Category Archives: Zelensky

“Shit in the end.” Mass media published correspondence of people’s deputies from the Servant of the people on Smoliy’s resignation

The publication of Letters published the correspondence of people’s deputies from the Servants of the People, who discussed the resignation of the head of the National Bank, Yakov Smoly, and that, due to his departure, Ukraine canceled the placement of Eurobonds for $ 1.75 billion. A photo of the correspondence in one of the chats was made by the correspondent of the publication. “ Could

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Ukraine’s central bank chief resigns leaving Zelenskyy’s reform credentials in tatters

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund Ukraine’s reform agenda suffered a serious blow on July 1 when Yakiv Smolii, the highly respected governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), resigned due to what he called “systematic political pressure.” At a time when a wide range of Ukrainian reforms are facing rollbacks and reversals, Smolii and his reformist colleagues at the NBU

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Zelensky: quality reforms must make people “want to live in Ukraine”

Volodymyr Zelensky chaired the first meeting of the National Council of Reforms, attended by Cabinet and Parliament leadership. Opening the meeting, the Head of State assessed the quality and dynamics of implementation of changes in Ukraine, his office reported. According to him, any reform can only be deemed successful if it yields result. “Any reform is first and foremost about

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In Constitution Day message Zelensky reduced territory of Ukraine for two regions

16:51, 28 June 2020 – 112 UA “You know, now I am in the Kherson region. This is a beautiful and picturesque region. And we are very lucky, because there are twenty-five such parts in our country,” the president said. Volodymyr Zelensky was mistaken in listing the number of regions of Ukraine in his special address on Constitution Day, writes Strana.  “You

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“Are we living our lives the right way?”: Zelensky addresses Ukrainians on Constitution Day

15:30, 28 June 2020 – UNIAN In his speech, the president mentioned people who refuse to wear face masks on subway and truck drivers damaging roads by overloading their vehicles. President Volodymyr Zelensky on Constitution Day annually marked in Ukraine on June 29 in a video address to the nation talked about the importance of the Constitution for every Ukrainian.

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Zelensky arrives in flood-hit Prykarpattia before his self-isolation expires

The president will chair a meeting on disaster management in the country’s western regions. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived in flood-hit Ivano-Frankivsk region, also known as Prykarpattia, on a working visit before his self-isolation has expired. The head of state will personally inspect the territory of the region affected by recent floods, according to the press service of the

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Zelensky: I don’t do political persecution, Poroshenko just playing victim

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was not behind a political persecution of his predecessor Petro Poroshenko, who now sits in parliament. “He just wants to be a victim, wants everyone to think that there are political persecutions in Ukraine,” Zelensky said in an interview with the Canadian news outlet The Globe and Mail. “I am not interested in Mr.

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Zelensky’s undoing

He doesn’t know it yet, and his approval ratings certainly don’t suggest it yet, but President Volodymyr Zelensky looks finished politically — a one-termer in the making. And the cause of his demise will be the same rake that he and all of his predecessors stepped on: Lack of rule of law, the politicization of law enforcement and the criminal

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Ukraine: Protesters gather in Kyiv, demanding Zelensky stop surrender to Russia (Photos)

23:59, 24 May 2020 KYIV – UNIAN 2020 About 500 people took part in the event. A rally dubbed “Ukraine will resist” was held in Kyiv on Sunday, May 24, as part of the No Surrender initiative; protesters demanded that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “stop the policy of surrender to Russia.” Participants in the event were holding national flags, however,

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Walking a tight rope, one year of Zelenskyy’s foreign policy

UkraineAlert by Adair Appleton On May 13, the Eurasia Center hosted an event assessing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s foreign policy one year in. Think tank expert Alyona Getmanchuk, journalist Bohdan Nahaylo, Ambassador Steven Pifer, and former Defense Minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk participated. Due to time constraints, panelists were unable to address all of the questions posed by the audience during the event

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Zelensky seeks probe over leaked audio of Biden linking US aid to Ukraine prosecutor’s ouster

20 May, 2020 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for an investigation Wednesday of leaked recordings purportedly depicting then-Vice President Joe Biden telling Zelensky’s predecessor Petro Poroshenko that his country would receive U.S. aid once top prosecutor Viktor Shokin was replaced. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee already has acknowledged such an arrangement publicly. But the leaked audio revived criticism that Biden was engaged in a kind of

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Enough already

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring The bad old ways have returned to Kyiv. A year after its sunny new president took office and brought a blast of optimism that the country of over 40 million might be turned around, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s lofty pledges have begun to strain credulity. On March 4, the world took note when Zelenskyy sacked most of his

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Riaboshapka: Zelensky Has Lost His Way

Brian Bonner If Volodymyr Zelensky’s year-old presidency ends in failure, one of the many decisive moments why could be his public humiliation of Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka, dismissed on March 5 by a parliament controlled by the president’s party. The firing came, Riaboshapka said, with no explanation and only six months into his service as the president’s hand-picked appointee to

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Ominous silence

Almost three weeks have passed since video footage implicating the brother of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff in corruption was published by Geo Leros, a lawmaker from Zelensky’s own party. Since then, more evidence has piled up that Andriy Yermak’s brother Denys was trying to sell government jobs, which the brothers deny. Alleged accomplices have confirmed the fact of

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Ukraine: Next prisoner swap in Donbas to be held before Easter, Zelensky’s Office says

22:00, 08 April 2020 At today’s settlement talks, parties also discussed issues of humanitarian demining. Parties to the Donbas settlement negotiations within the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group on Wednesday, April 8, reached a principled agreement on the mutual release of held persons, according to the press service of the Ukrainian President’s Office. The next stage of prisoner swap

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Ukraine’s PM reports drop in number of new coronavirus cases in past day

15:58, 06 April 2020 A decrease in the number of new patients with the coronavirus is a result of the ongoing quarantine. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has informed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about a drop in the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Ukraine in the past day. “Sixty-eight out of 1,319 coronavirus cases were recorded in

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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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