Kiev-Donbass prisoner swap to raise Zelensky’s approval rating
The Ukrainian public has a positive view on the prisoner swap between Kiev and the Donbass republics, which will raise the approval rating of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, head of the …
Moscow says shifts achieved in Donbass crisis settlement
The Normandy Quartet’s summit in Paris allowed for achieving shifts in settling the conflict in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary on the results of 2019.
"Shifts were …
Prisoner exchange in Donbass "important humanitarian event"
Prisoner exchange between Donbass and Kiev has become an important humanitarian event, director of the Center for Current Policy Alexey Chesnakov said on Sunday.
"Prisoner exchange is an important …
Poll reveals half of Ukraine believes country headed in the right direction
Almost half of Ukrainian residents believe that their country is moving in the right direction, although they see no signs of any changes for the better yet, a poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv …
Russian minister expects gas transit deal with Ukraine to be finalized this weekend
The Russian Energy Ministry expects the gas transit agreement between Moscow and Kiev to be finalized this weekend, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an interview with the RBC newspaper on …
Ukrainian opposition outraged by MPs’ initiative to penalize for talks with Russia
An initiative put forward jointly by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) members from the Servant of the People and the Voice factions to introduce penal sanctions for engaging in talks with …
Bill outlawing ‘separate talks’ with Russia submitted to Ukrainian parliament
A group of Ukrainian lawmakers has submitted a bill introducing a criminal punishment for those engaged in ‘separate negotiations’ with Russia, not authorized by the country’s …
Kiev has no plans so far to restore railway traffic with Donbass
There are no plans now to restore railway traffic with the territories of Donbass that are not controlled by Kiev, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily Bodnar said in the Verkhovna Rada …
Putin says Russia strives to conclude gas transit agreement with Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that Moscow will strive to conclude an agreement on gas transit with Ukraine.
"We will strive to do it, but they [the terms of agreement] should be mutually …
Russia, EC and Ukraine will hold another meeting on gas until year-end
Talks on Russian gas transit between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission (EC) will be held once more until the end of 2019, executive director of Naftogaz Yury Vitrenko told TASS on Thursday …