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Maria Korenyuk
Kyiv has a limited time to complete all the preparations for Eurovision. The contest's participants will come to the city in few days time. And the Grand Final will be held in Ukrainian capital on May 13.feedback
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NEW Apr 29 2017
Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin and Arseniy Yatsenyuk, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Ukraine Crisis. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 389 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 811 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Petro Poroshenko is: “Voronenkov was one of the main witnesses of the Russian aggression against Ukraine and, in particular, the role of Yanukovich regarding the deployment of Russian troops to Ukraine.”.
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Oleksander Valevich

We used to be one state a long time ago. Later, we were separated, but I feel that Lithuania is still our soul brother. It took our pain and cares just like brothers.feedback

Krista Siegfrids

Gay marriage is not allowed in Finland and that's wrong. I wanted to make a statement about that.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It's crazy what's going on. Whether it's the Middle East or you look at - no matter where - Ukraine - whatever you look at, it's got problems, so many problems. Right now, it's nasty. Right now, there is a fear, and there are problems - there are certainly problems. But ultimately, I hope that there won't be a fear and there won't be problems, and the world can get along. That would be the ideal situation.feedback

Frank Dieter Freiling

We strongly condemn the Ukrainian authorities' decision to impose a travel ban on Julia Samilova as we believe it thoroughly undermines the integrity and non-political nature of the Eurovision song contest and its mission to bring all nations together in friendly competition. However, preparations continue apace for the Eurovision song contest in the host city Kiev. Our top priority remains to produce a spectacular Eurovision song contest.feedback

Semen Tarasov

Every child in my school put their hands on this egg. It means that the future of our country is in the hands of its children.feedback

Olha Malinkina

I chose a Beatles song as an idea for my work. Why? Because their songs are about common things: about kindness, love and peace. The peculiarity is the mirror. People can look in it and feel like passengers aboard the Yellow Submarine.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I expressed the view that the current state of U.S.-Russia relations is at a low point and there is a low level of trust between our countries. The world's two foremost nuclear powers cannot have this kind of relationship. Until full progress is made under the Minsk accords, the situation in Ukraine will remain an obstacle to improvement in relations between the U.S. and Russia.feedback

Jason Maloni

Mr. Manafort's work in Ukraine was totally open and appropriate, and wire transfers for international work are perfectly legal. There is absolutely nothing improper with this method of payment and there is no basis to give any credibility to the current Leshchenko allegations to the contrary.feedback

Valeria Gontareva

I believe that resistance to changes and reforms will grow stronger now. Yesterday there was a coffin with my head in it at the main entrance of the central bank. If the whole country sees that as normal, then that's that.feedback

Glib Vyshlinsky

If Gontareva leaves and her post will be taken by someone weaker and more controlled by different interest groups, this will mean that the ability to finance these payments without default and without threats to financial stability will decrease.feedback

Glib Vyshlinsky

This will be quite a serious risk for Poroshenko's re-election in 2019 as well as for gaining control in the parliament.feedback

Valeria Gontareva

I believe my successor will be professional and independent from political currents… But the political pressure will be (there) for anyone in this position. A floating exchange rate, inflation targeting, modern central bank – all those things that my team and I struggled for so long, remains unchanged. … The (central) bank will continue consistent implementation of the policy that you have seen throughout my presidency.feedback

Jerome Vacher - International Monetary Fund

It will be critical to select a new governor of high professional quality and independence who can continue on the good road on which Ms. Gontareva has placed the (central bank).feedback

Sarosh Zaiwalla

The EU has not been able so far to produce any evidence that Rosneft ... was involved in or supported in any way the conflict in Ukraine.feedback

Michael McFaul

Trump most certainly has fueled deep divisions among American elites and society, pushing all of us to focus inward – on our internal polarizing differences – and giving less attention to Putin's domestic or foreign policy behavior. Stories and discussion about Russian interventions in Ukraine and Syria, just months ago the center of attention in U.S. foreign policy debates, have faded from the public eye. Likewise, top leaders in the new administration seem indifferent to the continuing autocratic trends inside Russia.feedback

John McCain

They are succeeding in continuing their dismemberment of Ukraine, they are succeeding in exerting an enormous influence in the Middle East which they never had before, they have succeeded in interfering with our election and we know they continue that in the French election and other elections. And so far, they have paid a little or no penalty for all of this misbehavior. And by the way, I think the national security team that the president has assembled is outstanding. And I hope that he listens to them, because they don't have any illusions about Vladimir Putin and Russian behavior.feedback

Scott Aaronson

In order to beat back the sophistication of a near peer nation state we need to have the sophistication of the U.S. government behind us.feedback

Scott Aaronson

[Ukraine was] still able to operate the grid simply in a manual state without that digital overlay, without automated controls. That's something that we in the United States have some capability to do. But actually are looking to expand upon. One [test] known as GridEx, that happens every two years, is the biggest of its kind. But individual companies practice all the time to respond to and recover from all manner of incidents.feedback

