Posts tagged as Ukraine

Pompeo pledges unwavering support for Ukraine ahead of Zelenskiy meeting

Friday, January 31, 2020

The top US diplomat said Washington stood behind Kyiv in “stopping Russia’s agression.” Ukraine has been at the center of a series of domestic scandals in the US. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Ukraine on Friday, becoming the first member of US President Donald Trump’s cabinet to meet Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Pompeo was seeking to smooth over relations after a call between Trump and Zelenskiy caused…

U.S. impeachment court begins against Donald Trump

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

In the Senate of the U.S. Congress, the impeachment court is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 21, aimed at establishing whether or not U.S. President Donald Trump (Republican Party) is guilty in charges related to his foreign policy on Ukraine. First several days of the proceedings are now almost certain to be tangled in procedural motions playing out on the Senate floor or, more likely, behind closed doors, since…

More people refused entry to Lithuania last year, most come from Belarus and Ukraine

Monday, January 20, 2020

Due to growing arrivals from Belarus and Ukraine, the number of people barred from entering Lithuania has increased last year, according to the country’s State Border Guard Service (VSAT). The number rose “mainly because more people were barred [from entering Lithuania] from Ukraine and Belarus,” VSAT told BNS. 6,087 foreigners were refused entry due to various reasons last year, up 17.1 percent from 5,198 in 2018 and 5,182 people in…

Together Until Victory – LRT hosts the yearly support concert for Ukraine

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

As Lithuania marked Freedom Defenders’ Day on Januar 13, LRT hosted the yearly fund-raising event for Ukraine, Together until Victory (Kartu iki Pergalės). Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and First Lady Diana Nausėdienė urged Lithuanians to help “brotherly Ukraine”. “29 years ago, on January 13, Ukrainian people […] brought help to Lithuania, even joined the ranks of the defenders,” he said on Monday. “Today it’s our turn to help Ukrainians in…

Iran plane crash: terrorism and drone collision being explored

Thursday, January 9, 2020

A senior Ukrainian security official says his country’s investigators will explore a range of possible reasons behind the crash of one of its passenger jets in Iran, including a drone collision, a terrorist bomb and a missile attack. Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s national security council, cited unconfirmed reports circulating on social media that debris from a Russian-made missile had been found at the site, on the outskirts of…

Victims of Ukrainian plane crash were from seven countries

Thursday, January 9, 2020

In the Iran aviation disaster of a passenger plane operated by an Ukrainian airline 176 people died, they were from these two and four other countries, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has stated. According to a statement by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry about the Wednesday, January 8, crash, Ukrainian diplomats expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all who have died as a result of the fatal…

Ukraine opens probe into Russian train on new bridge to Crimea

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Ukrainian officials have opened a criminal investigation after a passenger train from Russia arrived in Crimea via a new Russian-built bridge, arguing that the train illegally carried people across the Ukrainian border. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday inaugurated the railway bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. He said 14 million passengers and about 13 million tons of cargo are expected to move across the bridge next…

EU prolongs targeted sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

Friday, December 13, 2019

The European Union has extended for another six months its sanctions against Russia’s energy, finance and military sectors. The continued restrictive measures are said to remain in full until Minsk peace deal is implemented. European Union leaders, who met in Brussels on Thursday, December 12, agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, officials said. The measures were first implemented in 2014 after Moscow annexed Ukraine’s Crimean…

Zelensky, Nauseda to discuss Ukraine’s relations with EU, NATO peace talks in Vilnius

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Lithuanian and Ukrainian President Gitanas Nauseda and Volodymyr Zelensky are set to discuss Ukraine’s relations with the European NATP and NATO and the upcoming talks on peace in the east of the country in Vilnius on Wednesday. The two leaders will also touch upon bilateral relations, security matters and the ongoing reforms in Ukraine. “Our goal is to hear from President Zelensky what his further course will be,” Asta Skaisgiryte,…

European Parliament adopts amendments on poultry imports from Ukraine

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The European Parliament (EP) invites Ukraine to comply with the trade agreement that provides for a «spirit of trust» with the European Union, stressing that food safety standards apply to all products imported to the EU, as reported by EP representative Jānis Krastiņš. The new poultry regime will apply to deboned chicken breast and chicken breast with bone under a single tariff position and will increase the amount of meat…