Tag Archives: Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy, Turkey’s Erdogan discuss Mariupol

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday he discussed with Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan the need for the immediate evacuation of civilians from the mostly Russian-occupied port city of Mariupol. He said the two spoke, on the eve of the Turkish president’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, about the Mariupol …

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Ukraine’s president says Nord Stream 2 is a ‘dangerous geopolitical weapon’

Ukraine sees the soon-to-be-completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline carrying Russian gas to Europe as “a dangerous geopolitical weapon”, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday. “We view this project exclusively through the prism of security and consider it a dangerous geopolitical weapon of the Kremlin,” Zelensky said during a joint press conference …

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Ukraine’s First Lady Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska said on Friday she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus amid a rise in infections. Zelenska, 42, added that her husband, President Volodymyr Zelensky, and their two children tested negative. “Today I’ve received a positive COVID-19 test result,” she said on Facebook. On Thursday, …

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Ukrainian PM resigns after controversial recordings

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk on Friday issued his resignation following a leaked audio recording of him reportedly criticizing President Volodymyr Zelensky’s understanding of the economy. “I took office to implement the president’s program. I see him as a model of transparency and decency. However, to remove any doubts in …

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Whistleblower alleges Trump sought foreign meddling in the 2020 election

A whistleblower report released by a congressional panel on Thursday said President Donald Trump used his office to solicit Ukraine’s interference in the 2020 election to advance his personal political interests, risking U.S. national security. The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee released a declassified version of the report …

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White House releases incomplete ‘transcript’ of Trump’s Ukraine phone call about Joe Biden

Democrats call memo of controversial phone call ‘a smoking gun’ as the president’s impeachment looms. The White House has released a memorandum of Donald Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine that has sparked an official impeachment inquiry after he vowed just yesterday to release a “fully declassified and …

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