Politics

Ukraine prosecutors say 75 ex-MPs of Crimean Supreme Council put on wanted list

UNIAN

The Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea says that 75 former parliamentarians of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea (the Supreme Council of Crimea) have been put on the wanted list as of December 2017, according to RFE/RL's Krym-Realii media project reports.

Moldovа ratifies readmission deal with Ukraine

UNIAN

The Moldovan parliament has ratified an agreement on readmission with Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs Communications Department, referring to Chairman of the State Migration Service of Ukraine Maksym Sokoliuk.

Klimkin hands over letter to UN Secretary-General asking to help liberate Kremlin's hostages

UNIAN

Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin has forwarded a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asking for his assistance in the release of Ukrainians, the Kremlin's political prisoners, according to the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations.

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expresses protest over arrest of Pavlo Hryb in Russia

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The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has expressed a strong protest over the decision of the Russian court to extend the arrest of Ukrainian citizen Pavlo Hryb.

Klimkin, UN Secretary General discuss deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York focused on the prospects for a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas.

Ukraine protests against extension of term of Ukrainian teenager Hryb's arrest in Russia

UNIAN

Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has resolutely protested against a decision by a Russian court to extend detention of illegally arrested 19-year-old Ukrainian, Pavlo Hryb, until March 4, 2018, according to the ministry's press service.

FT: Ukraine's chief prosecutor says Saakashvili extradition 'likely'

UNIAN

Ukraine's general prosecutor said late Friday that Mikheil Saakashvili, the stateless ex-Georgian president turned Ukraine opposition figure, faced "likely" extradition to Tbilisi late this year or early 2018 — after exhausting legal attempts to prolong his grounds for staying...

Klimkin: Russian occupation of Ukraine expands geographical area of nuke deployment

UNIAN

Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin insists that Russia has violated the Budapest Memorandum by occupying Ukraine's Crimea and part of Donbas, which has resulted in de-facto expansion of the geographical area of nuclear weapons deployment.

Ukraine MFA says has no contacts with Georgia on Saakashvili's extradition

UNIAN

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Ukraine has said they did not contact the Georgian side on the issue of a possible extradition of Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Vasys Bodnar, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

Russian court extends arrest of Pavlo Hryb until March 4

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A court in the city of Krasnodar of the Russian Federation has extended arrest of Ukrainian citizen Pavlo Hryb until March 4, 2018.

Trump sets new deadline for introducing sanctions against Russia – CNN

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US President Donald Trump approved new sanctions against Russia on August 2, but the administration has not implemented them yet.

Venice Commission President comments on Ukraine's judicial reform

UNIAN

During a meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and President of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio, parties discussed cooperation of Ukraine with the Venice Commission, the establishment of the Supreme Court, and the creation of the Anti-corruption Court, according to the Ukra...

Poroshenko, Buquicchio discuss creation of Anticorruption Court

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with President of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio.

Foreign Ministry not in talks with Georgia on Saakashvili's extradition

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The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is not holding any talks with Georgia on the possible extradition of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Poroshenko to submit bill on Anti-corruption Court to Rada next week

UNIAN

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced he will submit next week the draft law on the Anti-corruption Court for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Independent court is guarantee of Ukraine’s sovereignty – Poroshenko

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President Petro Poroshenko has stated that independent court is a guarantee of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

Russian presidential elections scheduled for anniversary of Crimea annexation

UNIAN

Presidential elections in Russia are scheduled for March 18, 2018, i.e. the anniversary of the annexation of Crimea.

Turchynov: Ukraine meets all criteria for NATO’s Enhanced Opportunities Program

UNIAN

Ukraine meets all the criteria the prospective participant in the Enhanced Opportunities Program should meet, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said during the meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Alliance headquarters in ...

Turchynov, Stoltenberg discuss how to counter Russian aggression

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Euro-Atlantic integration is a strategic goal for Ukraine, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has said.

US Congress plans to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation with Ukraine

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The United States House of Representatives approved at the level of the relevant committee a draft law on cooperation with Ukraine in the field of information protection and recommended it to further voting procedure.