Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko and Tillerson discuss strengthening of US-Ukraine strategic partnership

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Ukrainian president’s press service reports.

    The politicians discussed the outcomes of the phone conversation in the Normandy Format on April 18, and the results of the Russian-American negotiations in Moscow on April 12 during Tillerson’s visit. “Matters of strengthening the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the US were discussed, as well as a schedule of bilateral contacts, …

  • A mistake in 20 thousand people. Why General Nazarov publicly disproves Poroshenko

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On September 6, 2016, while making an annual speech to Parliament, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko discussed the number of pro-Russian fighters in the separatist-held Donbas. "The pro-Russian separatist forces in the Donbas amount to almost 38,500 people, more than 600 tanks, 1,250 combat armored vehicles, 750 artillery systems, and about 300 multiple launch rocket systems," Poroshenko said.

    On February 22, 2017, …

  • Poroshenko: Russia doesn’t need peace, it needs control

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko commented on a recent phone call in the “Normandy Format”. According to him, while talking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, he was once again convinced that the Kremlin does not need peace, but control.

    He mentioned this during a speech at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London.

    “The Russians are not interested in achieving peace. They are interested in gaining control. I felt it again on Monday, when, together with …

  • Poroshenko wants to confiscate coal imported to Ukraine from the separatist Republics

    President Petro Poroshenko will submit a request the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to confiscate coal mined in the territories of LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) and DPR (Donetsk People’s  Republic), which would be sold in Ukraine under the guise of Russian origin.

    This was stated by Irina Lutsenko, the President’s spokeswoman in the Verkhovna Rada, reports UNIAN.

    "The president has said that the next issue he will be weighing at the National Security and Defense Council is …

  • U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine says details of meeting between Poroshenko and Trump are under discussion

    The question of organizing a meeting between the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. President Donald Trump are still under discussion.

    This was reported by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and broadcast by Interfax-Ukraine.

    "The discussion on the date and everything else is under way," she said.

    Yovanovitch noted that the question of such a meeting is important for both Ukraine and the United States, and that each side is interested in holding a meeting at the highest …

  • Ukrainian president signs controversial law obligating anti-corruption NGOs to report on their income

    On March 27, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a law to introduce changes to the anti-corruption law [which also regulates the electronic declaration of income by officials and politicians], which the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted on March 23. In connection with the new amendments, soldiers are exempt from filling in a declaration. However, NGO representatives are obligated to report on their income. After signing the law, the president suggested that NGO representatives form a …

  • Kyiv says meeting between Poroshenko and Trump hasn't been held yet due to internal issues in Washington

    A meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US President Donald Trump has not taken place yet due to internal issues at the White House itself, as stated by the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, in an interview with Segodnya.

    "Indeed, we proposed dates for the visit at the end of February. However, as you know, at that time, certain complex personnel processes were taking place in the new Administration. At that time, unfortunately, key …

  • Poroshenko announces reform of the Security Service of Ukraine

    In the near future, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) will review the concept of reforming the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), President Petro Poroshenko said.

    "In the near future, the NSDC will consider reforming the Security Service using the best practices of NATO member countries. It is assumed that certain functions of the Security Service that are not inherent in the classical security services will be gradually given over to other law enforcement agencies," he said at …

  • Ukrainian President has spoken twice with Putin this year

    Since the beginning of the year, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has had two telephone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Konstantin Yeliseyev, as stated in an interview with Hromadske.

    At the same time, he noted that these conversations were strictly coordinated with Ukraine's partners in the Normandy format - Germany and France.

    Yeliseyev said that Poroshenko's conversations with Putin …

  • Ukrainian President wants to meet with Trump before Putin

    Diplomats are working to organize a soon forthcoming meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his American counterpart Donald Trump, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Konstantin Yeliseyev said on Friday, March 10, in an interview with

    "Currently, our diplomats are actively working to ensure that this meeting will be held as soon as possible. But it is fundamentally important that it take place before the upcoming meeting between President …