No Soon Winding-Up of Conflict in Donbass - Foreign Relations Council President
16 September 2017

No Soon Winding-Up of Conflict in Donbass - Foreign Relations Council President

The probability of cessation of the armed conflict at Ukraine’s east and Crimea re-joining Ukraine is very low, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, has said....
16 September 2017
Results of EU elections open new chapter, offer Ukraine a chance – Aleksander Kwasniewski

Results of EU elections open new chapter, offer Ukraine a chance – Aleksander Kwasniewski

Results of the recent elections in EU countries open a new chapter in the life of the union and offer new chances for Ukraine, President of Poland (1995-2005) and Chairman of the YES Board Aleksander Kwasniewski has said in his closing remarks at the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

16 September 2017
Ukrainian prosecution not planning to arrest or extradite Saakashvili – Yuri Lutsenko

Ukrainian prosecution not planning to arrest or extradite Saakashvili – Yuri Lutsenko

The Prosecutor-General's Office of Ukraine is planning neither to arrest nor to extradite Mikheil Saakashvili, Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko said at the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

16 September 2017
Prosecutor General’s Office has identfied the initiators of Maidan shooting – Yuri Lutsenko

Prosecutor General’s Office has identfied the initiators of Maidan shooting – Yuri Lutsenko

The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine has found that the order to start firing on the supporters of Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity was given by Viktor Yanukovych, Vitaliy Zakharchenko and Oleksandr Yakymenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuri Lutsenko, said at the 14th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES), organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

16 September 2017
Russia’s offer on peacekeepers in Donbas contains elements harmful to Ukraine – US Special Envoy

Russia’s offer on peacekeepers in Donbas contains elements harmful to Ukraine – US Special Envoy

Russia’s proposals on the deployment of the UN peacekeepers mission in Donbas includes elements that are harmful to Ukraine, the US Department of State Special Envoy to the Ukraine peace talks, Kurt Volker, has said. However, these proposals may prove to be a starting point in reaching a compromise, Volker said at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES), held by Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

16 September 2017
Санкції проти Росії можна послабити після введення на Донбас миротворців ООН з повноцінним мандатом, - Андерс Фог Расмуссен

Санкції проти Росії можна послабити після введення на Донбас миротворців ООН з повноцінним мандатом, - Андерс Фог Расмуссен

Партнери України можуть послабити санкції проти Росії після введення на Донбас миротворців ООН з повноцінним мандатом, заявляє засновник Rasmussen Global, 12-й Генеральний секретар НАТО (2009-2014), прем’єр-міністр Данії (2001-2009) Андерс Фог Расмуссен на 14-тій Щорічній зустрічі Ялтинської Європейської Стратегії (YES), організованій Фондом Віктора Пінчука.

16 September 2017
Ukraine cannot join NATO while there are hostilities in Donbas – Munich Security Conference chairman

Ukraine cannot join NATO while there are hostilities in Donbas – Munich Security Conference chairman

Ukraine's accession to NATO is impossible as long as there are hostilities in Donbas, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and member of the YES Board, Wolfgang Ischinger, has said.

16 September 2017
NATO needs to decide on Ukraine’s potential membership – Arseniy Yatseniuk

NATO needs to decide on Ukraine’s potential membership – Arseniy Yatseniuk

NATO needs to decide whether it is prepared to accept Ukraine as a member, said former Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-2016), Arseniy Yatsenyuk, at the 14th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES), organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

16 September 2017
Russia’s return to democracy requires more than simply “switching off” propaganda – Pavlo Klimkin

Russia’s return to democracy requires more than simply “switching off” propaganda – Pavlo Klimkin

In order to bring Russia back to a democratic system, it is not enough to simply “switch off” propaganda since Russian society is entrenched in authoritarianism, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin.

16 September 2017
Discussion on the findings of the survey by KANTAR PUBLIC for the Yalta European Strategy (YES)

Discussion on the findings of the survey by KANTAR PUBLIC for the Yalta European Strategy (YES)

Natalie Jaresko, Executive Director, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico

"One should not make any final conclusions about Europeans' perceptions of Ukraine based on these findings. These results contain many aspects of fatigue regarding EU enlargement. Certainly, there are things we can change and it is now up to our diplomats. However, we should not jump to conclusions that the attitude towards Ukraine is taking a turn for the worse."

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Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman, Virgin Group, 9th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2012
«The problem of capitalism is that it does result in the extreme wealth of a few people. If those people are benevolent people, they’ll use that wealth constructively; they’ll reinvest it and do great things»