About: Arseny Yatsenyuk

Natalie Ann Jaresko is not part of the new cabinet [Georgi Gotev]
Europe's East 15-04-2016

Technocrats gone in new Ukrainian cabinet

Ukraine's parliament approved presidential ally Volodymyr Groysman as prime minister yesterday (14 April) in the biggest political shakeup since a 2014 uprising brought in a pro-Western leadership.

Europe's East 11-04-2016

Yatsenyuk resigns, Groysman expected to take over as PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation on Sunday (10 April) in the wake of a months-long political crisis that has paralysed the government and frozen the release of vital Western aid.

Europe's East 05-04-2016

Poroshenko defends record after Panama leaks

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko defended his commitment to transparency yesterday (4 April) after lawmakers called for an investigation into allegations contained in the so-called Panama Papers that he had used an offshore firm to avoid tax.

Europe's East 30-03-2016

Tymoshenko dampens hopes for quick end to Ukraine leadership crisis

Ukraine's prospects of forming a new coalition - vital to get IMF loan talks back on track - were thrown into fresh doubt on Tuesday (29 March), after Yulia Tymoshenko demanded the inclusion of her Fatherland Party in the new government.

Europe's East 29-03-2016

Reports: New Ukrainian government in the offing

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's party has agreed with President Petro Poroshenko's faction and the Fatherland party - all former coalition partners - to form a new alliance, the head of Yatseniuk's People's Front party, said on Monday (28 March).

Europe's East 04-03-2016

US ambassador: ‘Ukraine fatigue’ in Europe is major risk for Kyiv

EXCLUSIVE / Geoffrey R. Pyatt, the US ambassador to Ukraine, told EURACTIV that Kyiv had made a courageous choice for democracy and freedom, but now faces the perils of “Ukraine fatigue” among its European allies. EURACTIV reports from Kyiv.

Europe's East 02-03-2016

Yatsenyuk defies Poroshenko, says his replacement will do no good

Aides to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke on Tuesday (1 March) of replacing the country’s premier in the next two weeks, while the incumbent, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said he didn’t believe a “reboot” of the government would work. EURACTIV.com reports from Kyiv.

Europe's East 23-02-2016

France and Germany tell Ukraine ‘time is running out’

The foreign ministers of Germany and France urged Ukraine on Monday (22 February) to quickly resolve its political crisis and recommitted themselves to efforts to resolve the separatist war in the east of the ex-Soviet state.

Europe's East 16-02-2016

Poroshenko asks Yatsenyuk to resign

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today (16 February) asked Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to resign in the face of the government's perceived failure to fight endemic corruption and overcome a deep economic crisis.

Christine Lagarde
Europe's East 11-02-2016

IMF threatens to cut Ukraine aid over corruption

The International Monetary Fund threatened to cut crucial financial aid to cash-strapped Ukraine yesterday (10 February) because of the country's "slow progress" in fighting corruption.

Europe's East 13-10-2015

Ukrainian PM accuses Russia of shooting down flight MH17

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Tuesday (13 October) he had no doubt Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by Russian special forces because "drunken separatists" could not have operated the missile.

Europe's East 28-04-2015

EU-Ukraine summit clouded by worsening violence

Top European Union officials met the Ukrainian leadership on Monday for talks on deepening trade links and efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, but worsening violence in the separatist-minded east clouded the summit.

Central Europe 18-03-2015

Westinghouse: Nuclear energy has a great future in Poland

The biggest single market for nuclear energy in Eastern Europe is Poland, says Mike Kirst, an official at Westinghouse, the US multinational providing fuel, services and equipment for the nuclear industry. Polish authorities have spoken of potentially building up to 11 nuclear reactors by 2030, Kirst told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Europe's East 12-03-2015

IMF pumps billions into Ukraine, seeking ‘immediate stabilisation’

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion (about €9.4 billion) into Ukraine's troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country's struggling finances as part of a larger four-year bailout.

Global Europe 06-02-2015

Merkel and Hollande bring peace plan to Kyiv and Moscow

The leaders of Germany and France announced a new peace plan for Ukraine yesterday (5 February), flying to Kyiv with a proposal they would then take on to Moscow.

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Europe's East 03-02-2015

Klitschko faces anti-war protestors in Kyiv

A pro-Russian, anti-war rally was held in front of Kyiv city hall on Wednesday (28 January), Mayor Vitaly Klitschko faced the protestors and told them not to let themselves be manipulated by hostile propaganda.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council /
Economy & Jobs 17-12-2014

Wrap-up: EU leaders endorse Juncker’s plan and show unity on Russia

EU leaders gathered in Brussels for their last summit meeting of the year on Thursday (18 December). They overcame divisions on Juncker's investment plan. On Russia, new European Council President Donald Tusk pushed to have a united front and long-term strategy. 

Europe's East 16-12-2014

Yatseniuk: ‘Forty bucks per barrel of oil sounds not bad’

The falling price of oil comes as a further sanction on Moscow in the continuing conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk told a Brussels audience on Tuesday (16 December).

Traffic control tower of the Donetsk airport on 4 October. [Reuters]
Energy 10-12-2014

Amid tensions, Russia resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

Ukraine's military accused separatists of violating an agreed "Day of Silence" in the country's embattled east yesterday (9 December), an initiative that was seen as an attempt to forge a durable ceasefire paving the way to a new round of peace talks.

Europe's East 03-12-2014

Rada approves new Ukraine government

Verhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, voted in a new government yesterday (2 December), putting foreign technocrats in key financial roles and renewing terms for the foreign and defence ministers in a signal that no major change in policy is likely on the rebellious east.

Europe's East 02-12-2014

Hahn: We have some ideas how to deal with Russian propaganda

Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy, hinted Monday (1 December) that the EU executive was aware of the surge of Russian propaganda against the background of the Ukrainian crisis, and that it had some ideas about how to deal with it.

Europe's East 28-11-2014

Ukraine leaders display unity in message to Russia

Ukraine's parliament approved Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister Thursday (27 November) in a ceremony that countered reports of high-level disunity in a message to Russia over its backing of separatists in the country's east.

Europe's East 19-11-2014

Kyiv refuses talks with Russian-backed separatists

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday (19 November) that Ukraine's leaders must talk directly to separatists, and should not treat Moscow as a party to the conflict. But Ukraine's prime minister ruled out direct negotiations to end six months of conflict in the east of the country.

Europe's East 19-11-2014

Steinmeier pessimistic after talks on Ukraine in Kyiv, Moscow

German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, saw "no reason for optimism" after talks yesterday (18 November) in Moscow and Kyiv on the Ukraine conflict that has claimed more than 4,000 lives and caused a deep rift between Russia and the West.