Contents tagged with Petro Poroshenko

  • 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 …

  • Ukraine finds a 'smart way' to join NATO

    Ukraine can join NATO though close rapprochement with the West and the deployment of NATO military bases in its territory, Director of the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies Valentyn Badrak told Apostrophe news outlet.    He stated that as long as Ukraine has territorial problems with Russia, Ukraine will never gain NATO membership.  Nevertheless, according to him, Ukrainian authorities have found a “smart way” to do this, though they are unsure that the West would accept it.   …

  • President Poroshenko calls for 'mutual forgiveness' between Ukrainians and Poles

    “We have to abandon political assessments of the historical past,” said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the 75th anniversary of the Volyn tragedy, UNIAN reported. Poroshenko opposed unilateral political assessments of the common historical past because he claims that they do not contribute to the process of historical reconciliation. The leader of Ukraine stressed that "the tragic conflicts between Ukrainians and Poles during the Second World War" require a thorough investigation that …

  • Leader of Ukraine's Fatherland party accuses President Poroshenko of planning to disrupt Presidential Elections

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is planning to disrupt the country’s Presidential Elections by unleashing a massive war in the Donbas, said Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko on Pershyi TV news. The video was posted on her Facebook page.

    “He wants additional territories of Ukraine to be seized. Therefore, he wants to impose martial law and not to hold elections at all,” the politician stated.

    She also noted that it is an extremely dangerous plan to escalate the …

  • Ukrainian President signs national security bill

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a national security bill on Thursday, July 5.“This is an important landmark for the reformation of the entire country, primarily the defense and security sector. The main thing is that through this law we are firmly emphasizing Ukraine’s course towards European and Euroatlantic integration. We are confirming that our state, the Ukrainian nation, has clearly made up its mind about our future – it is a future in the family of peoples of the free world,” …

  • Ukrainian President: Russia keeps 700 tanks and more than 1,000 artillery systems in the Donbas

    Following a visit to Serbia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during an interview with the Serbian TV channel RTS that there are no “red lines” for the Russian Federation, and that the conflict in the Donbas is not frozen. According to him, the war is still continuing.

    “First of all, Russia doesn’t have ‘red lines’. If, in January 2014, you had asked me: is it possible that Russia carries out an armed aggression against Ukraine? I would have said that it’s not possible,” Poroshenko …

  • Ukrainian President: there will be no Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he believes the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 will not be built.

    “I believe that Nord Stream 2 will not affect the Ukrainian economy much, because it will not exist. I am sure that we can stop it with joint efforts,” he stated at a meeting with Taras Shevchenko National University students of the Faculty of Law in Kyiv, during a Q&A session.

    “The very best lawyers who represent Ukraine have now seized the assets of [Gazprom] in Britain, the …