Sir Elton John at 12th YES Annual Meeting
12 September 2015

Sir Elton John at 12th YES Annual Meeting

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12 September 2015
U.S. to Keep Sanctions Against Russia Until Ukraine's Territorial Integrity Restored – Victoria Nuland

U.S. to Keep Sanctions Against Russia Until Ukraine's Territorial Integrity Restored – Victoria Nuland

The United States will maintain sanctions against Russia until Ukraine's territorial integrity is restored, stated Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State, said at the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting in Kyiv on Saturday.

12 September 2015
Crimean Tatar Leader Says Tighter Sanctions, Provision of Weapons to Ukraine are “Key to Quick Return of Crimea”

Crimean Tatar Leader Says Tighter Sanctions, Provision of Weapons to Ukraine are “Key to Quick Return of Crimea”

Among the key factors of a quick return of Crimea to Ukraine are strengthening of sanctions against Russia, the provision of weapons to Ukraine by the West and reforms in Ukraine. Regat Chubarov, member of the Ukrainian parliament and chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, expressed these points today at the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting.

12 September 2015
West Will Never Recognize Annexation of Crimea – José Manuel Barroso

West Will Never Recognize Annexation of Crimea – José Manuel Barroso

The former president of the European Union, José Manuel Barroso, told an audience of more than 350 attendees of the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting that the West will never recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

12 September 2015
Donbass Conflict Must Not Become Permanent – Leonid Kuchma

Donbass Conflict Must Not Become Permanent – Leonid Kuchma

The former president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) called upon the global community for swift action to prevent the crisis in eastern Ukraine from turning into a permanent conflict, today at the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting in Kyiv.

12 September 2015
Elton John urges business leaders “Use your power wissely” on LGBT human rights [VIDEO]

Elton John urges business leaders “Use your power wissely” on LGBT human rights [VIDEO]

Sir Elton John today delivered a keynote speech at the 12th YES Annual Meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine about the role of business in promoting human rights. He told a packed audience of business leaders and politicians: “I want to talk about the important role the business community can play in creating a new paradigm of inclusion -- one that benefits individuals personally and society at large, and one that is also uniquely good for business”.

12 September 2015
Ukraine Should Negotiate for Crimea, Country's East – Poll

Ukraine Should Negotiate for Crimea, Country's East – Poll

Most Ukrainians and international delegates of the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting agree that Ukraine should resolve the situation around Crimea, which was annexed by Russia, and the conflict-torn east of the country through negotiations, according to the results of an interactive survey conducted during the forum.

12 September 2015
Reforms Demand Ongoing Engagement with Society – Ivan Mikloš

Reforms Demand Ongoing Engagement with Society – Ivan Mikloš

Reforms in Ukraine must include government leadership’s continuous engagement and communication with the public; otherwise they will not hold out against populism, a member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Mikloš, said at the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, today in Kyiv.

12 September 2015
Ukraine Must be on U.S., EU’s Radar – Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Ukraine Must be on U.S., EU’s Radar – Arseniy Yatsenyuk

The second day of the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting began with a discussion about Ukraine’s progress on reforms and outlook, featuring Arseniy Yatsenyuk, prime minister of Ukraine, and moderated by Stephen Sackur, presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World News.

12 September 2015
Putin Trapped Himself in Donbas – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk

Putin Trapped Himself in Donbas – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk

Russian President Vladimir Putin has driven himself into a political trap and, when it comes to Donbas, the only choice he has is to sacrifice himself for Russia and the world, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said today at the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting.

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Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004), 9th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2012
«The intensity of our cooperation will be determined by the intensity of Ukraine’s commitment to our values and to reforms»