Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Saakashvili asks Poroshenko to send police and the National Guard to Odessa

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been asked to deploy additional troops of the National Guard and the police force to Odessa. Ukrainski Novyny reported that this request was made by the head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikheil Saakashvili.

    “In Odessa tonight, hired thugs attacked protesters near City Hall,” Saakashvili reported. According to him, municipal officials had assisted the attackers by “turning off all of the surveillance cameras beforehand”. A bank building …

  • Poroshenko: Russia agrees to OSCE armed police mission in the Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that Russia has agreed to deploy an armed OSCE mission in the Donbas.

    "I’m very glad that Ukraine’s firm position is supported by our partners in The Normandy Group, both the U.S.A. and Russia has agreed to this format. I think we will do it right," Poroshenko said in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels on Sunday evening.

    The President emphasized that despite the Herculean efforts of the SMM OSCE, firing, especially in Avdiivka, Marinka and in …

  • Poroshenko tells Tusk that the situation in the Donbas is deteriorating

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with European Council President Donald Tusk, during which Poroshenko explained the deterioration of the situation in the Donbas as well as human rights abuses in the Crimea, Krym.Realii reported.

    "The head of state informed [Tusk] of the continuing deterioration of the situation in the Donbas because of provocation of pro-Russian militants, as well as the increase of human rights abuses in the occupied Crimea. The President …

  • Putin and Poroshenko discuss possible prisoner exchange

    In a phone conversation on April 18th between the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko agreed to allow the Ukrainian consul general in Rostov to visit Nadiya Savchenko.

    On Poroshenko’s official website, he had urged Moscow to allow Ukrainian or German doctors to see the famous prisoner "due to the worsening health of Nadiya Savchenko." The parties have agreed "about the immediate admission of the consul general of Ukraine in Rostov to Nadiya Savchenko.”

    On …

  • Lyashko: 51 Ukrainian MPs signed an initiative to impeach President Poroshenko

    Interfax-Ukraine reported that according to the Radical Party leader Oleg Lyashko, 51 Members of the Parliament signed an initiative to impeach the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.

    "The draft resolution of the Verkhovna Rada [the Ukrainian Parliament] on establishment of the Special Investigative Commission of the Verkhovna Rada and the beginning of impeachment procedures against the President of Ukraine are based on the investigation of offshore companies... [in which Poroshenko is …

  • Russian Special Services accused of attempting to give fake interview on behalf of the Ukrainian President

    The Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine, Svyatoslav Tsegalko, has accused Russian Secret Services of an attempt to fabricate a fake interview with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to The New York Times.

    On his page in Facebook Tsegalko reported that the editors of the American newspaper were directed to "the phone numbers and email addresses of the agents,” who then held talks and answered journalists’ questions on the phone, pretending to speak on behalf of the President. …

  • Poroshenko: Consultations on a new Prosecutor General will take place once a new Prime Minister takes office

    Consultations on the candidature of a new Prosecutor General of Ukraine will begin immediately after a new Prime Minister and government are approved by the Verkhovna Rada. This was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels.

    "Immediately after the Prime Minister's and the government elections, I will begin consultations with the leaders of all parliamentary parties on the candidature of a new Prosecutor General," Poroshenko said.

    Earlier, the MPs said …

  • Poroshenko announces a number of steps to deter individuals from creating offshore accounts

    In an interview with Ukrainian media, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a number of steps for “deoffshorization.”

    “Attempts to prohibit the creation of and transfer of assets to offshore companies only led to an increase in their numbers. It is absolutely a dead end. I would like to present new steps which we should take to implement an effective, rapid and deep ‘deoffshorization’ process,” he said.

    President Poroshenko announced that he assigned the Ministry of Finance, State …

  • Rothschild Investment Company confirms Poroshenko transferred his ROSHEN shares

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, transferred his share in ROSHEN Confectionary Corporation under a trust agreement to Rothschild Investment Company. “The agreement for the management of the trust was finalized on January 14, 2016. The agreement took 12-months to prepare,” as stated by Rothschild in response to a request of Interfax-Ukraine.

    “The agreement was drawn up in accordance with the international standards for the transfer of assets by politicians to trusts during their term …

  • The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine will not investigate Poroshenko's offshore accounts

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) will not conduct an investigation into the accounts of the Ukrainian President based on the Panama Papers, as it has no jurisdiction to do so.

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine reported on Monday, April 4, 2016, that it will not conduct an investigation regarding the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, based on the Panama Papers and other information concerning offshore companies’ policies.  The NABU referred to the Law of …