Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Kyiv denies statements about private meetings between Putin and Poroshenko

    As Russian media reported earlier, Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, stated that the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, were in secret contact with each other. Kyiv, however, denies that such meetings took place.

    Interfax cited Ukraine's presidential administration as saying the leaders of the two countries have not held bilateral meetings since the 2015 signing of the Minsk Agreements aimed at ending the war with the Russia-backed separatists in eastern …

  • Ukrainian President is one of the top 10 richest speakers at Davos World Economic Forum this year

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was ranked ninth among the richest speakers at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos. At the same time, US President Donald Trump became the sixth among the richest speakers of the forum, reports.

    The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates topped the rating, followed by Jack Ma, founder of the Chinese wholesale giant Alibaba worth 47.2 billion dollars, and Ray Dalio, investor and hedge fund manager. Richard Liu, the founder of, …

  • Putin’s press secretary speaks of Russian President’s unofficial contacts with Poroshenko

    A number of President Vladimir Putin’s meetings and contacts, even with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, are not of a non-public nature, stated Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov on the program “Actors with Nailya Asker-Zade” which was broadcast on Rossiya 1 on Sunday.

    According to Peskov, the president’s “intense workday” is not limited to the “dozens” of meetings, press conferences and talks which end up in the media.

    “It is much more intense and thoughtful than can be seen on TV. …

  • Ukrainian President invites Georgia to encourage Europe to extend sanctions against Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, during the latter’s official visit to Ukraine, as reported on the President's website.

    Both sides stressed the importance of implementing the Declaration on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership between Ukraine and Georgia, signed during a visit by Poroshenko to Georgia in July 2017.

    “They expressed mutual interest in the enhancement of inter-parliamentary ties between the two …

  • Ukrainian President to meet with Donald Trump at World Economic Forum in Davos

    During a broadcast on the television channel Inter, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that President Petro Poroshenko will meet with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

     “Certainly, the President will speak with Trump,” said Klimkin, while speaking about the Ukrainian leader’s upcoming meetings at Davos.

    The minister specified the format that the meeting between the two presidents will take.

    “What can be said in a general meeting format? …

  • Ukrainian Media: President Poroshenko spent $500,000 for 6 day vacation in the Maldives

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, paid a surreal amount from the point of view of an ordinary Ukrainian for his six-day vacation in Maldives, spending  USD 500,000 (approximately UAH 14 million in local currency hryvnia), as journalists of the Skhemy (Schemes) investigative program uncovered during their investigation.

    Journalists learnt from their own sources that the President and his family secretly left for a vacation to Maldives. Using the FlightRadar online tracking resource, …

  • Poroshenko proposes a replacement for the head of the National Bank of Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko offered the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) to replace the head of the National Bank of Ulraine(NBU). He suggested dismissing Valeriya Gontaryeva from the post and officially appointing her deputy, Yakiv Smolii to the position.

    On the Rada’s website, a page appeared called "Draft resolution on the dismissal of V.O. Gontaryeva from the position of the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine." However, the text of the decree is not yet available. …

  • Poroshenko: Ukrainian Armed Forces to receive 4 times more anti-tank systems in 2018

    The National Security and Defense Council under the representatives from the office of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, held a session during which the state defense order for 2018 was discussed, as reported on the president’s official website.

    According to Poroshenko, this year the number of anti-tank missile systems will grow by a factor of four.

    “I had the opportunity to communicate directly with the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) commanders, with the brigade commanders, and I …

  • Poroshenko: Russia’s actions aimed at destroying the Ukrainian state

    Russia's actions in Ukraine are aimed at destroying the Ukrainian state and returning it back into its sphere of influence, as stated by President Petro Poroshenko, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "Everything that Russia is doing in Ukraine today has one single goal: to return us into its so-called sphere of influence and to destroy the Ukrainian state," Poroshenko said during a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of foreign countries and internationally accredited organizations in Ukraine …

  • IMF rejects Poroshenko’s draft bill on Anti-Corruption Court

    The International Monetary Fund believes that the bill to establish the Anti-Corruption Court (ACC), as submitted by President Petro Poroshenko, does not meet Ukraine’s obligation to the IMF, as stated in a letter from the head of the mission of the IMF in Ukraine, Ron van Roden, to the Presidential administration of Ukraine. The document, copies of which were sent to the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the parliament, and several ministers, was published by Yevropeyska Pravda.

    In the letter, …