Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Ukrainian President has granted citizenship to 55 Russian nationals since the beginning of the year

    President Petro Poroshenko granted Ukrainian citizenship to 405 foreign citizens and stateless persons, including 55 Russians and 54 Syrians, and also terminated the Ukrainian citizenship of 1,567 persons in the first half of 2017, as stated in the response of the Administration of the President and the State Migration Service to the request of Ukrainski Novyny.

    "From January 1, 2017, to June 30, 2017, 405 persons were granted Ukrainian citizenship," the presidential administration's response …

  • Poroshenko: Georgia and Ukraine have a common aggressor – Russia

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook that the Ukrainian and Georgian people will jointly fight for de-occupation of their territories.

    "It's painful to look into the eyes of people who found themselves behind the barbed wire of the Russian occupation in friendly Georgia. It is important for me that people behind the line of demarcation in the Tskhinvali region feel that they are not alone, that the whole world is with them. The Ukrainian and Georgian people will jointly …

  • Mother of Belarusian volunteer who fought in the Donbas asks Poroshenko to protect her son

    The mother of the Belarusian volunteer Taras Avatarov who was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in his homeland for “smuggling an explosive device” has turned to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with a request to stand up for her son before the higher powers, Radio Svoboda writes.

    As Lyudmila Pospekh pointed out at a press conference in Kyiv, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine will begin on July 21.

    “I’m asking for help to protect my son. My goal is not so …

  • Ukrainian President: Sea Breeze military exercise is a response to the organizers and sponsors of hybrid wars

    President Petro Poroshenko stated that the Ukrainian-American military drills Sea Breeze 2017 is a response to ideologists, organizers, and sponsors of hybrid wars as he announced during his working visit to Odessa, where he became acquainted with the training in action, his press service reported.

    The head of state stressed that from year to year these exercises, which are conducted under circumstances as close to combat as possible; enhance mutual compatibility, training, and coherence of …

  • Ukrainian President to make visit to Georgia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will pay a state visit to Georgia on July 17-19, where he will meet with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili, reported the Ukrainian President's Press Service.

    The program of the visit also includes meetings between Petro Poroshenko and the Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, and the head of the Georgian parliament, Irakli Kobakhidze.

    During the visit, a number of bilateral documents aimed at deepening strategic cooperation between …

  • Ukraine to build a new ammunition factory

    President Petro Poroshenko has proposed the construction of an ammunition factory in Ukraine. To do so, there will need to be 1.4 billion hryvnia ($53.8 million) allocated for the project, as he explained during a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, according to the Presidential website.

    According to the President, a significant part of the funds from the budget surplus will be spent on strengthening the defense and security sector.

    "I made a proposal to build an ammunition …

  • Poroshenko signed a law on the course of Ukraine's accession to NATO

    President Petro Poroshenko signed a law amending several laws regarding foreign policy processes which listed Ukraine's accession to NATO as one of the bases of Ukrainian foreign policy, as reported on the Presidential website.

    The previous version of Article 11 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Basics of Domestic and Foreign Policy," the priority was "to deepen cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in order to meet the criteria necessary to obtain membership in this organization. …

  • Media: Land market launch in Ukraine to be removed from IMF memorandum

    The point on the necessity of launching a land market will not be an obligatory condition for the allocation of the next tranche from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Ukraine, AgroPortal reported with reference to a source close to the negotiations in the US.

    “President Petro Poroshenko asked for the matter of launching a land market to be removed from the agenda, and Christine Lagarde agreed,” the source reported.

    According to the source, the point on the necessity of launching a …

  • Ukrainian President refused to lift ban on VKontakte social network

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko responded to a public petition demanding to unlock the Russian social network VKontakte, as reported on the website of the President Administration.

    “I do not think it is possible to support the electronic petition to unlock the Internet resource Vkontakte,” he said in response to the petition. As Poroshenko noted, the application of special economic and restrictive measures to the Russian holding Mail.ru Group and other Russian Internet companies for …

  • Poroshenko: 'The Russians do not need Donbass. I think they are ready to leave.'

    President Petro Poroshenko, in an interview with Le Figaro, called the conflict in the Donbas a decisive one.

    He said this while discussing his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump.

    “I think that he [Trump] is paying special attention to Ukraine. Why? Because among all the international problems that he faces, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, the conflict in eastern Ukraine is easy to resolve. The Russians don’t need the Donbas. I think they are ready to leave,” said …