Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko and Volker discuss Donbas situation

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker discussed the latest developments in the Donbas and prospects for the deployment of a multinational UN peacekeeping mission.

    The meeting was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s 73rd session, informs the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    The interlocutors also stressed the need for immediate release of all Ukrainian political prisoners detained in Russia.

    "Special attention …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General Lutsenko promises to resign after the elections

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko stated in an interview with TSN news program that after the presidential elections he will resign and return to “political activity”. Lutsenko said that he plans to get involved in politics sometime in May.

    “You will see that I will have something to report on,” he said. According to him, during the presidential elections he will stay at his post and he will become a “serious guarantee” for the elections to happen on time and conform to the law. …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine creates a naval base on the Sea of Azov

    In a post on his Facebook page, President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko welcomed the deployment of Ukrainian military vessels into the Sea of Azov and noted that these ships “will become part of the newly created Ukrainian naval base in the Azov."

     “Congratulations to our warships, the search, and rescue ship A500 Donbas and the tugboat A830 Korets, on the deployment to the Sea of Azov. These ships will be part of the newly created Ukrainian naval base fleet in Azov. Thanks to the crews of the …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko deprived of the honorary citizen status of Verona

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is no longer an honorary citizen of the Italian city of Verona, writes ANSA. The city council approved this decision at the meeting where 28 elected representatives’ voted in favour and 4 voted against it.

    The decision states that the previous authorities of the city "hurriedly and unjustly provided the city’s citizenship to Petro Poroshenko".

    The document notes that authorities granted this citizenship "for controversial services in the search for …

  • Ukrainian President warns Europe against Russia's gas blackmail

    The Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is a geopolitical tool to pressure Western Europe. European countries’ dependence on Russia’s gas supplies opens a large field for blackmail, said president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in an interview with the publication Rheinische Post.

    According to him, the Nord Stream-2 project makes no economic sense. "This is Russia’s attempt to weaken Ukraine, but above all, Putin wants to put geopolitical pressure on Western Europe," believes the Ukrainian president.

    In …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko files a defamation claim against BBC

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko filed a claim against the BBC accusing the agency of defamation after it published an article alleging that the Ukrainian President paid at least $ 400 thousand through intermediaries for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump. President Petro Poroshenko’s claim against the BBC said that the British broadcaster reviewed his complaint in a “dismissive and arrogant manner”, Radio Liberty reports with reference to the confirmation of the High Court of …

  • Kremlin: Russia considers Ukraine's decision not to renew the Friendship Treaty a ‘destructive step’

    In a statement issued in response to Ukraine's withdrawal from the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty with Russia, the Kremlin accused Ukraine of striving to "serve foreign geopolitical interests and their political ambitions."

    "The destructive steps taken by Ukraine’s current leadership cause deep regret," the statement reads.

    The document also notes that "historically people of Russia and Ukraine are destined to live in as good neighbors", and "the current crisis" between the countries "will …

  • Kyiv and London discuss military cooperation

    On Monday, September 17th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the Secretary of State for Defense of Great Britain Gavin Williamson. The two sides positively noted the continuous Ukrainian-British dialogue on security and defense, reports the presidential press service.

    In part, the President praised the contribution of Great Britain in strengthening defense potential and training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and expressed hope that this cooperation would continue.

    Also, according …

  • Poroshenko: We know whom Kremlin wants to see in the second round of the elections in Ukraine

    During the speech at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) meeting in Kyiv, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he knows whom the Russian Federation wants to see in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential elections.

    “In 4 years we have restored not only the army but also the intelligence. We have an accurate picture of the Kremlin's plans. We know whom they want to see in the second round, and thank God, my name is not there, “said Poroshenko.

    He added that Ukraine's future "in a …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko buys 430 sniper rifles for paratroopers

    With the assistance of the Roshen Company, 430 sniper rifles Zbroyar Z-10 and Savage-110 were acquired and handed over to paratrooper assault units of the Ukranian Armed Forces, reported on Facebook the Advisor of Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Yuriy Biryukov. Biryukov also reminded of the 98 sniper rifles sent directly by Petro Poroshenko to the soldiers of the Special Operations Forces a year ago.

    Earlier, Roshen has repeatedly provided assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In …