Lutsenko sends request for prosecution of MP Dovgiy to Verkhovna Rada
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko submitted request for bringing unaffiliated MP Oles Dovgiy to criminal responsibility. Lutsenko reported this on his Facebook page.
President: Let us intensify our efforts to establish a modern efficient rehabilitation system for ATO veterans
President Petro Poroshenko thanked medics who help Ukrainian servicemen wounded in the ATO area heal wounds and return to normal life.
President: We need a transparent and professional discussion on the defined contribution pension system
President Petro Poroshenko is confident in the necessity of thorough examination of the introduction of the defined contribution pension system.
Poroshenko instructed Cabinet of Ministers to raise pensions and abolish taxation on them
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko instructed the Government to raise pensions this autumn, abolish taxation on them and lift all restrictions for working pensioners. This was reported by the press secretary of Ukrainian Head of State on Facebook.
Vkontakte closes office in Kyiv
Kyiv office of Vkontakte social network was closed because of sanctions. This was reported by Vlad Legotkin, the press secretary of Ukrainian branch, according to Hromadske.
Cabinet okays budget resolution for three years ahead
Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers for the first time in the history of budgeting in independent Ukraine has approved a medium-term budget resolution for 2018-2020 with economic growth indicators projected at 3%, 4% and 5% for the next three years, respectively.
Poroshenko comments on Turchynov's idea to abolish ATO
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has responded to yesterday's statement by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov regarding the abolition of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine, according to the presidential press service.
Dutch government signs ratification law for EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
The Dutch Justice Ministry signed the law on ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Minister for Foreign Affairs posted that on Twitter.
President on the introduction of the visa-free regime with the EU for Ukraine: Farewell, unwashed Russia, land of slaves, land of lords
President Petro Poroshenko congratulated Ukrainians on the introduction of the visa-free regime with the EU and addressed the attendees of the concert on the European Square: “Fate has finally smiled upon us, fellow Ukrainians. Many generations of our ancestors dreamed about that and fought for that”.
President: We have finally secured state interests in energy sphere
President Petro Poroshenko considers the verdict of the Stockholm arbitration tribunal as regards the dispute of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine against Gazprom on the gas supply contract victorious. It allowed restoring justice and protecting Ukraine’s interests in energy sphere.
Poroshenko congratulates Maltese PM Muscat on winning snap elections
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has congratulated Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat on his victory in the early general elections.
Ukraine may legislatively formalize priority of getting NATO membership
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy has launched an initiative to formalize at the legislative level the provisions that Ukraine's membership in NATO is a priority of the country's foreign policy.
President urged the Parliament to consider the draft law on medical reform before the end of the session
The meeting of the National Council of Reforms concerning the healthcare reform was held under the presidency of Petro Poroshenko.
Team from Dnipro Places in Top10 at NASA Space Apps Challenge
April 29-30 marked the second NASA Space Apps Challenge in Ukraine. The Space Challenge was hosted in Kyiv, Kropyvnytskyi, Odessa and Dnipro thanks to Association Noosphere, founded by Max Polyakov. Team Spacer from Dnipro with their project Diversity worked their way into the Top10 in international voting and ended up taking an prestigious 8th place.
Ukraine starts recovering Gazprom assets following court rulings
Ukraine has successfully begun recovering the assets of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, according to the judgments handed down by court, Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko has told reporters, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Facebook's Ukrainian audience soars by 1.5 mln users in two weeks
In previous years, the pace of growth was 35-40% per year, it said.
Russia's foreign office criticizes Dutch Senate's ratification of Ukraine-EU deal
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova says that the Dutch people who said "no" to the association with Ukraine have been "taken for a ride."
Russian artillery systems in Donbas start to shell at longer distance
Ukrainian military journalist and blogger Yuriy Butusov claims that Russian artillery systems used against the Ukrainian army in Donbas have begun shelling at longer distances.
Dutch Parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine Association
The Dutch senate has approved ratification of the EU-Ukraine free trade and association agreement on Tuesday, 30 May, bringing to a close a political saga that started over a year ago when Dutch voters rejected the deal in a referendum. EU Observier reported that.
Trump administration plans to restart Ukraine peace process – Washington Post
In their Oval Office meeting in March, President Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Ukraine crisis was Europe's responsibility and that the United States wouldn't get heavily involved, according to two officials briefed on the discussion. Only two months later, the Trump administration is reversing course and planning to re-engage on Ukraine in a significant way, according to The Washington Post.
China ready for visa-free dialogue with Ukraine
China could start the visa-free regime negotiations with Ukraine - as soon as Kyiv sends respective signal. Du Wei, the Chinese ambassador in Ukraine, said that in Kyiv on May 26.
President: Efficient State Border Service is the key element of ensuring national security of Ukraine
On the eve of the Day of the Border Guard, President Petro Poroshenko met with officials of the State Border Service of Ukraine. Congratulating the attendees on their professional holiday that will be celebrated on May 28, the Head of State noted that border guards are the face of Ukraine.
President: Diplomatic missions of Ukraine must help Ukrainians who travel abroad for the first time
President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes the importance of ensuring proper protection of rights and interests of Ukrainians who will travel to Europe taking advantage of the visa-free regime.
President: In visa-free conditions with the EU, border and fiscal services must ensure efficient control on the border crossing points
According to President Petro Poroshenko, given the introduction of the visa-free regime with the EU, the flow of citizens on the border crossing points will be increased. That is why the State Border Service and the State Fiscal Service must get ready and ensure an efficient control.
President: State eliminates bureaucratic difficulties in social protection of people affected by the Chornobyl disaster and their families
President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law on amendments to article 54 of the Law of Ukraine on the status and social protection of citizens affected by the Chornobyl accident. “I think it will be another important stage in the enhancement of protection of people affected by the Chornobyl accident, the Head of State noted.
Official Journal of EU publishes the solution of visa liberalization with Ukraine
The official journal of the European Union published the regulation of the visa-free regime for the citizens of Ukraine on May, 22.
Stable Ukraine key to Euro-Atlantic security – NATO official
Ukraine is NATO’s valued partner, and the Bloc will continue offering strong political and practical support to Kyiv, according to Carmen Romero, the spokesperson for the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, LB.ua reports.
Groysman offers raising social standards from Oct 1 instead of Dec 1 due to availability of funds
Social standards in Ukraine could be raised from October 1, 2017, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said.
President in the ceremony of signing the document on visa liberalisation with the EU: It is a historical day for Ukraine
In the framework of the working visit to Strasbourg, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in a solemn ceremony of signing the document on visa liberalisation with the EU for Ukrainians. The legislative act of the EU granting visa-free regime has been signed by President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Carmelo Abela.
President: We will do everything possible for the law on e-declarations to fulfill its function
President Petro Poroshenko believes that the introduction of mandatory e-declaration of senior officials and civil servants of all levels was a positive step, as it allowed the public not only to see the assets of the declarants, but also to control their origin.