Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Ukrainian MP: Prime Minister Groysman on warpath with Poroshenko

    Ukrainian MP Mustafa Nayyem wrote on his Facebook page that President Petro Poroshenko may see a new stage in the fight against contraband schemes at the federal customs office, announced earlier by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, as a “declaration of war”.

    He noted that since the Cabinet of Ministers has provided the National Police with the right to round-the-clock access to customs control zones at checkpoints across the state border, contraband in the country will be monitored …

  • Poroshenko and Putin discuss prisoner situation over phone

    On Thursday June 21, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone to ensure that Ukrainian Ombudsperson Lyudmyla Denisova is given access to Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian prisoners, Poroshenko’s press service reported.

    “The head of the Ukrainian state urged [Putin] to release the Ukrainian prisoners held in Russian prisons and in its occupied territories. He also pointed out the importance of giving Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmyla Denisova …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine to create EU group to stop Nord Stream 2

    The Ukrainian authorities are creating a group in the European Union to halt construction of a second line of Nord Stream 2, the Russian gas pipeline intended to bypass Ukraine. The group will also negotiate with Germany on the creation of an international consortium for the management of the Ukrainian gas transportation system, Interfax-Ukraine reports, citing the Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko

     “Nord Stream 2 is an absolutely political project against Ukraine, which has no economic …

  • Poroshenko confident the NATO-Ukraine summit will take place despite Hungary’s efforts to block it

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared several times during recent international talks that he was confident that the NATO-Ukraine summit will be held. This topic was discussed during talks with French President Emanuel Macron, the presidential administration reported.

    The meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the highest level, unofficially called the "NATO-Ukraine summit," would be held within the framework of the Brussels summit of the Alliance, which will be held on July 11-12. …

  • Ukrainian President: human rights are not part of the vital interests of Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the resolution adopted by the European Parliament on Thursday condemning Russia’s massive violations of human rights, including on the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories.

    Poroshenko had high praise for the “consolidated, powerful voice of MEPs in the protection of more than 70 Ukrainian political prisoners, who continue to be forcibly held and tortured by the Kremlin regime,” he wrote on Facebook. He reiterated that Ukraine is fighting for …

  • Poroshenko calls on Erdogan to facilitate the release of Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia

    During the visit to Turkey, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to facilitate the release of Ukrainian political prisoners who are detained in Russia, the President’s press-service reports. The two leaders discussed relevant issues of bilateral cooperation and international agenda.

    Poroshenko thanked Erdoğan for his ongoing support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and for the protection of the rights of Crimean Tatars.

    The Presidents …

  • Poroshenko looks forward to gas supplies to Ukraine after TANAP pipeline launch

    On Tuesday June 12 in the Turkish city of Eskişehir, the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) was brought online. The opening ceremony was attended by the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Serbia, the prime minister of Bulgaria, the CEO of BP and representatives of various other companies, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    According to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Ankara and Baku “are writing the energy history of the 21st century”, which has been made possible by the …

  • Ukrainian President signs the law on Anti-Corruption Court

    President Petro Poroshenko announced via Twitter that he signed the Anti-Corruption Court Law, which was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, on June 7.  

    “Today, on this historic day—the anniversary of the visa-free regime—I sign the law ‘Law on the High Anti-Corruption Court’,” Poroshenko wrote. “It’s a key milestone of completion of creating an independent anti-corruption infrastructure in our country!”

    Establishment of the anti-corruption court is a key requirement of the western creditors. The …

  • Putin discusses detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine Editor-in-Chief with Poroshenko

    Russian President Vladimir Putin asserts that he and Poroshenko conferred over the case of the RIA Novosti Ukraine Editor-in-Chief, Kirill Vyshinsky, during a telephone conversation.

    Putin said that he discussed with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko the possibility of extraditing Kirill Vyshinsky, Editor-in-Chief of RIA Novosti-Ukraine, to Russia. According to Putin, "the fate of the Russian journalist" was brought up during the last telephone conversation between the heads of state.

    "We …

  • Poroshenko and Putin conduct phone conversation

    On Saturday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone.

    Poroshenko’s website reported that the presidents discussed the release of the Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the separatist-held territories.

    “The head of the Ukrainian state drew attention to the Ukrainians’ hunger strike, and expressed concern regarding the deterioration of their health. An agreement was reached that human rights commissioners from both countries would …