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.