About: Kostiantyn Yelisieiev

Europe's East 19-06-2015

Ukraine protests Czech MEP’s visit to Crimea

Ukraine denounced Czech MEP Miroslaw Ransdorf's trip to Crimea on Friday (19 June) as “discrediting” to the European Parliament. The Commission said it was up to national authorities to take action in cases which contravene EU sanctions on the Russian territory.
Europe's East 10-11-2014

Senior Brussels official: Ukraine leadership ‘manipulating the EU’

The hard bargaining by Kyiv over gas has left a sour taste in EU circles, and the 28-member bloc is waking up to the need to better defend its interests, senior Brussels sources have said.
Europe's East 05-09-2014

Personal appeal of Ukraine’s Ambassador to Europe

In the light of the tragic developments unfolding in Mariupol, Ukrainian Ambassador to the EU Kosiantyn Yielisieiev calls upon the Union to preserve its unity in face of a new threat to peace and security. 
Europe's East 25-03-2014

Ukraine’s Association Agreement: a bird in the hand, not a crane in the sky

Some could say that the signature of the political chapters of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which took place at the EU summit last week (20-21 March), is not enough. But let’s not forget that the European Union is a complicated body, writes Kostiantyn Yelisieiev.
Europe's East 20-03-2014

Ukrainian ambassador: EU sanction so far are a ‘mosquito bite’

EU leaders meeting today (20 March) need to adopt more decisive sanctions against Moscow, because the Russian authorities clearly show they are unimpressed by "the very shy sanctions adopted so far, which do not produce any kind of result", the Ukrainian ambassador to the EU Kostiantyn Yelisieiev told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 21-02-2013

Countdown to the Ukraine–EU Summit

The 16th Ukraine–EU Summit on 25 February will launch a final countdown before the signing of a Ukraine–EU Association Agreement in Vilnius this November, writes Kostiantyn Yelisieiev.
Global Europe 11-01-2013

Dispelling the myths of Ukraine, EU relations

Today, it seems that one seeks to artificially impose a choice on Ukraine: either favour the EU or the Russian-led Customs Union. The myths are exaggerated in Ukraine and obviously go beyond borders, getting to the ear of our attentive EU partners, says Kostiantyn Yelisieiev.
Oil and Industry 19-10-2012

Ukraine deserves stronger ties with the EU

Ahead of parliamentary elections, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev urges the European Union to strengthen its economic and political ties with Ukraine.
Ukraine 02-07-2012

Euro 2012: Five lessons learned in Ukraine

The Euro 2012 became a genuine festival of people-to-people contacts and cultural exchange in a wider United Europe by taking place in "undiscovered territory" - Ukraine, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev say in an op-ed first published in The Guardian.