Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Leader of Ukrainian Self-Reliance party comments on being a candidate for Prime Minister

    The leader of the Self-Reliance party (Samopomich), Andriy Sadovyi, commented on the possibility of his appointment as the Prime Minister of Ukraine should all pro-European factions unite with him as the leader. In a conversation with Dozhd, he stated that it was wrong and irresponsible to participate in a process over which he has no control. Sadovyi said that it is indecent to talk about new candidatures, while there is an active Prime Minister of Ukraine.

    “It took longer than expected and …

  • Savchenko's lawyer says letter sent to her client from Poroshenko is a fake

    Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feygin, has reported that a letter sent to her from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, is a fake. Feygin had previously published the letter.

    “This morning, the Consulate General of Ukraine, Vitaly Moskalenko, and I have been part of a special operation. The fake letter given to Nadiya, which was allegedly written by the President of Ukraine, was aimed at discouraging her from her dry hunger strike,” Feygin said.

    According to him, Moskalenko received a phone …

  • Kremlin responds to Poroshenko's offer to exchange prisoners for Savchenko

    The Press Spokesman for the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, has responded to Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, with regard to the release of Nadiya Savchenko. RBC reported that Poroshenko has officially stated his readiness to exchange Savchenko for Russian prisoners.

    “We have noted President Poroshenko’s statements regarding Savchenko. I am not ready to say more. I can however state that we have recorded the statements of Savchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feygin. He has said that the …

  • Erdoğan: Turkey will always support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea

    As stated by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday, Turkey fully supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea. This was stated by Erdoğan during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the latter’s visit to Ankara, as reported by Glavnoe.

    “I said, Mr. President, Turkey will always support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea, and the political unity of Ukraine, and I will repeat it once again, Turkey has not …

  • Petro Poroshenko to visit Turkey

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is scheduled to pay an official visit to the Republic of Turkey on March 9th and 10th. According to the administration’s press service, “negotiations with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly, Ismail Kahraman have been scheduled.”

    The two-day visit will include the fifth meeting of the high level strategy council between Ukraine and Turkey. Formal meetings with Turkish …

  • Poroshenko signs law to propel large-scale privatization in Ukraine

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has signed law No. 1005-VIII: "On amendments to some laws of Ukraine concerning improvement of the privatization process." The President’s press service reports that the law was adopted by Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) on February 16, 2016. It will improve provisions of an existing law, “On privatization of the state property,” to achieve transparency and openness in the privatization process and strengthen the protection of national interests …

  • Poroshenko pardoned Russian citizen to ensure release of imprisoned Ukrainian journalist

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has pardoned a Russian citizen in order to ensure the release of Ukrainian journalist, Maria Varfolomeyeva.  This was announced on Facebook by the Press Secretary of the Head of State, Svyatoslav Tsegolko.

    “The militants continuously delayed or refused to make the exchange.  With the aim of facilitating the release of Varfolomeyeva, the President pardoned a Russian citizen who was transferred to the occupied territory today,” Tsegolko said.

    Irina …

  • Poroshenko explains his visit to Crimea on the eve of the 'referendum'

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, explains why he went to Crimea on the eve of the referendum on the 28th of February in 2014.  A video explaining the situation was posted on the President’s Facebook page.

    Poroshenko said that the beginning of an “adventure story” had become clear starting with the appearance of the "green men" and other mass movements in Crimea.  The President said that he engaged in negotiations with the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Crimea and with the …

  • Poroshenko: Russia will never admit Yanukovych's guilt

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stated that Russia will never admit that the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, and others were responsible for the suppression of anti-governmental protests during the Maidan movement.  Poroshenko said this in a televised address to Ukrainians on the second anniversary of the Maidan Revolution.  He also added that the perpetrators of the violence during the protests will be tried in absentia.

    Poroshenko has stated that the Verkhovna Rada …

  • Yatsenyuk states Poroshenko did not urge him to resign

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in an interview on Ukrainian television on Friday evening, claimed that Ukraine's President, Petro Poroshenko, did not call for him to resign.

    According to him, Poroshenko called for a reformation of the government in his statement, not his resignation. "Then, the political forces began circulate ideas concerning my resignation," Yatsenyuk said.  The Ukrainian Prime Minister noted that his relationship with the President is really complicated, …