Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • The UN Security Council declines to review Ukrainian language law at Russia’s request

    The UN Security Council declined to review the law making the Ukrainian language the state language, reported by Radio Svoboda.

    At the beginning of the meeting, representatives of several countries refused to consider the issue, especially as it was the day of the new president of Ukraine’s inauguration, stating that this was Russia’s attempt to exert pressure on Kyiv. Representatives of France, Germany, the USA, Belgium and Poland expressed their opposition.

    During the vote on whether or not …

  • Poroshenko: May God help Zelensky

    In an address to the Ukrainian nation on the eve of Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration, former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wished his successor a successful presidency.

    “I wish Volodymyr Zelensky a successful presidency. A month ago we were fierce opponents in the elections. But tomorrow, as it turns out, he will be the president of my native country. The country I love and whose European future I firmly believe in. So may the Lord preserve Ukraine and help its new head in his work,”  …

  • G7 Ambassadors urge Poroshenko to allow for smooth transition of power to Zelensky

    Ambassadors from the Group of Seven countries called on the current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, to ensure a smooth transition of power to his successor, Vladimir Zelensky. The publication Evropeyska Pravda cited a message from the French presidency of the G7 on Twitter when reporting the news.

    “G7 ambassadors met with President Poroshenko today to discuss the progress of ​​reforms during his presidency. They congratulated President Poroshenko on his achievements and exchanged views …

  • Belarus hopes that it will maintain good relations with Ukraine after Poroshenko's departure

    Minsk hopes that Ukraine has a clear understanding of the importance of relationships with Belarus, stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei during the conference that was dedicated to the decade of the Eastern Partnership, BelTA reports.

     "I talked a lot on this topic with my colleague Klimkin. I think there is a clear understanding in Ukraine that Belarus is an important partner and they should never expect any negative actions from Belarus towards Ukraine," the …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office begins investigation into Poroshenko's possible interference in PrivatBank case

    The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine published information on the beginning of pre-trial investigation under article "Interference in the activities of the judiciary." The decision to open an investigation was made after the statement of judges of Kyiv District Administrative Court (KDAC), who complained of pressure from ex-President Petro Poroshenko, as well as the heads of the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice and the National Bank, the press service of the court reported.

    The judges …

  • Ukraine accuses Russia of violating rights of indigenous peoples

    The Ukrainian political party the “Petro Poroshenko Bloc” intends to approach the UN, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO and the OSCE, and various national parliaments, to urge them to condemn Russia’s “systematic violation of the rights of indigenous peoples”. A draft of the corresponding resolution will be put on the agenda of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, on 14 May.

    The document was authored by MPs Refat Chubarov, Oksana …

  • Poroshenko asks Merkel to increase sanctions against Russia in response to 'Putin's passport decrees’

    President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, called on the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to strengthen sanctions against Russia in connection with the decree on the simplified issuance of the Russian Federation citizenship to residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. In addition, the Ukrainian President said that Berlin should put pressure on Moscow due to the case of Ukrainian sailors , who were detained in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.

    “President of Ukraine Petro …

  • Poroshenko awards Hero of Ukraine title to the head of Ukrainian Security Service

    The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, received the Hero of Ukraine title. The Presidential Administration of Ukraine published the relevant decree on May 9, reports Radio Liberty.

    According to the document, together with the title, Hrytsak will receive the Order of the Golden Star.

    “For selfless service to the Ukrainian people, an outstanding personal contribution to the protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the presidential decree …

  • Putin did not congratulate Poroshenko and Zelensky on Victory Day

    When congratulating the leaders of countries that used to be part of the USSR with the 74th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not acknowledge the current President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, or the new head of state. One can attest to this fact on the Kremlin website.

    Congratulations were received by the leaders and citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia, …

  • Poroshenko enacts decision of National Security Council on strengthening Ukrainian defense capabilities

    President Petro Poroshenko enacted by decree the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated May 7, 2019 “on measures to strengthen the defense capabilities of the state”.

    “In the document, it is recognized that there is a need to continue developing conceptual approaches to strengthening state defense in the face of prolonged aggression from the Russian Federation,” the press service of the presidential administration of Ukraine reported.

    According to the issued …