President of Ukraine

Presidential Administration

The President of Ukraine drew attention of legislators to the non-compliance of such decisions with the commitments made by Ukraine at the time of joining the World Trade Organization and signing the Association Agreement with the European Union. He urges the Verkhovna Rada to eliminate inconsistencies, in particular regarding the timing of application of the specifics of taxation of operations with agricultural products.

APU Head Ihor Rainin held a meeting with the delegation of the Congress of local and regional authorities of the Council of Europe headed by President of the Congress Gudrun Mosler-Törnström. The leadership of the Congress arrived in Ukraine on a two-day monitoring visit.

Ihor Rainin praised the efforts of the American company on the implementation of two important projects in Ukraine - the construction of a spent nuclear fuel storage facility for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and a Centralized Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility for the Khmelnytskyi, Rivne and South-Ukrainian NPPs.

On October 16-20, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights Mykola Kuleba was on a working visit to the United Kingdom with a view to study the experience in planning and implementing the reform of the system of institutional care for children. The trip was organized with the assistance of the international charitable fund "Lumos Foundation" for representatives of ministries, local authorities and organizations implementing the reform of institutions for institutional care and upbringing of children in Ukraine.

Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Ihor Rainin met with Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine (2003-2006) John Herbst.

In the course of the consultations, the parties discussed key aspects of the Minsk agreements’ implementation and highlighted the priority of fulfilling their security components. The Ukrainian, German and French parties decried violation of ceasefire regime, introduced on April 1, 2017 pursuant to the decision of the Trilateral Contact Group of March 29, 2017, by Russia-backed militants.

Head of the Presidential Administration Ihor Rainin had a meeting with the U.S. delegation of the Atlantic Council headed by Director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center John Herbst. The delegation also includes Board member of the Atlantic Council Steve Nicandros who represents the U.S. energy company Frontera Resources.

Launch of Decorruption platform, ProZorro 2.0., law enforcement reform, judiciary, decentralization and new Ukrainian school concept – National Reforms Council launched the Report on the reforms results in 2016 and plans for 2017.

The Head of the Presidential Administration noted that Ukraine highly appreciated the efforts of Germany in the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. “We consider Germany a reliable partner who makes every possible effort to support our state, particularly in the issue of keeping sanctions against the Russian aggressor in force,” Ihor Rainin said.