Ukraine and Donbas separatists exchange 200 prisoners in controversial swap

By |december 30th, 2019|Donbas, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in the country's war-torn east exchanged 200 prisoners on Sunday, swapping detained fighters for civilians and servicemen held captive in some cases for years in two breakaway regions.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine and Donbas separatists exchange 200 prisoners in controversial swap

Russia, Ukraine agree ‘in principle’ new gas deal, signature expected in Minsk

By |december 20th, 2019|Alexander Novak, Angela Merkel, Maroš Šefčovič, News, Nord Stream-2, Normandy format, Oleksiy Orzhel, Russia, trilateral gas talks, Turkish Stream, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky|

Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission, after hours-long talks on Thursday, agreed in principle on a new gas deal starting after 1 January 2020, European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič told a briefing. Ukraine is a key transit route for...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia, Ukraine agree ‘in principle’ new gas deal, signature expected in Minsk

Normandy summit upholds the Steinmeier formula for Eastern Ukraine

By |december 10th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Donbas, Eastern Ukraine crisis, Emmanuel Macron, Frank Walter Steinmeier, Gas, Minsk agreement, News, Normandy format, Russia, Steinmeier formula, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in their first face-to-face meeting, took part in nine hours of talks in Paris on Monday (9 November), brokered by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Normandy summit upholds the Steinmeier formula for Eastern Ukraine

Don’t cede too much to Putin, Ukrainians tell Zelenskiy ahead of Paris summit

By |december 9th, 2019|Donbas, Minsk agreement, News, Normandy format, Petro Poroshenko, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Thousands of people gathered in the center of Kyiv on Sunday (8 December) to send a message to Ukraine’s president, who meets his Russian counterpart on Monday,  that Ukrainians will not accept a peace deal at the cost of the country’s independence and sovereignty.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Don’t cede too much to Putin, Ukrainians tell Zelenskiy ahead of Paris summit

Russia says Ukraine’s proposed gas transit tariffs are too high

By |december 5th, 2019|Alexei Miller, Gas, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Moscow on Wednesday (4 December) said transit tariffs proposed by Ukraine to ship Russian gas through its territory next year were unacceptable and too high, claims swiftly dismissed by Kyiv.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Russia says Ukraine’s proposed gas transit tariffs are too high

Ukraine: Pro-western opposition sets ‘red lines’ ahead of ‘Normandy’ summit

By |december 4th, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, Gas, News, Normandy format, Petro Poroshenko, Russia, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Three Ukrainian opposition factions have proposed their red lines, including the return of Crimea to Ukraine's full control, ahead of a four-way Normandy summit to be held on in Paris on Monday (9 November).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine: Pro-western opposition sets ‘red lines’ ahead of ‘Normandy’ summit

Zelenskiy offers curtain-raiser ahead of ‘Normandy summit’

By |december 3rd, 2019|Gas, Minsk agreement, News, Nord Stream-2, Normandy format, Petro Poroshenko, trilateral gas talks, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met with representatives of foreign media ahead of the 9 December summit in Paris, which will return to the effort of finding a solution to the crisis in Eastern Ukraine after a long break.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Zelenskiy offers curtain-raiser ahead of ‘Normandy summit’

Unsurprisingly, Russia refuses Dutch request to hand over MH17 suspect

By |december 3rd, 2019|Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, MH17, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Russia has refused a Dutch request to hand over a suspect in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in violation of European law, prosecutors said on Monday (2 December). Until recently the suspect was in Ukrainian custody, but was sent to Russi...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Unsurprisingly, Russia refuses Dutch request to hand over MH17 suspect

Lobbyist: Nazarbayev pushed Russia and Ukraine to meet in Paris

By |december 2nd, 2019|China, Eastern Ukraine crisis, Emmanuel Macron, ICBMs, INF Treaty, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, Nato, News, Normandy format, nuclear arms, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russia, US-Russia relations|

Ariel Cohen is the director of the "Energy, Growth and Security" programme at the International Tax and Investment Centre in Washington, DC. He is also Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council and runs his own firm ‘International market analysis’.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Lobbyist: Nazarbayev pushed Russia and Ukraine to meet in Paris

Putin, Zelenskiy discuss natural gas in phone talk

By |november 26th, 2019|Gas, gazprom, Naftogaz, News, Nord Stream-2, Normandy format, Russia, trilateral gas talks, Turkish Stream, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy have discussed natural gas supplies to Ukraine and gas transit via the country further into Europe, the Kremlin said in a statement on Monday (25 November).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Putin, Zelenskiy discuss natural gas in phone talk