The Ukrainian question
No plans for Putin-Zelensky meeting, but can be quickly arranged if needed
A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is not in the works at the moment, but, should the two leaders deem it necessary, a session could be …
Zelensky declares day of mourning after plane crash in Iran
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has declared January 9 a day of mourning after a Ukrainian plane crashed in Iran, the president’s office said in a statement after a working meeting on …
Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 caught fire in flight
The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed outside Tehran on January 8 had caught fire in flight, the Iran Civil Aviation Organization was cited by the Tasnim News Agency as saying on …
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 …