Nina Jankowicz

Nina Jankowicz is a 2016-2017 Fulbright-Clinton public policy fellow in Ukraine, where she provides advice on strategic communications and conducts research on anti-disinformation activities across Europe. The views presented here are her own.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

Allies and Russia continue to have clear disagreements on the crisis in and around Ukraine. Allies urged Russia to use its significant influence on the militants to meet their obligations in full, and raised serious concerns about Russia's recognition of identity documents issued by the separatists, imposing the (Russian currency) rouble, and seizure of companies. It is not an easy dialogue but a dialogue we are committed to. When tensions run high, it is even more important to keep talking to each other to reduce unpredictability and risks.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Everybody should act in political processes within the framework of the law. All those who go outside this law should bear punishment in accordance with Russian law. We also know very well that was one of the stimulating motives and causes of the government overthrow in Ukraine.feedback

Krzysztof Sawicki

It was probably a grenade launcher. The projectile hit the top floor, leaving a hole of about 70 centimeters.feedback

Lode van den Hende

I would also say it is a setback for judicial protection in the EU in the area of sanctions because the court accepts (...) the fact that a company is partially state-owned is sufficient for it to be a target of sanctions.feedback

Simon Kjaer

We must go to the World Cup this time after missing out in 2014. I have played for my country at both the World Cup in South Africa and the Euros in Ukraine and Poland, and it is something that I can't bear to miss out on again. Honestly, I haven't even been watching the tournaments without us - it is too hard to sit on the couch at home instead of being there as a player.feedback

Natalia Kaliada - Belarus

It is a geopolitical game, Belarus is barely on the radar for the EU and yet it is dangerous to ignore what is happening there – not just dangerous for people in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, but for the whole world.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

Regarding the reaction of the Ukrainian authorities and media, who, within an hour after the incident already have put the blame on the Russian Federation…. This puts an end to any unprejudiced and objective investigation of this murder.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

Voronenkov was one of the main witnesses of the Russian aggression against Ukraine and, in particular, the role of Yanukovich regarding the deployment of Russian troops to Ukraine.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

The decision from our point of view is absolutely unfair, it's unfortunate. And we hope all the same that it will be reconsidered.feedback

Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen is a former U.S. Agency for International Development project officer involved in managing economic reform projects in the former Soviet Union.feedback

Ilya Ponomarev

To be honest, I think he was never that interested in high politics and decisions like Crimea. Nobody is perfect, but I don't think he was engaged in serious corruption. He was doing some investigations and was very dangerous for the FSB.feedback

Denis Voronenkov

I believe that whatever will happen will happen. I don't intend to hide. It's hard to imagine we will be forgiven.feedback

Ilya Ponomarev

He told me he was receiving threats from the FSB. To be honest, I had thought he was being a bit paranoid.feedback

Serhiy Leshchenko

Paul Manafort is an American citizen. NABU has enough to do with corrupt Ukrainian officials. I think they can be party to a bigger international investigation. First of all, it's up to American officials to investigate, because we're talking about American citizens. Money (was) transferred to an account in the United States from Belize opened with an account in Kyrgyzstan, so Ukraine is almost not involved in this.feedback

Serhiy Leshchenko

This is quite a typical scheme to hide the nature of money using jurisdictions like Kyrgyzstan, because it's in the middle of nowhere (and) it's almost impossible to investigate there. I think it was an international fraud scheme and my sources in the Party of Regions say Kyrgyzstan was regularly used as a jurisdiction for money-laundering.feedback

Todd Yellin - Netflix

Five stars feels very yesterday. What's more powerful: You telling me you would give five stars to the documentary about unrest in the Ukraine; that you'd give three stars to the latest Adam Sandler movie; or that you'd watch the Adam Sandler movie 10 times more frequently. What you do versus what you say you like are different things.feedback

William Cohen - Cohen Group

Namely that you could embrace Putin given what he's done in Crimea, given the fact he's tried to destabilize Ukraine, given the fact he's tried to cause some anxiety in the Baltic etc., and it's inexplicable at this point, so I think he's [Trump] going to have to be more forthcoming. I think he's also learning you can't be a CEO of the US and conduct it as if it were the Trump business empire.feedback

Donald J. Trump

People knew that he represented various countries, but I don't think he represented Russia, but represented various countries. That's what he does. People know that. That's Mr. Manafort, by the way, a respected man, a respected man, but I think he represented the Ukraine or Ukraine government or somebody, but everybody knew that.feedback

Tom Reed

In the face of considerable uncertainty at the beginning of the year, our team has increased production, re-engineered our field development plans [and] improved relationships with our stakeholders.feedback

Jeff Sessions

Describe any communications, not merely meetings, you had with Russian citizens during the campaign. Did you ever discuss a shift in policy on Ukraine to be exchanged for the lifting of sanctions? Describe in full the content of your conversations with Mr. Kislyak. Were you aware that the Russian ambassador was also alleged to be a recruiter of spies. Did you select Mr. Page as a foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign? If not, who did? Why did you consider him suitable to serve on your team.feedback

