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06 February 2021

05 February 2021

G7 ambassadors call for reforming High Council of Justice

G7 ambassadors call for reforming High Council of Justice

The ambassadors of the G7 countries have met with Verkhovna Rada Chairman Dmytro Razumkov to emphasize the importance of comprehensive judicial reform, including the High Council of Justice, according to the Twitter account of the UK Presidency of the G7 Ambassadors' Support Group in Kyiv.

04 February 2021

Ukraine, Japan to deepen cooperation in cybersecurity – NSDC

Ukraine, Japan to deepen cooperation in cybersecurity – NSDC

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov met with Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Takashi Kurai to discuss the issue of deepening cooperation between the security agencies of the two countries in the field of cybersecurity, the NSDC's press service reports.

Zelensky: No threat to freedom of speech and media business in Ukraine

Zelensky: No threat to freedom of speech and media business in Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has held a meeting with heads of major Ukrainian TV channels to discuss a decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to impose sanctions against the NewsOne, ZIK and 112 Ukraine TV channels, the president’s press service reported on Wednesday evening.

03 February 2021

Ban on pro-Russian channels in Ukraine meets national security interests - Stulik

Ban on pro-Russian channels in Ukraine meets national security interests - Stulik

The decision to impose sanctions against a number of pro-Russian TV channels in Ukraine and to stop their broadcasting meets national interests in defending Ukrainian statehood, according to David Stulik, Head of Eastern European Program at the Prague-based European Values Center for Security Policy and former spokesperson at the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

NSDC received evidence of financing of Medvedchuk's channels from Russia - Zhovkva

NSDC received evidence of financing of Medvedchuk's channels from Russia - Zhovkva

The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council's decision to impose sanctions against the 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK television channels and their owner, Taras Kozak, who is believed to be an ally of Viktor Medvedchuk, is based on evidence that they are being funded by the aggressor state, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Ihor Zhovkva has said in a video seen by Ukrinform.

NUJU chairman reacts to blocking of Medvedchuk's channels

NUJU chairman reacts to blocking of Medvedchuk's channels

Chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) Sergiy Tomilenko has reacted to the National Security and Defense Council decision of February 2 to block TV channels 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK for five years.

02 February 2021

Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova express joint vision for Eastern Partnership development

Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova express joint vision for Eastern Partnership development

The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have sent a letter to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi and the foreign ministers of the EU member states on a common strategic vision for the further development of the Eastern Partnership initiative, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's press service has reported.

Kuleba, Blinken discuss strengthening of U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership

Kuleba, Blinken discuss strengthening of U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken have discussed the strengthening of the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States and the prospects for maintaining contacts at all levels, including the highest level, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's press service has reported, following the first phone call between Kuleba and Blinken.

01 February 2021

Zelensky hopes Biden will join Normandy talks

Zelensky hopes Biden will join Normandy talks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the Normandy format is currently stagnant due to Russia's reluctance to move forward and expressed hope that U.S. President Joe Biden would join the talks.

Next TCG meeting scheduled for Feb 3

Next TCG meeting scheduled for Feb 3

The next meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict in Donbas (TCG) will be held on February 3 via videoconference.

Zelensky asks Biden why Ukraine still not in NATO

Zelensky asks Biden why Ukraine still not in NATO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes that under the Biden administration, Ukraine and the United States will enter a new stage of relations that will strengthen the security of our state.

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