Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Ukraine calls on the world to increase pressure on Russia to free Sentsov

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine urged its international partners to increase pressure on Russia to free the Ukrainian director, Crimean Oleg Sentsov, who went on a hunger strike while staying in the penal colony in the Russian city of Labytnangi."The political prisoner Sentsov put his life on the line in order to free the hostages of the Kremlin. We call on partners to pressure Russia to free Sentsov," the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter.On …

  • Ukrainian President: Nord Stream 2 must be stopped

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stressed the necessity of stopping the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project from being realized.

    “Nord Stream 2 is not an economic project, it will harm European unity and must be stopped,” the president tweeted.

    As Ukrinform reports, at a joint press conference with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Poroshenko said that Ukraine is prepared to give every guarantee concerning the reliability and effectiveness of gas transit through Ukraine.

    “Ukraine …

  • Poroshenko shows video of first Javelin shots in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian military has fired the  first training shots of the American Javelin anti-tank systems. President Petro Poroshenko was present at the tests. He emphasized that the systems are defensive in nature, and will only be used if the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are attacked. A video of the tests was published on Poroshenko’s personal Facebook page.

    “Finally this day has arrived!” the video clip on the Ukrainian president’s Facebook page is titled. “Today for the first …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine to withdraw from treaties that do not comply with its national interests

    Kyiv will conduct an audit of all international treaties concluded with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and will withdraw from those that do not correspond to Ukraine’s national interests, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said, as reported by his press service. Poroshenko spoke during the ceremony commemorating the victims of political repression on the territory of the National Historic Memorial "Bykivnia Graves" near Kyiv on Sunday, May 20.

    "Currently we are carefully …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko says he believes in a close relationship with Europe in the future

    "I truly believe in Ukraine's close relationship with Europe in the future," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated, congratulating Ukrainians during the Day of Europe festivities in Vinnytsa.

    Poroshenko emphasized that there have been extraordinary changes in the last 4 years, and in the last year alone, Ukraine has become very close to Europe.

    The President noted that in the last year, the “EU Association Agreement entered into force on September 1, 2017 and was ratified by all 28 EU …

  • Saakashvili's party starts collecting signatures to impeach Ukrainian President Poroshenko

    MP of the Verkhovna Rada Yuriy Derevyanko  announced at a meeting of the coordination board that he has begun collecting MP signatures to launch impeachment procedures against President Petro Poroshenko."Starting today, Rukh Novykh Syl [Movement of New Forces Party] will begin to collect signatures from members of [the Verkhovna Rada] to launch parliamentary procedures for the resignation of the President by impeachment," said Derevyanko, who is one of the leaders of the party.

    According to …

  • Ukrainian President suggests that each EU country rebuild one city in the Donbas

    President Petro Poroshenko proposed an initiative for every country of the European Union to prepare a targeted program of patronage over certain cities of the Ukrainian Donbas, contributing to their revival and the restoration of their infrastructure. He wrote about his proposal on Facebook after meeting with the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, George Tsereteli, who returned from the East of Ukraine.

    "During the conversation, I proposed an important initiative to rebuild the …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko to participate in testing of Javelin missile systems

    Iryna Lutsenko, an MP from the Petro Poroshenko Solidarity Bloc and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Representative to the Verkhovna Rada, said during the Coordination Board meeting that Poroshenko will participate in testing of the Javelin systems through the end of May.

    "The past two weeks have brought results on the part of the President. First of all, [there is] the strengthening of sanctions on the part of the US, [as well as the] continuation and expansion [of the sanctions] in the …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko meets with Merkel and Macron in Germany

    On Thursday May 10, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron met in the German city of Aachen. The key topics of the trilateral negotiations were sanctions against Russia, the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and the matter of peacekeepers in the Donbas.

    At the meeting, the heads of state discussed the possibility of placing new sanctions on Russia for holding illegal elections in annexed Crimea.

    “Obviously we spoke …

  • Poroshenko and Tusk agreed to hold EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels in summer

    During his visit to Germany for the Charlemagne Prize award ceremony, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the president's website stated. "The leaders agreed to hold the next jubilee 20th European Union-Ukraine Summit in the summer of 2018 in Brussels," the report said.

    Poroshenko also informed Tusk about the situation in the Donbas, the progress of the Joint Forces Operation and Russia’s latest violations of the Minsk agreements. They …