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Ukraine Caucus Statement on Savchenko Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Ukraine Caucus co-chairs Sander Levin (D-MI), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and caucus members Ryan Costello (R-PA), Rosa DeLauro(D-CT), Robert Dold (R-IL), Dan Lipinski

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Polish ‚shock therapist’ Balcerowicz to help reform Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has invited Polish economist Leszek Balcerowicz to help create a wide-ranging raft of reforms for the country. Balcerowicz, architect of the economic ‚shock therapy’ applied

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Kopacz pays tribute to Kiev’s Euromaidan victims

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz laid a wreath on Monday morning in tribute to the victims of the anti-government clashes of February 2014 on Independence Square. Kopacz is in the Ukrainian

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Ukrainian President to visit Poland

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced that he will visit Warsaw in mid-December. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski also stated that he will embark on a reciprocal visit to Ukraine in

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Poles ‚fighting with separatists in Ukraine’

The co-chairman of the Novorossiya People’s Front claims that foreigners, including Poles, are fighting alongside separatists against government forces in eastern regions of Ukraine. “I personally know a few Poles,

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‚Pro-European’ parties win Ukraine elections

Pro-western groups won a decisive victory in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, with parties loyal to President Poroshenko and PM Yatseniuk winning just under 45 percent of vote, Sunday. President Poroshenko’s bloc

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EU and Ukraine ratify key treaty

The Ukrainian (Rada) and European parliaments simultaneously ratified a delayed trade and political deal between Ukraine and European Union on Tuesday. The EU-Ukraine ‚associate agreement’ was voted for by all

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Sikorski: ‘Ukraine’s integrity should be restored’

Poland’s Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has said that “Ukraine’s integrity must be restored,” and that “tougher sanctions should be enforced” on Russia following the MH17 catastrophe. Sikorski added that responsibility

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Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine – 295 dead

Poland’s foreign minister has given condolences after the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, amid claims it was shot down. “Unspeakable horror for

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Ukrainian presidential election crucial – PM

The recent presidential election in Ukraine could prove crucial for the situation in the country, PM Donald Tusk said Wednesday in Gorzow Wielkopolski, west Poland. Tusk said Ukraine was „slowly

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Poland does not recognise referenda in eastern Ukraine

Poland does not recognise the results of so called referenda undermining Ukraine’s territorial integrity conducted in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry reported.  The referenda were

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Energy union the right response to Russia’s actions – Juncker

Introducing an energy union in Europe will be difficult and quite time-consuming, but it is the right response to the latest events in Ukraine and Russia’s actions, former Luxembourg PM

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Polish president to convene Cabinet Council over Ukraine

Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski has decided to convene the Cabinet Council, a meeting of government members presided over by the president, on Tuesday to discuss ways of supporting the democratisation

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Polish army to train 7000 reservists

Poland’s army has announced that it intends to train 7000 reservists in 2014, though the move ids not related to the Ukraine crisis, a top military brass says. “The training

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EU to consider sanctions against Russia – Polish foreign minister

The EU could revise its relations with Russia and will consider visa and financial sanctions if the situation in Crimea does not improve, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said after

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Polish, U.S. presidents on Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine and steps designed to overcome the current crisis were the subject of a Sunday phone conversation of Polish and U.S. Presidents Bronislaw Komorowski and Barack Obama. 

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Tusk on situation in Ukraine

We need international pressure on those who would like to break the principle of non-interference and respect for territorial integrity of Ukraine, PM Donald Tusk said Thursday after his telephone

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Maidan victory beginning of Ukraine’s road to democracy – president

We must do all in our power to support democratic forces in Ukraine in the runup to and during the elections, President Brosnislaw Komorowski said Sunday in Warsaw commenting recent

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Ukraine issues arrest warrant for Yanukovych

Ukraine’s acting interior minister has issued an arrest warrant for deposed president Viktor Yanukovych. Arsen Avakov has stated that Yanukovych is wanted for “mass killings of civilians” after a week