Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine spends one fifth of its budget on the Army

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that one fifth of the state budget is spent on the defense sector, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    “Almost one fifth of the state budget we spend on Army and that’s justified,” Poroshenko stated.

    “We have created a modern army in two years and every Ukrainian has a legitimate right to be proud of it,” the President noted.

    Poroshenko did not rule out the possibility of a partial mobilization in 2016.

     “The only thing I still can’t promise is that there will …

  • Poroshenko calls on the West to impose more sanctions against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that the countries that doubt the effectiveness of the sanctions against Russia should consider strengthening them.

    “From time to time, we hear that some European countries believe that the sanctions are not effective. Well, then, if someone considers them ineffective, they should not be lifted or eased, on the contrary, they should be extended and tightened!” Poroshenko said at the First Minute of Peace gathering in Kiev on Sunday evening. …

  • Poroshenko issues indefinite moratorium on payment of 'Yanukovych's debt'

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, signed the law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine that placed an indefinite moratorium on the repayment of Eurobonds on the loan provided by Russia to Ukraine in December 2013.

    The corresponding law amending Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine “On specific features of dealing with sovereign and local debt guaranteed by the state” was signed by the President on the 29th of April.

    The law excluded a phrase "and will remain in force until the 1st of …

  • Poroshenko proposes ceasefire for Orthodox Easter

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects Russia and pro-Russian separatists to adhere to a ceasefire in the Donbas beginning April 29th in order to observe the Orthodox Easter holiday. Poroshenko said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces would agree to a “quiet mode” over the weekend if the separatists comply, Radio Svoboda reported.

    "This year Easter will be a test for Russia's membership in the Christian civilization. To pass this test, Russia and its puppets should unconditionally cease fire …

  • Saakashvili asks Poroshenko to send police and the National Guard to Odessa

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been asked to deploy additional troops of the National Guard and the police force to Odessa. Ukrainski Novyny reported that this request was made by the head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikheil Saakashvili.

    “In Odessa tonight, hired thugs attacked protesters near City Hall,” Saakashvili reported. According to him, municipal officials had assisted the attackers by “turning off all of the surveillance cameras beforehand”. A bank building …

  • Poroshenko: Russia agrees to OSCE armed police mission in the Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that Russia has agreed to deploy an armed OSCE mission in the Donbas.

    "I’m very glad that Ukraine’s firm position is supported by our partners in The Normandy Group, both the U.S.A. and Russia has agreed to this format. I think we will do it right," Poroshenko said in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels on Sunday evening.

    The President emphasized that despite the Herculean efforts of the SMM OSCE, firing, especially in Avdiivka, Marinka and in …

  • Poroshenko tells Tusk that the situation in the Donbas is deteriorating

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with European Council President Donald Tusk, during which Poroshenko explained the deterioration of the situation in the Donbas as well as human rights abuses in the Crimea, Krym.Realii reported.

    "The head of state informed [Tusk] of the continuing deterioration of the situation in the Donbas because of provocation of pro-Russian militants, as well as the increase of human rights abuses in the occupied Crimea. The President …

  • Putin and Poroshenko discuss possible prisoner exchange

    In a phone conversation on April 18th between the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko agreed to allow the Ukrainian consul general in Rostov to visit Nadiya Savchenko.

    On Poroshenko’s official website, he had urged Moscow to allow Ukrainian or German doctors to see the famous prisoner "due to the worsening health of Nadiya Savchenko." The parties have agreed "about the immediate admission of the consul general of Ukraine in Rostov to Nadiya Savchenko.”

    On …

  • Lyashko: 51 Ukrainian MPs signed an initiative to impeach President Poroshenko

    Interfax-Ukraine reported that according to the Radical Party leader Oleg Lyashko, 51 Members of the Parliament signed an initiative to impeach the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.

    "The draft resolution of the Verkhovna Rada [the Ukrainian Parliament] on establishment of the Special Investigative Commission of the Verkhovna Rada and the beginning of impeachment procedures against the President of Ukraine are based on the investigation of offshore companies... [in which Poroshenko is …

  • Russian Special Services accused of attempting to give fake interview on behalf of the Ukrainian President

    The Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine, Svyatoslav Tsegalko, has accused Russian Secret Services of an attempt to fabricate a fake interview with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to The New York Times.

    On his page in Facebook Tsegalko reported that the editors of the American newspaper were directed to "the phone numbers and email addresses of the agents,” who then held talks and answered journalists’ questions on the phone, pretending to speak on behalf of the President. …