Category Archives: Zelensky

Ukraine: Option of default off the table – Zelensky’s spox

21:20, 27 March 2020 The president hopes that MPs at their upcoming extraordinary meeting will vote for the required legislative initiatives to support businesses, vulnerable segments of the population, as well as highly important reforms in the banking and agricultural sectors. Ukrainian authorities are not considering the option of default, while counting on an increase in potential funding from the

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IMF may increase funding for Ukraine to $8 bln – Zelensky

23:50, 27 March 2020 The president noted that, together with financing from the World Bank and the EBRD, Ukraine could receive at least $10 billion. The International Monetary Fund may increase funding for Ukraine to $8 billion, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in a comment to reporters. “Every day we are negotiating with the International Monetary Fund. Now we

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Zelensky’s party divided amid allegations of compromise with Russia

By Oleksiy Sorokin When the presidential administration decided to negotiate with Russian-backed militants who control parts of Ukraine’s east, it proved extremely controversial. It also sparked tensions within Servant of the People, President Volodymyr Zelensky’s political party, which holds the majority of seats in parliament. Now, some loyal lawmakers are seeking to form a group in support of the president.

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Ukraine’s new government: more oligarchic, more pro-Russian

The age of young new faces is over after six months of work of Honcharuk’s government. “Not stealing isn’t enough,” said President Zelenskyy while parliament was voting to sack it on 4 March. However, the anxiety grows in Ukrainian civil society as the new government which was sworn in that day includes some old faces who worked with disgraced ex-President Yanukovych, have close links

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Servants of the People or “Little Russian valets”. Zelenskyy party on course for the “Russian world”

Article by: Maryna Danyliuk-Yarmolayeva The questions – “Who am I?” “Who are we?” – were correctly stated by President Zelenskyy in his New Year’s address to the nation in January 2020. After thirty years of procrastination, not many of our forty million Ukrainians are aware of who they are and why they exist… and where our nation is heading under

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Putin demanded that Zelensky ‘really implement Minsk agreements’

22:00, 14 February 2020 Putin also expressed readiness to continue efforts aimed at release and exchange of conflict-related detainees. Russian President Putin demanded that the President of Ukraine Zelensky “really implement the Minsk agreements.” The Kremlin website reports this information. According to the report, today’s conversation between Zelensky and Putin took place at the initiative of the Ukrainian side. “In connection with the

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Opposition MPs outraged at Zelensky’s words about USSR causing WWII, Holocaust

08:46, 3 February 2020 Viktor Medvedchuk and Vadym Rabinovych deny that the Soviet Union was involved in the Holocaust. President Volodymyr Zelensky’s statement that the Soviet Union was the one to launch the WWII and the Holocaust is a blasphemy. Viktor Medvedchuk, Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life party said so.   “I’m definitely outraged at the fact that

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Pompeo: State Department is working on new meeting between Trump and Zelensky, but now is not time

09:28, 1 February 2020 Secretary of State does not exclude that Trump and Zelensky can once again meet both in Washington, and in Kyiv, or in any other place. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the State Department is working on preparing a new meeting between US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Pompeo announced this in

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Timothy Ash: Zelensky’s disappointing response to audiotape scandal

By Timothy Ash. It was disappointing, in the end, how President Volodymyr Zelensky responded to Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk’s offer to resign after leaked audio recordings of a meeting with top advisers. The audiotapes revealed disparaging remarks about the president’s lack of understanding about the economy. Honcharuk did nothing wrong – he was taped, and leaked from, a private meeting with

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Ukrainian prime minister submits resignation after tapes

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying the country’s president knows nothing about the economy. In a Facebook post, Oleksiy Honcharuk said that he had given his resignation to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. “I took this post to implement the president’s program. He is an example of transparency and

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Zelenskyy suspected of private meetings with Russian officials during Oman trip

Editor’s Note At the moment when Ukrainian flight PS 752 was shot down over Teheran, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was in Oman. He did not announce this visit publicly until pro-Russian Ukrainian media Strana.ua, which is reportedly financed by Russia, published photos of Zelenskyy in Oman’s most expensive hotel, the Al Bustan Palace Ritz-Carlton, on 5 January. Three days later,

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Pompeo phoned Zelensky to find out what he was doing in Oman – Yeliseyev

13-1-20 US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo telephoned President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to find out what he is doing in Oman. The diplomat, adviser to the fifth president of Ukraine Konstantin Yeliseyev has declared it on the air of the TV channel ‘Direct’, Censor informs. He said that there were only two people in the so-called ‘delegation’, which arrived

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President was supposed to explain the release of Berkut to hundreds of Heavenly families, but went to the opening of the bridge

Sometimes the only thing left when dealing with a cannibal is to simply stand by his victim. By eater, I mean Putin and his regime. He unscrewed our hands and put us in a situation that basically should not be. I just returned from the court of appeal, which released the Berkutsk people under personal obligation. Everyone understood what the decision of the

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Ukraine: Head of President’s Office Bohdan secretly met with oligarch Kolomoysky

19:18, 27 December 2019 Kolomoysky himself denies meeting with Bogdan The head of the President’s Office, Andriy Bohdan, allegedly secretly met with Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky and his business partners. A new journalistic investigation of the ‘Scheme’ stated this. December 25, according to journalists, Bohdan met with the head of Naftogaz Andriy Kobolev. And after that I went to one of the

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TV personality Antin Mukharsky: Open Letter to Showman Zelenskyy

Article by: Antin Mukharsky Background Note Antin Mukharsky is a well-known Ukrainian writer, musician, stage actor and television personality. His famous alter ego is Orest Liutyy, Professor of Anthropology, who appears on stage to sing Ukrainian patriotic and parody songs, what he calls “Fierce Ukrainization”.  In February 2014, he performed on the Maidan, including clandestine concerts for Pravy Sektor, and

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