Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko wants Zelensky to explain why Russian politicians support him

    The presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky would do well to explain why he is being supported by Russian politicians and officials who served during Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency and fled Ukraine, said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

    “I do not like it when we have everyone, from Zhirinovsky to Azarov, from Yanukovych to Zyuganov, lending support to my country's president. I do not like it. But I am not blaming anyone - I believe that the candidate should …

  • Zelensky insists on April 19 for debate with Poroshenko

    Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky will be expecting incumbent President Petro Poroshenko to debate him at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv on 19 February at 19:00, his spokesperson Dmitry Razumkov told Interfax-Ukraine.

    “We said that we would be expecting Petro Oleksiyovych [Poroshenko] on 19 April at 19:00 at the Olimpiyskiy [Stadium]. We hope that he will still get a chance to go there. If not, it seems to us that it is simply Petro Oleksiyovych who really wants to get out …

  • Poroshenko debates alone at the Olimpiyskiy stadium

    President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, arrived at the National Sports Complex Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv to take part in a debate with the leader of the first round of elections, Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Poroshenko said he was ready to wait for Zelensky for 45 minutes. After that, the announcement was made that Poroshenko will be answering questions from the audience. Most of the questions for Poroshenko were related to Zelensky.

    Earlier, Zelensky said that a provocation was being prepared against him …

  • Media: Poroshenko’s election team loses faith in victory, prepares for vacation

    The election campaign headquarters of Ukraine’s incumbent President Petro Poroshenko no longer believes its candidate can win and is ceasing its efforts, an inside source told Ukrainian news outlet

    In an article by the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Sonia Koshkina, the situation ahead of the second round of voting is described as candidate Volodymyr Zelensky’s blatant mockery of topics that should be treated seriously, constructively and in depth, whereas Poroshenko has launched himself …

  • Germany to provide 85 million euros to Ukraine to help internally displaced persons

    Germany decided to allocate 85 million euros to help internally displaced persons in Ukraine, announced President Poroshenko at a joint briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    “This decision of the German government is a sign of support to our country, and I thank Mrs. Chancellor for the allocation of 85 million euros, which will be used to construct housing for temporarily displaced persons and to develop infrastructure in the east of Ukraine. We appreciate it very much,” Poroshenko …

  • Poroshenko: Kyiv offered German companies to manage Ukrainian gas transportation system

    Ukraine continues its struggle to halt the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline said President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a briefing with Angela Merkel, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    The President of Ukraine noted that the Nord Stream 2 is not a new topic in discussions between the European Union, Germany and Ukraine.

    “We firmly declare that we continue our fight to halt the construction of Nord Stream 2 inviting German companies to participate in the management of the Ukrainian gas …

  • Turchynov: Russia preparing for a full-scale war in Europe

    The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, said that Russia is preparing for a large-scale war in Europe and Ukraine will be its first foothold, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to him, Moscow is not just investing billions in the development of military infrastructure but is preparing for full-scale military operations. “The first bridgehead they will try to take is our country,” he said.

    Turchynov added that a strong Ukrainian army, as …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko reveals plan to take back Donbas and Crimea

    In an on-air interview with Novoye Vremya (New Time) radio station, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that, if reelected,  he plans to win back Crimea and the Donbas using the Minsk agreements.

    “Part of fulfilling the Minsk agreements is the formation of its security components. The security component will be broached by introducing the blue helmets issue to the UN Security Council... An absolutely traditional peacekeeping mission that must fulfill several tasks to create a secure …

  • Macron to meet Poroshenko and Zelensky on April 12

    Ukraine’s Presidential candidate and actor Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Paris (France) to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on April 12, the same day as Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, announced at a briefing Poroshenko’s external adviser and spokesperson for his election campaign, Oleg Medvedev.

    "I know that Zelensky will travel to meet Macron. French authorities coordinated this issue with the Ukrainian side through the diplomatic channels. The Poroshenko’s view is that it …

  • Poroshenko denies complicity in Ukraine's defense industry corruption

    In an interview with Radio NV, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko emphasized that he was not part of the recently uncovered corrupt schemes in Ukraine’s state-owned defense industry company Ukroboronprom.

    “I emphasize that President Petro Poroshenko has not been involved in any corrupt schemes. I assert and emphasize this. I was not aware of any corrupt schemes. And I tell you this today with a completely clean conscience, and I can honestly look even the law enforcement organs in the eye,” …