Residents of the occupied Crimea with Ukrainian citizenship have been denied access to basic services, UK Permanent Representative to the UN Karen Pierce has stated.
Poland supports the proposal by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to expand the Normandy format on settling the conflict in Donbas and to invite the United States and the United Kingdom to these negotiations, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has told an Ukrinform correspondent in New York.
Poland’s proposal to appoint a special envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Ukraine was not accepted by the organization.
A court has allowed Ukraine's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to question former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, using a lie detector, the SBI's press service has told the Ukrayinska Pravda online newspaper.
13 August 2019
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danylyuk, Acting Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov, experts of the NSDC Office, and Deputy Head of Ukraine's Presidential Office Ruslan Riaboshapka met with representatives of the International Advisory Group (IAG).
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France on August 19 to hold talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on a wide range of topics, including the situation in Ukraine, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has said.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has relieved Roman Bezsmertny of the post of Ukraine’s representative in the political subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) in Minsk.
The election of the chairman of the Opposition Platform - For Life party, Viktor Medvedchuk, to the Verkhovna Rada is a threat to Ukraine's national security as the politician has a clear pro-Kremlin position, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danylyuk has said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree making changes to the procedure for the acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by foreigners who participated in the defense of Ukraine and by Russian citizens who were subject to political persecution.
The Presidential Office plans to hold a forum in Mariupol in September 2019 to draw attention to the problems of Donbas and attract investors.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has recommended that Ukrainian citizens not participate in rallies, demonstrations and protests in Hong Kong.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed chairmen of 18 district state administrations in two regions.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree approving the new composition of the Citizenship Commission under the President of Ukraine.
12 August 2019
Ukraine's Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered the first 25 MPs elected in snap parliamentary elections on July 21, 2019, according to a report posted on the CEC's page on Facebook.
Travels by Russian officials to the occupied Crimea are an unacceptable violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has stated.
The Government of the United Kingdom will continue to support Ukraine in its confrontation with Russian aggression.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has instructed Head of the National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Kniazev to dismiss police chiefs in nine districts of three regions.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Vitaliy Bunechko as the new head of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration.
Representatives of the opposition political parties in the Verkhovna Rada of the ninth convocation will be able to chair the Freedom of Speech Committee and the Human Rights and National Minorities Committee.
The representatives of the United States, Germany and France are going to hold another round of consultations on the Normandy format this week.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make his first visit to Ukraine in 20 years to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Jewish Press reported on August 11.
10 August 2019
About 4.7 million foreign citizens have entered Ukraine during the past six months, according to the spokesperson of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Andriy Demchenko.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Mykola Kuleshov as head of the Department for Counter-Intelligence Protection of the State's Interests in the Field of Information Security of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has already received an invitation to visit the White House, and his meeting with the U.S. president may take place very soon.
09 August 2019
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree reshuffling the composition of the National Investment Council.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with representatives of the Crimean Tatar people and discussed issues of cooperation with them, the president’s press service has reported.
The negotiations at all platforms, including Minsk, should be used to find ways to end the war in Donbas, but the real steps to finish the armed conflict can be taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump will be able to communicate in Warsaw and New York, but the date of the Ukrainian President’s official visit to the United States has not yet been determined.
The first solemn meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of the ninth convocation will be held on August 29.
The director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Artem Sytnyk, hopes that the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine will begin to work on September 5.
The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine prepares to submit more than 200 criminal proceedings to the High Anti-Corruption Court after its launch in September.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has visited an enterprise that produces unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Turkey and discussed prospects for cooperation between the two countries.
Washington is launching a joint Ukraine-U.S. cooperation project on education and research in modern nuclear science and engineering, Ukraine's Embassy in the United States has reported on its Facebook page.
U.S. attorney Marcus Cohen, who hired lobbyists from Signal Group for $70,000 to elevate Volodymyr Zelensky's profile in the United States, has said that he did so out of good will and out of his own pocket.
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent has said that the expansion of the Normandy format requires the agreement of all parties involved.
08 August 2019
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople has reaffirmed his support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
The U.S. Embassy believes that reaction of President Zelensky and the Ukrainian Armed Forces to the escalation of conflict in Donbas merits full support of the Normandy Four, including Russia.
Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar held a meeting with Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Anka Feldhusen, the press service of the Foreign Ministry has reported.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has begun a meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
Russian media reports about Ukraine's alleged "debt" to the CIS and the absence of an "official notification" of the country's withdrawal from this organization are blatant manipulation, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bodnar has said in a comment to Ukrinform.
The presidents of Ukraine and Turkey during the negotiations devoted much time to the safety of navigation in the Black Sea and the return of Ukrainian sailors from Russian captivity.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has said he does not rule out that he will again run for Kyiv mayor if the elections in the Ukrainian capital are held.
Ukraine and its international partners are continuing to do their best to achieve peace in Donbas by diplomatic means, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
Turkey does not and will not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and unwaveringly supports the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has invited Turkey to take part in the reconstruction of the destroyed infrastructure in Donbas.
07 August 2019
Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko has signed in Singapore the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation.
The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine expresses concern over sentences to residents of occupied Crimea for evading the Russian military draft.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has held a telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron and called on the Normandy Four leaders to urgently agree on the next steps for the settlement of the situation in Donbas.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that the regulations on simplification of issuance of permits for visiting the occupied Crimea will be approved at the legislative level soon.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived on an official visit to Turkey.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed on a possible meeting between the leaders of the Normandy format countries, the press service of the head of the Ukrainian state has reported, following a phone call between Zelensky and Putin.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a law ratifying a free trade agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of Israel, according to the website of the Verkhovna Rada.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin this morning to discuss the aggravation of the situation in Donbas.
Kharkiv resident Oleksandr Steshenko, convicted in the annexed Crimea in 2018, has been released and returned to Ukraine.
Russian transgressions should be taken to international law tribunals, while sanctions against Moscow must be strengthened.
The potential head of the Servant of the People faction in the Verkhovna Rada, David Arakhamia, has named probable contenders for the post of Ukraine's prime minister.
06 August 2019
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Alternative Energy Sources" that allow private solar power plants with a capacity of up to 30 kW to sell electricity at a "green" tariff.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed two deputy heads of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
The first meeting of the newly elected Verkhovna Rada will take place on September 3, and negotiations on staff appointments will begin afterwards, according to Andriy Gerus, the president's representative in the Cabinet of Ministers.