Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • US Ambassador to Ukraine: Zelensky’s team blames Poroshenko for consequences of war in Donbas

    Former US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker hinted to the Office of the President of Ukraine that they should abandon the idea of prosecuting former president Petro Poroshenko.

    This was learned from the testimony which US Chargé d’Affaires in Kyiv William Taylor gave to Congress, a survey of which was published by Evropeiska Pravda.

    Taylor spoke of a meeting that he and Volker had with President Zelensky’s advisor Andriy Yermak and freelance advisor Ihor Novikov.

    “Ambassador …

  • Abromavicius: Companies linked to Ukraine’s previous government had colossal access to state defense order

    Aivaras Abromavicius, Director General of the Ukrainian state-owned defense conglomerate UkrOboronProm, said that the state defense order (SDO) from recent years should be investigated by law enforcement.

    “Unfortunately, most of the state defense order went to companies linked to former politicians. We know their names, I think the law enforcement organs should investigate it… I think we should declassify the SDO,” Abromavicius said during a session about UkrOboronProm in Kharkiv.

    Ukrainian …

  • Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko speaks about squabble with Putin over Steinmeier Formula at Normandy summit

    Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that at the last Normandy Format summit in 2016 he and Vladimir Putin had a heated argument regarding the Steinmeier Formula.

    “The last meeting was in Berlin. Putin said: We have the Steinmeier Formula, written by Lavrov. I say: Here is a letter from the two foreign ministers of France and Germany, in which they set out what the Steinmeier Formula is. He takes this form, reads it and says: No, this isn’t it at all, Lavrov is writing the …

  • Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation carries out searches at Poroshenko’s bank

    The Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) conducted searches in the International Investment Bank (IIB), the main stakeholder of which is the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports Interfax-Ukraine news agency, citing the press service of the SBI.

    Operational and investigative actions are carried out as part of the investigation of the sale of the shipbuilding and armament company, the Kuznya na Rybalskomu plant, reports the SBI.

    A former deputy head in the …

  • Former Ukrainian president Poroshenko investigated over holidays in Maldives

    Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) is investigating a possible illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine by the fifth President Petro Poroshenko, reports the press-service of the Bureau.

    SBI says that the investigation relates to the holiday of the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the Maldives. As part of this case, investigators are checking information about the illegal crossing of the state border using fake documents by Poroshenko .

    It is assumed that …

  • Ukraine sends peacekeepers to Mali

    On June 23, The deputy head of the Central Directorate of Military Cooperation and Peacekeeping Operations of the General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine Valentin Levchik said that five peacekeepers from Ukraine joined the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali for the first time, reads the message of Ukrainian Ground Forces on Facebook page.

    At the moment, 61 representatives of Ukrainian national personnel perform tasks in UN, NATO and joint peacekeeping …

  • Media: Ukrainian defense company supplying parts to Russian army

    The Ukrainian company Motor Sich, whose president was awarded Ukraine’s highest national title, the Hero of Ukraine, MP and four-time member of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Vyacheslav Boguslayev, is still supplying components for Russian military engines, according to a study by journalists at Bihus.Info.

    The authors of the study draw attention to the fact that Boguslayev and Pietr Kononenko, director of Motor Sich’s offices in Moscow, own a number of companies in Russia: …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons Hungarian Ambassador over Foreign Minister's statements

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yegor Bozhok summoned Hungarian Ambassador Istvan Iydyarto after the comments of the Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, reports Evropeyskaya Pravda news outlet.

    "I have invited the Ambassador Iydyarto and asked him to explain the commentaries of Hungarian Minister Szijjártó at the Conference on reforms in Ukraine, which took place in Toronto. He stressed the need to apply a new approach in the development of Ukrainian-Hungarian relations …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky: Restoration of Donbas will cost more than $11 billion

    At a meeting with the representatives of Ukrainian large business, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the economic recovery of the Donbas will cost more than 300 billion Ukrainian hryvnias ($11.4 billion), reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    The President stressed that the authorities will not wait for the end of the military conflict but will start working on the territories controlled by Kyiv. Zelensky also invited businesspeople to join the restoration of the region.

    Earlier, the …

  • Poroshenko announces he is ready to assume office of Ukrainian Prime Minister

    The fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, announced he is ready to assume the office of Prime Minister in the event that his European Solidarity party wins in the early parliamentary elections.

    “If we win the elections, then yes,” Poroshenko said in a comment to Hromadske, as reported by Radio Svoboda.

    On June 9, the European Solidarity Party presented the first ten of its list for the early parliamentary elections which are scheduled for July 21. It included, among others: Petro …