Posts tagged as Zelensky

Ukraine’s president fires Lithuanian head of defence industry

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky fired Aivaras Abromavičius, a Lithuanian national, from his position as the head of the country’s defence industry giant Ukroboronprom. After the Maidan revolution in 2014, Abromavičius received a Ukrainian citizenship to serve as the country’s Economy Minister under the former president Petro Poroshenko. He resigned in February 2016, saying that various lobbies were blocking his reforms. He joined Ukroboronprom that employs around 80,000 people…

Pompeo pledges unwavering support for Ukraine ahead of Zelenskiy meeting

Friday, January 31, 2020

The top US diplomat said Washington stood behind Kyiv in “stopping Russia’s agression.” Ukraine has been at the center of a series of domestic scandals in the US. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Ukraine on Friday, becoming the first member of US President Donald Trump’s cabinet to meet Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Pompeo was seeking to smooth over relations after a call between Trump and Zelenskiy caused…

Kaljulaid meets Ukrainian president

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with President Kersti Kaljulaid at Kadriorg in Tallinn on Tuesday during a one-day visit to Estonia. Later in the day, Zelensky will meet with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and the Speaker of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas. The Ukrainian head of state, together with his Estonian colleague and Commander of the Defense Forces Martin Herem will visit a military field hospital developed in cooperation between the…

Zelensky plans to visit Lithuania in November

Friday, November 1, 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky plans to pay an official visit to Lithuania in November 2019, the press service of the head of state has reported. This was discussed during a meeting of Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva with Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Lithuania Asta Skaisgirytė on Thursday, October 31. “Special attention was paid to the content of the…

Lithuanian FM: Zelensky is seeking peace

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky who is withdrawing Ukrainian troops from a stretch of the frontline in Donbass, is honestly seeking a breakthrough in pursuit of peace, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said after a meting with the Ukrainian leader on Tuesday. The meeting came on the heels of Ukrainian army reports that its troops and those of Russian-backed separatists started withdrawing from Zolote frontline in Luhansk region. “There’s a lot…

Zelensky, Levits meet in Riga

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with his Latvian counterpart Egils Levits in Riga. The official meeting ceremony was broadcast on the Facebook page of the head of the Ukrainian state. The ceremony began with the greeting and handshaking of the presidents and their wives, and the national anthems of the two countries were then played. The leaders of the states solemnly walked to the Guard of Honor and welcomed…

Zelensky to meet with Latvian officials and Ukrainian diaspora, visit Occupation Museum and unveil memorial plaque

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The agenda of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s upcoming visit to Latvia includes meetings with top Latvian officials and the local Ukrainian community, a tour of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, unveiling a memorial plaque, as well as other engagements, LETA was told at the Latvian president’s office. Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska will be accompanying the Ukrainian president on his visit to Latvia, which is scheduled for October…

Donald Trump pulls support from Ukraine after speaking with Volodymyr Zelensky

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

US President Donald Trump ordered acting Chief of Staff of the White House Mick Mulvaney to halt provision of several hundred million dollars-worth of military assistance to Ukraine approximately one week following his phone conversation with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. During their phone conversation, Trump insisted on Ukraine performing an investigation in relation to Ex-Vice- President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, as confirmed by two high-ranking officials of the administration…

Lithuania’s Nauseda gets Zelensky’s assurances on European integration

Monday, September 2, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda met with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in Warsaw on Sunday and was assured by the Ukrainian leader that his country’s new government would continue European integration and reforms. “Zelensky told about the new government working for three days. They are determined to continue European integration and carry out reforms,” Asta Skaisgiryte, an adviser to the Lithuanian president, told BNS Lithuania after the meeting. “We said…

Lithuanian president congratulates Ukrainian leader on his party’s election win

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda made a personal phone call to his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, on Monday to congratulate him on his party’s good showing in Sunday’s parliamentary election. “This is the strongest mandate to work responsibly for the well-being of your country and to make every effort to ensure the continuation of vital economic reforms and the formation of a demanding government,” the Lithuanian president’s press quoted him as…