The vote on the bill on improvement of banking regulation mechanisms in the Parliament of Ukraine will be a key moment that will determine Ukraine's future – whether it will be under the oligarchs’ rule or in the Western-backed civilized environment reformed according to the European standards.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba welcomes the statement of the Visegrad Group foreign ministers on the future of the Eastern Partnership initiative and declared the readiness of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to deepen political association and economic integration into the EU.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Vice Prime Minister Vadym Prystaiko as head of the Commission for Coordination of Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine.
Despite Russia's attempts to force on Ukraine a direct dialogue with representatives of the occupied Donbas and to moderate this dialogue, official Kyiv does not support such a format and underscores that Russia is a party to the conflict.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said that a detainee exchange, which had been previously agreed upon, is a top priority for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and the main focus of the government's attention.
09 April 2020
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Ann Linde confirmed during a phone conversation with Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba the inalterability of stance on international sanctions against Russia.
During the Trilateral Contact Group meetings held in videoconference format on April 6-8, the parties reached a principled agreement on the next phase of the exchange of detainees in the near future.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine agreed on the main items of the updated state budget and the corresponding amendments may be adopted already next week.
The European Union will allocate EUR 190 million in aid for Ukraine to prevent the coronavirus spread; funds will be used for strengthening the healthcare system and social-economic sector.
Deputy Justice Minister – Commissioner for European Court for Human Rights Ivan Lishchyna and Deputy Prosecutor General Giunduz Mamedov have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to bring the Russian Federation to responsibility for international human rights violations in the temporarily occupied territories in Donbas, according to the Justice Ministry’s press service.
Russia and the armed formations it backs must provide safe and unimpeded access for the OSCE, international non-governmental and humanitarian organizations to the territories in Donbas, which are temporarily beyond control of the Ukrainian Government, especially amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Russia again tried to use the UN site to obstruct justice over downed flight MH17 but was warned that it would not evade responsibility for that crime.
The parliamentary faction of the European Solidarity party has demanded that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky make strategic decisions in the interests of the country - about the non-return of PrivatBank to its former owner.
Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak met with US Chargé d'Affaires in Ukraine Kristina Kvien and discussed the IMF-Ukraine cooperation and the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
The United States supports Ukraine in its efforts to strengthen the security and defense system against the backdrop of Russian aggression and calls on European allies to strengthen their role in this process.
08 April 2020
The Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine endorsed the draft law "On Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents (Tromsø Convention)" tabled by President Zelensky.
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has opened five criminal cases concerning possible unlawful actions of the former president, Petro Poroshenko, during the appointment of judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
UNESCO has stated further deterioration of the situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its protest to the Russian Federation over the unlawful judgment of a "court" in the territory of the occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea which sentenced citizen of Ukraine Denys Kashuk to 3 years and 8 months in prison on trumped-up charges of purchase and storage of explosives.
The Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Olena Teriayeva as first deputy health minister.
The Cabinet of Ministers has supported a draft resolution on the establishment of the Economic Development Council of Ukraine, initiated by Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleh Nemchinov.
The government is not planning to soften quarantine measures in Ukraine in April, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has stated.
Ukraine's position, expressed in the minutes of the 10th information meeting on the situation in the occupied Crimea, was supported by 33 UNESCO member states.
The United Kingdom considers Russia’s decision on spring conscription in the occupied Crimea a shameless violation of international law and calls on the Kremlin to stop it immediately.
07 April 2020
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has made provision for the creation of a fund to fight COVID-19 in the amendments to the state budget.
Development strategies have been already approved in 19 regions in Ukraine, according to the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development.
Ukraine is very grateful to the international community for the assistance in protecting people living near the contact line in Donbas.
Ukraine has co-sponsored a UN draft resolution to ensure global access to medicines and medical equipment against the backdrop of the massive threat to humanity posed by the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Ukraine joined the decision of the Council of the European Union on the expansion of restrictive measures against Syria adopted on 17 February 2020.
The Cabinet of Ministers has instructed the Foreign Ministry, the Interior Ministry and the State Emergency Service to coordinate actions with relevant Italian authorities and to ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to Italy.
The minutes, signed upon the Trilateral Contact Group meeting in Minsk on March 11, 2020, are a working paper that is declarative in nature and does not foresee legal consequences, including the legitimization of the agency of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Ukraine will draw respective conclusions after receiving an official clarification regarding statements made by an Iranian MP, but will in no way allow Iran to escape the responsibility for the shooting down of a Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) passenger jet near Tehran.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo have discussed the issue of counteracting the coronavirus and the possibility of Ukraine obtaining loan guarantees from the United States.
Russia-controlled forces must ensure access for international humanitarian organizations and OSCE monitors to Russia-occupied areas of Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions.