Posts tagged as Ukraine

France to send 300 troops to Lithuania next year

Monday, July 15, 2019

France will next year send around 300 troops to NATO’s multinational battalion stationed in Lithuania, the French ambassador in Vilnius said on Sunday. The Alliance deployed units to the three Baltic countries and Poland in early 2017, in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and its activity in the Baltic Sea region. The battalion in Lithuania is led by Germany. Other countries send their troops for a certain period of…

Foreign minister to highlight Ukraine, Georgia at OSCE meeting

Monday, July 8, 2019

Foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) is attending an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) informal foreign ministers’ meeting in Slovakia this week, BNS reports. Formed in the early 1970s,  The OSCE is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization, and focuses on arms control, human rights, press freedoms and fair elections. It boasts 57 member states. The meeting, held in the resort town of Štrbské Pleso in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains, is to…

Latvia, Ukraine to sign memorandum of understanding on protection of industrial property rights

Friday, June 21, 2019

Latvian Justice Minister Janis Bordans (New Conservative Party, JKP) during his visit to Ukraine today will sign a memorandum of understanding with Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv in order to protect industrial property rights, Justice Ministry’s representative Lana Maulina reported. The memorandum of understanding will prove resolution of Latvia and Ukraine to promote development of economy and trade, as well as industrial property in both countries. Bordans during his…

Poland stands for openness of EU and NATO for Ukraine

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Polish MP is convinced that Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine are obliged to avoid any contradictions, especially historical ones, since they reduce the ability to cooperate for the sake of common security. In order for Ukraine to properly ensure its development and security, the doors to the European Union and NATO must remain open for it. This was announced by the Senate of Poland MP Stanislav Karchevsky at the opening of…

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas to discuss security issues at tripartite assembly in Ukraine

Friday, June 7, 2019

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis and his Ukrainian and Polish counterparts will open the 10th session of the tripartite parliamentary assembly in Ukraine on Friday. This year, the session’s participants will focus on expanding cooperation in the area of security and democracy, the Lithuanian Seimas’ press service said. Established in May, 2005 in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk, the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine will hold…

It’s getting harder to find workers from Ukraine in Lithuania

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The head of Vilnius-based construction company Naresta says that besides tough competition cutting into profits, another tendency has been observed lately and that is the difficulty to find not only local workers but also an adequate workforce from Belarus or Ukraine, according to the Verslo Zinios business daily information writes LETA/BNS. The company states in its annual financial report that it hires 33 workers from Ukraine, making around 11% of…

Valdis Dombrovskis met with the President of Ukraine

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

I met Ukraine’s President Zelensky today during his first visit to Brussels, informed Valdis Dombrovskis European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue in social networks. The EU continues to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The EU will also continue to supporting Ukraine in reform efforts. Prudent macroeconomic policy and reforms must continue. They are necessary for economic prosperity and financial stability, and wellbeing of Ukrainian people. We…

Ukraine’s parliament keeps Groysman’s government alive

Friday, May 31, 2019

Ukraine’s parliament has refused to accept the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister Volodiymyr Groysman, who wished to step down after Ukraine’s new President urged the government to be sacked. Russian state news agency TASS reports that the vote took place on Thursday, May 30, with 97 MPs voting in favour the resignation, not reaching the minimal necessary number of 226. Groysman stated before the vote that he will accept…

Ukraine eying new IMF aid programme following snap parliamentary election

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ukraine has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on the preparation of a new aid programme to be finalised following Ukraine’s parliamentary election due in July. Reuters news agency reports that according to top presidential official Oleksandr Danylyuk, representatives of the IMF and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met for the first time on Tuesday, May 28. «We agreed we will actively cooperate with the IMF and other international…

Illegal workers from Ukraine, Belarus hired for works on Vilnius’ Gediminas Hill

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Investigators suspect that illegal workers from Ukraine and Belarus were hired for reconstruction works on Vilnius’ landmark Gediminas Hill, the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) said LETA/BNS. A pre-trial investigation has revealed that Lithuanian and Polish-registered companies owned a Ukrainian national illegally hired workers from Ukraine and Belarus, forged documents and falsified their account books, it said in a press release. FNTT suspects the director of the companies of embezzling around…