Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Kremlin: Russia considers Ukraine's decision not to renew the Friendship Treaty a ‘destructive step’

    In a statement issued in response to Ukraine's withdrawal from the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty with Russia, the Kremlin accused Ukraine of striving to "serve foreign geopolitical interests and their political ambitions."

    "The destructive steps taken by Ukraine’s current leadership cause deep regret," the statement reads.

    The document also notes that "historically people of Russia and Ukraine are destined to live in as good neighbors", and "the current crisis" between the countries "will …

  • Kyiv and London discuss military cooperation

    On Monday, September 17th, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the Secretary of State for Defense of Great Britain Gavin Williamson. The two sides positively noted the continuous Ukrainian-British dialogue on security and defense, reports the presidential press service.

    In part, the President praised the contribution of Great Britain in strengthening defense potential and training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and expressed hope that this cooperation would continue.

    Also, according …

  • Poroshenko: We know whom Kremlin wants to see in the second round of the elections in Ukraine

    During the speech at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) meeting in Kyiv, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he knows whom the Russian Federation wants to see in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential elections.

    “In 4 years we have restored not only the army but also the intelligence. We have an accurate picture of the Kremlin's plans. We know whom they want to see in the second round, and thank God, my name is not there, “said Poroshenko.

    He added that Ukraine's future "in a …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko buys 430 sniper rifles for paratroopers

    With the assistance of the Roshen Company, 430 sniper rifles Zbroyar Z-10 and Savage-110 were acquired and handed over to paratrooper assault units of the Ukranian Armed Forces, reported on Facebook the Advisor of Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Yuriy Biryukov. Biryukov also reminded of the 98 sniper rifles sent directly by Petro Poroshenko to the soldiers of the Special Operations Forces a year ago.

    Earlier, Roshen has repeatedly provided assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In …

  • President Poroshenko refuses to predict the onset of peace in Ukraine

    In an interview with the SK1 TV channel, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he does not want to make predictions about when the peace will come to the country’s territory since it would be dishonest towards Ukrainian citizens.

    "I will not promise at what hour. It is not fair. I will not be a supporter of populists who try to deceive people. I call for responsible discussion and a great responsibility for the fate of the state, for its future, " he responded to the question of when, …

  • Poroshenko instructs intelligence services to minimize Russia's influence on elections in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko congratulated the servicemen of the Main Intelligence Directorate of  the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the 26th anniversary of its establishment.

    "The head of state stressed that military intelligence, as part of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, is now undergoing modernization. It will expand the country's top political and military leadership capabilities to counteract the aggressor and to obtain high quality, reliable and urgent information", reported the …

  • Ukrainian President proposes to prohibit Russian Black Sea Fleet from staying in Crimea

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has submitted a bill on changing the country's constitution to the parliament. This bill bans military bases from hosting military groups within the international treaties framework, said representative of the Ukraine President in the Verkhovna Rada, Irina Lutsenko , reports news website.

    According to her, this bill proposes to exclude constitutional provisions that allow leasing of the military bases in the territory of the country.

    "It concerns …

  • Ukrainian President: Friendship treaty with Russia is expiring, not being broken off

    During a meeting with Verkhovna Rada party leaders in the Presidential Administration, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and Russia is not being broken off, it is expiring due to not being extended.

    “I emphasize that it [the agreement] is not being broken, because that is a complicated and long process, but it is ceasing to be valid in connection with non-extension,” he said.

    According to him, making the …

  • Peskov: Hollande’s memoirs on Putin threatening Poroshenko is ‘incorrect information disclosure’

    During an interview for the TV channel Russia-1 broadcast on September 2, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that former French President François Hollande’s memoirs, in which he describes Putin as threatening to “pulverise” the Ukrainian army, are “an incorrect information disclosure” and a “discharge”.

     “It’s not normal. Rather, one could say explicitly that it is an incorrect information disclosure. These ‘discharges’, which frequently do not correspond to reality, they only cause damage,” …

  • Poroshenko calls McCain ‘hero of Ukraine’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attended the memorial service of the late US senator John McCain in Washington on September 1. After the ceremony, Poroshenko said that senator McCain was close to Ukraine and its people at a critical moment in its history, the Ukrainian president’s press service reports.

    “We remembered him at the Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity, when at a temperature of minus 26 degrees he came out, hardly dressed, and approached the hundreds of thousands of people …