Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • IMF rejects Poroshenko’s draft bill on Anti-Corruption Court

    The International Monetary Fund believes that the bill to establish the Anti-Corruption Court (ACC), as submitted by President Petro Poroshenko, does not meet Ukraine’s obligation to the IMF, as stated in a letter from the head of the mission of the IMF in Ukraine, Ron van Roden, to the Presidential administration of Ukraine. The document, copies of which were sent to the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the parliament, and several ministers, was published by Yevropeyska Pravda.

    In the letter, …

  • Georgian TV channel publishes letter from Poroshenko to Russian FSB

    On Saturday evening the Georgian TV channel Rustavi 2, which is closely connected to Mikheil Saakashvili, former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces party in Ukraine, disclosed a letter addressed to the FSB, supposedly signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2007. The Presidential Administration published a statement refuting the authenticity of document in a matter of hours. The TV channel insists that the letter is authentic, and proposes that it be subjected …

  • Ukrainian President terminated citizenship of 5,200 people over one year

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko terminated the citizenship of 5,200 people in 2017, according to data from the Presidential Administration.

    Decrees on termination of citizenship were issued on the grounds of the withdrawal from citizenship for 4,296 persons, loss of citizenship for 47 persons, and international treaties for 825 persons.

    The most well-known examples are the terminations of the citizenships of Mikheil Saakashvili and MP Andrey Artemenko. At the same time, Poroshenko did …

  • Poroshenko: Ukrainian membership in EU is not ‘a prospect for 2018’

    While acknowledging Ukraine’s memberships in the European Union and the NATO remain the country’s strategic priorities, these are “prospects obviously not to be fulfilled in 2018,” the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, wrote in an article for the publications Novoye Vremya and The Economist Mir.

    In the op-ed published under the title The Word and Development the President of Ukraine outlined his vision of the “only possible path of development for a successful country.”

    “Membership in …

  • Ukrainian President promises to establish anti-corruption court in 2018

    In an article for publications Novoye Vremya and The Economist Mir, published on Saturday, President Petro Poroshenko discussed the need for his more active participation in the protection of the country's anti-corruption infrastructure and the inadmissibility of any pressure on the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU).

    "The events at the end of 2017 showed that the anti-corruption infrastructure requires more active protection by the President, I especially emphasize the need to guarantee …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine will receive lethal weapons from the US in 2018

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced that the much-anticipated defensive lethal weapons from the United States would be supplied to Ukraine in 2018. He posted on Facebook that “Next year, the military budget of our country will be a record 86 billion hryvnia ($3 billion). We will receive lethal defensive weapons from our partners in the United States."

    Poroshenko expressed confidence that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would continue to replenish their arsenal with the latest military …

  • Ukrainian President extended the moratorium on the sale of land

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed amendments to the Land Code that will prolong the moratorium on the sale or alienation of agricultural land for another year, reported the President’s press service.

    "President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law on Amendments to Section X ‘Transitional Provisions’ of the Land Code of Ukraine, passed by the Verkhovna Rada on December 7, 2017. The document extends the validity of the moratorium on sale or alienation of agricultural land for one year," the …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine will buy Russian gas on its own terms

    President Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine is ready to resume gas purchases from Russia.

    "What has happened in the past two years? We are energetically independent. They [Russia] are knocking: can you take our gas? No, we are all right. If it is cheap and honest, not corrupt, [then] please," he said during a working trip to the Odessa region, writes Interfax-Ukraine.

    At the same time, Poroshenko stressed that, with respect for the above-mentioned conditions, the Ukrainian authorities …

  • Ukrainian President greets prisoners of war released from separatist captivity in Donbas

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko personally met Ukrainians who were released from the captivity of pro-Russian separatists in self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. A video of the head of state greeting the freed citizens was posted on Poroshenko’s Facebook page.

    Poroshenko met the former prisoners of war at the Boryspil airport where they were flown in by helicopters from the point of exchange. The President, clad in military fatigues and wearing an Armed Forces beret, …

  • Poroshenko thanks the US for the decision to supply weapons to Ukraine

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko called the US decision to allow the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine a long long-awaited step.

     The president of Ukraine wrote on his Facebook page that the head of the US State Department Rex Tillerson confirmed the information about the sale of in a telephone conversation that took place on the evening of December 22.

    At the same time, the report published on the website of the Ukrainian President does not mention the topic of the sale of weapons …