Tag: Kyiv

  • President Niinistö is visiting Ukraine

    After the joint press conference after the meeting, the presidents will continue the discussion at a working lunch. In addition to meeting with President Zelensky, President Niinistö will visit Borodianka and Bucha, where the local authorities will show him the destruction of the war and tell about the suffering caused to civilians by the Russian […]

  • EU approves new arms package for Ukraine

    The bloc’s foreign ministers agreed to give Kyiv nearly $550 million worth of arms EU foreign ministers approved a new tranche of military aid to Ukraine on Monday, Swedish officials have said. The arms bonanza is worth $542 million, but does not include the German tanks that Kyiv and its allies are hoping for. The […]

  • Why can’t the West agree on how much military aid to send to Ukraine?

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been under enormous pressure to deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine. The government in Kyiv has long argued it desperately needs them to retake territory seized by Russia in its 2022 invasion, and to protect the rest of Ukraine from the Kremlin’s looming spring offensive. So far, Berlin has refused, and […]

  • No German decision on tanks for Ukraine despite mounting pressure

    Germany said Friday that no decision had been made on providing battle tanks sought by Kyiv, despite an emotional plea from President Volodymyr Zelensky. Western defence ministers gathered at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for a crucial US-led meeting to hammer out future military aid to Ukraine. Read our live blog to see how all […]

  • Ukraine’s interior minister killed in helicopter crash

    A helicopter has crashed near a preschool on the outskirts of Kyiv, regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba says according to Reuters. Ukraine’s interior minister is one of those who died in the crash, writes Reuters. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast with Sveriges Radio’s Russia correspondent Maria Persson Löfgren.

  • Putin’s new move – mobilizing the church in the war

    The Russian Orthodox Church has a long history of ties to both Russian politics and intelligence. In the last week, the Russian Patriarch Kirill in Moscow has made several overtures that make the church an even more active party in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine has been working for several years to free itself […]

  • Copenhagen and Kyiv twin city status

    Kyiv will be #7?The Mayor of Copenhagen, Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, commented that she hoped the connection would allow Copenhagen to contribute to the reconstruction of Kiev in the future. Copenhagen no longer usually enters into friendship agreements with other cities, but when Kyiv’s mayor Vitali Klitschko reached out, there was little hesitation. The plan is […]

  • Finnish ministers will visit Kyiv when Finland is preparing the 12th aid package

    The ministers’ visit on Monday includes viewing the temporary family homes donated by Finland to Ukraine.

  • Ukraine in the biggest economic recession since independence, war “responsible”

    Economic experts said the dangers and uncertainty remain high, especially if Russia continues to target the country’s vital infrastructure. Quotation Yulia SvyrydenkoAl Jazeera, Ukraine’s economy minister, described the collapse as less severe than expected, although it was the biggest in any year since Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. “The success of […]

  • Matilde waltzes again: Noted journo gets Ukraine’s credentials back

    Up to a CavlingDanish media organizations condemned Ukraine for stripping Kimer of her press credentials, and Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen raised the issue with his Ukrainian colleague Dmytro Kuleba. Kimer has been nominated for the prestigious Cavling award this year by the Journalistsforbundet, the country’s journalists’ association, for his coverage of the war in […]

  • The mayor urges Ukrainians to abandon Soviet New Year traditions

    The habit of celebrating the season with Olivier and Shuba salads must be abolished, insists the city manager of Dnepr. Popular Olivier and Shuba salads, traditionally enjoyed during New Year’s celebrations in many former Soviet countries, should disappear from Ukrainians’ tables, Dnipro Mayor Boris Filatov has said. “To tell you the truth, I can’t swallow […]

  • The mayor urges Ukrainians to abandon New Year’s traditions

    The Soviet habit of celebrating the season with Olivier and Shuba salads must be abandoned, insists the city manager of Dnepr. Popular Olivier and Shuba salads, traditionally enjoyed during New Year’s celebrations in many former Soviet countries, should disappear from Ukrainians’ tables, Dnipro Mayor Boris Filatov has said. “To tell you the truth, I can’t […]

  • The mayor urges Ukrainians to stop eating traditional New Year’s salads

    The Soviet habit of celebrating the New Year with Olivier and Shuba dishes must be abandoned, insists the city manager of Dnepr Popular Olivier and Shuba salads, traditionally enjoyed during New Year’s celebrations in many former Soviet countries, should disappear from Ukrainians’ tables, Dnipro Mayor Boris Filatov has said. “To tell you the truth, I […]

  • 10 world events that marked the year 2022

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the protest movement in Iran, the abortion issue in the United States – 2022 was rich in different events. AFP offered a list of the 10 events that, according to the agency, marked the world this year. Putin invaded Ukraine On February 24, Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to invade Ukraine, […]

  • Canada-led group seeks arbitrator over Ukrainian jet shootdown by Iran

    Ottawa, Canada – A group of countries led by Canada on Wednesday called for an arbitrator to decide claims against Iran over its downing of a Ukrainian airliner in January 2020. The move is a first step toward possibly filing a case against Iran at the International Court of Justice, which the victims’ families have […]

  • HM The King’s Christmas speech 2022

    HM The King’s Christmas speech, 25 December 2022 Dear Swedes, at home and abroad, all in Sweden. From Stockholm Castle to Ukraine is only a hundred miles as the crow flies. Christmas is also celebrated there. But for many who live there, it is dark, cold and difficult. Parts of society’s infrastructure are knocked out. […]

  • Putin supports the plan to expand the Russian armed forces to 1.5 million

    Russian President Vladimir Putin backed a defense minister’s proposal to strengthen the Russian military by more than 30% on Wednesday, as he said Moscow needed to learn from and address the problems it faces in Ukraine. Read our live blog to see how all of today’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). This […]

  • Curtailment of Kimer: Ukraine puts the brakes on noted Danish journal

    Up for the Cavling AwardNiels Kvale, head of DR’s foreign desk, maintains that Kimer’s inability to work in Ukraine will undoubtedly hamper DR’s coverage. “I would be lying if I said it doesn’t matter that our best employee, who has the most experience, speaks the language and has covered Ukraine for 12-14 years, is not […]