Contents tagged with Poroshenko

  • Poroshenko Seeks Supply of Military Equipment from Germany

    In an interview with the German newspaper Bild, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for increasing the supply of German military equipment to Ukraine.

    "We are open to this possibility and we support this because it concerns the security situation in Europe," the President said, answering the question of whether Ukraine needs more weapons from Germany.

    Poroshenko, however, did not specify whether he seeks lethal or non-lethal equipment, but he did note that a resolution to the conflict …

  • Disagreements Emerge between Poroshenko and Cabinet of Ministers over IMF Loan

    Disagreements have emerged between the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and the Cabinet of Ministers, headed by Arseniy Yatseniuk, over the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan, as reported by Apostrophe, citing a source in diplomatic circles.

    The final version of the Memorandum, which outlines the obligations of both the IMF and Ukraine, is not yet ready. After the adoption of the budget for 2016 and changes in the tax code, the IMF received a proposal from the Cabinet of Ministers  …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine has Survived First Winter without Russian Gas

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said that the country has demonstrated its independence from Russian gas during the autumn-winter heating season, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Russia thought that they would bring us to our knees by offering gas at $212/cubic meter.  I discussed this with the Minister who called Russia and said: 'No, we will not take your gas,'" Poroshenko stated.

    According to Poroshenko, Ukraine now buys gas from Europe, which costs less than buying gas from …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine Expects $7 Billion Loan from IMF

    Ukraine expects the allocation of $7 billion from the International Monetary Fund this year, reported the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, in an interview with CNN.

    Information about the upcoming loan installment was posted on Twitter by the Administration of the President. Previously on Twitter, Poroshenko said that the IMF may allocate another loan in February 2016. "Ukraine expects the next allocation from the IMF in February 2016," said Poroshenko.

    Previously it was also reported …

  • Poroshenko: Constitutional Changes will exclude 'Special Status' for Regions

    Decentralization and constitutional changes will exclude the adoption of laws on “special status” for any of the regions as stated by the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a meeting of the Association of Towns of Ukraine in Kiev.

    "Decentralization and constitutional change, on the contrary, discourages attempts to create laws granting "special status" for any city, region or territory," Poroshenko said.

    According to the President, the forces that are trying to stop the process of …

  • Biden and Poroshenko Discuss Ukraine's Fight Against Corruption

    The United States reported that during a meeting on Wednesday, January 20th, Vice President Joe Biden and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko discussed the need for Ukraine to continue its fight against corruption. According to the White House this was agreed upon by both leaders.They also agreed on the importance of the continuation of compliance with the Minsk Agreements by all participants of the conflict in Ukraine, the brief statement said.The Press Service of the President of …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine to Receive Next Installment of IMF Loan in February

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, expects that in February 2016, Ukraine will receive the next loan installment from the IMF, as reported by Bloomberg, following a meeting in Davos with the Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde.

    According to Poroshenko, an agreement was reached on the allocation of the next installment of the loan to Ukraine. "We have reached a compromise on the budget deficit and the macro indicators, relative to all," the President assured.

    Poroshenko …

  • Amnesty International Urges Ukraine to Ratify Rome Statute

    Amnesty International is urging the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, "to show the political will and make all necessary preparations for Ukraine to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as soon as possible," as stated in an open letter to the President of Ukraine.

    "Please note that only after the ratification of the Rome Statute will Ukraine receive all the benefits from participation in the ICC: participation in the election of judges and prosecutors, …

  • Moscow and Kiev Disagree On Sequence of Proposed Peace Plan in Donbas

    Boris Gryzlov, the representative of Russia in the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in the Donbass visited Kiev. Unfortunately, Gryzlov’s visit yielded no results. There remain serious differences in opinions between Moscow and Kiev about the how the war should end. This information was relayed by Apostrophe from a source in one of the European observation missions in Ukraine.

    According to the source, Gryzlov has brought President Vladimir Putin's proposal to Kiev. …

  • Poroshenko cautiously optimistic for 2016

    During his annual New Year’s address, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko acknowledged the country’s accomplishments in 2015, saying that Ukrainians have become "not only older, but also wiser and stronger."

    While Poroshenko recognized the sacrifices of Ukrainian soldiers who are “not at the festive table, but in the cold winter trench… those who are now standing with guns, not wine glasses”, his address highlighted the path that Ukraine is taking towards integration with Europe.

    “It is …