Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko: Russia has strengthened its troops near Ukrainian borders in preparation to invade

    Since 2014, Russia has reorganized its military forces and strengthened its military presence along the border with Ukraine, as stated by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the meeting with the Ukrainian military in Kramatorsk, Luhansk region, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    As the President noted, the commander of the Ukrainian Airborne Forces Mykhailo Zabrodskyi informed him about Russia's readiness for a rapid invasion of Ukraine.

    "In his report, General Zabrodskyi informed me in detail …

  • Ukrainian President appoints a new Joint Forces commander in Donbas

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has appointed Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as the commander of the Joint Forces in the Donbass.

    Ukrainian president said on his Facebook page that the bill “On the specifics of State policy on ensuring Ukraine's State sovereignty over the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions” was adopted in Verkhovna Rada. The bill assumes that the format of “anti-terrorist …

  • Ukrainian President welcomes new US sanctions against Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the introduction of new US sanctions against Russia.

    "Every unlawful and illegitimate act of the Kremlin, whether in the Crimea, the Donbas or Salisbury, will continue to receive our solid, firm and resolute response on both sides of the Atlantic," the President wrote on Facebook.

    He stressed that interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states, including electoral processes, has already become routine for Moscow.

    "Ukraine has fully felt this …

  • Ukrainian President calls on G7 to condemn and not recognize Russian presidential elections in annexed Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on G7 countries to condemn and not recognize the Russian presidential elections in the annexed Crimea, which will take place on March 18, as reported on the president’s website.

    “I would like to discuss the Russian elections of March 18. It would be critically important for us to have your firm statement that you will condemn and not recognize the Russian elections in Crimea,” Poroshenko said during a meeting with ambassadors from the G7 countries. …

  • Ukrainian President acknowledges that the IMF's demand to raise the price of gas is 'a difficult issue'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hopes that the government and the International Monetary Fund will find a compromise regarding the price of gas for the population. He said this on Monday at a meeting with business representatives.

    "The complicated question is the Fund's demand to raise the gas price. Our cooperation with the IMF is an important priority for us... I have no doubt that dialogue with the fund is needed. The adoption of Stockholm's arbitration decision, the change in price …

  • Poroshenko: Mass terrorist attacks were being prepared in Ukraine

    At a meeting with the head of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) Vasyl Hrytsak, President Petro Poroshenko instructed the Security Service of Ukraine to investigate the head of the "Officers Corps," Volodymy Ruban’s case, in the shortest possible time.

    "I order General Hrytsak to take the investigation of this case under his personal control, I want to emphasize that this is not about the driver [Volodymyr Ruban was driving a car that brought weapons from the separatist-held territories]. …

  • Ukrainian President will visit Germany to discuss Nord Stream-2

    President Petro Poroshenko intends to visit Germany before April and discuss with German authorities the issue of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, as he stated in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels.

    "In the coming days, within 2-3 weeks, I'm going to visit Germany ... This topic (Nord Stream-2) will certainly be on the agenda of our talks," he said, answering a question about Germany's reluctance to abandon the project.

    Poroshenko stressed that many European countries are …

  • Ukrainian President: Russia's Gazprom will pay for everything to a penny

    In an interview with Ukrainian television channels on Wednesday, March 7, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he is convinced that the Russian company Gazprom will fully pay Naftogaz $2.56 billion following the results of two arbitration disputes in the Stockholm Arbitration Court.  

    "I have no doubt that Ukraine will get everything to a penny. I declare that this issue is absolutely not about money. This issue has geopolitical significance ... The position of the Russian Federation, …

  • Poroshenko discusses war in Donbas with US Vice President

    President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence.

    He brought the U.S. Vice President up to date on the current situation in the Donbas and the continued aggressive actions of Russia-controlled militants who continue to violate the complete ceasefire announced yesterday, the website of the head of state said. In connection with this, Poroshenko stressed the importance of continued pressure on Russia to ensure proper implementation of the security …

  • Poroshenko approves classified regulation on creation of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko approved a regulation on the Forces of Special Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine specified in the Presidential Decree Number 52/2018 on March 3, Ukrainski Novyny news outlet reports.

    "According to part five of Section 10 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Armed Forces of Ukraine" I order the approval of the Regulation on the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the decree reads. The regulation itself, however, remains classified. …