Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Putin says he is ready to meet with Zelensky in Moscow

    Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to Ukrainian President’s offer to meet in the Donbas.

    According to Putin, the leadership of Ukraine "has made a lot of steps that destroy Russian-Ukrainian relations."

    "This concerns a number of problems in bilateral relations, it concerns the attitude towards the Russian Orthodox Church and its destruction, the attempt to destroy it. This applies to the Russian language and Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine, and Russian citizens who live in …

  • Putin calls Erdogan ahead of Zelensky’s visit to Turkey

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine by phone, reported Putin’s press service.

    During the telephone conversation, Putin outlined to Erdogan "Russian approaches to resolving the internal Ukrainian crisis." The Russian side stressed that it considers the Minsk "Complex of Measures", which was adopted in 2015, as an alternative basis for resolving the conflict.

    Putin in his usual manner accused Ukraine  of evading …

  • Kremlin: Ukraine’s membership in NATO will not help to solve Donbas conflict

    The Kremlin doubts that Ukraine's accession to NATO will help resolve the conflict in the Donbas, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

    "We deeply doubt that this will help Ukraine somehow cope with its internal problem. From our point of view, this will make the situation even worse," he said. The Kremlin representative once again called the fighting in the Donbas an internal conflict of Ukraine, denying the military and financial participation of the Russian …

  • Stoltenberg assures Zelensky of NATO's support amid escalation in Donbas

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky amid Russia's military build-up along Ukrainian borders, said Stoltenberg on Twitter.

    "I called President Zelensky to express serious concern about Russia’s military activities in and around Ukraine & ongoing ceasefire violations. NATO firmly supports Ukraine’s sovereignty & territorial integrity. We remain committed to our close partnership," Stoltenberg wrote.

    “During the conversation, Zelensky informed …

  • Macron, Merkel and Zelensky to discuss situation in Donbas without Putin

    Leaders of the "Normandy Four" countries will soon hold talks on Donbas without the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, citing a source in diplomatic circles.

    The interlocutor of the newspaper claims that the conversation of the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will take place this week. The leaders of the countries will discuss the escalation of the conflict in the Donbas and …

  • Putin, Macron and Merkel to discuss Donbas without Zelensky

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the situation in the Donbass without Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said the spokesman of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Peskov, the joint video conference of the leaders of Russia, France and Germany is not being prepared as an event of the Normandy Four. Peskov added that one of the topics of the talks will be the Donbas.

    The …

  • Zelensky praises U.S. sanctions against Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed the U.S. sanctions against billionaire Igor Kolomoisky. "We support this decision and are working to bring back these funds to Ukraine, to bring justice back to Ukraine," said Zelensky in a video message posted on the Facebook page of the president's administration.

    "The names here make no difference. These might be Medvedchuk, Kolomoisky, Poroshenko, Akhmetov, Pinchuk, Firtash or whoever. One thing is important - you are ready to work legally …

  • Zelensky: Kyiv to build new airport in Donbas

    Ukrainian government plans to build a new airport in the Donbas for passenger flights, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the forum "Ukraine 30. Infrastructure."

    According to him, the airport’s design will be completed this year. At the moment, experts are looking for a location for the new airport.

    Zelensky noted that the "new serious airport" will be located between the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. "We could open and restore Mariupol airport. But today the military says that it …

  • Ukraine imposes sanctions against Putin's friend Medvedchuk and his wife

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has imposed sanctions against the Ukrainian politician, MP, leader of the political party “Opposition Platform for Life”, Viktor Medvedchuk.

    Medvedchuk is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he refers to as "a personal friend"

    Medvedchuk's wife Oksana Marchenko was also put on sanctions list. The list includes another Ukrainian citizen, five Russians and 19 companies. Secretary of the National Security Council Oleksiy …

  • Zelensky sends top Ukrainian military officials to Donbas after death of 3 soldiers

    On Sunday, February 14, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed Defense Minister Andriy Taran and Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak to go to the Donbas to investigate the deaths of three soldiers near the village of Novoluhanske, reports the Ukrainian Presidential press service.

    It is noted that the deputy head of the Presidential Office Roman Mashovets is already at the scene of the tragedy.

    According to preliminary data, on Sunday, at about 10 a.m. …