German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is against the West arming Ukraine because it would create an impression that there can be a military solution to the conflict in Ukraine's east.
One risk that continues to be overlooked in Ukraine's energy sector is that of physical security of energy infrastructure, a recent government paper said.
The NATO military alliance issued on Aug. 29 NATO Secretary General video statement after the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. Answering the questions of journalists, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said that "despite Moscow's hollow denials, it is now clear that Russian troops and equipment have illegally crossed the border into eastern and south-eastern Ukraine".
Editor's Note: The NATO military alliance issued on Aug. 29 NATO Secretary General statement and video after the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission.
Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of remarks made during the emergency Aug.28 United Nations Security Council meeting by U.S. Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the summit of the Customs Union and Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus on Aug. 26.
Editor's note: The following is a statement from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
President Petro Poroshenko set an early parliamentary election for Oct. 26, a right the current version of the Constitution gives him in the case when a parliamentary coalition fails to form within 30 days after breaking. Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform and Svoboda quit the coalition on July 24.
Editor's Note: The following is the English-language translation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's Aug. 24 Independence Day speech on Kyiv's Independence Square, also known as Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
President of the United States Barack Obama congratulated the President and the people of Ukraine on the 23rd anniversary of the independence of Ukraine.
Ukraine celebrates the Independence Day. In the morning, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko laid flowers to the monuments of Volodymyr Velykyi, Taras Shevchenko and Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, as well as to the Cross of Nebesna Sotnya.
Editor's Note: The following is the English-language translation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's statement following his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Aug. 23 in Kyiv.
A7 CONFERENCES will be the first to arrange the public conference on investing to Ukraine after the signing of Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement. The purpose of the forum will be the drawing of international investors to the collaboration with Ukraine. This event will open the number of conferences in the world financial capitals on investments to Ukraine.
Editor's Note: The following statement was released by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel who is in Kyiv on Aug. 23.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in an interview with several TV journalists, said "it's clear that Russia is not planning to conduct any humanitarian mission" with a 280-truck convoy that has entered Ukraine after several days of delays.
A foreign trade surplus is a rare guest in the reports of Ukraine's State Statistical Service, however as of July 1, the economy which produced $175 billion of goods and services last year, had $3 billion in net exports.
It’s disturbing to hear some people say Western sanctions against Russia haven’t worked in getting the Kremlin to stop its war against Ukraine. Nonsense. Sanctions have never really been given a chance to work because they have been too weak.
While Ukraine’s soldiers and battalions are risking their lives against Russia’s war in the eastern Donbas oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk, Kyiv’s politicians have decided to hold a military parade at 11 a.m. on Aug. 24 on the central Kreshchatyk Street for the nation’s 23rd Independence Day celebration.
The ITF (International Tennis Federation) has announced that the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie between Ukraine and Belgium will be hosted by the Ukrainian Tennis Federation at the Tere Tennis Centre in Tallinn, Estonia on 12-14 September.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin acknowledged on Aug. 18 that Russia is not meeting conditions needed for an internationally monitored peace and ceasefire in Ukraine's east. Kremlin-backed insurgents have waged war on the nation since mid-April, particularly in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, where violance has claimed more than 2,000 lives.