• Vladimir Putin and Ukraine

    Writing long, historically focused opinion pieces is an activity more characteristic of think tankers than heads of state, but Russian President Vladimir Putin is anything but conventional. Last week he published a 5,000-plusword article that reviews the last millennium to conclude that Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians share a common history, faith and destiny.

  • Volodymir Zelensky

    Whether President Volodymyr Zelensky can deliver may set the tone for relations with the Biden administration. Ukraine’s gambit has added urgency as it tries to reset its standing in Washington after being center stage in the GOP’s unsuccessful dirt-digging efforts against then-candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

  • EU states receive guidance handling visa applications from residents of Donbas

    On June 20, leaders of European Union member states declared their readiness not to recognize Russian passports issued to Ukrainians in Russia-occupied Donbas. The European Commission and the European External Action Service have this week sent EU member states and non-EU Schengen countries guidance on how to handle visa applications lodged by residents of the non-Government controlled areas of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

  • Ukraine's poultry producers on Chinese market

    Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Taras Kachka has said Ukrainian poultry producers may enter the Chinese market before the end of 2019.

  • Ukraine dual citizenship with EU states

    Former Head of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration Hennadiy Moskal has said Ukraine should allow its citizens to have a second passport when it comes to citizenship of any of the EU countries, but not Russia. In his opinion, dual citizenship is “new opportunities for Ukraine,” he told the Ukrainian online news outlet Obozrevatel on October 1.

  • China Ukraine’s largest trading partner

    China has become Ukraine’s largest trading partner in the first quarter of the year pushing Russia into second place, the National Bank of Ukraine reported on Sept. 25. The volume of trade between countries reached $2.55 billion, comprised mainly of $1.93 billion import from China.

  • Stolen Ivan the Terrible painting returned to Ukraine

    A massive 19th century oil painting of Ivan the Terrible, the first czar of Russia, was returned to its rightful owners on Monday, after its disappearance from a Ukrainian museum more than 75 years ago during World War II. The Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S., Valeriy Chaly, accepted the painting on behalf of the people of Ukraine during a repatriation ceremony at a fine arts auction house outside of Washington, D.C.

  • Ryanair doubles flights from Ukraine 2019

    Irish low-cost airline Ryanair will soon have more than doubled its flights from Ukraine since last year. As of November, the company will operate 113 flights to 40 destinations from four cities across the country, according to Ukraine’s infrastructure ministry.

  • Japan future of Ukraine’s tech industry 2019

    Almost every Ukrainian is using something Japanese — at least, almost every Ukrainian with a smartphone. That’s because 97 percent of smartphone owners here, or about 40 million people, use the messaging app Viber, which is owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten.

    Viber might be the most well-known Japanese tech product in Ukraine, and it could help to break the ice for Japan and Ukraine to cooperate in the tech industry.

  • FlixBus extends operations in Ukraine 2019

    German low-cost bus carrier FlixBus has expanded its presence in Ukraine by opening a representatives’ office in Kyiv, the company has announced during a press conference.

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