Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Ukraine and Turkey agree to step up negotiations on a free trade zone

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, agreed to step up negotiations on a free trade area and discussed procedures for further negotiations at the highest level, during a recent telephone conversation, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian State.

    According to the report, Poroshenko informed the Turkish leader about an increase in the period for a visa-free stay from 60 to 90 days for Turkish citizens visiting Ukraine.

    The Turkish …

  • Poroshenko: Before elections in the Donbas, OSCE armed mission must gain control of border

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that before the local elections in the Donbas, the OSCE armed mission should gain control over the border area with the Russian Federation in the eastern part of Ukraine that is currently not under Kyiv’s control.

    “I noted that a number of weapons and military equipment which Russia continues to supply through the uncontrolled area of the Russian-Ukrainian border reached the limit today when the number of tanks, artillery systems, armored personnel …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine is preparing for a full-scale invasion by Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine is in a state of war and does not rule out a full-scale invasion by Russia. He stated this in the city of Chuhuiv, in the Kharkiv region, during the transfer of military equipment for the army, Ukrainska Pravda reports.

    "The probability of the escalation of the conflict is still considerably high. Those who do not feel this need to understand: the country is now in a state of war," Poroshenko said. "I emphasize that the war and the defense of our …

  • Kyiv sends new batch of military equipment to the front

    On Saturday, October 15, 2016, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, is sending a new batch of military equipment to the frontline, as he stated on Friday, October, 14 2016, during the Defender of Ukraine Day events.

    "If we want to survive as a nation, as a people, as a state, we have to spend at least 5% of our GDP (Gross Domestic Product) on military and security. If you look at these costs in terms of the global prices of weapons and equipment, if you compare our budget with similar …

  • Poroshenko: Trump's words on the Crimea are 'pre-election rhetoric'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that the words of the US Republican Party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump, regarding the Crimea are pre-election rhetoric. He was referring to Trump’s statements about possibly recognizing the Crimea as Russian territory. Poroshenko said this during an interview with CNN.

    “It is part of the pre-election rhetoric. The future president, no matter who it is, will be a very responsible person,” Poroshenko said.

    Trump has previously and …

  • Poroshenko says his negotiations with Putin ensured the release of Ukrainian POWs

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with Ukrainians Volodymyr Zhemchugov and Yuriy Suprun, who were newly released from captivity. Channel 112 Ukraine broadcasted the event. Poroshenko announced that it was his negotiations with Russian President Putin that got them released.

    "Today after many months of an amazing amount of work, including my own negotiations with Putin, two very significant Ukrainian heroes have returned, Volodymyr Zhemchugov and Yuriy Suprun. Volodymyr Zhemchugov is a …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine will not sell the Crimea in return for a 'good solution' in the Donbas

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said that the question of the ownership of the Crimea is not negotiable and the option to exchange the Peninsula for the settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is unacceptable.

    "We will never trade the Crimea for a solution regarding the Donbass region.  The Crimea is a Ukrainian territory," Poroshenko said during the 13th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy, September 16, 2016 in Kyiv.

    According to him, a dangerous precedent …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine will not amend constitution until ceasefire is fully implemented

    Ukraine does not approve of the Draft Constitutional amendments regarding the decentralization of the Donbas region, including the regulations on granting special orders to the local government without the implementation of a number of points in the Minsk Agreements that provide for a cease fire and the de-escalation of the armed conflict in the region, as was stated by the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, in his annual address to the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament).

    "The …

  • Poroshenko: NATO membership remains Ukraine's strategic goal

    As was stated by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, NATO membership remains a strategic goal and provides guidelines for Ukraine.

    On Tuesday, while addressing the members of Parliament at the opening of the autumn session, Poroshenko noted that Kyiv managed to achieve an unprecedented level of cooperation with NATO countries.

    Poroshenko stressed that Ukraine will increase, extend, and deepen cooperation with NATO until it fully meets the criteria for membership in the North Atlantic …

  • Poroshenko: A ‘huge’ number of Russian troops are in Ukraine

    The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, stated in an interview with CNN that a "huge" number of Russian troops are in the territory of Ukraine. According to him, this shows that Russia has crossed the line.

    “If you had asked me about the theoretical possibility of Russia’s invasion and occupation of the Crimea in 2013, I would have said that it was impossible because there is a line that Putin would not cross. If you had asked me in January 2014 about the possibility that thousands of …