Ukrainian Government suspends economic grants in separatist areas

Ukraine suspended budgetary grants to eastern territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists, reported on Wednesday the government of Ukraine. The Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, noted that “while the Donetsk and Lugansk regions remain under control of all...

Ukraine calls on Western countries to maintain sanctions against Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, this Wednesday urged western countries to not lift the sanctions against Russia while Ukraine does not recover its “entire territory.” During the General Assembly of the UN, Yatseniuk once again denounced “the Russian...

Ukrainian parliament approves law that generates sanctions against Russia

On Thursday, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine adopted a draft law that gives the green light to the imposition of up to 29 types of sanctions against Russia, which include the posibility to prohibit the transit of hydrocarbons that Moscow exports to Europe. The project...

Ukraine seeks to negotiate with pro-Russian protesters

Rinat Akhmetov, owner of the first Ukrainian fortune and an industrial and financial empire in Donetsk, exhorted this friday the Acting Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatseniuk, to resolve the conflict through negotiation with the pro-Russian protesters, who occupy the building of the...

Yatsenyuk “Russia wants to dismember Ukraine”

The Acting Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, accused Russia of fomenting protests in eastern Ukraine, as part of a plan to send Russian troops to their country. Yatsenyuk said this Monday at a meeting with his cabinet that Moscow was trying to `dismember´ Ukraine....