13 September 2022
13 September 2022

Conditions for peace negotiations with shall include the withdrawal of Russian troops, reparations, and investigation of war crimes – Wesley Clark

The conditions of diplomatic negotiations with Russia shall include the complete withdrawal of their troops from Ukraine, the return of all abducted people, the payment of reparations, and the...
13 September 2022

Ukraine should aim to join the EU within two years – Denys Shmyhal

Ukraine has ambitions to join the European Union in the next two years, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, has said at the 17th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting "Ukraine: Defending All Our Freedom", organised by YES in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

13 September 2022

It is up to Ukraine to decide when and how to come to the negotiation table with Russia – Victoria Nuland

This is up to Ukraine and its democratically elected leadership to decide when and on what terms to come to the negotiations table with Russia, Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State has said at the 17th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting "Ukraine: Defending All Our Freedom", organised by YES in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

13 September 2022

Germany will support Ukraine for as long as it needs – Annalena Baerbock

Germany will support Ukraine in its struggle for independence and territorial integrity as long as Ukraine needs it, the German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, has said at the 17th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting "Ukraine: Defending All Our Freedom", organised by YES in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

13 September 2022

Regime change in Russia may be a needed for a peace treaty on Ukraine’s terms – Radosław Sikorski

Radosław Sikorski, member of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, believes that a regime change in Russia may be needed for a peace treaty to be agreed. 

13 September 2022

Ukraine is ready to become a large energy supplier to Europe – Rostyslav Shurma

There is every reason that Ukraine can become a new large supplier of energy to Europe, Ukrainian President’s Office Deputy Head Rostyslav Shurma has said.

13 September 2022

Ukrainians Government announces incentives for budding entrepreneurs – Yulia Svyrydenko

The Ukrainian government will stimulate the development of small and medium business to engage as many Ukrainians in entrepreneurship as possible, Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Yulia Svyrydenko, has said at the 17th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting "Ukraine: Defending All Our Freedom", organised by by YES in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

13 September 2022

Ukrainians Government announces incentives for budding entrepreneurs – Yulia Svyrydenko

The Ukrainian government will stimulate the development of small and medium business to engage as many Ukrainians in entrepreneurship as possible, Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Yulia Svyrydenko, has said at the 17th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting "Ukraine: Defending All Our Freedom", organised by by YES in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

13 September 2022

The West is impressed by Ukrainian warfighters’ heroism – NATO Generals

Western military experts are impressed by how the Armed Forces of Ukraine fight a defensive war against the aggressor and admire Ukrainian warfighters’ heroism.

13 September 2022

It is too early to say if the information war against Russia has been won - Mykhailo Podolyak

It is too early to say if the information war has been won as Russia changes approach and begins to actively involve more sophisticated technologies, Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, has said.

John Tefft
John Tefft
Ambassador to Ukraine (2009-2013), 15th YES Annual Meeting, 2018
«Russia still has to become a modern nation. It still hasn’t made the fundamental decisions to determine whether it’s going to be a part of the international community or whether it’s going to try to be an imperial power and attack its neighbors, and take their land.»