Contents tagged with Petro Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko said separatists attempted to attack Shyrokyne two weeks before he and US Senators visited the area

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated ,when visiting Mariupol on December 31, that before his coming to Shyrokyne, separatists attacked the village and attempted to assault the positions held by Ukrainian armed forces, UNIAN reports.

    "Two weeks ago, Russian-terrorist units tried to seize strongholds in the area of Luhansk, in the locality of the Svitlodarsk salient,” Poroshenko said.

    "Ukrainian servicemen not only repelled the enemy’s attacks but also counter attacked, inflicting …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office questioned President Petro Poroshenko

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was questioned in the Prosecutor General’s Office about the crimes against Euromaidan activists, as stated by the press secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Larisa Sargan.

    “Yes, I can confirm it,” she said in an interview with Ukrainski Novyny news agency, refusing to report any details.

    According to sources in the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, Poroshenko’s interrogation took place on November 18 and continued for six hours. Earlier, …

  • Poroshenko expects $500 million in defense assistance from the US

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects that the US will allocate an additional $500 million in financial assistance to Ukraine’s security and defense sector, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    He stated this during a ceremony in which Ukraine received AN/TPQ Firefinder radar systems from the US.

    The President also thanked the US and the EU for extending sanctions against Russia.

  • Poroshenko: NATO will agree on security package for Ukraine at Warsaw summit

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that an aid package for the Ukrainian sector of security and defense will be approved during the NATO summit in Warsaw.

    “A special participation of our country in the NATO summit this year will be the fact that Ukraine is the only partner country of the Alliance that will have a separate meeting at the highest level: the Ukraine-NATO Commission. This shows the high attention paid by the Alliance countries to our country, loyal support of our country by …

  • Poroshenko's three-day trip to the US cost $200,000

    The journalists of “Hromadske TV” received a response for their request for the cost of the visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

    The reply from the administration indicates that it took 5 million hryvnia or about two hundred thousand US dollars to organize the President’s three-day trip to the USA in March to April. “Poroshenko stayed in The Ritz Carlton Georgetown, one of the most expensive hotels in the USA in a suite that cost $5,500 a …

  • Foreign soldiers who fought for Ukraine have been abandoned by Kiev

    Photo: A Russian citizen and veteran of the War in the Donbas hands President Poroshenko an application for Ukrainian citizenship in November of 2015. His request was denied in February of this year. He is the husband of a Ukrainian citizen, and the father of ten Ukrainian children. He is now facing deportation to Russia.

    On Monday, March 28th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree amending the procedure for granting citizenship to foreigners serving in the Ukrainian Armed …

  • Media reports suggest Poroshenko dismissed Saakashvili

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to dismiss Mikheil Saakashvili from the post of Governor of the Odessa region, according to, citing a source close to the presidential administration.

    The dismissal decree was signed by Poroshenko with an “open date” because, according to the publication, the Ukrainian President has not yet found a suitable replacement for Saakashvili.

    The Presidential administration is currently considering several well-known candidates for …

  • Poroshenko urges Turkish Parliament to recognize deportation of Crimean Tatars as genocide

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the Turkish Parliament to recognize the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1942-1943 as a genocide, as reported by the President’s spokesman, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, on Twitter.

    The protection of the rights of the Crimean Tatars is one of the issues being discussed by Poroshenko with Turkish leaders during his visit to Ankara.

    Moscow has faced criticism over reports of human rights abuses against Crimean Tatars following Russia’s annexation of the …

  • Yatsenyuk: Poroshenko is responsible for the political instability in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes that the responsibility for the political instability in the country rests with President Petro Poroshenko. He expressed this opinion during the TV program “10 Minutes with the Prime Minister” on Sunday, February 28th.

    Yatsenyuk explained that the Verkhovna Rada put the cabinet to a vote of no confidence on February 16, but only 194 out of 339 MPs voted in favor of the motion, short of the 226 needed for it to be passed.

    “Thus, the …

  • Yatsenyuk: Poroshenko should form a new government if he is not satisfied with the current cabinet

    In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Ukrainian Prime Minister Aresniy Yatsenyuk stated if President Petro Poroshenko is dissatisfied with the current cabinet, he should form a new government.

    “If he is no longer satisfied with my work, he will need to form a new government,” Yatsenyuk said referring to Poroshenko.  He also noted that forming a new cabinet may lead to early elections.

    “I have never criticized the President’s party.  For me, it is more important to preserve our …