Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Kiev promises to appoint a 'worthy' Prosecutor General

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed possible candidates for the post of Prosecutor General of Ukraine while he was in Washington, D.C. The White House press service stated that Poroshenko assured US Vice President Joe Biden that he is ready to appoint a new worthy Prosecutor General—one who will earn confidence.

    Poroshenko also informed Biden about coalition negotiations concerning the formation of the new Ukrainian government which should be faithful to a realization of a reform …

  • Forbes Ukraine: Poroshenko's assets grew by $100 million

    Despite the sustained crisis in the Ukrainian economy, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko managed to increase his assets, as Forbes Ukraine stated. As reported on their website, as of March 31, the President ranked 6th on the list of the richest Ukrainians, with assets in the amount of $858 million. Analysts of the publication noted an increase in Poroshenko’s assets by $100 million compared to last year.

    Besides Roshen Corporation, which was transferred to a blind trust, he owns …

  • Poroshenko discussed the investment issues with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, met with the US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, in Washington to discuss the issue of attracting investments to Ukraine.

    "The Ukrainian President provided an update on the progress of reforms in Ukraine, which opens new opportunities to attract American investments in the Ukrainian economy," the Press Service of the President of Ukraine reported.

    The parties also discussed the issue of attracting American credit resources. The US Secretary of …

  • Poroshenko signs demobilization decree

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a meeting of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC) on Friday, March 25th, signed a decree demobilizing soldiers who were called up during the fourth wave of the military draft.

    "I signed a decree demobilizing those servicemen, drafted by the decrees of July 21, 2014 and January 14, 2015", Poroshenko said, according to a statement on the website of the President of Ukraine. Poroshenko stated that the document affects about 45,0 …

  • Biden calls on Poroshenko to fix political crisis in Ukraine

    US Vice President Joe Biden reminded the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, about the critical importance of creating a stable government and parliamentary coalition in his country during a telephone conversation with the Ukrainian leader on March 22nd, 2016.

    According to a White House report on the conversation, the stabilization of the Ukrainian political system is the main condition for the successful implementation of the necessary reforms in Ukraine.

    In addition, Biden and …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine opened first nuclear research lab 'for peaceful purposes'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, took part in the launch of the Neutron Source Facility on March 23. The research lab is located at the National Science Center, Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology.

    "The Neutron Source Facility will allow Ukraine to conduct research in various fields of science and technology, produce almost the entire spectrum of radioisotopes for needs of medicine and industry, as well as solve problems of the …

  • Poroshenko to visit Washington next week

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that he will visit Washington D.C. next week.

    "In the near future, next week, I will visit Washington, where we will continue to expand our areas of cooperation, including the establishment of a new police force, the new prosecutor's offices, [and] the new cooperation in law enforcement departments,", Poroshenko said on Wednesday in Kharkov.

    According to Interfax-Ukraine, the Ukrainian President will participate in the International Nuclear …

  • Poroshenko condemns Russian court's decision in Savchenko case

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that sanctions will be imposed against those involved in the case of Nadiya Savchenko after a Russian court found her guilty of the murder of two Russian journalists and handed her a 22-year sentence, RBC reported. He also proposed to exchange two Russian servicemen being held in Ukraine for Savchenko.

    During a speech made earlier today in response to the court’s verdict, Poroshenko said that Ukraine will never recognize “the so-called sentence”. …

  • Ukrainian official names two contenders for post of Prime Minister

    The main contenders for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine are Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko and Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Groisman, as stated by the head of the presidential administration, Borys Lozhkin, in an interview with Ukrainian radio station Vesti.

    Lozhkin mentioned that he cannot yet say which of the two contenders will be supported by the parliamentary factions. He acknowledged that many in the Rada do not support the idea of a completely technocratic government, which …

  • Poroshenko submits Savchenko sanctions list to the President of the European Parliament

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gave European Council President Donald Tusk a list of people against whom Kiev proposes to impose personal sanctions for their involvement in the case of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, as stated by the Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, on Twitter. 

    The Press Secretary later reported that the sanctions proposal were also submitted to the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz. Poroshenko called on Schulz to put …