Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko awards Hero of Ukraine title to the head of Ukrainian Security Service

    The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, received the Hero of Ukraine title. The Presidential Administration of Ukraine published the relevant decree on May 9, reports Radio Liberty.

    According to the document, together with the title, Hrytsak will receive the Order of the Golden Star.

    “For selfless service to the Ukrainian people, an outstanding personal contribution to the protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the presidential decree …

  • Putin did not congratulate Poroshenko and Zelensky on Victory Day

    When congratulating the leaders of countries that used to be part of the USSR with the 74th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not acknowledge the current President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, or the new head of state. One can attest to this fact on the Kremlin website.

    Congratulations were received by the leaders and citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia, …

  • Poroshenko enacts decision of National Security Council on strengthening Ukrainian defense capabilities

    President Petro Poroshenko enacted by decree the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated May 7, 2019 “on measures to strengthen the defense capabilities of the state”.

    “In the document, it is recognized that there is a need to continue developing conceptual approaches to strengthening state defense in the face of prolonged aggression from the Russian Federation,” the press service of the presidential administration of Ukraine reported.

    According to the issued …

  • Poroshenko replaces commander of Ukrainian National Guard

    President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed the commander of National Guard of Ukraine Yuriy Allerov.

    The decree No. 196 of May 7 was published on the website of the head of state.

    By another decree, the President appointed Mykola Balan as acting commander of the National Guard.

    "Under Section 7 of the Law "On National guard of Ukraine" the commander of National Guard of Ukraine is appointed and dismissed by the President of Ukraine according to the recommendation of the Minister of Internal …

  • 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 …