possibility of a full-scale war with Russia. 

    When asked by a moderator if there is a possibility of a full-scale war with Russia, Zelensky confirmed the possibility of full-scale hostilities and recalled that Ukraine had already been on the verge of a large-scale war with Russia.

    "I think it can happen. It did in 2014. Unfortunately, Russia made the first step forward, and …

  • Kremlin: Putin is ready to meet with Zelensky but does not want to discuss Crimea

    Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Peskov said that Putin is not going to discuss the annexation of Crimea in negotiations with Zelensky.

    The Kremlin believes that the presidents should meet because relations between the two countries "need to be fixed,” but Kyiv does not show political for that.

    Putin's spokesman also said that so far there has been little progress in organizing a …

  • Ukraine signs defense agreements worth $25 billion with the U.S.

    The Ukrainian national defense holding Ukroboronprom concluded agreements in the United States of America for a total of $ 2.5 billion, reported Ukroboronprom’s press service .

    The agreements were signed during the visit to the United States of the delegation headed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Ukroboronprom signed an agreement on cooperation in joint programs and projects, as well as on research with the American corporation Lockheed Martin, which produces aviation, armored …

  • Zelensky presents Ukraine’s transformation plan during visit to the U.S.

    During his working visit to the United States, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took part in the presentation of the plan for the transformation of Ukraine. The event was held in the building of the Fred Smith National Library for the Study of the Heritage of George Washington, the press service of the Ukrainian President reports.

    The presentation was attended by representatives of leading American think tanks and journalists.

    Volodymyr Zelensky noted that in the 30 years since the …

  • Ukrainian President: likelihood remains that Nord Stream 2 will not be launched

    Ukraine should use the time required to launch the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to protect its interests and energy security, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the journalists from Washington Post, Liberation, Funke Media, NV and Novaya Gazeta.

    Zelensky noted that Nord Stream 2 is among the priorities on the agenda of his meeting with US President Joseph Biden in Washington.

    "It still has a long way to go, even if 1% of the work remains until the full completion …

  • Merkel to visit Ukraine for talks with Zelensky

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Kyiv for talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky, reported Ukrainian Presidential Spokesperson Serhiy Nikiforov on his Facebook page.

    According to him, Merkel is expected to arrive in Ukraine on August 22. During the visit, the Chancellor intends to discuss with Volodymyr Zelensky regional security, bilateral relations between Germany and Ukraine, as well as a number of other issues.

    On August 4, the Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, …

  • Zelensky instructs Ukrainian Security Service and Interior Ministry to provide protection to immigrants from Belarus

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to provide protection to immigrants from Belarus who need it.

    "Every Belarusian who can become a target for criminals due to his or her public political position should receive special and reliable protection. The SBU and the Ministry of Internal Affairs should work out a clear algorithm for assessing possible risks, as well as a system of responses to these risks in …

  • Zelensky appoints new Commander-In-Chief of Ukrainian Armed Forces

    Ukraine is going through major changes in its power structures. After new appointments in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the SBU and the Foreign Intelligence Service, the changes have reached the Army. Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak has been replaced by Major General, Commander of the Pivnich (North) Operational Command, Valery Zaluzhny.

    Khomchak headed the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for two years. He says that during this time, the …

  • Zelensky: Russian weapons near Ukrainian, Moldovan and Georgian borders threaten entire Europe

    In his speech in Georgia at the Batumi International Conference, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he believes that Russian weapons threaten not only Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, but also the whole of Europe.

    Zelensky stressed that if the European Union does not show firm support for the European aspirations of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, then Russia immediately shows the iron muscles of its weapons near the borders of these three states.

    According to Zelensky, Russian weapons …