Contents tagged with Petro Poroshenko

  • Biden holds separate conversations with Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk

    US Vice President Joe Biden held separate phone conversations with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in which he called on the two politicians to unite Ukraine’s ruling coalition, according to a statement made by the White House.

    "He [Biden] called on the leadership of Ukraine to unite and restore the confidence of the public around a strong coalition… as well as to accelerate Ukraine's efforts to combat corruption, strengthen justice and the rule of law and to …

  • Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk survives no-confidence vote

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a no-confidence vote shortly after Ukrainian MPs voiced their dissatisfaction over the Cabinet’s work. The vote came hours after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Yatsenyuk to resign, saying that the public had lost trust in his ability to fight corruption.

    “Is it not clear that successful reforms can only be conducted by a government that enjoys sufficiently high public support?” Poroshenko stated.

    The Prime Minister arrived in the …

  • Poroshenko Refuses To Answer Questions Asked By Russian Journalists in Davos

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ignored Russian journalists at the World Economic Forum in Davos. As reported on Friday, January 22nd by RIA Novosti, reporters tried to get a comment from the Ukrainian leader several times, but upon learning that they were Russian media representatives, he flatly refused to communicate.

    A Russian journalist from the news agency Sputnik posed a question in English. Poroshenko asked what country he was from, and learning that he was from Russia, the …

  • Ukraine Increases Gas Imports from Europe By 24 Percent

    The spokesman of Ukrtransgaz Company, Maxim Belyavsky wrote on his Facebook page that Ukraine increased its daily volume of gas imports through Slovakia and Hungaryby 24% to 36%. This marks an increase of about 3 million cubic meters.

    “On the 16th of January, Ukraine imported 36.3 million cubic meters from Europe. Of that amount, 34.9 million cubic meters were imported through the Slovak gas corridor,” Belyavsky wrote.

    The spokesman of Ukrtransgaz Company noted that the previous day, 29.3 …

  • Poroshenko Transfers his Stake in Roshen to Blind Trust

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, says that he has transferred his confectionery company, Roshen, to a blind trust.

    "I have signed the contract to transfer my share in Roshen to a blind trust. This action was taken in accordance with the highest international standards and is full compliance with Ukrainian law. What does this trust do? First, during my tenure as President, neither I nor anybody else can revoke the trust. Second, under this contract neither my signature nor my …

  • Poroshenko Discusses Ukrainian Conflict with Merkel and Hollande

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conference with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, and the President of France, Francois Hollande, reported the Press Service of the Administration of the Ukrainian President.

    According to the report, the Ukrainian President stressed the unacceptability of the violation of the ceasefire by the Russian-backed separatists and the denial of access of OSCE observers to the occupied territory and uncontrolled parts of the Russian- …

  • Russian Delegation Demands Amnesty and Elections for Breakaway Regions in Eastern Ukraine

    On Monday, January 11th, Boris Gryzlov, the permanent representative of Russia to the Trilateral Contact Group, visited Kiev where he brought the Kremlin’s offer concerning the end of the war in the Donbas. According to Apostrophe, the Ukrainian contingent was not satisfied with the proposal.

    According to sources, one of the main issues was the topic of elections in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Gryzlov stated that it would not matter to the Russians which election …

  • Political Analyst: Poroshenko's Presidency Won’t Last Into 2017

    Petro Poroshenko’s ratings as the current President of Ukraine will become critically low in the summer and autumn of 2016, according to one political analyst. As a result, he will be unable to hold on to his office.

    This forecast was made by Ruslan Bortnik, the head of the Ukrainian Institute for Analysis and Management of Politics, during the press conference with the news agency GolosUA.

    “Our president has only a year left. The same prediction has been made by his allies and the members of …