Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • 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 Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak has been replaced by Major General, Commander of the Pivnich (North) Operational Command, Valery Zaluzhny.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 …

  • Zelensky: Merkel’s and Macron’s proposal for direct talks with Putin is unfair to Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the proposal of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron for direct negotiations with Vladimir Putin is unfair towards Ukraine.

    In an interview with the Lithuanian publication LRT, Zelensky said that he believes that a personal meeting between the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the President of the United States, Joe Biden, is "their right." According to Zelensky, these are large countries, which …

  • Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya says she had unofficial meetings with Zelensky

    The Belarusian opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, said in an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet Segodnya that she had informally met with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Tikhanovskaya noted that she is "in touch" with the Ukrainian government. She said that she talked online with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba once.

    In addition, Tikhanovskaya says that a few days ago she met with Zelensky face to face at one of the events  Lithuania.

    The leader of the …

  • Zelensky wants to discuss Nord Stream 2 with Merkel

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he intends to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discuss with her the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

    "Tthere will be an important meeting with Mrs. Merkel on energy security not only for Ukraine, but also for Europe. Thanks God that Europe does not feel these threats yet," Zelensky said at a press conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda in Vilnius.

    The Ukrainian President stressed that security, not the economy, should be …

  • Kremlin: there are no plans for Putin and Zelensky meeting

    The Kremlin is currently not preparing for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.

    According to Peskov, the words of Zelensky that Ukrainians and Russians are not “same people”, "do not fit into the process of preparing the meeting" of the leaders.

    "And, by the way, if we abstract from such unsuccessful statements from our point of view, there is no substantive preparation …

  • Putin: Zelensky has placed Ukraine under external management

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he did not see any urgency in meeting with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky but did not refuse it.

    "Why meet with Zelensky, if he gave his country under full external management. Key issues of Ukraine's life are solved not in Kyiv, but in Washington, partly - in Berlin and Paris. What's there to talk about? Nevertheless, I do not refuse meetings of this kind, we just need to understand what to talk about," Putin said during the annual TV program " …

  • 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," …

  • Biden holds phone conversation with Zelensky

    U.S. President Joseph Biden held a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to the US President's National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, during the conversation, Biden invited Zelensky to visit Washington this summer.

    "He told President Zelensky that he looks forward to welcoming him to the White House here in Washington this summer after he returns from Europe," Sullivan said at a briefing.

    Biden also assured Zelensky of …

  • Zelensky: Germany and France are afraid to recognize Russia as participant in Donbas conflict

    In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Germany and France are afraid to call Russia a participant in the Donbas conflict.

    "At the last meeting of the advisors to the leaders of the Normandy Four countries, where Mr. Dmitry Kozak, who represents Russia, asked our European partners whether Russia was a participant in the conflict, representatives of Germany and France did not directly respond that Russia is a participant. They again …