Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Yarosh announces withdrawal of volunteers from the frontline in the Donbas

    Participants of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army (UVA) are leaving the frontline in Donbas, stated Commander Dmytro Yarosh, former leader of the Right Sector.

    “This day I announce that the 5th and 8th separate battalions of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army are leaving the frontline but we are not leaving the war. As long as there is a war, we will participate in it,"  he said. According to Yarosh, the UVA is now planning to establish resistance “in any area” and unite those who took part in the …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine preparing to respond to Russian aggression in Sea of Azov

    The Ukrainian military is preparing to fight back against Russian aggression in the Sea of Azov. Ukraine’s Navy shows a high level of combat readiness, drills are being held in the north coast of the Sea of Azov, and Ukrainian soldiers are being trained to repel enemy attacks, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the swearing-in ceremony of students at the Ivan Bohun Military High School in Kyiv.

    “We are preparing to repel Russian aggression in the sea of Azov. The gunpowder must be …

  • Ukrainian President appoints first female army general

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed six orders to confer the rank of general. Among them, receiving the title of major general, is Lyudmyla Shuhaley, head of the Military Medical Office of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). The orders were published on the president’s official website.

    The order states that the title of major general is to be awarded to colonel Shuhaley Lyudmyla Mykolayivna, head of the SBU’s medicine service.

    In addition, Poroshenko has conferred another 12 …

  • Ukrainian President dismisses Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak from military service

    On October 13, in his speech during the ceremonial events in honor of Ukrainian servicemen, President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak from military service, UNN wrote.

     “General of the Ukrainian Army Stepan Poltorak filed a corresponding report about dismissal from military service and I approved it. Nevertheless, appreciating Stepan Poltorak’s significant contribution to the revival of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, I offered him to continue leading the defense …

  • Poroshenko inspects Ukrainian troops for readiness to repel Russian 'aggression' from sea

    As part of his working visit to the Zaporizhia and Donetsk regions, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko visited the military training ground where he checked the Ukrainian army’s readiness to repel Russia’s possible aggression from the Azov Sea, the website of the President reports.

    Poroshenko noted that the military’s work scored "12 points" and he thanked the command and personnel that took part in the exercises. "I stress that we all do this not …

  • President Poroshenko announces construction of fifteen new ammunition storage facilities in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced the planned construction of fifteen ammunition storage facilities in Ukraine with automatic security systems. Poroshenko elaborated on the plans during his address to the participants of Clear Sky 2018 international military exercises, the President’s press service reported.

    According to the President, Ukraine sorely lacks modern storage facilities for ammunitions. "This year, we will begin the construction of fifteen modern storages with …

  • President Poroshenko says Ukrainian military should use all available means to respond to enemy attacks in Donbas

    Ukrainian military can return fire using all kinds of weapons that are at hand, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with the commanders of brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the National Guard, and the State Border Service, while in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, reports Ukrinform.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian President warned that the Ukrainian military needs to be ready for both defense and counter-attacks, stressing that they should not battle with sheer numbers, …

  • Volker: Kremlin delaying deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas

    Russia still has not put forward any new proposals concerning the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, observed US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker in an interview with Public TV Donbas.

    Volker is counting on their being another meeting with Russian presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, but such a meeting is being hindered by the Kremlin’s lack of new offers. “We are corresponding with Surkov about the contents of this meeting. We submitted a …

  • Kyiv avoids granting citizenship to foreign volunteers who fought for Ukraine

    Timur Tumgoev, a Russian citizen who sought asylum in Ukraine, was recently extradited by Ukraine to Russia, where he was wanted for fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. This has sparked a number of protests outside the Verkhovna Rada by nationalists and volunteer fighters. Their sole demand is that it be made easier for foreigners to obtain Ukrainian citizenship for fighting on Ukraine’s side in the Donbas. Timur Tumgoev was one such volunteer, who fought for four years in eastern Ukraine …

  • Ukrainian President submits bill to extend ‘special status’ of Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is proposing to extend the law “On a special order of local self-governance in the separate regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces”.

    Poroshenko submitted bill No. 9153 to the Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday.

    The document’s text has not yet been published on the official parliament website, but the title indicates that an amendment will be made to article 1 of the law.

    The law came into force on October 18, 2014, and its first article envisaged three …