Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Zelensky to Poroshenko: I am the result of your mistakes

    In 2014, Presidential candidate Vladimir Zelensky voted for Petro Poroshenko. However, this was a mistake, said Zelensky, who is leading the polls in the presidential race, during the debate at the National Sports Complex Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv

    “Could I ever have imagined that I, a simple guy from Kryvyi Rih, would compete for the presidency against a man whom we confidently and unconditionally elected president of Ukraine in 2014? What is most interesting is that I voted for Mr. Poroshenko, but …

  • Zelensky's comments on ‘LPR and DPR insurgents’ outrage Poroshenko

    After the debate with the presidential candidate Zelensky that was held before the second round of the elections, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko condemned his opponent for the “terribly” chosen descriptor for the opponents of the Ukrainian armed forces conducting operations in the Donbass.

    According to Poroshenko, his opponent “called the Russian mercenaries and the regular forces of the Russian Federation “LPR insurgents” and “DPR insurgents” during the debate,” writes Interfax-Ukraine. …

  • Russian TV channels to broadcast election debate between Zelensky and Poroshenko

    Several Russian TV channels will broadcast the pre-election debate between the presidential candidates Volodymyr Zelensky and Petro Poroshenko in the evening of April 19.

    RBC Ukraine reports, citing the editor-in-chief of the Russian television news network RT (formerly Russia Today), Margarita Simonyan, that the debate will be broadcasted on the RT Russia website with translation to the Russian language.

    The press service of the NTV channel informed RBC that they will broadcast election …

  • Putin says he was not invited to the Normandy Four meeting in June

     Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said that nobody discussed the possibility of holding Normandy Four format leaders meeting in June with the Russian side, and there are no such negotiations in his working schedule, reports TASS.

    “I don’t know anything about this. Nobody discussed it with us. There is no such meeting in my work schedule,” said Putin commenting on the Petro Poroshenko's statement about his plans to meet the leaders of the Norman Four in June.

    Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry …

  • Poroshenko claims his ratings are rising ahead of second round of Ukrainian presidential election

    Poroshenko took part in the live broadcast on 112 Ukraine TV channel during which the audience was shown the results of a public opinion poll. According to the results, on April 12-13, the current president lagged behind Volodymyr Zelensky by 27% of the votes, and then two days later this difference was reduced to 23% of the votes. Based on this, Poroshenko said that he has a chance to win the second round.

    “Seeing these figures, one can say that my support among citizens is growing, and the …

  • Poroshenko and Zelensky agree to hold a debate on April 19

    The representative of the election campaign staff of the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko, Oleg Medvedev announced that presidential candidates Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky signed an agreement to hold a debate in the Olympic Stadium on April 19.

    On Tuesday, at a briefing in Kyiv, Medvedev said that “a lease agreement has been signed with the stadium” for the evening of April 19.

    “Talks between the election campaign staff should continue tonight. At these negotiations, our …

  • Poroshenko: Normandy Format session possible in June

    A Normandy Format meeting may take place in June on the date commemorating the anti-Hitler coalition’s landing in Normandy, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the TV channel 112 Ukraine.

    “French President Emmanuel Macron… and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will contact Putin in May already, coordinate with the US and directly with US President Donald Trump, and, I consider it possible… that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be invited to the commemoration of the opening of the …

  • Poroshenko claims to have sold all businesses there were buyers for

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that over the last five years he has sold all of the businesses for which there were buyers.

    “Wherever there was a buyer, even if they didn’t have the money now or if it had to be paid off over many years, I sold my assets. This was the case with Kuznya na Rybalskomu. There is a new owner, the relevant decisions have been made,” Poroshenko told journalists in the press center of the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv at an event that was supposed to be a …

  • In the event of a victory Poroshenko will only keep 2 of his current ministers

    The current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said that he does not intend to dismiss Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak or Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the conclusion of the presidential election.  

    “I am not planning to have either the Minister of Defense or the Minister of Foreign Affairs resign,” said Poroshenko who had come to face off in a debate against Zelensky at Olympiyskiy stadium.

    He emphasized that the country has a parliamentary-presidential form of government in which …

  • Poroshenko wants Zelensky to explain why Russian politicians support him

    The presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky would do well to explain why he is being supported by Russian politicians and officials who served during Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency and fled Ukraine, said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

    “I do not like it when we have everyone, from Zhirinovsky to Azarov, from Yanukovych to Zyuganov, lending support to my country's president. I do not like it. But I am not blaming anyone - I believe that the candidate should …