Ukraine and the EU

Ukraine intends to acquire defensive weapons from EU

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on the European Union member states to designate Russia as an aggressor state and a party to the conflict in Donbass and facilitate the delivery of defensive weapons to Ukraine from …

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Will Kiev leave Europe without gas?

Kiev warned the European Commission about possible unforeseen situations in Ukraine's gas transport system, the spokesperson of the European Commission Anna-Kaisa Itkonen said. "The Ukrainian authorities …

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Will Ukraine confiscate Russian gas from Europe?

Kiev's Economic Court has changed the way of enforcing a court decision to recover a fine of $6.7 billion from Russia's Gazprom, extending penalties to all property of the debtor,  the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavel Petrenko said.

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EU considers allocation of €50 million to Ukraine

European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn has said that the EU is considering the allocation of €50 million for humanitarian and infrastructure projects, Kyiv Post …

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EU Council eases visa rules for Ukraine

The EU Council has approved the decision to liberalize visa rules for Ukrainian citizens, European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said. "I am pleased to see that we are reaching the end of the …

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Ukraine doubles gas import from EU

Ukraine has increased gas import from the EU countries to 35.3 billion cubic meters per day, press-secretary of the "Ukrtransgaz" company Maxim Belyavsky informed. It is noted that the biggest part of European …

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EU to decide on visa-free regime today

Leading EU institutions today will discuss a new mechanism of suspending visa-free regime, which determines the abolition of visa requirements for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. "The Slovak presidency will convene a regular …

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Ukraine and EU intensify energy partnership

The European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic and the Energy Minister of Ukraine, Ihor Nasalyk, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on a Strategic Energy Partnership between the EU …

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Third anniversary of Euromaidan: unfulfilled promises

Thousands of Ukrainians gathered in their capital Kiev on Monday to mark three years since the start of the so-called Euromaidan revolution, despite warnings of potential violence by government opponents. Police and national guard units …

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EU states conditionally back visa-free travel for Ukraine

European Union states agreed on Thursday to waive visas for Ukrainians coming to the bloc for short visits, but said implementation could only take place once the bloc beefs up its mechanism to suspend visa-free agreements, Reuters reported. …

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Will EU abandon gas transit through Ukraine?

The European Union (EU) is ready to abandon the natural gas transit through Ukraine, AFP reports. The reason is the fact that Ukraine does not ensure the unconditional implementation of the energy regulations of the EU including a ban …

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Ukraine marks sad anniversary of independence

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Declaration of Independence. On this day in 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR adopted the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine, which was preceded by three intense days of …

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