Ex-deputy of Russian State Duma killed in Kyiv: Biography of Voronenkov
In December 2016, 45-year-old State Duma Deputy of the sixth convocation Denys Voronenkov, together with his son and wife Maria Maksakova - an opera singer and ex-deputy from United Russia - moved to Ukraine. He obtained Ukrainian citizenship.
The Verkhovna Rada has appealed to the U.S. Congress regarding security guarantees for Ukraine.
The Verkhovna Rada has appealed to the U.S. Congress regarding security guarantees for Ukraine.
President: Populism and activity of politicians guided by the principle “the worse, the better”, is the same threat to Ukraine as the Russian aggression
President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that the state created preconditions for economic development and beginning of restoration and improvement of the living standards. However, such path of state development is not satisfactory for some people both outside and inside Ukraine. A significant part of the Ukrainian political community is still guided by the principle “the worse, the better”, as stated by the President.
Ukrainian missiles successfully tested – Turchynov
Ukrainian missiles produced by Ukroboronprom state concern and the State Space Agency of Ukraine were successfully tested on Tuesday, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has said.
Belarus drops allegation that frontier intruders came from Ukrainian territory
Belarus dropped an allegation that a car with armed men, that broke through the Belarus border on the night of March 20, entered from the territory of Ukraine. Oleh Slobodyan, the Border Guard Service officer Oleh Slobodyan reported that on his Facebook page.
President: We can move from the tactics of survival to the common state strategy of development of Ukraine
President Petro Poroshenko is confident that Ukraine demonstrates a positive development in all directions of reforms: increase of minimum salary and its influence on business and budget, restoration of bank crediting, decentralization, development of road infrastructure, healthcare reform and changes in secondary education.
President: Tax police must be eliminated
President Petro Poroshenko stands for elimination of the tax police and establishment of the Financial Investigation Service as a new, intellectual and analytical body. It was stated by him at the fifth session of the Regional Development Council.
President: Only united we are invincible
Modern Ukraine, politicians must remember not only lessons of our history, but also make conclusions to prevent the repeat of mistakes, as stated by the President.
President: Ukraine has two wings like a plane - democracy and order
According to Petro Poroshenko, the most important thing for Ukraine today is to comply with democracy and order. The Head of State reminded that yesterday during the incident with the so-called blockade some “state-mongers” tried to take away weapons, beat police officers and humiliate them with swearing.
NBU simplifies foreign currency purchases for businesses
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has allowed business entities to purchase foreign currency at the expense of credits received in hryvnia under state guarantees in the framework of programs to enhance the country's security and defense capabilities, according to NBU Resolution No. 22, coming into force March 16.
EC will issue EUR 600 mln second tranche of macro-financial aid to Ukraine
The European Commission on March 16 approved the granting of the second tranche of macro-financial assistance worth EUR 600 million to Ukraine to support the capital market.
President: Ukrainian enterprises remained the only anchors for those territories to hold on to Ukraine
Enterprises that kept paying wages in Ukrainian currency and paying taxes to the Ukrainian budget were the “islands” of Ukrainian presence in the occupied territories and they were to become a stronghold of reintegration of those lands after their de-occupation. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in the interview with Ukrainian TV channels.
Russia resumes diesel oil supply to Ukraine through pipeline
Diesel oil supplies from Russia to Ukraine were resumed last week. This was reported by Interfax. Rosneft formalized all necessary documents and pumping has been resumed.
All freight traffic across delimitation line in Donbas blocked
All cargo transportation through demarcation line in Donbas was halted. This was reported by Oleksandr Turchynov, the Head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on Facebook.
NBU suggests that NSDC bans Russian state banks' subsidiaries from executing any financial transactions in favor of their parent banks
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has suggested implementing the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) decision by banning the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks from moving capital outside Ukraine.
Ukrainian Minister of Defense urged reserve officers to return to active service
The Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, urged reserve officers to return to service in the Armed Forces in a post on his Facebook page.
Ukrainian Parliament closes its session because of militarymen inside
Oksana Syroyid, the deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, announced the morning session closed for today.
Lutsenko: Yanukovych to stand before trial in absentia
Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted ex-president of Ukraine, will stand before the Ukrainian court in absentia, while remaining in Russia. Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said this at a briefing on Tuesday.
No grounds to stop investigation against Yanukovych, case to be forwarded to court soon – PGO
There are no grounds to stop a special pre-trial investigation against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko's press secretary Larysa Sargan wrote on Facebook.
President of Ukraine met with Minister for European and Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with Minister for European and Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn.
President congratulated on the Day of Ukrainian Volunteers: We don’t know what fate Ukraine would have if it wasn’t for volunteers
President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with Ukrainian volunteers. “It is a great honor for me to congratulate you, the best, true heroes of Ukraine,” the Head of State noted.
Security Service of Ukraine will verify information about Russian Eurovision candidate's visits to Crimea
The Ukrainian Security Service will check the authenticity of information regarding possible visits by the Russian singer Yulia Samoylova to the Russia-annexed Crimea. This was stated by Security Service spokesperson Olena Gitlyanska.
Activists burn tires near SBU in Vinnytsia in support of blockade participants
Activists in Vinnytsia that support trade blockade held a demonstration near the building of the Security Service regional department. This was reported by Donbas trade blockade HQ on Facebook page.
EU extends sanctions against violators of territorial integrity of Ukraine
European Union extended sanctions against those who violated territorial integrity of Ukraine. It was reported by the press service of EU Council.
Donbas blockade HQ gives two weeks to close Sberbank in Ukraine
The headquarters Donbas blockade delivered an ultimatum to the Cabinet of Ministers to close all the offices of Sberbank in Ukraine because of the decision to accept passports of “DPR” and “LPR”. This was reported by the leader of the Donbas blockade Anatoliy Vynohrodskyy during the press-conference.
Cabinet approves agreement with Turkey on mutual entry of citizens by ID cards
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the signing of an agreement with the government of Turkey on the possibility of mutual trips of citizens on the basis of internal passports in the form of ID cards.
IMF meeting on Ukraine scheduled for March 20 – spokesman
The Ukraine-related meeting of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has been scheduled for March 20, according to the IMF spokesman Gerry Rice.
EU parliament profile committee votes for visa-free regime for Ukrainians
The Committee of the European Parliament on Civil Liberties, Justice and Internal Affairs (LIBE) on Thursday, March 9, approved the draft on the inclusion of Ukraine in the list of third countries whose citizens are canceled visa requirements.
President: Unity of Ukraine must be paramount
At the ceremony of presenting Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko congratulated Ukrainians on the 203rd anniversary of Taras Shevchenko’s anniversary. “This is a person that unites Ukrainians and forms Ukraine,” the Head of State noted.
President: Unity of Ukraine must be paramount
At the ceremony of presenting Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko congratulated Ukrainians on the 203rd anniversary of Taras Shevchenko’s anniversary. “This is a person that unites Ukrainians and forms Ukraine,” the Head of State noted.