Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Ukrainian President to discuss 'June package' of sanctions against Russia with EU leaders

    President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said that he will discuss the "June package" of sanctions against Russia with the leadership of the European Union, reports Radio Liberty.

    "We will discuss the June package of sanctions," Poroshenko told journalists in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

    Representatives of the European Union have not yet commented on Poroshenko’s statements.

    Earlier, Petro Poroshenko, by his own decree, approved the National Security and Defense Council decision to impose …

  • Ukraine imposes new sanctions on Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has enacted a decision by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) from 19 March 2019 “On the use, revocation and introduction of amendments to the personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)”.

    Sanctions have been placed on 294 legal and 848 physical entities, among them Oleksandr Yanukovych’s MAKO Holding, EN+ Group and a number of companies linked to Oleg Deripaska, and the companies Power Machines and Stroytransgaz.

    The …

  • Volker: there is personal animosity between Putin and Poroshenko

    There is “personal enmity” between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, observed US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker during a video conference for European reporters.

    Volker said that officially Washington does not support any specific candidate in Ukraine’s upcoming presidential elections.

    “We advocate the principles of the simple democratic institutes, reforms to fight corruption, security, and also the restoration of the sovereignty and …

  • Ukrainian President promises to begin missile program if reelected

    During a speech in Kyiv that was broadcast by the TV channel 112 Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to start implementing the renewed military missile program if he wins the upcoming presidential elections.

    Poroshenko said that at the start of his first term as president he had to “look for not only helmets and bulletproof vests for the army, but even pants, socks and linen”. “Our road to peace is through the further reinforcement of the army,” he observed. He also promised …

  • President Poroshenko promises to do everything possible to return Crimea to Ukraine after elections

    President Petro Poroshenko, in an interview with the TV channel Ukraina, stressed that there is no more important task for the Ukrainian government than to ensure the restoration of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of the Ukrainian state, reports the press service of the head of state.

    “We need to understand who we are facing. One of the largest military machines in the world is totalitarian, and today it has set the task of the illegal annexation of the Crimea. And the …

  • President Poroshenko begins to reform Ukraine’s defense procurement system after corruption scandal

    Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, signed a decree enacting the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine( NSDC) "On the reform of the military-industrial complex and increasing the level of transparency in the implementation of the state defense order," reports the press service of the President of Ukraine.

    The decision was made because of “the need to strengthen the role of domestic defense enterprises <...> in fulfilling the tasks of providing security and defense …

  • Ukrainian President wants Ukroboronprom audited by 'Big Four' accounting firms

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wants to have the Ukrainian state defense concern Ukroboronprom audited by one of the “Big Four” accounting firms – Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    “The audit, in order to ensure that our international partners also trust it, should preferably be done by one of the four world-renowned auditing companies. With others there is a lower level of trust,” he told ICTV in an interview.

    Poroshenko also noted that the Ukrainian state …

  • Ukrainian President promises zero tolerance for corruption

    During an interview on ICTV on Sunday 10 March, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to guarantee zero tolerance for corruption and punishment for anyone who steals.

    Poroshenko said that for five years, constant, systematic work has been done to combat corruption, and that today the situation has improved considerably.

    “I want to remind everyone what the situation was like in the defense industry and the army in 2014 – everyone had been stealing the entire time since the start of …

  • President Poroshenko: Russia unlikely to release Ukrainian prisoners before elections

    During an interview on ICTV, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he does not expect Russia to release the Ukrainian soldiers it is holding prisoner before Ukraine’s presidential elections on 31 March, the Presidential pres-service reports.

    “Putin clearly stressed that he will not take a single step,” Poroshenko said, adding that work to have the Ukrainians released is still underway.

    “Not a single international meeting happens on the highest level where the matter of the release of …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine has been liberated from 'cultural occupation'

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko stated that the country has been liberated from “cultural occupation.” According to him, since 2014, when “separatism” started in the southeast of Ukraine, the Ukrainian language strengthened more than ever.”

    “For the last five years, the Ukrainian language, songs, books, films, have taken a reliable position in the space around us, the President said. The same thing, he noted, happened “in the hearts of all Ukrainians.”

    Poroshenko concluded that …