Pavel Polityuk

Political novice Honcharuk appointed Ukraine PM, to focus on economy

30 Aug 2019

KIEV Political novice and presidential protege Oleksiy Honcharuk was appointed as Ukraine's prime minister on Thursday and said economic reforms aimed at accelerating growth would be the focus of his premiership.

Wakeboarder, wrestler, dentist: novices of Ukraine's new ruling party take over parliament

29 Aug 2019

KIEV A wakeboarder, a wrestler and a dentist were among 254 lawmakers from President Volodymyr's party who took up their seats as the new majority in the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday -- not one of whom has ever worked there before.

UPDATE 1-Ukraine expects 2019 wheat harvest to rise 13 pct to 27.8 mln T

29 Aug 2019

KIEV, Aug 29 Ukraine's agriculture ministry on Thursday issued its first forecast for the country's 2019 wheat harvest, saying that output could rise to 27.8 million tonnes from 24.6 million tonnes in 2018.

U.S. adviser Bolton visits Ukraine, touts Trump meeting with Zelenskiy

27 Aug 2019

KIEV U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton arrived in Kiev on Tuesday ahead of talks with comic-turned-president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, touting a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and the new Ukrainian leader.

Ukraine prepares gas facilities for possible transit supply cut

14 Aug 2019

KIEV, Aug 14 Ukraine's gas transport company Ukrtransgaz has upgraded several gas pumping stations so it can provide gas to eastern and southern regions of the country if there is a disruption in supply from Russia, the company said on Wednesday.

Resume peace talks, Ukraine's Zelenskiy urges Putin after four soldiers killed

07 Aug 2019

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday pressed Russian leader Vladimir Putin for a resumption of peace talks after four Ukrainian soldiers were killed by shelling in the eastern Donbass border region.

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker, frees crew after Moscow threat

25 Jul 2019

KIEV Ukraine on Thursday seized a Russian tanker for its alleged involvement in the capture of three Ukrainian navy vessels by Russia, prompting Moscow to warn of consequences if any Russian citizens were "taken hostage".

Ukraine president on course for unprecedented majority after election win

22 Jul 2019

KIEV President Volodymyr Zelenskiy looked set on Monday to become Ukraine's first leader since the fall of communism to command a single party majority in parliament, in what would be an unprecedented mandate to deliver promised reforms. | Video

Kremlin ally says prisoner swap could be soon if Ukraine serious

15 Jul 2019

KIEV Ukraine and Russia could swap prisoners within a matter of days, including filmmaker Oleg Sentsov whom Moscow jailed on terrorism charges, if Kiev shows the necessary political will, a close Kremlin ally in Ukraine said.

Ukraine president kicks official out of meeting over criminal record

11 Jul 2019

KIEV Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a regional official expelled from a meeting broadcast live on television on Wednesday because of a past criminal record. | Video

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