Kateryna Rozhkova

These banks have a high level of debt to their parent structures. Sanctions prevent these debts being paid.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

The steps made by the administrations of these regions, … can be understood to a degree.feedback

Alexander Turchinov

A decision was taken to halt the transport of goods across the line of contact.feedback

Vladimir Varfolomeyev - Ekho

For a country where people with disabilities unfortunately are treated as inferior, such a choice is unexpected. It could be a sign of changes in the state policy toward people with disabilities but that's hard to believe. Most probably Moscow wants to avoid any possible problems for its representative in Kiev (nobody will want to boo a disabled singer) or even hopes to win the contest by stirring up sympathy.feedback

Sergey Kalvarskiy

They are knowingly sending a young woman with a disability so that they can later report on the 'inhumane Ukrainians' who boo the Russian artist (if any of that happens).feedback

Vlad Velichko - Twitter

Russia doesn't have the moral right to take part in the Eurovision contest while Russian shells are destroying our cities.feedback

Uwe Hartmann

With the new funding, we will be able to support people by helping them to find out how such objects came into their family. We received four miniature paintings with a note saying, We know our father was in Ukraine.feedback

Anton Gerashchenko

If she is used as a provocation, then we will oppose this. I don't rule out that steps could be taken by our side to bar her from entering the country. But I hope that Julie Samoylova will have the courage to refrain from participating in attempts by Russia to politically provoke Ukraine.feedback

Margrethe Versthager

It's a good thing that we now have draft commitments and can invite the stakeholders to voice their views, be concerned or otherwise, in order to see if this will work. Also because we would like prices to be competitive: we would like gas to flow freely, because it actually makes a difference in the households in Eastern and Central European countries. The Commission will support the transition of gas through Ukraine. On the legal side of things it has become very clear that the Commission does not find that the North Stream 2 project will be a project of common interest.feedback

Olena Gitlianska

The SBU is looking into the issue and will take a considered decision on her entry into Ukrainian territory.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

It's clear that one should wish to avoid any politicization of Eurovision and we believe it is absolutely unacceptable.feedback

Mark Toner

We've signaled at every level our continued commitment to NATO. On Russia, Secretary of State Tillerson has been clear that we would cooperate with Russia wherever possible, but not at the expense of Ukraine or Syria.feedback

Alexei Ratmansky

At the time, food was scarce in the Ukraine, you could buy nothing, and suddenly there was all this stuff. Tatiana loves whipped cream and would run to the stores to buy those cans you can squirt. After I found the music, I did a little extract for a choreography workshop where I was the whipped cream and she was a little boy, eating it.feedback

Peter Pomerantsev

Ratings aren't the main thing for them. These are campaigns for financial, political and media influence. Everyone will do it soon. It's the world we have to live in. If you can take out the electrical grid in Ukraine, that's scary. It's hard to get too scared about Larry King on RT. The Russians are about sowing mistrust about institutions that is there already, feeding it. How do we make our institutions more trustworthy?feedback

Piotr Wilczek

We hope that people who think this way will change their minds because American leadership in this region is essential.feedback

Vitaliy Svyatoshenko

This war was artificially created, and it's clear which way the wind blows – from Russia. When separatists hung their flag instead of the Ukrainian one, we knew that it would be difficult to stay and moved: first, to Kramatorsk, and now to the Kyiv region.feedback

Janthomas Hiemstra - United Nations Development Programme

People from Donbas have been very well received in Ukraine. And we believe that by setting this example we can really show that IDPs are not people who need to hold up their hand to have money from UNDP, no, they can be helped by Ukrainians.feedback

Valentina Svyatoshenko

This work will give us a bit more money, as well as helping other people like us. We'll tell them how to apply for IDP social payments, cross checkpoints and to get humanitarian supplies.feedback

Oleg Maslov

I decided to participate in the programme of crowdfunding in order to get support from socially active people, but not go and ask for some governmental aid.feedback

Maxim Eristavi

Maxim Eristavi is a nonresident research fellow with the Atlantic Council and co-founder of Hromadske International, an independent news outlet, based in Kiev.feedback

Olena Zerkal

Today I stand before the World Court to request protection of the basic human rights of Ukrainian people.feedback

Lada Litvak

I want the world to understand that there wasn't any annexation. It was the legitimate will of the Crimean people. We really wanted to return to Russia and we managed to achieve it.feedback

Carmelo Abela

We have demonstrated our strong commitment to visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens, now that Ukraine has met the necessary conditions for a visa-free regime.feedback

Jim Acosta

He said that his is the language that Donald Trump himself wanted and advocated for back in March at a meeting at the unfinished Trump hotel here in Washington D.C. J.D. Gordon says then-candidate Trump said he did not want to 'go to World War III over Ukraine,' and J.D. Gordon says at the Republican convention in Cleveland he advocated for language in that Republican Party platform that reflected then-candidate Trump's comment.feedback

