Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko calls on Erdogan to facilitate the release of Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia

    During the visit to Turkey, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to facilitate the release of Ukrainian political prisoners who are detained in Russia, the President’s press-service reports. The two leaders discussed relevant issues of bilateral cooperation and international agenda.

    Poroshenko thanked Erdoğan for his ongoing support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and for the protection of the rights of Crimean Tatars.

    The Presidents …

  • Poroshenko looks forward to gas supplies to Ukraine after TANAP pipeline launch

    On Tuesday June 12 in the Turkish city of Eskişehir, the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) was brought online. The opening ceremony was attended by the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Serbia, the prime minister of Bulgaria, the CEO of BP and representatives of various other companies, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    According to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Ankara and Baku “are writing the energy history of the 21st century”, which has been made possible by the …

  • Ukrainian President signs the law on Anti-Corruption Court

    President Petro Poroshenko announced via Twitter that he signed the Anti-Corruption Court Law, which was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, on June 7.  

    “Today, on this historic day—the anniversary of the visa-free regime—I sign the law ‘Law on the High Anti-Corruption Court’,” Poroshenko wrote. “It’s a key milestone of completion of creating an independent anti-corruption infrastructure in our country!”

    Establishment of the anti-corruption court is a key requirement of the western creditors. The …

  • Putin discusses detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine Editor-in-Chief with Poroshenko

    Russian President Vladimir Putin asserts that he and Poroshenko conferred over the case of the RIA Novosti Ukraine Editor-in-Chief, Kirill Vyshinsky, during a telephone conversation.

    Putin said that he discussed with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko the possibility of extraditing Kirill Vyshinsky, Editor-in-Chief of RIA Novosti-Ukraine, to Russia. According to Putin, "the fate of the Russian journalist" was brought up during the last telephone conversation between the heads of state.

    "We …

  • Poroshenko and Putin conduct phone conversation

    On Saturday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone.

    Poroshenko’s website reported that the presidents discussed the release of the Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the separatist-held territories.

    “The head of the Ukrainian state drew attention to the Ukrainians’ hunger strike, and expressed concern regarding the deterioration of their health. An agreement was reached that human rights commissioners from both countries would …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko to be invited to the NATO Summit in Brussels

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will be invited to the upcoming July NATO Summit in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated at a press-conference in Brussels, Radio Svoboda reports.

    “President Poroshenko will be invited to the NATO Summit,” Stoltenberg stated. “We have not yet decided the exact formats or exact type of meeting, but Poroshenko will be invited, because we will have a meeting of the Resolute Support partners.”

    At a recent meeting in Brussels, NATO Ministers …

  • Ukrainian Finance Minister considers his complaints against Groysman and Poroshenko justified

    In response to a question from the Ukrainski Novyny news ageny, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said he does not think it was a mistake to send a letter to the ambassadors of the Group of Seven countries complaining about the pressure from Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and President Petro Poroshenko.

    “I had exhausted the opportunities for normal dialog. I am a decisive person, but also tolerant. We always look for ways to carry out what we have planned. Regarding the State …

  • 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 …