Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine's simmering conflict enters third year with no end in sight

The conflict in Ukraine's two eastern-most regions between Russian-aligned rebels and the Ukrainian military is entering its third year with no end in sight.

Ukrainian president sees Croatia as trustworthy partner

Croatia is a trustworthy partner of Ukraine and we find Croatia's experience valuable in our struggle for independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday in Davos where he met with Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.

Poroshenko's chocolate factory in western Russia to end production

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's eponymous Roshen chocolate factory in the Lipetsk region of western Russia announced on Friday that it would end production in the coming months.

Poroshenko to Biden: Ukraine will never submit to Russia

Ukraine will never submit to Russian aggression and return to being a vassal of the Russian empire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday to US Vice President Joe Biden, who was visiting Ukraine just days before his term ends.

Ukrainian government in surprise takeover of largest bank

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday that the government had taken over the country's largest bank, Privatbank, citing concerns of instability in the domestic financial system.

Ukraine's Poroshenko expects continued US support under Trump

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he expects continued support from the United States despite US president-elect Donald Trump's pledges to boost ties with regional rival Russia.

Diplomats: Many open questions about armed OSCE mission in Ukraine

The deployment of an armed police mission to eastern Ukraine is not yet a done deal, and there are several open questions about the plan as proposed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, diplomats told dpa on Thursday.

Poroshenko: Russia is waging an undeclared war against Ukraine

Russia is waging an undeclared, hybrid war against Ukraine with the use of a "terrorist component," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Presidents of Croatia and Ukraine meet in New York

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has met with her Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly session in New York, Poroshenko's office said in a press release on Wednesday.

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels poised for prisoner exchange

The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels in the country's east appeared ready on Friday to exchange prisoners.

Steinmeier: Ukraine agrees to new ceasefire for eastern regions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenkop agreed on Wednesday to a new ceasefire for the country's conflict-ridden eastern regions, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting with Poroshenko.

Ukraine defiant against Russia as it marks 25 years of independence

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko struck a defiant tone towards Russia on Wednesday, accusing his country's larger neighbour of vain attempts at invasion as Ukraine celebrated 25 years of independence.

Ukraine puts troops on combat alert as tensions flare with Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the military to be on combat alert on the de facto border with Crimea and in the country's two easternmost regions amid heightened tensions with Russia.

EU plans to give Ukraine 50 million euros to fight corruption and visa-free travel regime

The European Union's commissioner for enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said Monday that the bloc plans to give the former Soviet republic of Ukraine 50 million euros (55 million dollars) to fight corruption.

Chernobyl designated Radiation and Environmental Biosphere Reserve

The site of the world's worst nuclear disaster will become a nature preserve named the "Chernobyl Radiation and Environmental Biosphere Reserve," under a decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Ukraine's Poroshenko says deal reached with Russia to return pilot

A deal has been reached for Russia to return the Ukraine conflict's most famous prisoner, military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday.

Ukraine's President Poroshenko demands prime minister's resignation

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Tuesday.

Merkel, Poroshenko reject early end to sanctions against Russia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ruled out on Monday an early end to Western sanctions imposed on Moscow.

Merkel, Poroshenko meet as tensions in east Ukraine ease

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday as tensions between government troops and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to have eased.

Poroshenko: Ukraine must restore sovereignty in war-torn east in 2016

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday assured his country that it should regain control over its war-torn eastern regions this year.