Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Angela Merkel discussed ways to release Ukrainian sailors and other captives

During an official visit to Germany, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel discussed ways to release Ukrainian sailors and other Ukrainians in Russian captivity.

“We have discussed an acute issue of the release of our military sailors and other Ukrainians in Russian prisons. The authority and international influence of Germany brings hope for a prompt solution to this issue,” the President said during a briefing with Angela Merkel in Berlin “Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Angela Merkel discussed ways to release Ukrainian sailors and other captives”




Volodymyr Zelenskyy: The return of peace to Ukraine is my priority

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasizes that the establishment of peace in Ukraine is one of the key tasks he is striving for. That is why the issue of peace was the main one in his current constructive negotiations with French President Emmanuel Macron.

“First of all, it was about returning peace to Ukraine. This is my priority. This is my position – both as a man and as President. This is a topic with which I fall asleep and wake up everyday,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during the conversation with the journalists in Paris “Volodymyr Zelenskyy: The return of peace to Ukraine is my priority”


Russia must comply with the decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and release 24 Ukrainian sailors – President

The Russian Federation has to comply with the decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea of May 25 and release 24 Ukrainian sailors and ships captured near the Kerch Strait.

It was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the joint press conference with President of France Emmanuel Macron in Paris on June 17.

“Russia must also comply with the decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and return 24 Ukrainian sailors. I really believe in that. I am grateful for the firm and consistent position of France in condemning Russia’s actions in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait,” the Head of State said “Russia must comply with the decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and release 24 Ukrainian sailors – President”


Congratulations on one of the greatest Christian holidays, the Holy Trinity Day!

Green Holidays as people say symbolize the renewal of the world, the flowering of the vitality and hope for a better future, multiplying the desire to live in peace and doing good on the native land.

Despite the difficult times, we wish the Trinity Holiday would strengthen faith, hope in our hearts, and unite us for new achievements to return Crimea and bring peace to Ukraine.

Best wishes for happy holidays!



 “Restoration of bus, railway and air services and water supply to Crimea are possible only after its de-occupation. It is a matter of principle, reviewed constantly”, Izet Gdanov commented to ATR Channel

Since 2017 the Mission of the President of Ukraine has been bringing up the matter on equipment of the check points “Chongar” and “Kalanchak” with the minimum facilities to cross the administrative boundary line.

First, the executive and self- governmental authorities should resolve the issue of establishment of legal passenger transportation and direct railway services to the stations, adjacent to the checkpoints ” “Restoration of bus, railway and air services and water supply to Crimea are possible only after its de-occupation. It is a matter of principle, reviewed constantly”, Izet Gdanov commented to ATR Channel”


Extension of sanctions against Russia

On 12 June 2019 in Brussels the Permanent EU Ambassadors agreed the decision to prolong sanctions against Russia for another year until 2020 due to the temporary occupation of Crimea. It is planned that EU Council will adopt the decision next week.

The measures include EU ban on European companies to invest in Crimea, occupied by Russia and to import goods from the peninsula.

European Union introduced current sanctions against Russia in June 2014, ending on 23 June.