Peter Hultqvist

We have a Russian annexation of Crimea, we have the aggression in Ukraine, we have more exercise activities in our neighborhood. So we have decided to build a stronger national defense. The decision to activate conscription is part of that.feedback

Igor Plotnitsky

We are forced to announce that, if by midnight on Wednesday, the blockade is not taken down, we will introduce a system of external management on all companies registered in Ukraine's jurisdiction in the DNR and LNR.feedback

Semen Semenchenko

We are proud that the blockade has hit the pockets of the occupiers. We should call it a war and stop ... all trade with the occupied territories.feedback

Gijs De Vries

Wilders' discourse is increasingly being copied and rehashed by his competitors. Mr Rutte [current PM] wrote an open letter in a major Dutch newspaper, which, between the lines said 'if foreigners don't behave the way, we, the original Dutch want, they had better pack their bags'. The Christian Democrats leader, not to be outdone, has just said he would be happy to tear up the [EU's} treaty with Ukraine [which the Dutch rejected in a referendum], pandering to the anti-EU sentiment in part of the population.feedback

Ertugrul Apakan - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Firing at unarmed civilian monitors is not only a direct threat to the lives of brave men and women doing their best to bring peace to Ukraine. It is a direct challenge to the collective will of the 57 OSCE participating states, and to the Minsk agreements.feedback

Michael Cohen

I acknowledge that the brief meeting took place, but emphatically deny discussing this topic or delivering any documents to the White House and/or General Flynn. I didn't see Gen. Flynn while I was at the White House, and I didn't spend two seconds talking about this, not even one second. I've known Felix for years. I received a phone call: 'Hey Mike, you have a few minutes? Can I meet you for coffee? You mind if I bring a friend?' Little did I know it would be a guy who wants to run for president of Ukraine.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

There's nothing to talk about. How can Russia rent its own region from itself?feedback

Steffen Seibert

The recognition of travel documents issued by the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic undermines the unity of Ukraine and is in stark contradiction to all that was agreed in Minsk and is therefore totally unacceptable.feedback

Vladimir Krasnoshchokov

We are moving in the right direction towards the recognition of our statehood.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

It is difficult for me to comment because it is not possible to lease something from oneself.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

What is better for us – to have them working in mines or shooting at our soldiers?feedback

Dmitry Peskov

These aren't the documents of an officially recognized state. They are de facto issued on the territory.feedback

Volodymyr Fesenko

It's an attempt to destabilize political situation in Ukraine.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

We have to be agile. We have to be prepared for the unforeseen. And that's exactly what we are doing when we are increasing the readiness of our forces, when we are increasing the presence of our forces in the eastern part of the alliance ? and we are.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

On Feb. 20, the ceasefire regime will start, and withdrawal of heavy military hardware will also start to the places where they are supposed to be. We have actively supported this decision and obviously expressed a conviction that this time, failure should not be allowed to take place.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

We have seen a more assertive Russia. We have seen a Russia that has invested heavily in new military capabilities, which has tripled spending on defense over the last years, and ? most importantly ? which has been willing to use military force against neighbors in Georgia and Ukraine. And that's exactly why NATO is responding in a measured defensive way.feedback

Angela Merkel

The Minsk agreement is the only channel we have to bring a solution to this conflict. The Minsk agreement started on the assumption that there was a road map, but when it was enacted there was no continuous ceasefire.feedback

Yuriy Myhalevych

People became different, compared to how they used to be. People felt that they could change something in this country. But unfortunately, there have not been enough changes over the past three years.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

All parties will use their influence to implement the agreement of the trilateral contact group from Feb 15. The aim is to have a ceasefire starting from Feb. 20 and to do what has long been agreed but never implemented: To withdraw the heavy weapons from the region, to secure them and enable the OSCE monitors to control where they are kept.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

The meeting showed that Russians and Ukrainians had no other option, but to respect Minsk. They have no alternatives. We agree to meet quickly, perhaps in three weeks, to see if we can advance on the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and exchange of prisoners. We need a lot of patience, because we can see a lack of will on either side.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

For me, this is another proof of Russian occupation as well as Russian violation of international law. We have once again received a powerful signal that the USA stands with Ukraine, that Ukraine is among the top priorities for the new US administration. The issue of Crimea and decisive struggle for the liberation of Crimea also remain among priorities.feedback

Pavlo Klimkin

We need a kind of powerful result, not just a couple of statements.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

The message from secretary Mattis was very firm and fair because it is fair of the U.S. to ask for more defense spending across Europe and Canada. We are seeing a more assertive Russia. We are seeing a Russia which has invested heavily in new military capabilities, which has tripled its spending on defense over the last years and, most important, which has been willing to use military force against neighbors in Georgia and Ukraine.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

We do not give back our own territory. Crimea is territory belonging to the Russian Federation. That is it.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

As I made clear in my Senate confirmation hearing, the United States will consider working with Russia where we can find areas of practical cooperation that will benefit the American people.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

