Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko thanks Putin for 'European' Ukraine

     Ukraine will never return to the “Russian Empire,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated in an interview with CNN. According to him, it is Russian President Vladimir Putin who made Ukraine a more “European country” because during the conflict in the Donbas, the level of support of European integration among the population grew from 33% to 74%.

    “Who did this? Putin. So, thank you Mr. Putin for making my country much more European and much more ready to protect European values, …

  • Poroshenko: Russia will have to pay everything it owes to Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that “Russia will have to pay according to the decision of the Stockholm Arbitration court. All the funds won by Ukraine in the courts against Russia will be returned to Ukraine."

    Ukraine had recently won a gas transit contract dispute against Russia in the Stockholm Arbitration Court.

    “We applied to the Stockholm court and won $4.6 billion. They should not expect that this amount will never be paid to Ukraine in full. Our country will receive even …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko confident UN will recognize Russia as ‘occupier state’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his full confidence that the UN General Assembly would adopt a resolution on the Crimea in which Russia would be recognized as an “occupying state.”

    “The UN resolution on the Crimea will be adopted for sure. In this document, Russia will be called a state that occupies Ukrainian territory,” said the President at the international economic forum “Innovations. Investments. Kharkiv Initiatives!”

    Poroshenko also said that some countries assured him …

  • Patriarchs argue in Istanbul over independence of Ukrainian Church

    In a meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul, Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church did not agree that the Ukrainian Church is outside Moscow’s jurisdiction, and is convinced that the leaders of Ukraine need the church’s autocephaly in order to remain in power. The Greek news outlet Orthodoxia.info published fragments of the meeting’s minutes.

    Bartholomew, on the other hand, considers Ukraine outside Moscow’s jurisdiction.

    “We have never stopped being aware that we …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine spends more money on the army than any NATO country contributes to the Alliance

    Ukraine spends 6% of its GDP on the defense sector, which is more than NATO’s member countries spend to maintain their minimum obligations to the Alliance, stated by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the ceremony of handing over two American Island-class patrol boats that took place at the US Coast Guard shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, Ukrinform reports.

    "Our military obligations are 6% of the GDP. This figure is now higher than minimal obligations for NATO members,” he said. …

  • Poroshenko urges UN to recognize Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian nation

    During open debate at the UN General Assembly in New York, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko once again urged the UN to recognize the Holodomor (famine genocide) as a genocide of the Ukrainian nation.

    Poroshenko said that between 2019-2021, in connection with membership in the UN Economic and Social Council, Ukraine will strive to implement the sustainable development agenda for the period leading up to 2030, and of the 17 goals, the UN’s initiatives towards overcoming world hunger are …

  • Media: Poroshenko’s companies managed by his friends and associates

    Since 2014, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s business empire has been overseen by two Ukrainian LLCs, one foreign company, one trust, one government bank and one sole proprietor. This information was disclosed by the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NAPC) in response to a query from Gleb Kanevsky, chairman of the expert organization StateWatch.

    According to the NAPC, since 2005, all of Poroshenko’s corporate rights have been handed over to PJSC Prime Assets Capital, which …

  • Ukrainian President accuses Russia of planning to occupy the Azov Sea

    During his speech at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, September 26 in New York ,President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of trying to occupy the Azov Sea.

     “After the occupation of the Crimea, [Russia wants] to occupy the Azov Sea. They illegally built a bridge across the Kerch Strait,” stated the President of Ukraine.

    Poroshenko said that Russia hinders the navigation of Ukrainian and international vessels in the region. “Such illegal and serious …

  • Media: Ukrainian President Poroshenko stumbles into Lavrov’s meeting room at UN

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accidentally entered the Russian delegation’s negotiation room at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, RBC reports.

    The Ukrainian President stumbled into the room while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was in it.

    “Poroshenko spent 15 seconds in the room, after which he left it and went into the meeting hall,” the report states.

    According to RBC, one Russian journalist managed to ask the Ukrainian president about the proposal to …

  • Ukrainian President calls for deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas

    President Petro Poroshenko is convinced that a peacekeeping operation under the robust UN mandate will help restore the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, said the head of the state at a high-level event to support the UN peacekeeping activity on Tuesday, September 25 in New York, Interfax Ukraine reports.

    “I am confident that an UN-mandated multinational peacekeeping operation with the only clear goal to restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity could be a …