The Venice Commission pointed out serious shortcomings in the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine of October 27, 2020 in the case of constitutional motion filed by 47 MPs on the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Prevention of Corruption."
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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.
The United States calls on Russia to ensure unhindered access for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to all regions of Ukraine, including the temporarily occupied Crimea.
10 December 2020
The National Congress of Paraguay has adopted a declaration condemning Russia's occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine's Embassy in Argentina has told Ukrinform.
Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Roman Mashovets and U.S. Chargé d'Affaires in Ukraine Kristina Kvien have discussed prospects for defense cooperation, the press service of the President's Office has reported.
Ukraine and Mongolia will hold a number of high-level bilateral events and intend to establish diplomatic missions in Kyiv and Ulaanbaatar in the near future.
Minister for Communities and Territories Development Oleksiy Chernyshov has stated that newly formed united territorial communities in Ukraine are centers of economic growth with new high-quality management and resources.
President of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio has called regrettable the decision by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine to declare unconstitutional Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code, which provides for punishment for false declaration of assets by public officials.
Ukraine and Moldova will hold in-depth bilateral consultations on European integration so as to work together on the agenda of the two countries' relations with the European Union, according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Yenin has received copies of credentials from newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Ukraine Leah M. Basinang-Ruiz.
Verification of judges' e-declarations not contradicting international standards - Venice Commission
Verification of judges' asset declarations is a common international practice and should be regulated by national law, the Venice Commission has said in its response to the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky regarding the powers of anti-corruption bodies.
09 December 2020
Russia's denying the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as an act of genocide of the Ukrainian people can be commensurate with committing this crime, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said in a statement on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.
Ukraine is settling its constitutional crisis caused by the 'collapse' of the anti-corruption system at the expense of significant relaxations
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the dismissal of Oleksandr Bondarenko from the post of head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration.
The election of Ukraine and the United Kingdom to the UN Human Rights Council will strengthen cooperation in the field of human rights, in particular in finding ways to implement the Crimean Platform tasks.
The United States welcomes Ukraine's progress in the fight against corruption and pledges further support to continue the fight against vested interests.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has called on Russia to take real steps towards resolving the armed conflict in Donbas in accordance with norms and principles of international law.
Implementation of the agreements reached by the Normandy format leaders as well as the entire package of Minsk agreements remains for Ukraine the basis for political and diplomatic settlement of the Russia-Ukraine armed conflict and restoration of peace in Donbas.
First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar invited Switzerland to join the Crimean Platform initiative.
The U.S. House of Representatives adopted by overwhelming majority the 2021 defense policy bill which provides for sanctions against Nord Stream 2 and security assistance to Ukraine.
Ukraine and the European Union agreed to hold the Association Council meeting on February 11, 2021.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov and Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine Tobias Thyberg have discussed the security situation in Donbas, the NSDC has reported on its Facebook page.
08 December 2020
Ukraine has fulfilled all the conditions put forward at the Normandy format meeting in Paris last year.
Ukraine has invited the Republic of Tunisia to participate in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform.
Ukrainian diplomats have raised the issue of Ukraine's obtaining observer status in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation during political consultations held between the foreign ministries of Ukraine and Tunisia, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's press service has reported.
Ukraine will insist on Iran's compliance with the agreements on the impartial investigation into the UIA plane crash near Tehran.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Anatoliy Poloskov as chairman of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration.
The UN General Assembly adopted the resolution entitled “Problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov”.
Germany has contributed EUR 1 million to the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2021, according to the German Embassy in Kyiv.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has described a scandalous decision by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine as an "attack" on the country's anti-corruption reforms and called on international partners, including Joe Biden's administration, to support a reboot of Ukraine's judicial system.
07 December 2020
President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda has welcomed the creation of the Crimean Platform initiative during a phone conversation with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Lithuanian counterpart Gitanas Nauseda have discussed the issues of counteracting the spread of COVID-19 and Ukraine's work to achieve peace in Donbas and implement the agreements reached at the Normandy Four summit in Paris last year.
The Malaysian government will spend MYR 23.3 million (USD 5.7 million) on the Dutch trial involving the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
After a new administration takes office in the United States, Ukraine expects greater support from Joe Biden's team in countering Russian aggression.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed, among other things, the settlement in Donbas.
Ukraine has made significant progress in creating conditions for the development of territorial communities in 2020.
The Ukrainian investigators have not received the files and evidence in the case of the downing of the UIA flight PS752 which Iran promised to present.
First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar during a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to Ukraine Ruslan Bolbocean invited Moldova to join the work of the Crimean Platform initiative.
During a visit to Moldova, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba plans to discuss with the country's President-elect Maia Sandu her statement on the need to withdraw Russian troops from Transnistria.
Ukraine is not set for political war with Hungary, but this neighboring country should respect Ukraine’s national legislation and national interests.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he is overseeing preparations for the purchase of the COVID-19 vaccine and emphasizes the importance of developing an algorithm for mass vaccination of Ukrainians.
Ukraine and the European Union agreed to hold the 7th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, which was previously scheduled for December 8, in February 2021.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine restrictions, Ukrainians can now travel to 63 countries, including ten European ones.
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Dmytro Razumkov has signed the law reinstating criminal liability for inaccurate declaration of assets, the Ukrainian parliament's press service has reported.
If there is no progress in the negotiation process by the end of the year, Ukraine may demand that Russia should be excluded from the SWIFT international payment network.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran has said that Ukraine expects to receive a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) in 2021.
05 December 2020
Ukraine calls on the global community to increase pressure on the Russian Federation to ensure it returns to the international legal regime, in particular to the implementation of the provisions of the Budapest Memorandum.
On December 6-7, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will pay a working visit to the United Arab Emirates, where he will present the Crimean Platform initiative.
At a time when the pandemic has created a huge burden for all of humanity in many areas, Ukraine is ready to join the strengthening of global food security, as well as other efforts that can accelerate the recovery process.
04 December 2020
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs views Ukraine as a full-fledged member of NATO in 2030, and believes that a Membership Action Plan (MAP) will provide a strong incentive for Ukraine to mobilize efforts to meet the criteria for membership.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted as a basis and as a whole the bill on restoring liability for inaccurate declaration of assets.
First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk has received a negative COVID-19 test.
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has adopted at first reading and as a whole the presidential bill on support for taxpayers in case of the introduction of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Sudan will soon hold political consultations at the level of deputy ministers to discuss practical steps to enhance bilateral cooperation.
The Ukrainian government may tighten COVID-19 restrictions in early January 2021 if the situation with the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine worsens, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said.
The Embassy of Ukraine in Kenya has recommended that Ukrainian citizens reconsider their plans to travel to Uganda due to the worsening political and security situation in the country, the embassy's press service has reported.
Russia's aggression against Ukraine is the most egregious violation of state sovereignty in all of Europe, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Deputy Secretary Stephen Biegun has said.
Denmark supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and calls on Russia to end its occupation of Crimea.
03 December 2020
Cyprus reaffirms its support for Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and supports a peaceful settlement in the Normandy and Minsk formats.