As we search for new common ground, we expect Russia to honor its commitments to the Minsk agreements and work to de-escalate the violence in the Ukraine. Where we do not see eye to eye, the United States will stand up for the interests and values of America and her allies.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We cannot solve all problems... but we have a mutual understanding that where our interests coincide, and there are many such spheres, we must move ahead. You should know we do not interfere in the domestic matters of other countries.feedback

Jeremy J. Siegel

I think the biggest risk to the rally is that we're going to see a protectionist movement … throwing tariffs on, and then retaliation [from abroad]. It has to be recognized as a risk to the market. If [Russian President Vladimir Putin] makes some moves toward the Baltic states or more aggressively in Ukraine, … if China makes some moves, you know, Trump is more unpredictable. And that unpredictability is a negative for the market.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

The theme of returning Crimea will not be discussed ... Russia does not discuss its territorial integrity with foreign partners.feedback

Vyacheslav Volodin

Let's wait for some first-hand words from the U.S. president. When people get elected by voters it's not merely for warm words and the ability to speak, but for concrete promises ... that will be fulfilled.feedback

John McCain

General Flynn's resignation is a troubling indication of the dysfunction of the current national security apparatus. General Flynn's resignation also raises further questions about the Trump administration's intentions toward Vladimir Putin's Russia, including statements by the President suggesting moral equivalence between the United States and Russia despite its invasion of Ukraine, annexation of Crimea, threats to our NATO allies, and attempted interference in American elections.feedback

Volodymyr Hroysman

We have all seen the big tragedy that has unfolded because of pro-Russian separatist bombardments of the town which has not been protected at all from a security point of view and in which 25,000 civilians are living.feedback

Boris Johnson

We'll be talking about Ukraine as well, talking about the recent upsurge in violence. Everybody is very concerned about that. The causes, as you know, aren't quite clear. There's a bit of murkiness about who initiated that. But the UK will be insisting there is no case for relaxation of the sanctions and every case for keeping up the pressure on Russia.feedback

Andrius Tursa

A recent outburst in fighting in the Donbass, observed since January 28, follows a cyclical pattern of intensification and de-escalation, characteristic to this conflict. A frozen-conflict in the Donbass serves Russia's goals of preventing Ukraine from joining the EU and NATO. A more sustainable settlement would likely entail a wider agreement between Russia and Western powers, including the U.S.feedback

Boris Johnson

The U.K. will be insisting that there is no case for the relaxation of the sanctions, every case for keeping up the pressure on Russia.feedback

Linus Antanas Linkevicius

It could erupt at any time. The sanctions must be preserved, to say the least. We see no reasons why we should lift our review. We see no improvement.feedback

Anders Samuelsen

If the Americans change direction - I don't think they will - EU will have to play a stronger role.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Putin's a former KGB [the main security agency for the Soviet Union] agent. He's a thug. He was not elected in a way that most people would consider a credible election. The Russians annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine and messed around in our elections. And no, I don't think there's any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does.feedback

Marco Rubio

Only reason we should ever lift sanctions on #Putin is if he meets conditions of sanctions & ends violations of #ukraine sovereignty.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

I think we should all hope there are agreements between Russia and the U.S., not to the detriment of Ukraine or to Europe, but if there is an easing of tensions between these two world powers, then that is good.feedback

Federica Mogherini - European Union

I cannot say where the U.S. administration stands on this, but I can say where the Europeans stand on this.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Putin's a former KGB agent. He's a thug. He was not elected in a way that most people would consider a credible election. The Russians annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine and messed around in our elections. And no, I don't think there's any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does. America is different, we don't operate in any way the way the Russians do. I think there's a clear distinction here that all Americans understand, and no, I would not have characterised it that way. I obviously don't see this issue the same way he does.feedback

Roman Zozulya

It is all obvious. Every man who loves his family will choose his own right decision. I perfectly realize that I may not get an invitation to play for Ukraine this spring because I will not have a competitive practice. Though Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko called me and expressed his support.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We will work with Ukraine, Russia and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the border. I do respect [Putin], but I respect a lot of people. I say it's better to get along with Russia than not and if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS, which is a major fight, and Islamic terrorism all over the world...that's a good thing.feedback

Donald J. Trump

There are a lot of killers. We've got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country's so innocent? I'm not going to critique the president's every utterance, but I do think America is exceptional. America is different. We don't operate in any way the Russians do. I think there's a clear distinction here that all Americans understand, and no, I would not have characterized it that way.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Well, Putin is a former KGB. He's agent. He's a thug. He was not elected in a way that most people would consider a credible election. The Russians annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine, and messed around in our elections. No, I don't think there is any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does.feedback

Jens Laerke - U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Our needs assessment indicate that the closer people live to the contact line between the government and non-government controlled areas the greater the humanitarian needs. Not least for, as we have heard, the elderly, women and children who make up over 70% of people in need.feedback

Mykola Chechetkin

The safe zone shelled during the night has now renewed its normal functioning. People can now have food there and warm up. Apart from that, our units situated in the other regions organised the supply of the humanitarian aid for the town of Avdiyivka.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

