Contents tagged with Petro Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko calls on EU and the United States to increase pressure on Russia because of interference in Ukrainian elections

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with the delegation of the US National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the European Parliament. During the meeting, he called on the EU and the US to increase pressure on Russia because to interventions in the electoral processes in Ukraine, stated the press service of the president.

     “The head of the state discussed with the representatives of NDI and the European Parliament the pre-election situation in the country and the latest development …

  • Poroshenko signs law releasing Ukraine's defense industry companies from Russian debts

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law “On introducing changes to Ukraine’s laws concerning the resolution of several issues of the indebtedness of defense industry complex companies – members of the state concern Ukroboronprom – to the aggressor-state and/or occupant state and ensuring their stable development”, announced Poroshenko’s press service.

    The law proposes mechanisms to protect the economic activity of companies in the defense industry complex, which are state …

  • Ukraine may ask NATO to escort ships in the sea of Azov

    Georgiy Tuka, Deputy Minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons, said that that Kyiv may ask the UN Security Council or NATO to convoy Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov, 112 Ukraine reports.

    According to Tuka, two solutions are being considered. The first option is to ask the UN Security Council for ship escorts. “The second option, which is less likely from my point of view, implies the use of NATO forces to escort ships in the Sea of Azov,” Tuka said. …

  • Ukraine begins industrial production of large caliber ammunition

    On Thursday, August 9, the industrial production of large caliber artillery shells was launched at the Artem plant in Kyiv.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov, Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak and First Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv all took part in the opening ceremony of the new production line.

    "Before the war, in 2012 to 2013, munitions disposal was an issue and, unfortunately, the war disposed of …

  • Poroshenko prepares Constitution amendments for Ukraine to join EU and NATO

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has prepared amendments to the Constitution with respect to Ukraine joining the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance. He plans to submit them for consideration by parliament at the start of the Verkhovna Rada’s autumn session.

    “Changes to the Constitution with respect to reinforcing our ambitions for Ukraine to join the EU and NATO are long overdue. I have drafted amendments to the Constitution, which I will give to the Ukrainian parliament for …

  • Poroshenko signs a bill allowing Netherlands to prosecute in Ukraine those responsible for MH17 air disaster

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill ratifying an agreement with the Netherlands regarding their international judicial cooperation. This decision will allow the Dutch to carry out a legal process concerning the crash of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Donbass in 2014, the president’s press office announced.

    President Petro Poroshenko has signed bills “which ratify an agreement between Ukraine and the Kingdom of the Netherlands for international judicial …

  • Ukrainian President announces new EU sanctions against six Russians involved in construction of Crimean Bridge

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated on his Facebook page that following consultations with Kyiv the representatives of the European Union decided to impose individual sanctions against six Russians involved in the Crimean Bridge construction.

    According to him, “the ambassadors of the EU member states have decided to impose individual sanctions against six people involved in the illegal construction of the Kerch Bridge.” The decision was made at the Ukraine-EU summit.

    As emphasized by …

  • Ukrainian President: Military situation in Black Sea extremely tense

    During a work visit to Odessa, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the military and strategic situation in the Black Sea region has been very tense.

    “The military and strategic situation in the Black Sea region is currently, unfortunately, very tense, following the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation – the aggressor state, which was clearly set out in the concluding documents of the NATO summit which Ukraine also took part in,” …

  • Ukrainian President: Nord Stream 2 pipleline has no economic sense

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated on Twitter that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project does not make any sense in economic terms.    “It is solely a political project. We use all available means to stop the monopolization of the European market and to protect the interests of the whole EU,” Poroshenko wrote.    Earlier, the Member of the Board of the Ukrainian State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving, Maria Yakovleva stated that, according to the decision of the …

  • Ukrainian President urges Poland to review Institute of National Remembrance Act

    Ukraine supports an initiative to review the Polish Institute of National Remembrance Act and Ukraine-related items, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the opening ceremony of the memorial dedicated to Ukrainian victims of the Polish Farmers’ Battalions (Bataliony Chłopskie) and units of the Armia Krajowa (Home Army) in 1944. The memorial is in the Polish village of Sagryn, where the Poroshenko took part in a prayed for the victims of the events of 1944.

    “We support the …