Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko says he believes in a close relationship with Europe in the future

    "I truly believe in Ukraine's close relationship with Europe in the future," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated, congratulating Ukrainians during the Day of Europe festivities in Vinnytsa.

    Poroshenko emphasized that there have been extraordinary changes in the last 4 years, and in the last year alone, Ukraine has become very close to Europe.

    The President noted that in the last year, the “EU Association Agreement entered into force on September 1, 2017 and was ratified by all 28 EU …

  • Saakashvili's party starts collecting signatures to impeach Ukrainian President Poroshenko

    MP of the Verkhovna Rada Yuriy Derevyanko  announced at a meeting of the coordination board that he has begun collecting MP signatures to launch impeachment procedures against President Petro Poroshenko."Starting today, Rukh Novykh Syl [Movement of New Forces Party] will begin to collect signatures from members of [the Verkhovna Rada] to launch parliamentary procedures for the resignation of the President by impeachment," said Derevyanko, who is one of the leaders of the party.

    According to …

  • Ukrainian President suggests that each EU country rebuild one city in the Donbas

    President Petro Poroshenko proposed an initiative for every country of the European Union to prepare a targeted program of patronage over certain cities of the Ukrainian Donbas, contributing to their revival and the restoration of their infrastructure. He wrote about his proposal on Facebook after meeting with the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, George Tsereteli, who returned from the East of Ukraine.

    "During the conversation, I proposed an important initiative to rebuild the …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko to participate in testing of Javelin missile systems

    Iryna Lutsenko, an MP from the Petro Poroshenko Solidarity Bloc and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Representative to the Verkhovna Rada, said during the Coordination Board meeting that Poroshenko will participate in testing of the Javelin systems through the end of May.

    "The past two weeks have brought results on the part of the President. First of all, [there is] the strengthening of sanctions on the part of the US, [as well as the] continuation and expansion [of the sanctions] in the …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko meets with Merkel and Macron in Germany

    On Thursday May 10, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron met in the German city of Aachen. The key topics of the trilateral negotiations were sanctions against Russia, the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and the matter of peacekeepers in the Donbas.

    At the meeting, the heads of state discussed the possibility of placing new sanctions on Russia for holding illegal elections in annexed Crimea.

    “Obviously we spoke …

  • Poroshenko and Tusk agreed to hold EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels in summer

    During his visit to Germany for the Charlemagne Prize award ceremony, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the president's website stated. "The leaders agreed to hold the next jubilee 20th European Union-Ukraine Summit in the summer of 2018 in Brussels," the report said.

    Poroshenko also informed Tusk about the situation in the Donbas, the progress of the Joint Forces Operation and Russia’s latest violations of the Minsk agreements. They …

  • Poroshenko: Nazism was defeated primarily by Ukrainian soldiers

    Without the millions of Ukrainian soldiers on the World War II battlefields, the world war would not have ended, as stated by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on May 9 in a speech at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War in front of soldiers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    “Without the millions of soldiers, the Ukrainian soldiers on the World War II battlefields, the world war would not have ended. It would probably have lasted a lot longer,” the president …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Poroshenko's company Roshen helped to re-equip air defense systems around Kyiv

    Ukraine’s Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, stated in an interview with Obozrevatel news outlet that the air defense system around Kyiv was re-equipped at the expense of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s company, Roshen Confectionery Corporation.

     “Roshen helped to re-equip and repair Ukraine’s air defense system. Ukraine used to have three rings of air defense—then during a period when strategists anticipated there would be no threats, the weapons were sold or destroyed despite not …

  • Poroshenko: No oligarch can count on privileges in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed in a recent interview with the German magazine Focus that oligarchs in Ukraine cannot count on privileges, Ukrinform reports. Magazine staff accompanied Poroshenko on his tour of Ukraine, releasing the interview with the President in an edition released May 5.

    When asked how difficult it is to complicate the lives of Ukraine’s powerful oligarchic groups while being an oligarch himself, Poroshenko stated that there is “no impediment.”

     “Over the …

  • Ukrainian President promises to establish the Anti-Corruption Court before the end of June

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed confidence that the Anti-Corruption Court will be established in the first half of the year, possibly in May. He stated this in an interview with the German magazine Focus, which was shared on Twitter by the Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk.

    "We want to accelerate the creation of an independent Anti-Corruption Court, and I am very confident that it will be possible to do this in the first half of the year, possibly in May," …