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President: Ukraine is interested in increasing Turkish representation in the OSCE monitoring mission and expects our partners to support the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas
“Our strategic partnership is at the very high level, just as the level of trust between the Presidents. And already not 2.5, but 3 hours we spent with Mr. President during the meeting in vis-à-vis format provide all grounds for optimism in the development of all spheres of our bilateral cooperation and multilateral coordination,” President Petro Poroshenko said opening the sixth session of the Ukraine-Turkey High-Level Strategic Council.
Poroshenko, Merkel discuss Donbas peacekeeping idea over phone
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed positions on the implementation of an initiative to deploy a UN peacekeeping mission to occupied areas in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to the presidential press service.
Latvia in UN urges to bring Russia to account for aggression against neighbors
Russia must respect the territorial integrity of all countries and renounce attempts to change state borders by force. President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis called for this at the UN General Assembly, Ukrinform reports.
President at the UN Security Council Summit: UN peacekeeping endeavor needs reform to respond efficiently to the new challenges
At the high-level open debate of the United Nations Security Council on the Reform of the UN Peacekeeping: Implementation and Follow-up, President Petro Poroshenko emphasized the need for reforming the UN’s peacekeeping endeavor.
President: The purpose of the UN peacekeeping operation is not to freeze conflict, but to bring peace and Ukrainian sovereignty to the occupied territory
In the course of the briefing for journalists in New York, President Petro Poroshenko emphasized that Ukraine has presented its vision of the UN peacekeeping operation in Donbas.
Poroshenko shows proof of Russian military presence in Donbas during UN Security Council meeting
The Russia’s mantra that "we are not there" does not hold water (on Russian military presence in Donbas), according to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko’s address during the UN Security Council meeting, broadcasted by 112.UA Channel.
Russia’s offer to bring UN peacekeepers to Donbas is ‘mockery over Ukraine’, - ex-president
The Kremlin has been ‘mocking’ Ukraine and the rest of the world by offering to implement the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas. Leonid Kuchma, the ex-president of Ukraine and this country’s official envoy in the Minsk talks group, said that in the commentary for the press during the Yalta European Strategy forum.
President: Ukraine has become the de facto Eastern border of the united Europe
Ukraine has become the de facto Eastern border of the united Europe and Ukrainians are once again fulfilling their millennial mission of defending our common European home from threats from the East. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in the course of the speech at the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting “Is This a New World? And What Does It Mean for Ukraine?”
Poroshenko to meet with Trump on Sept 21 – media
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is planning to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump amid a visit to New York City to participate in a UN General Assembly session, according to the Ukrainian news agency RBC Ukraine.
UN peacekeepers will help restore integrity of Ukraine, - Nauert
Introduction of the UN peacekeeping mission to the east of Ukraine will protect citizens from armed violence and contribute to the restoration of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state. This was stated on Wednesday by the spokesperson of the US State Department Heather Nauert in Washington, Ukrinform repoprts.
West 2017 military drills start in Belarus
Week-long military exercises West-2017 with the participation of Belarusian and Russian troops starts today, on Thursday, September 14 in Belarus, BELTA informs.
Peacekeepers in Donbas: Risk of legal Russian military on Ukrainian territory
According to media reports, one of the components of the Donbas reintegration bill may be the introduction of international peacekeeping mission to the region. The question is not as simple as it seems at first glance.
Poland is ready to support deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas
Poland is ready to support the deployment of the UN peacekeepers in Donbas and actively take part in the settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council since January 1, 2018. The Deputy of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Batrocz Cichocki claimed this at the meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Sergy Kyslytsya as Ukrinform reported.
Why Putin needs peacekeepers in Donbas?
Vladimir Putin decided that the issue of peacekeepers "would benefit the settlement of the conflict in the southeast of Ukraine." And he instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council for consideration.
Ukraine uses UN principles to amend Constitution on Crimean Tatar autonomy, - Chubarov
Ukraine’s Constitutional Commission, when amending the Basic Law concerning Crimean Tatar national autonomy, uses the principles of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, and President of the World Crimean Tatar Congress Refat Chubarov said. It was reported by Interfax-Ukraine agency.