They are not taking any responsibility for what is happening, without any shame.feedback

Oleksandr Motuzyanyk

We haven't seen such intense military activity since last summer. Combat operations of the enemy are reported along almost the entire conflict line in three different directions: Mariupol, Donetsk and Luhansk.feedback

Nikki Haley

We do want to better our relations with Russia, however the dire situation in eastern Ukraine is one that demands clear and strong condemnation of Russian actions. The sudden increase in fighting in eastern Ukraine has trapped thousands of civilians and destroyed vital infrastructure and the crisis is spreading, endangering many thousands more. This escalation of violence must stop.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

We call on Russia to use its considerable influence over the separatists to make sure that they respect the Minsk agreement and the cease-fire.feedback

Alexander Hug - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

We have had many flare-ups before and yet somehow the sides have pulled back, reverting to an uneasy, often violent static confrontational stance. Now however the stakes are even higher, there is a potential humanitarian and ecological disaster about to unfold.feedback

Nina Kirsanova

Schools aren't working, children are sitting at home. There are fewer people on the streets and everyone rushes to get things done, to get home faster.feedback

Alexander Hug - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

We have seen on both sides an incredible amount of cease-fire violations. We have seen the whole range of heavy weapons in the area here, starting from the smaller caliber mortars to larger caliber artillery to multiple launch rocket systems in the areas where they shouldn't be. We have seen them inside Avdiivka, we have seen them in Yasynovata, we have seen them in Donetsk city.feedback

Tamara Tokmanova

Of course, I'm really scared. My dad died, for such a bad life for me!feedback

Andrea Hajagos - Euronews

But because of very strict road closures the crowd could only come about 700 metres from the Parliament building.feedback

Andrea Hajagos - Euronews

The demonstration was planned to be held at the Parliament to let Vladimir Putin hear the whistling.feedback

Nikki Haley

The United States stands with the people of Ukraine who have suffered for nearly three years under Russian occupation and military interventions. Until Russia and the separatists it supports respect Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity this crisis will continue.feedback

Vitaly Churkin

We are thinking, how are things going to develop? Our position is very obvious. ... If there is an opportunity for us to work better with the United States to deal with various international problems which are extremely complicated and acute then we should take this opportunity.feedback

Nikki Haley

We do want to better our relations with Russia. And the crisis is spreading, endangering many more. The dire situation in eastern Ukraine is one that demands clear and strong condemnation of Russian actions. Crimea is a part of Ukraine. Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine.feedback

Nikki Haley

The United States continues to condemn and call for an immediate end.feedback

Vitaly Churkin

We are going to be there to try to make that possible from our perspective.feedback

John McCain

Vladimir Putin's violent campaign to destabilize and dismember the sovereign nation of Ukraine will not stop unless and until he meets a strong and determined response.feedback

John McCain

That this surge of attacks began the day after he talked with you by phone is a clear indication that Vladimir Putin is moving quickly to test you as commander in chief. America's response will have lasting consequences.feedback

John McCain

In light of the latest Russian attacks and the prospect of future aggression against Ukraine, I urge you to exercise the authority given to you by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to provide defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine to defend its territory against further violations by Russia and its separatist proxies.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

Europe should realise that it would be more secure, reliable and happier with Ukraine.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

We call for an immediate return to the ceasefire and withdrawal of all heavy weapons banned under the Minsk agreements. OSCE monitors must be guaranteed free and safe access throughout the region. This must include Ukraine's border with Russia.feedback

John Cornyn

Our country is no longer respected by many of our friends around the world because we have withdrawn from international leadership. We are no longer feared by our adversaries, who are all too quick to fill the leadership vacuum around the world … Russia being perhaps the most obvious example, not only in Crimea and Ukraine but obviously, in Syria and now in Libya. And it's dangerous, it's destabilising.feedback

Konstantin von Eggert

It would be presented to the Russian people as a huge victory by Putin. It would be described as a validation of his strategy to go to war in Ukraine regardless of the consequences and to turn the country into Fortress Russia.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

We regret that as a result of this attack ... people were killed on both sides. Such aggressive actions supported by the armed forces of Ukraine undermine the aims and the task of realizing the Minsk accords.feedback

Mitch McConnell

I'm against lifting any sanctions on the Russians. These sanctions were imposed because of their behavior in Crimea, eastern Ukraine and now we know they've been messing around in our elections as well. If there's any country in the world that doesn't deserve sanctions relief, it's Russia.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

This can only worry us, but there are many subjects that worry us. Welcoming refugees who flee war and oppression is part of our duty. Let's not forget there was a war, that Russia sought to take over parts of Ukraine.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

We in Germany and France have a clear position on the sanctions. We wish to implement the Minsk peace process ... And that is the only way that sanctions can be lifted.feedback

Oleksandr Valchyshen

Demand for high-yield financial instruments denominated in U.S. dollars appears as soon as a country shows signs of economic recovery after deep recession.feedback

