Tetyana Urbanska Dual citizenship issue in Ukraine: Legislative initiatives
From time to time, officials and politicians remind of what every Ukrainian is subconsciously aware – not all Ukrainian citizens have single citizenship. Many times, the authorities undertook to address the issue, but so far nothing has been done in this regard. Now they launched a new attempt to fix things.
18:00, 18 March 2021
Vlad Abramov Expert on int'l law: Ukraine has imposed sanctions on over 2,000 persons and nearly 1,000 legal entities in Russia. But we have to admit that these sanctions aren't working.
UNIAN has sat down with an expert on international law Bohdan Bernatsky, who is part of the Office of Simple Solutions and Results, an NGO preparing proposals for the President, as well as members of the National Reform Council, to find out how sanctions against specific individuals differ from sectoral ones, why hasn't Ukraine yet applied the latter to Russia, and how come violators of the sanctions regime are not held to account.
13:10, 17 February 2021
Tetyana Urbanska Lukashenko and Putin's world: Ukraine must be ready to fight back without waiting for help
The world is entering the new year facing a host of problems – from needing to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic to tackling new digital challenges. Against this background, it seems that Ukraine cannot count on any special support on the part of its partners in confrontation with Russia.
10:50, 17 January 2021
Tetyana Urbanska Constitutional "anti-constitutional" coup d'etat
Is the new Maidan broiling to erupt in November? This is no rhetorical question. The skirmish that various branches of government entered into following a scandalous ruling by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine "to abolish asset declarations" for officials is not only fraught with street protests, it also poses a threat to statehood.
16:40, 30 October 2020
Year of unfulfilled promises: Overview of Zelensky's press conference
Crimea hasn't been forgotten, Donbas issue must finally be settled, no nepotism preached in personnel policies, while second presidential term is yet to be considered – that's what President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke of at a press conference marking his first year in office.
21:10, 20 May 2020
Olha Koshelenko Divine retribution. Will The Hague Tribunal bring Russian killers of MH17 passengers to justice
The Dutch court held the first two hearings in the MH17 case and adjourned until March 23. Meanwhile, the Kremlin leaders have never been so close to the dock.
11:30, 16 March 2020
Vitaliy Sayenko Vadym Prystaiko: If by year-end we're able to do a swap, then Normandy format summits make sense
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko sat down with UNIAN to tell us about the outcome of the summit of Normandy Four leaders, impressions from Zelensky's first meeting with Putin, whether it is possible to "redraw" Minsk agreements, and why no one should be afraid of the "Steinmeier formula" in Ukrainian legislation.
18:00, 16 December 2019
Iryna Shevchenko "NATO stands by your side": Stoltenberg addressed Ukraine's parliament
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg's speech from the rostrum of the Ukrainian parliament lasted a little over ten minutes, met with several rounds of applause from people's deputies. UNIAN made a short "summary" of his recommendations for Ukraine.
18:30, 31 October 2019
Nana Chornaya Main intrigue: Government of Servant of the People. Who and how will steer Ukraine's economy
The main intrigue of the next month is what the new government will be like and who will lead it. The fate of the format of the Cabinet of Ministers is exclusively in the hands of the Servant of the People party that won in the early parliamentary elections. And it depends on the "government" decisions of this political force whether Ukraine can finally become economically strong.
17:50, 30 July 2019
Anastasia Zaremba People as bargaining chips: Russia using Ukrainian POWs to get concessions from Ukraine
Russia is further upping the stakes on the issue of releasing Ukrainian POWs. The latest episode in the dramatic story is the extension of custody term for Ukrainian sailors captured near the Kerch Strait on Nov 25, 2018.
11:55, 18 July 2019
Anastasia Zaremba Vitaliy Markiv's case in Italy revealed issues of dual citizenship, legal status of troops in Donbas
Last week, the cruel sentence of the Italian court for the Ukrainian National Guard, ATO veteran Vitaly Markiv, caused a real shock wave. He received 24 years of imprisonment instead of 17 for ... possible complicity in the murder of the Italian photo reporter Andrea Rocchelli in Donbas. The verdict to the Ukrainian military will be appealed, but the Markiv case is not the only trial initiated against the Ukrainian military abroad.
