During his visit to Brussels Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko invited President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to pay a visit to Ukraine, said the press office of the Ukrainian head of state.
For several weeks last winter, bus driver Ivan Borys ferried people from his hometown in western Ukraine to and from the demonstrations in Kiev in favor of closer ties with the European Union.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that in light of the slight delay in completing the first review of the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Ukraine, it approved the authorities' request for merging the remaining two reviews (the third and fourth tranches) scheduled for 2014, while keeping the total financing under the arrangement unchanged.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Aug. 29 completed the first review of how Ukraine fulfils the economic program backed by the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) and approved the SBA second tranche worth SDR 914.67 million ($1.39 billion), the IMF said in a statement.
BERLIN - Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON - Ukrainian authorities have complied with all the conditions of their $17 billion International Monetary Fund loan so far, an IMF spokesman said on aUG. 28, suggesting the country was on track to receive its next disbursement under the programme.
The European Union needs to play a key role in ensuring the full and effective control of Ukraine's borders, Chair of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Elmar Brok has said.
Brussels - The next wave of the sanctions against Russia isn't included on the agenda of the European Union's summit scheduled for Aug. 30, Bloomberg agency reported on Aug. 28, referring to Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
The Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union will be sent to the Verkhovna Rada in the middle of September for ratification, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said at the tenth extraordinary congress of the Solidarity Party in Kyiv on Aug. 27.
Text of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement will not be changed, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said.
Brussels - Russia-Ukraine trade problems highlighted in the context of the EU-Ukraine association agreement result from the political conflict rather than the other way around, said European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, who had taken part in the Minsk meeting between the Customs Union leaders and Ukraine.
Minsk - The participants in a meeting between the leaders of the Belarusian-Kazakh-Russian Customs Union member-states, the Ukrainian president, and EU representatives in Minsk plan to discuss a report drawn up by Russia on the effects that the Ukraine-EU association agreement would have on the Customs Union's economy, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said in opening the summit on Aug. 26.
Minsk – President Vladimir Putin said he favors Ukraine's broader interaction with the Customs Union, but doubts this will be feasible after the enforcement of Ukraine's Association Agreement with the European Union.
Brussels - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's chairman-in-office, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter said dialogue with Russia is of priority importance for settling the crisis in Ukraine and for warding off the threat of spiraling sanctions.
Brussels - The delegation headed by EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton expects to discuss political and security issues and to affirm concern over the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine at the Customs Union-Ukraine summit in Minsk on Aug. 26, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said in a statement released in Brussels.
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has said that Poland is ready to provide expert support for Ukraine in implementing the Association Agreement with the European Union and conducting reforms, the press service of the Ukrainian president reported on Aug. 24.
Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II congratulated Ukraine with Independence Day.
Ukraine said there is a buildup of Russian military equipment along the eastern border, as President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev announced an armed forces upgrade worth $3 billion.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday the standoff over Ukraine could be solved but only if control was tightened over the Ukraine-Russia border across which, the West alleges, Russia has been funnelling arms to help a separatist rebellion.