Russian variant of UN peacekeepers deployment is unacceptable, - Kuchma
Deployment of the UN peacekeepers to Donbas at the suggestion of Russia is unacceptable for Ukraine. The representative of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas in Minsk Leonid Kuchma claimed this at the briefing in Dnipro on September 8 as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
Poroshenko to raise issue of bringing UN peacekeepers to Donbas at UN General Assembly session
Head of the Ukrainian state Petro Poroshenko will bring up the issue of deploying the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas. This topic is going to be the major one during his speech at the UN General Assembly session, which is scheduled for September.
Quarter of Donbas citizens are in desperate need of food, - UN
About quarter of citizens of the occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions incurs the deficit of the food products. It is the preliminary estimation of the food security by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
International Arbitration to consider appeal of Ukraine against Russia on Kerch Bridge building
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed an appeal to the international arbitration due to the building of the Kerch Strait Bridge. A lot of ships cannot sail through the Kerch Strait after the building due to the deep draft and the losses of the Ukrainian state ports will equal to 19.3 million of dollars during the 23-days restriction of the shipping traffic. The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan claimed this at 112 Ukraine.
Ukraine in UN Security Council reminds of Russia’s weapons supply to Donbas
Ukrainian delegation at the session of UN Security Council reminded that terrorist organizations in the east of Ukraine receive weapons from the Russian Federation. The statement was published on the website of Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations.
Russian diplomat becomes chief of UN Counter-terrorism Office
Vladimir Voronkov, the representative of Russia of international organizations in Vienna became the head of the recently created Counter-terrorism Office of the United Nations. The UN news center reported this.
UNOHCHR: 1.3 mln civilians in Donbas on brink of humanitarian crisis
The UN OHCHR Office in Ukraine reports an increased risk of spread of epidemic diseases in the war-torn Donbas; almost 1.3 million local civilians are on the brink of the humanitarian crisis.
Ukraine’s UN envoy: Russia creates instability in post-Soviet countries
Russia has been using the tactics of ‘controlled instability’ at the post-USSR space since the 1990s; that lets the Kremlin keep these former Soviet countries from developing any close contacts, all the more integration with the EU.
President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel
At the initiative of the Israeli party, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.
‘Head of DNR military intelligence’: Moscow responsible for MH17 tragedy,- media
Leader of the self-defense unit of Zaporizhia and a veteran of Afghanistan Sergey Tiunov said that on the recording of intercepted telephones conversations between the ‘head of DNR military intelligence’ ‘Khmuryi’ and a separatist with call sign ‘Buryat’ posted by JIT investigators in October 2015 he recognized the voice of Russian colonel Sergei Dubinskiy with the call sign ‘Khmuryi’. In JIT materials ‘Khmuryi’ appears as responsible for the movement of missile from Russian border to the territory controlled by separatists.
President had a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko spoke on a phone with U.S. Secretary of States Rex Tillerson.
Russia remains key threat to Black Sea region, - EU ambassador in Ukraine
Russia has been the main threat to security in the Black Sea region; Hugh Mingarelli, the EU ambassador in Ukraine, said that at a press conference in Kyiv on Monday, as quoted by RBC Ukraine.
President: UN ICJ urged Russia to fully implement the Minsk agreements
The International Court of Justice urged Russia to fully implement the Minsk agreements having recognized it a party to the Minsk process, not an intermediary. For the first time, this recognition is not a political, but legal assessment. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko at the meeting with Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yelisieiev and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Olena Zerkal.
Poroshenko: "U.S. will never recognize Crimea annexation"
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he is confident that the United States will never recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea, according to the president's press service.
Ukraine's envoy to Serbia: S-300s never supplied to Croatia – media
Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia Oleksandr Aleksandrovych has denied that Ukraine has ever supplied S-300 missile systems to Croatia in the past 25 years, according to Serbia's b92.net, which quoted that country's state news agency Tanjug.