Ukrainian activist from Crimea, freed political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh was subjected to torture and physical violence in pre-trial detention center No.1 in Tver and in correctional facility No. 4 in Torzhok town, Tver region of the Russian Federation.
President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Caputova has invited President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to pay an official visit to Slovakia.
Slovakia considers EU sanctions against Russia a legitimate tool for restoring justice and supports their extension until the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh, which has been recently released from a Russian prison, was issued a Russian passport without his consent.
During the talks chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová, the delegations of the two countries discussed the issues of improving business climate, increasing investments, combating smuggling and holding further reforms.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the participants in a Normandy format summit should resolve three major issues, in particular, a detainee exchange in the "all for all" format, the terms of disengagement of troops and the withdrawal of troops.
Russia must continue to engage constructively in negotiations in the implementation of the Minsk agreements to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine it started and stoked.
The resolution of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is crucial for the proper functioning of the OSCE.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with President of Slovakia Zuzana Caputova as part of her official visit to Ukraine.
The new Ukrainian authorities are responsible for the independence and impartiality of the new Central Election Commission (CEC), the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has said.
U.S. Chargé d'Affaires a.i. in Ukraine William Taylor has stated that security is needed for holding elections in Donbas.
U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker has said he believes that Russia wants to leave Donbas.
U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine negotiations Kurt Volker says that sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea will remain in place until the peninsula is fully de-occupied.
On Monday, September 16, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will hold talks with President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová as part of her official visit to Ukraine.