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Sergiy Slipchenko

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Sergiy Slipchenko is a staff writer at the Kyiv Independent. He studied at York University in Toronto, Canada and worked as a reporter at the Kyiv Post.

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US official: Negotiations with Putin won't work

US official: Negotiations with Putin won't work

Kurt Volker, former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine negotiations, told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that he doesn't believe that there will be any results from negotiation attempts with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Volker, who also served as the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, said that Putin has already made up his mind to destroy Ukraine as a sovereign state and destroy its people and he won't stop as long as he has this "imperialist mindset." Volker added that Putin is in "an increasingly weak position" due to Moscow's failure to capture Ukraine despite the high number of casualties.

Blinken to visit Kyiv, Berlin on Jan. 18-20

Blinken to visit Kyiv, Berlin on Jan. 18-20

by Sergiy Slipchenko

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Kyiv and Berlin on Jan. 18-20. Blinken will first visit Kyiv, where he will meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Jan. 19, to reaffirm the United States' support for Ukraine as Russia is threatening to further

US senators visit Kyiv in show of support

US senators visit Kyiv in show of support

by Sergiy Slipchenko

A group of U.S. senators is visiting Kyiv to show support for Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian military buildup. A bipartisan delegation consisting of seven U.S. senators — Jeanne Shaheen, Chris Murphy, Amy Klobuchar, Richard Blumenthal, Rob Portman, Kevin Cramer, and Roger Wicker — met with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba

Ukraine to consider vaccination of children over 5 years old

Ukraine to consider vaccination of children over 5 years old

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Chief State Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin revealed that the Ministry of Health is considering allowing children over the age of 5 to receive the Covid-19 vaccine starting April. In an interview with BBC Ukraine, Kuzin stated that this decision is being considered as other countries that implemented vaccination for children

Ukraine approves booster shots for adults

Ukraine approves booster shots for adults

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Health Minister Viktor Lyashko announced the approval of booster shots for all fully vaccinated Ukrainian adults. The Ministry of Health has also eased the rules for mixing Covid-19 vaccines for the first, second, and booster doses. Lyashko published the announcement on social media, citing the record-breaking numbers of infections in

Stoltenberg to meet Kuleba before Russia security talks

Stoltenberg to meet Kuleba before Russia security talks

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Jan. 10, two days ahead of the scheduled crisis talks between Russia and NATO. After the face-to-face talks with Stoltenberg, Kuleba will take part in a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission. "This is part of

Odesa among contenders to host World Expo 2030

Odesa among contenders to host World Expo 2030

by Sergiy Slipchenko

The Ukrainian government has entered the city of Odesa as a contender to host the World Expo in 2030. Odesa will compete against four other cities for the spot: Moscow, Russia; Rome, Italy; Busan, the Republic of Korea; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. "Holding a world exhibition can become a powerful

Russia will meet with US to discuss Ukraine on Jan. 11

Russia will meet with US to discuss Ukraine on Jan. 11

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Russia will meet with the U.S. to discuss "security guarantees" amid the ongoing tensions on the Ukrainian-Russian border on Jan. 11, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The meeting will take place one day before the planned NATO-Russia council summit. In a Dec. 27 interview with a Russian

PM Shmyhal says coal shortage is resolved

PM Shmyhal says coal shortage is resolved

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced on Dec. 17 that Ukraine's coal shortage has been resolved. The statement came after a months-long energy crisis in Ukraine and contradicted some of the recent reports that emerged in the country. Shmyhal said that Ukraine now extracts and imports 2 million tons of

Defense minister: Germany blocked weapon sales to Ukraine

Defense minister: Germany blocked weapon sales to Ukraine

by Sergiy Slipchenko

Ukraine's Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov claimed in a Dec. 12 interview with the Financial Times that Germany had vetoed Ukraine's purchase of anti-drone and anti-sniper equipment via NATO's Support and Procurement Agency. According to Reznikov, who was appointed to his position in November, the veto was made "in the

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