The Ukrainian authorities are doing everything possible to protect citizens from the coronavirus, and the Cabinet of Ministers is strengthening quarantine measures in Ukraine to this end.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed during a phone conversation with President of the European Council Charles Michel the situation in Ukraine and the EU in connection with the coronavirus pandemic and confirmed the need to maintain sanctions against the Russian Federation.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called on the Russian Federation to stop fighting in eastern Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a phone conversation with UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the president’s press service reported on Thursday evening.
NATO Foreign Ministers have agreed on measures to further deepen partnerships with Ukraine and Georgia.
02 April 2020
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Takashi Kurai agreed to develop cooperation in the field of cybersecurity between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry's press service reports following their meeting as part of a Week of Asia.
The spring session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which was scheduled for May 22-25 in Kyiv, has been postponed to a later date due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The Russian authorities for more than a week have been blocking the transit through their territory of humanitarian convoys with medical supplies necessary to combat Covid-19 in Ukraine.
The Cabinet of Ministers has dismissed Oleh Melnyk as deputy finance minister.
The Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Maryna Popatenko as deputy youth and sports minister.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he is confident that the Verkhovna Rada will support amendments to the state budget in the near future.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Indian Ambassador to Ukraine Partha Satpathy have agreed to protect the citizens of both countries who cannot return home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's press service has reported.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accepted an invitation to visit Ukraine and invited his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba to China, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported, following a phone call between the two diplomats.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a phone conversation discussed some agreements to coordinate efforts to combat the coronavirus spread, the press service of the Ukrainian president reported on Wednesday evening.
01 April 2020
Ukraine and India will work to step up the top-level political dialogue and deepen economic cooperation despite the coronavirus pandemic, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported, following a meeting between Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and India's Ambassador to Ukraine Partha Satpathy.
The European Union has condemned Russia’s decision to add Crimea and Sevastopol to the list of border territories of the Russian Federation in which non-Russian citizens are prevented from owning land.
An ad hoc meeting of the Verkhovna Rada may take place next week, the deputy head of the deputy faction of the Servant of the People faction, Yevheniia Kravchuk, has told Ukrinform.
Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi has accepted an invitation to make a visit to Ukraine and invited his counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, to visit China.
NATO Foreign Ministers, who will hold a meeting by secure videoconference on April 2, will discuss a new package of support for Ukraine and Georgia.
The Cabinet of Ministers has adopted a resolution on the establishment of the Commission for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Representative of Ukraine to the European Union Mykola Tochytskyi believes that Russia will not be able to use the COVID-19 pandemic to its own advantage and ease the imposed international sanctions.
Poland has helped 64 Ukrainian citizens return home from five countries by LOT planes, Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Andrii Deshchytsia has reported on Twitter.
Ukraine has joined the restrictive measures that the European Union is applying against Belarus.
Ukraine is grateful to Qatar for the assistance in returning Ukrainian citizens from Qatar to Ukraine, as well as for their transit from Indonesia and Thailand via the city of Doha.
31 March 2020
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on Tuesday, March 31, according to the president’s press service.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the so-called "presidential and parliamentary elections", held on March 31 in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The release of Ukrainian captives is complicated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ambassadors of the G7 countries in Ukraine have welcomed the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the law to launch a land market in Ukraine.
Consultations with international partners on the creation of a so-called advisory board at the political subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group are ongoing.
The batch of humanitarian aid from the Chinese government to help fight the coronavirus spread will arrive in Ukraine on April 1.
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had a phone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada François-Philippe Champagne on March 30, according to the website of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
Ukrainian MPs voted on bills on changes to banking system and on opening country’s land market
Ukraine has sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General, expressing a principled position on the inadmissibility of lifting sanctions against the states and persons who committed crimes and continue to violate the UN Charter and international law.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal expects that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will consider the bill on amendments to the 2020 state budget in a week.
The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) has called on the leadership of Ukraine to reach a new agreement with the IMF to continue large-scale reforms and to avoid default in any circumstances, USUBC has said in a statement obtained by Ukrinform.
30 March 2020
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba assures that the there is no progress in formation of the Consultative Council as part of the Trilateral Contact Group political subgroup with the participation of representatives of occupying power in Donbas.
On March 30, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had a phone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Retno Marsudi.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has appointed Maksym Stepanov to the post of health minister.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has appointed Serhiy Marchenko as the Finance Minister of Ukraine.
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba is convinced that the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union will remain valid despite the closure of borders in Europe due to coronavirus pandemic.
Serhiy Syvokho and Maksym Tkachenko have been relieved of their duties as advisers to the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, according to the NSDC Office.
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has adopted law No. 3275 introducing amendments to certain legislative acts to provide additional social and economic guarantees due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-2019).
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has not supported the appointment of Serhiy Marchenko as finance minister.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has dismissed Ilya Yemets from the post of health minister.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry will actively work with Asian countries this week to preserve and, if possible, expand their markets for Ukrainian goods, according to Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has dismissed Ihor Umansky from the post of finance minister.
The Cabinet of Ministers has allocated additional UAH 500 million to pay unemployment benefits, according to the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture.
The Cabinet of Ministers at a special meeting on Sunday approved a decision to simplify the procedure for receiving unemployment benefits during the quarantine.
The draft law on amendments to the state budget for 2020 has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky urged political parties receiving budget financing in 2020 to donate this money to the needs of Ukrainian doctors.
28 March 2020
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg promised during a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba that the Alliance would consider providing additional support to Ukraine.
With the approval of the Resolution "Territorial Integrity of Ukraine" six years ago, the UN General Assembly strongly protested against the flagrant violation of international law by the Russian Federation.
27 March 2020
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova has introduced two deputies to the staff of the Office of the Prosecutor General, the department’s press service has reported.
The Austrian authorities will not impose sanctions on Ukrainians whose stay in the country may be exceeded due to quarantine.
The European Union condemns crimes against humanity in the temporarily occupied areas of Luhansk and Donetsk regions and calls for immediate and comprehensive investigations into these violations.
Federal Minister for European and International Affairs of Austria Alexander Schallenberg has said during a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba that Russia's attempts to lift sanctions because of coronavirus pandemic are futile.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky urges not to confuse the emergency situation with the state of emergency and assures that this regime means discipline, not dictatorship.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has held a meeting with the heads of parliamentary factions before an extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada over the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement on the president’s website posted on Thursday evening.
The Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the peaceful settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine held its meeting in the format of a video conference due to the spread of the coronavirus disease, according to a statement posted on the president’s website on Thursday evening.