Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Media: Russia’s anti-Ukrainian sanctions only partial

    The restrictions that Russia imposed on Ukraine at the start of November do not include a direct ban on shipping goods from the companies under sanctions, the Russian news outlet Interfax reported, citing its own source in the financial and economic division of the Russian government.

    “The government’s decree from November 1 concerns only financial relations and does not impose a ban on trade agreements with the involvement of third parties,” the source stated.

    Products manufactured by the …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: 20 Ukrainian generals punished after explosions in military warehouses

    Following explosions in military warehouses, 75 personnel have been prosecuted, including more than 20 generals, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak told 5 Channel in an interview.

    According to the Defense Minister, most of the military arsenals in the country had to be closed by 2014 due to financial problems. More funding will be required in order to reopen them.

    He added that there is inadequate financing to secure the arsenals, and no one is willing to take on responsibility for …

  • Poroshenko and Trump hold a brief meeting in Paris

    On Sunday, November 11, Ukrinform reported that the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, held a short meeting in Paris with the U.S. President Donald Trump.

    According to Ukraine’s head of state, the meeting took place during the Paris Peace Forum.

    “As a result of this discussion, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Klimkin, and U.S. Secretary of State, Pompeo, met today (November 11). I can emphasize the agreement to hold the Ukraine-U.S. Strategic Partnership Commission at the level …

  • Poroshenko urges Ukrainians not to participate in the LPR and DPR elections

    During a press-connference in Paris, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged Ukrainians, who live in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk which are controlled by pro-Russian militants, not to participate in the elections in the  so-called Luhansk and the Donetsk People’s Republic.

    “Russian Federation does [the elections] in its usual manner and only to eliminate former puppets first, who took part in murders, torture, law violations… Russia is accomplishing this step just to choose …

  • Ukraine’s Prosecutor General announces his resignation

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, has submitted his resignation to the President Petro Poroshenko, the spokesperson of the Prosecutor General Larysa Sarhan, told Ukrainski Novyny (Ukrainian News) news agency.

    “Yes, he submitted the resignation,” she said, noting that the document was sent on Wednesday, November 7.

    On the eve of November 6, Lutsenko announced that he is retiring. He explained that he made this decision due to a “propaganda campaign” that began after the death …

  • Poroshenko’s representatives: president’s income exaggerated by media

    Vadim Medvedev, adviser at the Avellum legal firm, which represents the interests of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, claims that the media overstated the amount of profit shown in the president’s change of property status in 2018.

    According to him, the reports on significant changes in Poroshenko’s property status actually reflect the return of funds he had previously invested.

    In this way, Poroshenko received funds from internal government loan bonds (OVGZ), but the real profit is the …

  • Ukraine may purchase Turkish combat drones

    Advisor to the Ukrainian President Yury Biryukov published a photo on his Facebook page featuring President Petro Poroshenko standing next to a Turkish Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle, surrounded by Turkish officials.

    “I can only assume that Petro Poroshenko and Stepan Poltorak are staying in the company with the first deputy Secretary of NSDC and the head of Ukroboronprom on the background of the [drone] that can work a whole day in offline mode at 150 kilometers from the control center …

  • Ukrainian anticorruption activist Kateryna Handzyuk dies in hospital

    On Sunday, Ukrainian anticorruption activist Kateryna Handzyuk, who in July had acid thrown on her, died in the hospital.

    “Katya has died. Details are forthcoming,” stated a Facebook post from the account that was publishing news about her health condition and the investigation into her attack.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed this information and expressed his condolences to Handzyuk’s relatives while on an official visit at a Ukrainian community in Antalya, Turkey.

    “I implore …

  • Poroshenko and Patriarch of Constantinople agree on establishment of independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew signed the agreement on cooperation and collaboration between Ukraine and the Patriarch of Constantinople, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “The agreement that we signed today, completes this process… creates all conditions for the process of granting tomos to be implemented in strict compliance with orthodox canons,” Poroshenko wrote on Twitter. According to Patriarch Bartholomew, the agreement “will lead to unity …

  • Erdogan: Turkey will never recognize the annexation of Crimea

    President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during the joint briefing with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, stated that Turkey has never recognized and will not recognize the  annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.

    He once again assured that the position of Turkey is to support the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and political unity of Ukraine, reports 112 Ukraine.

    At the same time, Erdogan stressed that Ankara will continue to protect the …