Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko: We will restore Donetsk airport under the Ukrainian flag

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that Ukraine would liberate the Donbas and would be able to restore the Donetsk airport, Interfax-Ukraine reports. 

    “Defenders of the Donetsk airport laid the foundation for our victory and it will come. And God willing, one peaceful day, in the peaceful and liberated Donbas we will all gather on the runway of the Donetsk airport, near its terminals, near the famous tower just to stand there in silence listening to the echoes of relentless fighting …

  • Ukrainian General: Kyiv has a plan for liberation of Donbas

    The Lieutenant General of Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence, Vasily Bogdan stated in an interview with the news outlet Fakty that Ukraine has a plan to liberate the territories of the Donbas which are held by the pro-Russian militants, and the country’s leadership hopes this will be achieved without the use of force. 

    “As far as I know, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces prepared a plan for the return of Donbas to Ukraine. A military operation is also being considered. However, …

  • Kyiv classifies the list of Russians who fell under new Ukrainian sanctions

    The Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons refused to disclose the list of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Russian companies that fell under Kyiv’s new sanctions, reported the Ukrayinska Pravda. 

    The ministry’s response to the official request of reporters stated that “the requested information is classified and is not subject to disclosure”. The document was signed by Serhiy Mokrenyuk, Head of Department for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea …

  • Ukraine buys combat drones from Turkey

    Following negotiations between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, Kyiv has signed an agreement with Ankara to buy a batch of Bayraktar TB2 combat drones, Ukrainan President Poroshenko announced on Facebook. 

    “These latest strike drones on the operative and tactical level, aside from the high-tech characteristics, can also be extended with modern precision missile weaponry for destroying armored vehicles, engineering and fortification buildings, as well as …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is terminating 40 treaties with Russia

    Ukraine's Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, Yuriy Hrymchak stated on Channel Pryamyi that Kyiv’s intends to terminate forty treaties with Russia.

    “I remind you that [Ukrainian Foreign Minister] Pavlo Klimkin stated that after the decision not to extend the Friendship Treaty [with Russia], forty more treaties with Russia are being reviewed for their possible termination,” Hrymchak said.

    He noted that it is hard to say the exact number of …

  • President Poroshenko: Ukrainian Army will reach NATO standards by 2020

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated during a trip to Rivne Oblast on Thursday, January 10th that beginning next year, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will measure up to NATO standards, Ukrinform reported. “In 2020, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be organized and able to act completely according to NATO standards in accordance with the law on national security,” said the President.

    Poroshenko is convinced that Ukraine's path to the EU and NATO will help to ensure the safety of its borders …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko: American Javelin anti-tank systems have changed situation in Donbas

    By 2020, the Ukrainian army will fully transition to NATO standards, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during a meeting with residents of Zdolbuniv in the Rivne province, the presidential press service reported. 

    According to Poroshenko, although it is far weaker than the Russian army, the Ukrainian army is still ready to oppose the enemy. It has also not yet reached the limits of its combat capabilities. An amount in excess of 5% of the country’s GDP is being allocated to the military’ …

  • Ukraine sends military to participate in the UN mission in Mali

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced via his website that he has signed a decree on sending Ukrainian military to participate in the United Nations multi-disciplinary integrated stabilization mission in Mali. 

    "To send national personnel (from the Armed Forces of Ukraine) of up to 20 people for Ukraine's participation in a multi-disciplinary integrated UN stabilization mission in Mali," the statement reads.

    Poroshenko noted that by sending the military personnel to the UN mission …

  • President Poroshenko names Patriarch Filaret Hero of Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided to award Patriarch Filaret (Denysenko) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) the title “Hero of Ukraine”, he announced on his official Facebook page.

    “No level has yet been invented which could measure the contribution of Patriarch Filaret to the fight for our own local church. He has been and remains the spiritual leader of the Ukrainian church, the spiritual leader of the Ukrainian people. That is why I have decided to grant him the title …

  • Ukrainian President: We will not let Russia run the show in Sea of Azov

    Russia will not decide how the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait are to be used, because Ukraine will not allow this, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told CNN Turk in an interview.

    According to the president’s press service, he clarified that all available legal mechanisms would be used to ensure this.

    “We will never recognize the occupation of the Sea of Azov, which Russia is trying to do now. We will never recognize the occupation of the Kerch Strait. And we insist on international law, …