Cabinet wants to allow revoking Ukrainian drivers' licenses for multiple violations of speed limit Violators will be obliged to once again pass the exam to get their license back.
20:40, 03 June 2020
Cops accused of rape, assault to face "trial and fair punishment" – deputy interior minister Gerashchenko says it would be wrong to draw parallels between the latest incident and the events in the village of Vradіyivka in the summer of 2013, where riots sparked amid public outrage following a report on police officers also being involved in assault and rape.
12:00, 26 May 2020
MP Iryna Gerashchenko announces resignation of health, finance ministers Maksym Stepanov is being considered as a nominee for the health minister's post.
21:45, 29 March 2020
Ex-Ukraine Ombudswoman to replace Gerashchenko at negotiations in Minsk Lutkovska held the post of Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights from April 2012 to March 2018.
23:51, 03 June 2019
Putin creating unfavorable background ahead of potential talks with Zelensky: Gerashchenko Gerashchenko stressed that Ukraine should firmly hold on to its position on the implementation of Minsk agreements, hostage swap, the release of Kremlin prisoners, and the refusal to negotiate with terrorist leaders.
18:40, 28 April 2019
Minsk talks: Ukraine calls on Russia to unblock hostage release Russian representatives say that the release is off the table until the "trial" of POW sailors is completed.
23:15, 24 April 2019
Ukraine's Rada proposes cancelling parliamentary immunity on April 25 Gerashchenko says the draft law has already "returned from the Constitutional Court."
18:59, 22 April 2019
Russia refuses to back Ukraine's Easter truce initiative – Ukraine's envoy The truce was supposed to begin at noon on April 19.
09:20, 19 April 2019
OSCE coordinator visits Ukrainian hostages in Donetsk (Photo) Russian and pro-militant media have been spinning reports showing Frisch "warmly embracing" local "puppet occupation authorities," which sparked outrage among former hostages and families of those still held in captivity.
13:45, 06 April 2019
Kremlin says "nuances" remain on detainee swap with Ukraine The spokesman has refrained from elaborating on the existing contradictions.
15:00, 25 March 2019
Ukraine names terms of swapping 25 Russians, pardoning 72 militants Ukraine demands the release of 19 Ukrainian civilians and military servicemen illegally held in the occupied areas of Donbas.
23:15, 13 March 2019
Ukraine not to launch direct dialogue with Donbas occupation authorities – Gerashchenko Gerashchenko recalled the negotiations take place only in the Minsk format.
16:20, 21 February 2019
Ukraine at Minsk talks offers Russia two formats of detainee swap – Gerashchenko The Ukrainian delegation offered their Russian counterparts an exchange format under the following formulas: "25 Russians for 25 Ukrainian political prisoners" and "72 separatists for 19 Ukrainian hostages".
19:20, 13 February 2019
OSCE reports silent about Russia's illegal "elections" in occupied Crimea – Ukraine official Ukraine regards such position as playing along with Moscow's scenarios of creeping legitimization of Crimea seizure.
12:40, 08 February 2019
Gerashchenko: Sajdik has no mandate to draw up Donbas peace plans Earlier, a UN official said the organization had nothing to do with the plan, although noting that he supports proposals to achieve peace in Donbas.
19:20, 31 January 2019
Ukrainian hostages scratched out of swap lists could be tortured to death – Humanitarian envoy The Ukrainian side at the Minsk talks has demanded a full report on the fate of 13 Ukrainian hostages crossed off the exchange list as well as over 70 Ukrainians, whom occupiers deny to have captured.
19:20, 30 January 2019
Russia fully responsible for disrupting release of hostages, political prisoners – Gerashchenko The Russian side provided no official response to "dozens" of Ukraine's proposals to swap Ukrainians, the official said.
14:55, 27 December 2018
Ukraine proposes Russia to exchange prisoners on January 5 According to Gerashchenko, Ukraine will put forward 22-22 and 72-19 swap formats.
20:30, 21 December 2018
Forty-two prisoners transferred from occupied Luhansk to Ukraine (Photo) Gerashchenko said the transfer of persons from the occupied city of Donetsk who had been convicted before the outbreak of war would continue on Thursday.
15:20, 12 December 2018
Russia turns down Ukraine's offer for hostage swap on Dec 27 – Humanitarian envoy Ukraine offered to hand over 23 Russian detainees in exchange for 23 Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia, as well as to pardon 66 so-called separatists in exchange for the release of 19 Ukrainian military held by Russian-backed militants in Donbas.
20:30, 04 December 2018