Ukraine Monitor Articles
The Permanent Court of Arbitration based in the Hague while reviewing the case of nineteen Ukrainian legal entities versus the Russian Federation, ruled that Russia is responsible for violating their laws. These violations occurred after the Crimea annexation, when Russian authorities nationalized Ukrainian companies operating in Crimea.
Deputies of Ukrainian Parliament and Verkhovna Rada (ukr. Верховна Рада) supported the appeal of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko (ukr. Петро Порошенко) to Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has informed his voters about a desire to obtain a NATO Membership Action Plan by the end of 2019.
The Annual Report of Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” (ukr. Рада зовнішньої політики „Українська призма”), has been published. The non-governmental organization which was set up in 2015 deals with the analysis of Ukrainian foreign policy.
Different versions of Nadiya Savchenko’s past (ukr. Надія Савченко), her political and intelligence connections appeared in the media in the aftermath of her arrest.
The Ukrainian government intends to subsidise the import and production of electric vehicles. Their exporters and producers are to be exempt from certain taxes and customs duties.
Ukrainian oil and gas company Naftogaz has won in the Arbitration Tribunal in Stockholm against Russian energy company Gazprom.
Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, the leader of the Self-Reliance Party (Ukrainian: Samopomich), is carefully preparing for his start in the presidential election in 2019.
Hero of Ukraine Nadiya Savchenko has been accused in Kyiv of betraying Ukraine. She has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for permission to return to a Russian prison and, as a form of exchange, for the release of all Ukrainian captives.
Russian media reported on a Ukrainian prisoner of war who allegedly does not want to leave the areas controlled by the separatists
On December 27, 2017, Russia’s Channel One presented a footage from the town of Makeyevka in the Donetsk region where Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists from the Luhansk People’s Republic exchanged their prisoners.
Russian media quoted the president of the Union of Political Emigrants and Political Prisoners of Ukraine, Larisa Shesler, according to whom, about 1,500 people in Ukraine have been arrested for political reasons. Shesler has claimed that the number of Ukrainian citizens exposed to persecution may be higher, as many of them are afraid to inform that some of their relatives have been imprisoned for political reasons.
The Russian agency RIA Novosti has quoted the acting president of the organization “Ukrainian Community of Crimea”, Anastasia Gridchina, according to whom, “Kiev invents cases of human rights violations in Crimea instead of dealing with the country’s problems”.
Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has claimed that Ukraine and the Baltic States continued to discriminate against his compatriots. He also added that the latter could always count on the help and support of their historic homeland.
On October 27, Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzheppar announced that the authorities in Kiev would fight for the release of about fifty political prisoners in the occupied Crimea.