Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Ukrainian President: Anti-corruption Court should be created before the end of the year

    According to the website of President Petro Poroshenko, the Head of State hopes that the creation of anti-corruption infrastructure will be completed before the next presidential elections in Ukraine.

    "We have almost a year before the presidential elections, and I hope that we will be able to complete the creation of anti-corruption infrastructure, which, I would like to stress, is totally unprecedented in the world," Poroshenko said at a joint press conference with the Federal President of …

  • Media: Ukrainian Finance Minister complains to G7 ambassadors about pressure from Poroshenko

    Apostrophe news outlet, citing the news portal Comments, reports that Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk notified the ambassadors of the G7 countries that President Petro Poroshenko has been putting political pressure on him.

    According to the portal’s sources in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Minister complained to the Ambassadors that Poroshenko was trying to force him to appoint certain candidates as his deputies. The publication’s source specified that Danylyuk himself is …

  • Poroshenko and German President to discuss deployment of peacekeepers to Donbas

    During an official visit to Ukraine, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will discuss the situation in the Donbas, as well as the potential deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission in the separatist-controlled areas of the Donbas, as reported on the website of the Ukrainian President.

    "President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier will pay an official visit to Ukraine on 29-30 May 2018 at the invitation of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. They plan to discuss a …

  • Ukrainian President: Russia's Gazprom will pay its debt down to the last penny

    During the first meeting of the National Investment Council, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he is confident that Ukraine will manage to get payments from the Russian company Gazprom granted by the decision of the Stockholm Arbitration Court.

    "Now Gazprom does not pay us, but so that you have no doubts: every last penny [that Ukraine will receive from Gazprom] will go to the state budget," Poroshenko said.

    In February 2018, the Stockholm Arbitration Court obliged Gazprom to pay the …

  • Hungary requests NATO review relations with Ukraine

    Yevropeiska Pravda reports that Hungary has submitted an official request to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg regarding an initiative to review support programs for Ukraine. This was confirmed by NATO headquarters.

    According to the information, a document entitled "Memorandum: Initiative for the Establishment of a New NATO Policy towards Ukraine" was approved at a solemn meeting of the renewed Hungarian government headed by Viktor Orban.

    The document was sent from Budapest to the NATO …

  • Poroshenko and May discuss strengthening sanctions against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and British Prime Minister Theresa May recently discussed strengthening sanctions against Russia following the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait in annexed Crimea, a Ukrainian press service reports.

    “The Ukrainian President emphasized the necessity of strengthening international pressure on Russia in order to fully implement the Minsk agreements,” the statement reads. “The parties stressed the importance of continuing and strengthening …

  • 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 …