Oleksiy Soroka

The hurdle is still relatively high for the quality of the Ukrainian corporates if they want to access the international debt market. Kernel made the cut, but there may not be so many private companies which can do so.feedback

Dmytro Sologub

There is potential for an increase in external borrowing. I can't say there will many such companies. Agriculture looks the most promising as a whole.feedback

Olena Zerkal

She is the only person in the world who can communicate and persuade Putin to make something work, or not to do something.feedback

Olena Zerkal

Because we are talking about the future of our country, we don't want to be excluded from the negotiations. We don't want to be a card (to be played). We want to be an actor. I don't believe in gentleman's agreements anymore. This is the only tool we all have in order to prevent (Russian President Vladimir) Putin from a further spree of aggression.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

I have no doubts. There are no doubts, because it is Ukrainian territory, Ukrainian people live there and it is a gross violation of international law.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

The same way as Russian propaganda is an element of Russian hybrid war, cyber (warfare) is an element of the Russian hybrid war, no matter if it's in Germany or United States.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

NATO, mainly this is not a question of money, it is a question of security. Russian aggression demonstrated again there is no other security system but NATO which was effective to stop the aggression.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

This is a direct obligation of the EU....We are waiting for the very few moments or weeks for finishing the paperwork for these things and launching.feedback

Joe Biden

Together with our EU and G7 partners, we made a clear that sanctions remain in place until Russia fully emphasises, fully implements, its commitments under the Minsk agreement, and that the Crimea-related sanctions against Russia must remain in place until Russia returns full control to the people of Ukraine.feedback

Peter Griffin

Their choice was very interesting. Russia's case seems to me very strong. And Russia has played this one really intelligently from the beginning - it is almost like they have been two steps ahead of Ukraine and everyone else.feedback

Donald J. Trump

@FoxNews 'Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand.' Oh really, couldn't do...much worse - just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News?feedback

Mitu Gulati

Now a dispute is actually happening, and rather than negotiating and resolving it on their own, they are bringing it in front of a judge which means the judge is going to have to decide on matters that affect international law, not just commercial law.feedback

Mitu Gulati

The most important big issue here is: Does Ukraine actually owe money to a country that basically ran it as a vassal state and invaded it and took its territory? And that is the kind of question that courts usually don't ever decide.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

They're taking territory or control, or declaring control of territories that are not rightfully China's. Building islands and putting military assets on those islands is akin to Russia's taking Crimea (from Ukraine). It's taking of territory that others lay claim to.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Russia today poses a danger, but it is not unpredictable in advancing its own interests. It has invaded Ukraine, including the taking of Crimea, and supported Syrian forces that brutally violate the laws of war. Our NATO allies are right to be alarmed at a resurgent Russia.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

[Russia] has invaded Ukraine, including the taking of Crimea, and supported Syrian forces that brutally violate the laws of war. Our NATO allies are right to be alarmed at a resurgent Russia.feedback

Yasemin Pirinçcioğlu

This is not the war like it's used to be, it's a different war, it's in the cities war type of thing, so this is why they hit tourism first.feedback

John McCain

I send the message from the American people – we are with you, your fight is our fight and we will win together. In 2017 we will defeat the invaders and send them back where they came from. To Vladimir Putin – you will never defeat the Ukrainian people and deprive them of their independence and freedom.feedback

Vladimir Putin

It is another very important solution for the long-term development of Crimea.feedback

Vladimir Putin

To occupy Crimea and interfere in eastern Ukraine and continues to threaten other nations in the region.feedback

Ojars Eriks Kalnins

If its actions in Ukraine are also forgiven, its next step is an open question.feedback

Dario Franceschini

There will be different types of crimes relating to the destruction and damage of cultural heritage. Then there will be a new stand-alone crime of the theft of cultural property – with very severe punishments.feedback

Dmitri Alperovitch - CrowdStrike

For them to use this on the battlefield, they need a closely integrated connection. It's exactly the mission of the GRU ... We think this is very convincing evidence that links the two [Fancy Bear and the GRU] together.feedback

Dmitri Alperovitch - CrowdStrike

This cannot be a hands-off group or a bunch of criminals, they need to be in close communication with the Russian military.feedback

James Lewis

(Analogue) basically puts you back in the stone age of the UAVs.feedback

James Lewis

I'm not being critical of the Raven. I love the Raven. ... But it's a cheap, disposable UAV. And for more intense conflict, that may not cut the ice anymore.feedback

John Kirby

This decision by the Treasury Department had nothing to do with the time on the clock. It had everything to do with Russia's activities and support for the separatists in Ukraine and for their occupation of Crimea.feedback

Sean Case

Our report proves that Russia was involved in the Ukraine conflict and on a massive scale, and that what the Russians have been saying is completely not true.feedback

Jonathan Drake

What you've got there are two independent observations that are consistent with one another and that are consistent over a pretty broad swathe of territory.feedback

Sergei Ryabkov

We retain the right to choose the time, place and form of our responsive actions in a way that suits us.feedback

