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28/07/2016

Putin ‘deserved medal’ for pushing Ukraine toward EU

People: Arseniy Yatsenyuk


Europe's East 18-03-2016

Poroshenko vows to end political crisis, wins promise of visa-free travel

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tried to reassure the EU on Thursday (17 March) that his country would soon overcome a political crisis that has rattled Western lenders, and he won support for Kyiv's cherished goal of visa-free travel in Europe for its citizens.
Europe's East 04-03-2016

Revamped traffic police rebrands Ukrainian law enforcement

First deputy minister for internal affairs Ekaterina Zguladze-Glucksmann provided a rare insight into the kind of reforms in Ukraine performed by foreign experts, such as herself. EurActiv reports from Kyiv.
Europe's East 17-02-2016

Crisis deepens as Yatsenyuk survives no-confidence vote

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a no confidence vote on Tuesday (16 February) that came hours after the president asked him to resign because he had lost the public's trust.
Europe's East 11-02-2016

In Ukraine's conflict, rumours of compromise grow

The United States and Russia may be moving closer to an understanding on the conflict in Ukraine, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
Europe's East 03-02-2016

Resignation of reformist minister sheds light on rampant Ukraine corruption

Ukraine's Economy Minister, Aivaras Abromavicius, abruptly tendered his resignation today (3 February), saying overwhelming corruption had stifled his efforts to push through measures essential to getting growth back on track in the cash-strapped country.
Europe's East 29-09-2015

Russia and Ukraine impose mutual flight bans

Russia on Monday (28 September) said it would close its airspace to Ukrainian airlines from October 25 in reprisal for a ban that Ukraine has slapped on two Russian firms.
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Europe's East 19-03-2015

Ukraine urges EU leaders to back peacekeeping mission in Donbas

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has urged EU leaders to back Kiev's request to sendi an international peacekeeping mission to eastern Ukraine, where government forces are fighting pro-Russia separatists.
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Europe's East 03-02-2015

Civilians in eastern Ukraine need protection

On a mission to Ukraine accompanying EU Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Christos Stylianides on 27 February, EurActiv saw an NGO-run centre for internally displaced persons in the centre of Dnepropetrovsk, at some 200 km from Donetsk.
Europe's East 21-01-2015

Ukraine says Russia directly attacked its forces

Ukrainian army units came under attack from Russian troops in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday (20 January) and heavy fighting was taking place, a Ukrainian military spokesman said.
Europe's East 16-12-2014

Ukraine finance minister: We paid the West more than we received

Ukraine is a good payer: in the course of 2014 it has received almost 9 billion dollars of credit from the EU and its international partners, the IMF and the USA. However, the country has paid out about 14 billion dollars in debt repayments to honour its commitments, and it needs more help, Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 16-12-2014

Ukraine appeals to EU for urgent financial aid

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk appealed to the European Union for urgent financial aid yesterday (15 December), saying the government was doing all it could to fix a shattered economy but needed help.
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Europe's East 28-10-2014

Ukraine election 'free and fair', MEP delegation says

Sunday's parliamentary election in Ukraine was conducted in line with international standards, according to a team of MEPs that monitored the polls across the country.
Global Europe 28-10-2014

West hails Ukraine’s election

Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country towards mainstream Europe.
Europe's East 23-10-2014

Yatsenyuk: Russia may disrupt Ukraine’s Sunday election

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk warned today (23 October) of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt Sunday's parliamentary election in Ukraine, and ordered a full security mobilisation to prevent "terrorist acts" being carried out.
Europe's East 20-06-2014

Ukraine says it will 'remove need' for South Stream pipeline

Ukraine's parliament agreed yesterday (19 June) to discuss a bill to allow gas transit facilities to be leased on a joint venture basis with participation from firms in the European Union or United States.
Europe's East 21-05-2014

Ukraine-Russia payment dispute augurs new gas crisis

Ukraine has rejected a Russian request to pre-pay its gas bills starting in June, the move being likely to affect transit gas deliveries across the country further West.
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Europe's East 13-05-2014

EU, Ukraine sign 1 billion euro aid deal

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed a financial aid agreement to Kiev during a visit by the Ukrainian government to Brussels on Tuesday.
Europe's East 09-05-2014

Putin defies West with Crimea visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin was received as a hero in Crimea today (9 May). He visited the peninsula for the first time since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March, in a gesture of defiance that has angered the Ukrainian leadership and was branded as "inappropriate" by NATO and Western leaders.
Global Europe 05-05-2014

Odessa carnage adds fuel to pro-Russian fire in Ukraine

Pro-Russian militants stormed a Ukrainian police station in Odessa yesterday (4 May) and freed nearly 70 fellow activists as the country's leaders lamented a police force they said was widely undermined by graft or collaboration with separatists.
Europe's East 09-04-2014

Ukrainian minister: ‘Gas can stop flowing at any moment’

EXCLUSIVE / The gas price hike from $268.50 per 1,000 cubic meters to $485.50 imposed by Moscow on Kyiv could cut gas supplies from Russia to the EU through Ukrainian territory, Yuriy Prodan, Ukraine's minister of energy and coal industry told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
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Europe's East 30-08-2013

Putin ‘deserved medal’ for pushing Ukraine toward EU

A Ukrainian opposition leader humourously said yesterday (29 August) that by staging a trade war against Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin had “deserved a medal” for boosting the chances of Kyiv to sign its Association Agreement with the EU in November. Arseniy Yatsenyuk, leader of the party Batkivschchyna of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, said that after the Vilnius Eastern Partnership summit on 28 and 29 November, when Ukraine is expected to sign its EU Association Agreement, he would ask that Putin be awarded for achieving this goal.