- April 13, 2021
- Posted by: JSA
Since 30 November 2018, Ukraine has banned all Russian men aged 16 to 60 from entering the country, except for humanitarian reasons.    In an American diplomatic cable (revealed by WikiLeaks) on the Russian-Ukrainian gas crisis in January 2009, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor cited Ukraine`s ambassador to Russia Kostyantyn Hryshchenko as an expression of his view that Kremlin leaders wanted to see a totally subservient person in Kiev (a reign in Ukraine) and that Putin had “hated” then-President Yushchenko and that Yanukovych personally had little respect and little respect. respect to Yanukovych. But the prime minister at the time, Mr. Tymoshenko, was seen as someone he might not trust, but with whom he could deal.  Both sides also pledged to withdraw the armed forces from three other regions of Ukraine by the end of March 2020, without specifying which areas would be affected. During the 2008 South Ossetia War, relations with Russia also deteriorated due to new Ukrainian rules for the Russian Black Sea fleet, such as the requirement that Russia be allowed to cross the Ukrainian border, which Russia refused.   President Zelensky stated that the issue of Russian gas gas exports by gas pipeline through Ukraine had been “unblocked” following a dispute over transit rights and that an agreement was being drafted. “After these very intense discussions, I am very pleased to be able to say that we have reached an agreement in principle on all the key elements,” Sefcovic said, adding that further details of the agreement would be discussed on Friday. On 2 October 2008, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of delivering arms to Georgia during the South Ossetia war. Putin also claimed that Moscow had evidence that Ukrainian military experts were present in the conflict zone during the war. Ukraine has denied the allegations.
The head of his state-owned arms export company Ukrspetsexport said no weapons were sold during the war and Defence Minister Yuri Jekhanuov denied that Ukrainian military personnel had fought on the Georgia side.  On 25 September 2009, The Attorney General of Ukraine Oleksandr Medvedko confirmed that no members of the Ukrainian armed forces had participated in the 2008 War in South Ossetia, that there were no weapons or military equipment of Ukrainian forces in the conflict and that the Georgian side had not been assisted. In the statement also, Ukrainian officials indicated that international transfers of military specialization equipment between Ukraine and Georgia were made during the period 2006-2008 in accordance with pre-established treaties, Ukrainian laws and international treaties.  At the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 26 June 2014, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that bilateral relations with Russia could not be normalised if Russia did not renounce its unilateral annexation of Crimea and return its control over Crimea to Ukraine.  In February 2015, Ukraine terminated a 1997 agreement allowing Russians to enter Ukraine with an internal identity card instead of a passport.  They followed a large prisoner exchange and the withdrawal of the Ukrainian army from three key areas on the front line.