Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Ukraine lifts sanctions from metallurgy plant in Transnistria at request of Moldovan Prime Minister

    Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip was instrumental in having the Ukrainian sanctions lifted from the Moldovan Metallurgy Plant (MMP) in Transnistria, according to an investigation by RISE Moldova and the Ukrainian TV program “Schemes”.

    In May 2018, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree imposing sanctions on 756 companies (primarily companies with Russian capital), including the MMP in Transnistria. The sanction restrictions included the freezing of assets, restriction of trade …

  • Zelensky announces a contest for his press secretary position

    The elected president of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, decided to search for a press secretary through social networks.

    In his video message, recorded after the results of presidential elections in Ukraine were announced, Zelensky invited people to join the contest and send resumes to the email address [email protected]

    "We are starting the first contest for the speaker of the president of Ukraine position. The conditions are very simple: if you know at least three languages, Ukrainian and English …

  • Media: Poroshenko sells one of the largest shopping centers in Moldova

    Chisinau-based Twins Estate S.R.L. acquired a stake in one of the largest shopping centers in Chisinau, Gemenii S.A. (former Detsky Mir department store), which, according to media reports, was owned by the current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Interfax-Ukraine reports with reference to the company’s press release.

    The Competition Board approved the contract for the sale at the end of last week and it has come into force. However, the terms of the transaction, amount of funds …

  • Poroshenko congratulates Zelensky on election victory

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko congratulated his successor, Vladimir Zelensky, officially recognized as the winner of the April 30 election by the Central Election Commission, and arranged to meet with him, according to a statement published on the President’s website.

    “As the acting head of state, I just called Vladimir Zelensky and congratulated him on the official results of the elections which the Central Election Commission announced today. During our conversation, Vladimir Zelensky …

  • Ukraine appeals to UN Security Council over Putin’s 'audacious decree' to grant Donbas residents Russian citizenship

    Ukraine is outraged by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree to simplify the procedure for residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to obtain Russian passports. Kyiv has already appealed to the UN Security Council in this regard, noted Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the organization.

    “This audacious step goes against the Minsk agreements ratified by the Security Council,” he wrote on Twitter.

    Putin recently signed a decree making it …

  • Russia to offer Zelensky deal on gas and the Donbas

    Moscow sees a chance to improve relations with Ukraine following the outcome of the presidential elections in Ukraine, announced Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday as he commented on the results of the second round of voting after which 41-year-old Vladimir Zelensky won with over 70% of the vote.

    According to Medvedev, in order to improve relations ruined by the annexation of Crimea and the war in the Donbas, we need “honesty” and a “pragmatic approach” to rise above any “political …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs is not letting Saakashvili into the country

    In a statement published on its website, the Ukrainian State Border Service confirmed that Saakashvili is banned from entering Ukraine. The former president of Georgia said he already bought a ticket to Kyiv.

    The former president of Georgia and governor of the Odessa Oblast, Mikhail Saakashvili, has no justification for legal entry into Ukraine, said the press service of the State Border Guard Service.

    “In September 2017, the individual in question illegally crossed the state border from …

  • Poroshenko promises to sign the language law before leaving the presidential post

    Proshenko will sign a law on the Ukrainian language as the official state language after this law is adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, reports UNIAN, quoting the press service of Poroshenko.

    “If next week Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts a law on language, I will be happy and proud that I, as president of Ukraine, will have the opportunity to sign it. And I will definitely sign it,” he said.

    "Our team will protect the Ukrainian language," stated Poroshenko. According to the president, today a …

  • 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. …