News with tag “Independence”
- March 27, 2013
Kyiv, March 27, 2013. Ukraine’s chairmanship in the OSCE is great luck for all participants of the negotiations regarding the settlement of the Transnistria conflict, reckons William H. Moser, U.S. Ambassador to Moldova. Currently, Ukraine takes part in the 5+2 talks that include representatives of Transnistria, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, OSCE, as well as the U.S. and the EU as observer parties.
- February 14, 2013
Kyiv, February 14, 2013. Poland plans to invest EUR 1.1 billion in the construction of gas pipelines, which will connect the Baltic LNG terminal in Świnoujście with Ukraine, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Such statement was made by the state gas transportation company Gaz-System, reported Deutsche Welle.
- January 22, 2013
Kyiv, January 22, 2013. Nearly a century ago today (1919), Ukraine’s People Republic and West Ukrainian People Republic became one state. The merger of the two republics was marked by a public manifestation of the Unification Act at the Saint Sophia Square, Kyiv. 94 years later, Ukrainian nation celebrates the remarkable historical event by numerous mass events.
- August 27, 2012
Kyiv, August 27, 2012. During the 21 st year of Ukraine’s independence the country has made a number of steps aimed at increasing its energy independence. Pursuing this strategy is one of the country’s priorities for the years to come. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in his speech dedicated to Ukraine’s 21 st National Day.
- August 24, 2012
Kyiv, August 27, 2012. The nation’s capital Kyiv glittered with excitement as its enthusiastic and patriotic citizens gathered in celebration of their country’s 21 years of Independence. Massive 12 ft. tall pysanky (decorated eggs) floated through the crowd, colorful in their glory and representing Ukraine’s regions. Dancers and choirs, dressed in their finest of traditional outfits, marched and twirled along the central street of Khreshchatyk and the Independence Square.
- December 29, 2011
Kyiv, December 29, 2011. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko said that Ukrainian government supports the right of the Palestinian people for self-determination. He said Ukraine backed the future creation of the independent Palestinian state that could peacefully coexist with Israel.
- December 1, 2011
Kyiv, December 1, 2011. Twenty years ago today a referendum determined the future of the independent Ukrainian state. Over 90 percent of the voters supported the independence of Ukraine. Elections of the first president of the state took place simultaneously with the referendum on the independence of Ukraine – on December 1, 1991.
- August 25, 2011
Kyiv, August 25, 2011. A live television broadcast dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the declaration of independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union has set a world record. Running for 52 hours straight, the live broadcast featured two lead anchors of the local television Channel 5 who had interviewed over 100 major Ukrainian politicians, artists, scientists, and sports people. The live show broadcast was available to audiences in 50 countries.
- August 23, 2011
Kyiv, August 23, 2011. On the brink of the 20th anniversary of the declaration of independence (to be celebrated on August 24), life in Ukraine is fundamentally different from what it was like during the Soviet times. The country shed the totalitarian regime established in the USSR, and its citizens are now enjoying previously inaccessible individual freedoms: Ukrainians are now able to express themselves freely, join numerous political parties, be free to move, and consume a vast variety of imported goods.
- August 23, 2011
Kyiv, August 23, 2011. During the 20 years of being a sovereign state Ukraine went through a major reform process. Enterprises faced most radical change of all – private sector was non-existent in the Soviet Union but during the years of independence Ukraine managed to build its private enterprise from ground zero into a functioning modern economy.
- August 22, 2011
Kyiv, August 22, 2011. President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that both Ukraine and the EU need to significantly expand human dialogue on a citizens’ level as well as develop effective economic cooperation. Such statement went public during the president’s official address to Ukrainian and international communities on the eve of the 20th Independence Day of Ukraine. The testimony proclaimed the European way to be the basis for the Ukrainian foreign policy and European values – the foundation for the country’s further development.
- August 22, 2011
Kyiv, August 22, 2011. The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso issued a statement dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the declaration of independence of Ukraine, in which he speaks of the long term relationship the EU is willing to establish with Ukraine and mature prospering democracy Europe expects Ukraine to become.