11:55, 16 July 2019
Anastasia Zaremba To cooperate or to dissolve: Are snap parliamentary elections possible in Ukraine
Long before the official proclamation of the results of presidential elections, the Verkhovna Rada began talking about its possible dissolution by the new head of state. Will Volodymyr Zelensky be able to sack people's deputies ahead of schedule, and is it an advantageous step for him today?
16:40, 03 May 2019
Natalia Petervari, Anastasia Zaremba Self-deception: Hungary first generously hands out passports to Ukrainians, then struggles with "new Hungarians"
Recently it became known that the Prosecutor’s Office of Hungary opened 370 criminal cases against Ukrainians who had obtained Hungarian citizenship. The first targets of the investigation were those seeking Hungarian pensions. Meanwhile, mediators in Ukraine didn’t blink an eye and further help future Hungarian pensioners get citizenship.
19:00, 20 February 2019
Anastasia Zaremba Ukraine's path toward EU and NATO: Point of no return
On Thursday, February 7, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine leveled out the “achievements” of the fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, enshrining in the Constitution of Ukraine the country's strategic course toward the EU and NATO. What do these changes mean and is it possible that Ukraine will one day make another U-turn toward Russia?
16:00, 08 February 2019
Anastasia Zaremba Yanukovych verdict: Case recap
Nearly five years after ex-President Viktor Yanukovych fled from Ukraine, the court finally handed down a verdict in his high treason case. After eight hours of an almost continuous reading of the full text, the Obolonsky District Court of Kyiv sentenced Yanukovych in absentia to 13 years in prison for high treason and 12 years for complicity in war. But can Yanukovych be held accountable to the fullest?
09:00, 25 January 2019
Anastasia Zaremba Esprit de Corps: What allows Nasirov and other officials to be reinstated through courts
On Tuesday, December 11, the Kyiv District Administrative Court reinstated Roman Nasirov, chairman of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, who had been dismissed by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of January 31. Unfortunately, such a return of odious officials to positions through the courts is quite a common thing for Ukraine.
14:40, 13 December 2018
Yegor Kuroptev Georgian diplomat Valery Chechelashvili: Revolution of Dignity resulted from Russia beginning to categorically object Ukraine-EU rapprochement
Georgia's ex-Ambassador to Russia, former GUAM Secretary General Valery Chechelashvili spoke about how ten years ago the West had high hopes in relation to Russia, thus driving the world into a current dead end, about the philosophy of the Kremlin regime, and on why for Russia, the rapprochement of Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries with the EU (not with NATO) has become a problem.
17:50, 22 November 2018
Iryna Shevchenko, Anastasia Zaremba Shaky alliance in support of Ukraine
The more time passes since the start of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the more our international partners, demonstrating in words their support for Kyiv, are trying to flirt with Moscow. Each EU country has its own reasons. But these “personal ambitions” can play a cruel joke on them, and on us.
17:30, 22 October 2018
Vitaliy Sayenko Kurt Volker: Russia has a 100% command and control of the forces... it has control of the so-called people’s republics. So, this is a 100% Russian-led operation
Special Representative of the U.S. Department of State for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker in an exclusive interview with UNIAN explained why Ukraine needed to retain the special status of Donbas, told about the progress in negotiations with Russia on the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission, and revealed why he had met with Ukraine's opposition leaders during his latest September visit.
09:00, 05 October 2018
Margarita Anrdreeva Autumn of chances and populism
Exactly one year ago, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy called the fall session of the parliament "autumn of reform." The current session, according to him, is the "autumn of chances." But it is unlikely that people's deputies will be able to resist populism on the eve of two election campaigns. UNIAN learned which bills would become a litmus test this political season.
17:50, 04 September 2018