Oleksandr Danyliuk

After the bank is fully stabilised, and starts to fulfil its plan of strategic development, the government plans to sell the bank.feedback

Francis Malige - International Monetary Fund

When the time comes, we are going to look at developing a relationship with the institution, meaning lending money or investing in equity. If we are lucky we can start looking at that in 2017. If it goes well we may, but if not it may be later.feedback

Francis Malige - International Monetary Fund

The key thing now is to take effective control of the institution, meaning establishing a new management team. There are discussions (on new management). I have seen a few names and I am happy with the people I have seen.feedback

Oleg Gorokhovsky

The decision on a voluntary and peaceful transfer of the bank to state ownership was made at a time when we realized that we could not survive the (latest) information attack.feedback

Oleg Gorokhovsky

Of course, the bank needed a capital increase and to improve the collateral for loans.feedback

Mark Rutte

The situation with Russia is getting ever more confrontational. That is a direct threat to our stability.feedback

Donald Tusk - European Council

Now the responsibility lies with the Netherlands. The ratification is important not only for Ukraine, but also for Europe's geopolitical standing and credibility.feedback

Beata Szydło

We have saved the agreement with Ukraine and everything points to the fact now that it will be ratified in full.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

NATO allies strongly support all the efforts of the UN to make this happen, both the ceasefire, delivery of humanitarian aid and of course the evacuation of civilians. This will be the first step to a more lasting sustainable political solution to the conflict in Syria.feedback

Mark Rutte

It is in the Dutch interest that Europe is strong in its relationship with Russia, with Russia being increasingly aggressive in its foreign policy.feedback

Andriy Kobolev - Naftogaz

If the Russians do not express the wish to accept the standard contract terms, then probably we will not buy gas from (Russia's) Gazprom before the end of winter.feedback

Svetlana Fomenko

Crimea is a part of Ukraine. It's only our national authorities who can decide to which museum they should return. As you know, Crimea is occupied by the Russian Federation and we have no access to Crimea, we cannot protect our cultural heritage in Crimea.feedback

Oleg Gorokhovsky

Exploiting the ignorance of citizens about nationalization, they stir up panic.feedback

Angela Merkel

It will be necessary to extend the sanctions against Russia again - although we would have wished for better progress in the implementation of this process.feedback

Tom Reed

The new law will have a material impact on the Group's plans for investment in Ukraine and, specifically, on the implementation of the field development plan for the Rudenkivske gas field.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

I call on all parties to redouble their efforts to implement the Minsk agreements in full. As a first step, we need to see an immediate and full cease-fire. In the meantime, the international community must keep pressuring Russia to respect its obligations. Especially while the security situation in eastern Ukraine remains so serious, it is important that economic sanctions be maintained.feedback

Volodymyr Groysman

The auction for the privatization of OPZ has shown that the institution (the State Property Fund) is not capable of carrying out effective privatization.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

Diplomacy offers the only viable solution to the conflict in Ukraine, so it is unfortunate that last week's meeting of the Normandy format was inconclusive.feedback

Olena Zerkal

Only constant pressure and the constant raising of this issue may force them to move forward. Maybe this is not diplomatic, this is probably not diplomatic: we see complete impotence in the European Union, and in the European institutions.feedback

Olena Zerkal

I think that there are many things that can be considered as a betrayal. The decision on Opal was also a betrayal of Ukraine.feedback

Anders Fogh Rasmussen - NATO

While of course the Ukrainian president and his delegation tried to keep optimism publicly, I understand very well if they return to Kiev somewhat disappointed.feedback

Hugues Mingarelli

We all hope that this will happen in the next few weeks. I cannot say anything more precise.feedback

Olena Zerkal

When I asked if they believe that it is unfair, that we in many areas are discriminated against compared to others, the German ambassador in Brussels told me 'life is not fair and you should cope with this.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

We do not support the European Commission's decisions regarding the Opal link and the construction of Nord Stream 2. We have decided to coordinate our actions in order not to allow these projects to take place.feedback

Romain Nadal

France is concerned about the deployment of Russian warships off Crimea's coastline. We call on all parties to refrain from all escalation and urge dialogue to which France is ready to contribute in all possible ways.feedback

Volodymyr Kryzhanovsky

The tests are being carried out in accordance with international law.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

In the Kremlin, we wouldn't want to see any actions by the Ukrainian side that breached international law and that might create dangerous conditions for international flights over the territory of Russia and adjacent regions.feedback

Oleksander Turchynov

We will continue to strengthen the defense capability of our nation and continue missile tests and training.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

Let the whole world see today what Ukraine and the world can do when they unite, how we are able to protect the world from nuclear contamination and nuclear threats.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

It would weaken the objective of resolving this conflict and would be a victory to those who endangered the security of a country.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

Abandoning the Minsk accords would be a mistake for our strategic interests.feedback

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

There is still no agreement about this road map and so today will be about whether will can succeed, with a perspective of several weeks, in clearing up the points that are still open. I hope that there will be the necessary degree of responsibili