Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Ukrainian President: dialogue with Putin is needed to end the war in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that without open dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin it will never be possible to stop the war in the Donbas and take back all Ukrainian territories.

    "I am sure that we will never stop the war if we do not talk to Russia. A separate case is the support of our Western partners. But if we don't talk to President Putin, we will not be able to fully restore Ukraine and take back all our territories," Zelensky said in an interview with …

  • Ukraine eases entry and work permit process for Belarusian IT specialists

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree which allows the Ukrainian Government to extend stay of IT specialists from Belarus in Ukraine.

    The Decree No. 420/2020 "On some measures to attract entrepreneurs and highly qualified professionals who are citizens of the Republic of Belarus," outlines the new process, stated the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    "The Cabinet of Ministers should extend up to 180 days per year the period of temporary stay in Ukraine for …

  • Zelensky visits An-26 crash site, demands verification of all military equipment in Ukraine

    On Saturday, September 26, President Vladimir Zelensky arrived at the scene of yesterday's crash of Ukraine's An-26 aircraft near Chuhuiv, reported Zelensky’s press service.

    It is noted that Zelensky paid tribute to the memory of the victims

    "Day of Mourning has been declared because of the tragedy that took place yesterday in Kharkiv. Four takeoffs and, unfortunately, three landings. Tragic statistics, which, unfortunately, led to the death of both cadets and crew," the Ukrainian President …

  • Ukraine refuses to recognize Lukashenko as president of Belarus

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, after additional meetings and consultations, has formed a position in assessing the inauguration and the political status of Alexander Lukashenko, announced on Twitter Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    According to him, Ukraine does not recognize Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus despite the so-called inauguration in Minsk on September 23. Kyiv has made this decision because of violations during the election campaign and further …

  • Zelensky sees progress in resolving Donbas conflict

    In an interview with Euronews, The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the chances of resolving the conflict in the Donbas will be higher after the next Normandy Format summit.

    The Ukrainian President noted that since the last summit, which was held in December 2019 in Paris, the parties have made some progress. "Everything is moving forward, but not as fast as I expected," Zelensky said.

    Earlier, Zelensy said that he would hold a military parade after Ukraine regains control of …

  • Putin and Zelensky discuss Donbas settlement over the phone

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reported the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    The parties discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the Normandy summit on December 9, 2019 in Paris.

    Zelensky also raised the issue of security in the Donbas. The parties welcomed the agreement on a full and comprehensive ceasefire in the Donbas, which began at 00:01 on July 27. The Russian President  …

  • Putin and Zelensky to sign agreement on full ceasefire in Donbas

    During his visit to the Donbas, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announced that the agreement on a full ceasefire in the Donbas, which is expected to begin on July 27, will be signed with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as the rest of the Normandy Four member states.

    According to Zelensky, Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) reached an agreement on a full ceasefire in the Donbas, but, in his opinion, now the document requires signatures of the heads of the "Normandy Four" countries, …

  • Kadyrov demands apologies from Ukrainian President Zelensky

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, demanded that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky confirm his earlier apology.

    "Why now, after the apology was accepted, to try to portray something, to wobble, to wag, to try to elevate oneself? Now you, having received the powers of the President of Ukraine, every time come up with new versions of the apology. You will have to  firmly decide  on your position and confirm your apologies. If not, you will have to answer to me," Kadyrov wrote on his …

  • Head of Crimea refuses to ask Ukrainian President to resume water supply to peninsula

    The head of the annexed Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said that the Crimean authorities will not ask the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to resume the supply of water to the peninsula.

    "Besides Zelensky, no one in Ukraine can make such a decision, everything else is a talk about nothing," said Aksyonov in an interview for Russian 24 TV channel.

    He added that the Ukrainian President has an opportunity to "legally take a pen and sign a document" on the supply of water to Crimea. Morally, …

  • Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and presidential advisor test positive for COVID-19

    Ukrainian Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksii Reznikov and an adviser to the President of Ukraine Ruslan Demchenko tested positive for COVID-19, reports Ukrainian news outlet Nove Vremya.

    Yesterday, the Ukrainian officials were in talks with the French presidential foreign policy adviser, Emmanuel Bonne, in Paris. Both of them were diagnosed with coronavirus last night.

    Meanwhile, Oleksii Reznikov himself noted in a commentary to Kyiv Vlada that he was …