Ukraine

Global Europe 23-02-2021

Ukraine takes Russia to Europe court over ‘targeted assassinations’

Ukraine has accused Russia of targeted assassinations of "perceived opponents" in a case lodged at the European Court of Human Rights, the latest salvo by Kyiv in a barrage of legal complaints against Moscow.
Europe's East 23-02-2021

Ukraine accuses Russian networks of new massive cyber attacks

Ukraine on Monday (22 February) accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive attacks on Ukrainian security and defence websites, but gave no details of any damage done or say who it believed was behind the assault.
Europe's East 17-02-2021

Ukrainian minister says corruption accusations hit vaccine procurement

The Ukrainian health minister said on Tuesday (16 February) that Kyiv’s coronavirus vaccine purchases were being hampered by “dirty information attacks” that have triggered a corruption investigation against his ministry.
Europe's East 12-02-2021

Ukrainian deputy PM: Russian vaccine is 20% treatment and 80% hybrid threat

In a wide-ranging interview, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishyna outlined her country’s EU and NATO agenda, the tense relations with Russia, the issue of vaccines and geopolitics.
Europe's East 12-02-2021

US, Europe accuse Russia of blocking Ukraine war solutions

The US and Europe on Thursday (11 February) accused Russia of blocking any solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Europe's East 11-02-2021

Ukraine formally bans registration of Russian COVID-19 vaccines

Ukraine has formally banned registration of Russian-designed vaccines against coronavirus, the government said in a decree published on Wednesday (10 February).
Eastern Europe 10-02-2021

After EU embarrassment in Moscow, Michel makes it up by going to Kyiv, Tbilisi

While European lawmakers were scolding the bloc's top diplomat Josep Borrell for his ill-fated trip to Russia, European Council President Charles Michel has announced he will be travelling to Ukraine and Georgia in March.
Europe's East 09-02-2021

Von der Leyen urges member states to donate vaccines to Ukraine

The European Commission chief said on Monday (8 February) she had called on EU member states to donate some of their coronavirus jabs to Ukraine, as it prepares to launch its vaccination campaign.
Europe's East 02-02-2021

Zelenskiy asks Biden why Ukraine still not in NATO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview released Monday (1 February) that he would like the new US leader Joe Biden to tell him why the ex-Soviet country was still not a member of NATO.
Health 12-01-2021

Ukraine leader appeals for EU vaccine help

Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday (12 January) called on the European Union to help source coronavirus vaccines, as he tries to stave off criticism for failing to secure any western-made jabs.
Europe's East 12-01-2021

US imposes sanctions on pro-Russia Ukrainians over election interference

The US imposed sanctions on several Ukrainian individuals, accusing them of US election interference and associating with a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to efforts by President Donald Trump’s allies to dig up dirt on President-elect Joe Biden and his son.
Energy 04-12-2020

Russia’s Trojan Stream under the Black Sea

The EU’s tacit acceptance of the TurkStream is a serious and dangerous misjudgement of the perils this diversionary pipeline presents, writes Olga Bielkova.
Europe's East 01-12-2020

Budapest summons Ukrainian ambassador over ‘raids’ on ethnic Hungarian organisation

Hungary summoned the Ukrainian ambassador and accused its neighbor of intimidation on Monday (30 November) after Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) raided the offices of ethnic Hungarians, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.
Europe's East 03-11-2020

Back me or put IMF loans at risk, Ukraine’s president warns

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned on Monday (2 November) that foreign aid loans and a visa-free deal with the European Union were under threat if parliament did not restore anti-corruption reforms, saying the country could slide into "bloody chaos".
Europe's East 29-10-2020

Ukraine launches ‘Crimean Platform’, Russia also invited

In an exclusive interview, Emine Dzhaparova, Ukraine's first deputy minister of foreign affairs, told EURACTIV about her country’s new initiative to keep the international community attention's focused on the occupation of Crimea by Russia.
Europe's East 28-10-2020

Ukrainian president plays down impact of court rulings after IMF loan delays

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday (27 October) promised to keep Ukraine's fight against corruption on track after two separate rulings by the constitutional court threatened to derail reforms needed under a $5 billion International Monetary Fund deal.
Europe's East 27-10-2020

Observers criticise Ukraine’s Zelenskiy for blurring elections with cannabis poll

International observers said Monday (26 October) that local elections in Ukraine were "well-organised and transparent", but criticised a survey organised near polling stations at the initiative of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Global Europe 22-10-2020

Ukraine is a valuable ally in defeating Russian disinformation

Ukraine, the laboratory of Russia’s disinformation techniques, wants to work closely with the EU and NATO to defeat disinformation together, writes Andriy Yermak.
Europe's East 07-10-2020

EU, Ukraine hold live summit in Brussels to discuss trade ties, reforms and security

During the first live summit with international partners in Brussels following the outbreak of the pandemic on the continent, the EU and Ukraine leaders met on Tueasday (6 October) to take stock of cooperation amid what critics say is a...
Europe's East 25-09-2020

Ukraine conference flops after controversial judge prompts EU no show

EU policymakers and civil servants cancelled their participation in an online conference dedicated to Ukraine when they learned the day before that a controversial high-ranking judge would sit on the Kyiv panel, EURACTIV has learned.
Europe's East 24-09-2020

Borrell: ‘EU not charity or cash machine,’ Ukraine should continue reforms

EU’s support for Ukraine will continue, but it “is also linked to the urgent need to enhance the rule of law and develop the fight against corruption,” the EU’s top diplomat wrote on Wednesday (23 September) amid growing concerns of...
Europe's East 17-09-2020

Ukraine top court deals another blow to anti-corruption bureau

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine struck down several provisions of the law on the Western-backed National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in the latest blow to the country’s anti-graft drive. Among the parts of the law the court scrapped are...
Europe's East 17-08-2020

Ukraine: torched journalist car, wiretapping raise press freedom concerns

A car used by the team of an investigative journalist whose reports had raised the hackles of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was burned near Kyiv, following allegations of wiretapping of the journalist's home.
Europe's East 07-08-2020

Zelenskiy’s oligarch friend accused by US of stealing, laundering billions

The Justice Department of the United States accused on Tuesday (6 August) Ihor Kolomoysky, an oligarch considered close to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, of stealing billions from a bank he owned, and of laundering this money over the world.
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