After Russia temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea and invaded Donbas in 2014, the international community, including all EU member states, has implemented a policy of non-recognition and imposed sanctions on Russia.
These measures target the financial, energy and defence sectors, and the area of dual-use goods, as well as prohibit EU persons and EU based companies to carry out any economic activity linked to Crimea.
Only joint and coordinated response to Russia`s ongoing violation of international law may have effect, and unless it respects the rule of law there could be no question of doing business with Russia as usual.
In Ukraine we highly appreciate that Ireland along with other EU member states remain steadfast in its commitment to our sovereignty and territorial integrity having supported the European Council recent decision to maintain the economic sanctions on Russia.
On 17th November 2019 the Embassy and the Ukrainian community in Ireland had a great honour to greet Lord Mayor of Dublin Mr Paul McAuliffe and First Lady Mrs Sabina Higgins at the Ukrainian stand at the International Charity Bazaar.
It has come to our attention that regardless of regular calls of the Embassy to Irish nationals to refrain from illegal visiting of the Crimean Peninsula, which is temporarily occupied by Russia, such incidents still take place.
Congratulations to Svitlana Barandych from Ukraine on winning in a nomination for the best actor in a female role at the Richard Harris International Film Festival (RHIFF) in Limerick (Ireland) on 22-28 October 2019 for her outstanding performance in a short film Anna.
Sir, – “Russia stands for a peaceful world order” (Editorial 22 October 2019) compelled me to react since the Russian Ambassador to Ireland, Y.Filatov, has substituted mere propaganda for facts which your astute readers will immediately notice conforms with the Kremlin’s ongoing campaign to mask their mounting crimes through revisionary narratives wherever they can appear or be printed.
The Vice-Prime-Minister of Ukraine, Mr Hennadii Zubko, took part in the Conference.