Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Merkel and Hollande promised Poroshenko they would help with the situation in Crimea

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, discussed  the sharp deterioration of the security situation in connection with the recent provocations by Russia in the Crimea with the President of France, Francois Hollande, and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel.

    The leaders of Germany and France promised comprehensive assistance to help de-escalate the situation and expressed a willingness to work together on a solution, reports the press service of the President.

    Poroshenko noted that …

  • Poroshenko agrees with Merkel’s call for stronger sanctions against Russia

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, conducted a telephone call with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Both parties agreed to intensify the work in the Normandy format and in other sectors, the Presidential press service reported. In particular, the call concerned the development of a clear roadmap for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, including Russia’s fulfillment of the security component.

    As noted in the report, the President of Ukraine pointed out Russia’s …

  • Poroshenko: Some will use Poland's recognition of Volyn massacre as genocide for 'political speculation'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his regret over the Polish Sejm’s decision to recognize the Volyn massacre in Poland as genocide, explaining that many will attempt to use it for political speculation, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "I regret the decision of the Polish Sejm. I know many will want to use it for political speculation,” Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page.

    The Ukrainian President called on Poland to pursue mutual forgiveness, and to continue cooperation in assessing …

  • Roshen factory in Lipetsk repaid $2.8 million in unpaid taxes

    Roshen Corporation, which is owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and which has a factory in Lipetsk, Russia, has repaid $2.8 in taxes and penalties as demanded by the Russian court. Russian Prime news portal reported that this was stated in the case documents which were submitted by the Moscow City Court.

    “The factory voluntarily paid 181 million rubles [$2.8 million] and penalties, thus repaying the claimed damage caused to the state,” the judge announced while reading the case …

  • Poroshenko: Russia’s behavior proves its involvement in the downing of MH17

    Ukraine is making every effort to ensure that those responsible for the tragedy of the plane crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have been punished.

    “Ukraine remembers each victim of the MH17 crash. Terrorism in any form is unacceptable, and those responsible for this tragedy should be punished,” read the statement made by the Ukrainian head of state on the second anniversary of the tragedy in the skies over a Russian-occupied part of the Donbas, the presidential press service reports. …

  • Poroshenko awarded Deputy Secretary-General of NATO the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has awarded the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise while in Warsaw. This was reported by President Poroshenko’s press service.

    “The Deputy Secretary General of NATO was awarded this order for his considerable personal contribution to the development of Ukraine's relations with NATO, his assistance in reforming the national security and defense as well as his support in upholding the state sovereignty …

  • Separatists attacked Ukrainian positions during Poroshenko's visit to the front

    Andriy Lysenko, Presidential Administration spokesperson, stated at a daily briefing that separatists from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic shelled military positions in the area Vodyane while President Poroshenko was there.  

    "There were mortar fires near Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Avdiivka and Vodyane, and in Pisky, illegally armed groups opened fire from cannon artillery. Yesterday, the Ukrainian President visited these areas," he stated.

    Lysenko added that Poroshenko inspected some of the …

  • President of Ukraine: 50 military aircraft will be upgraded this year

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that this year, 2.5 billion hryvnia was allocated to the restoration of Air Force aircraft. "This year, the State allocated about 2.5 billion hryvnia for the restoration of the Air Force. After these repairs, we can get about 50 aircraft restored to operational capability: 35 airplanes and 15 helicopters," he said, speaking to first year students at the Ivan Kozhedub Kharkiv Air Force University in Chuhuiv on Friday.

    Petro Poroshenko stated that 2016 …

  • Nuland met with Poroshenko and Klimkin in Kiev

    Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and National Security Council Senior Directors Charles Kupchan and Celeste Wallander met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, and other senior Ukrainian officials on Wednesday, June 22 in Kiev, as stated in a press release issued by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.  

    According to the Embassy, the diplomats met “to discuss Ukraine's reform agenda and implementation of the Minsk …

  • Poroshenko appoints controversial Yanukovych-era diplomat as Ambassador to Norway

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, appointed Viacheslav Yatsiuk, the odious diplomat from the administration of the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, as the Ukrainian Ambassador to Norway, as indicated in an article by Sergei Sidorenko of EuroPravda. Norway is aware that "Yatsiuk was the third person assigned to the Ministry after Kozhara and his éminence grise Ruslan Demchenko, in the last years of Yanukovych’s presidency".

    The signature of Yatsiuk is on some of the …