Ukraine's foreign minister stands for easing economic blockade of Donbas The top diplomat advocates the return of Ukrainian goods to the occupied areas in eastern Ukraine and renewal of pension payments to locals.
20:25, 20 September 2019
Danyliuk: NSDC meeting on Donbas being prepared A forum in Mariupol has also been scheduled for September.
14:40, 13 August 2019
Zelensky names condition for lifting Donbas trade blockade Ukrainian enterprises seized by Russia in Donbas must be returned, Zelensky said.
23:30, 08 July 2019
Putin wants Kyiv to end economic blockade of occupied Donbas It was earlier reported that the issue of lifting the blockade will be discussed at the Minsk talks on Donbas settlement.
12:00, 05 July 2019
Ukraine risks going for concessions on Donbas but getting nothing in return – Rzeczpospolita The Russians are unlikely to sit at the negotiation table with Ukraine until they have twisted the opponent's hands.
19:30, 10 June 2019
Zelensky's spokesperson refutes reports on "ban on returning fire", "lifting Donbas blockade" Mendel told about the existing "red lines", explaining that the resonating phrases were pulled out of context.
09:40, 07 June 2019
Lifting economic blockade off occupied Donbas means legalizing tax payments to terrorist entities: Lutsenko Trade with enterprises located in the occupied territories is only possible if they are registered in Ukraine and if they pay taxes to the Ukrainian budget, the top prosecutor stressed.
17:45, 06 June 2019
Russia blocking Kerch Strait passage to over 100 ships – Ukraine border guards According to Slobodyan, only a small part of vessels passed the strait in both directions over the past day.
14:40, 10 December 2018
Ukraine may start economic blockade of Crimea in response to Russia's threats in Sea of Azov – expert Zhdanov agrees that Russia is able to close the Kerch Strait.
15:18, 20 November 2018
Ukraine's defense minister responds to Russian threats to "shut down" Sea of Azov The top military official said that the troops were being brought to higher combat readiness in connection with threats against Ukraine.
23:00, 17 November 2018
Russia threatens to "shut down" Azov Sea for Ukrainian ships "within minutes" The Russian Federation Council has warned Ukraine it is able to close the Sea of Azov to the Ukrainian ships within minutes.
09:00, 16 November 2018
Orthodox church split just tip of Putin's crumbling "soft power" in Ukraine Russian soft power has disintegrated in five areas under the impact of Ukrainian public opinion turning radically against Russia.
12:20, 17 October 2018
Russia's moves in Azov Sea show aggressor readies to also block Ukrainian ports in Black Sea - expert According to the expert, Russia is now working out the algorithm of further aggression against Ukraine's interests in the Black Sea.
13:00, 03 September 2018
Ukraine in talks with U.S., EU on possible sanctions against Russian Black Sea ports over Azov Sea pressure - minister Since the second half of April, Russian coast guards have systemically been inspecting foreign vessels bound for and heading from Ukraine ports, with the number of detained ships constantly increasing.
15:00, 21 July 2018
Ukrainian MPs appeal to President, Defense Minister to denounce treaty with Russia on cooperation in Sea of Azov MP Semenchenko says that amid the economic blockade of the region, Russia has been building up its military presence in the Sea of Azov.
16:00, 11 July 2018
Russia extends blockade on Ukraine goods headed to Central Asia – media A government decree approved last week by President Vladimir Putin will retain the outstanding embargo, which had been due to expire on June 30, through to the start of 2019.
15:40, 04 July 2018
Russia trying to squeeze Ukraine out of Azov Sea – media What Russia is doing today in the region is practically an economic blockade, which will result in grave consequences for Ukraine.
13:40, 27 June 2018
Ukrainian MP: Russia begins de-facto blockade of Ukraine's Azov Sea ports The situation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, remains tense.
14:20, 14 May 2018
Anti-oligarchy activists threaten to block Poroshenko's enterprises in Ukraine <p>Member of Parliament Semen Semenchenko from the Samopomich parliamentary faction has announced that members of the Movement of Liberation of Ukraine from Oligarchs have decided to block the businesses that belong to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine.</p>
22:46, 29 October 2017
Ukraine's industry copes with aftermath of Donbas trade blockade – Kubiv <p>First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv says the Ukrainian industry has managed to cope with the aftermath of the blockade of trade with the occupied areas in Donbas due to more active investment by Ukrainian companies, an increase in households' financial capabilities and growing exports to the EU, according to the ministry's press service.</p>
12:56, 24 October 2017