Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko: This is the first time that Russia is unable to use gas as an instrument of political leverage and blackmail

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the judgment of the Stockholm Court of Arbitration in the case of Naftogaz of Ukraine against Gazprom.

    Earlier, the Stockholm Court of Arbitration fully satisfied the claims of Naftogaz to Russia's Gazprom under the gas supply contract with Ukraine from 2009 on a ‘take or pay’ basis. The Ukrainian state company won the largest commercial dispute.

    The head of state noted that according to this judgment, the "take or pay" provision was cancelled and …

  • The President of Ukraine promised to issue Ukrainian passports to residents of the Donbas and the Crimea

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko gave instructions to issue Ukrainian passports to the residents of the Crimea and the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR. He said this during a meeting on the preparation for the entry into force of the visa-free regime with the European Union, 112 Ukraine TV reports.

    "If problems with issuing passports are objectively raised to those who are in the occupied territory (the territory of the Donbas which is not controlled by the authorities of Ukraine – Ed.), or in …

  • Poroshenko plans to sign law banning St. George's ribbon in Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko will sign a law banning St. George's ribbon as soon as it arrives from the Verkhovna Rada. He stated this on Sunday in his speech on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in the Historical-Memorial Reserve 'Bykivnia Graves'.

    Poroshenko noted that eight years ago the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopted a resolution on the identity of the Nazi and Stalin regimes and proposed a joint day for the memory of the victims of Stalinism …

  • Poroshenko and Merkel discuss possible pressure on Russia to fulfill Minsk agreements

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had discussed a possible scenario of putting pressure on Russia to fulfill its part of the Minsk agreements, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “A significant portion of time was devoted to the coordination of actions to implement the Minsk agreements. It was established that Russia is not fulfilling the Minsk agreements, and we have to develop a scenario which would motivate Russia to sit at the negotiation …

  • President of Ukraine: another batch of upgraded T-80 tanks is sent to the Donbas

    Kyiv is sending its military in the Donbass a batch of upgraded T-80 tanks, as reported by the President of Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko.

    "The next consignment of the T-80 “good-looking” tanks will be sent to the Ukrainian highly mobile airborne forces in the front line! We continue to work to strengthen our defense capability," wrote Poroshenko on his Facebook page without specifying how many tanks would be received by the military and when.

    Previously, Poroshenko stated that in the …

  • Poroshenko denounces European Parliament deputies’ trips to the Crimea

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani after the signing ceremony of the decision to implement an EU visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens, the presidential press service reports.

    During the meeting, Poroshenko sharply condemned the cases of illegal visits by certain members of the European Parliament to the annexed territories of the Crimea and the Donbas, and asked Tajani not to allow such visits in the future.

    It was noted …

  • Poroshenko will hold talks with G7 leaders on the eve of the summit on May 25-27

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko intends to hold talks with the leaders of the G7 countries—the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Japan—on the eve of the G7 Summit, which will be held in Italy on May 25-27. He made this announcement on channel ICTV.

    "I'm going to consult with leaders of the G7 in the near future... to prepare for the summit at the highest level," he said.

    On May 20, Poroshenko intends to visit Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

  • Poroshenko is ready to propose changes to Ukraine's constitution concerning Crimean Tatar autonomy

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, is ready to propose changes to the Constitution of Ukraine that concern granting the Crimean Tatars autonomy in the Crimea.

    "I am ready to introduce several amendments to the Constitution, including those regarding the issue of Crimean Tatar autonomy. The format of this autonomy will be proposed to me by the Constitutional Commission, with the participation of representatives of the Crimean Tatar people," Petro Poroshenko said at a press conference …

  • Poroshenko describes his last conversation with Putin

    Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko said that he spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the arrest of Roman Sushchenko. The Ukrinform journalist is accused of espionage by the Russian authorities.

    “My last phone call with Putin had to do with Ukrainian citizens who are being held in Russian prisons. In particular, we spoke about the release of Roman Sushchenko… As a result of these negotiations, it was arranged for Roman’s family to meet with him in the prison,” …

  • Poroshenko informed the US Congress delegation about the situation in the Donbas

    President Petro Poroshenko informed the delegation of the House of Representatives of the US Congress about the situation in the Donbas, ongoing provocations and violation of the ceasefire by separatists. This was reported on the President’s website.

    The US delegation included Congressmen Michael McCaul, Will Hurd, Martha McSally, Kenny Marchant, Clay Higgins, Kathleen Rice and Dutch Ruppersberger.

    Poroshenko thanked the representatives Congress’s bipartisan support of Ukraine in …