Ukraine rejects Russia’s “humanitarian aid”

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Statement of Information Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to the official note of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation regarding so-called “Russian humanitarian aid” in Eastern Ukraine, May 29, 2014

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has considered the request of the Russian side to give it the opportunity to provide so-called humanitarian assistance in the eastern regions of Ukraine.

We believe this proposal is nothing other than another element of propaganda, which has as its goal to demonstrate, especially to the Russian consumer, the supposed “good intentions” of the Kremlin by taking advantage of the difficult situation that Russia has itself provoked in the eastern regions of Ukraine for its own narrow political interests. Continue reading

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry responds to Putin’s pronouncements on Ukraine

promo-pic4Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine regarding the intentions expressed by the Presidents of the Russian Federation and Switzerland, which chairs the OSCE, to deescalate the situation in Ukraine, May 7, 2014

Today the presidents of the Russian Federation and Switzerland, which chairs the OSCE, voiced intentions to deescalate the situation in Ukraine.

Despite the appearance of “good faith” gestures, the content and rhetoric emanating from the Kremlin have nothing in common with any real attempts to seek a solution.
The discussion of a peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine without the participation of Ukraine is meaningless and unacceptable. Continue reading

Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Ministry responds to Putin

Response of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to certain statements of the Russian President Vladimir Putin during his “Direct Line” telecast on April 17:

In Ukraine we regard several statements made by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during his “Direct Line” telecast on April 17 with disappointment and concern. Many statements are in direct contradiction to the assurances given by the Russian side during the Geneva negotiations regarding its interest in deescalating the situation in Ukraine and Ukrainian-Russian relations.

Contradictory statements made by the Russian side completely discredit its stated position that Russia, supposedly, has not been involved in events in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the eastern regions of Ukraine.

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Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns Russia’s interference in Ukraine

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, April 8, 2014:

The escalation of the situation is several cities in the east and south of Ukraine is being initiated by outside forces and executed with the subversive participation of the Russian Federation. The provocations are being carried out by groups directed by Russian secret services.

The aggressive acts that threaten the lives and safety of Ukrainian citizens, the organization of separatist forces, and the participation in illegal activities by Russian citizens are evidence of Russia’s intent to implement the second phase of the occupation of Ukraine.

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Ukraine is concerned by human rights violations in Russia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is disturbed by the violations of human rights and the increasing political repression in Russia, said ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyynis at a press briefing on Friday, April 4, reports Ukrinform.

“The human rights situation in Russia and the incidents of political repression in that country are causing deep concern, ” he said.

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Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry responds to Russia’s demands for federalization

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed outrage at recent proposals by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for the “federalization” of Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed these proposals on Russia’s state television program “Sunday Times” (Vremya Voskresnoe) on March 30.

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