Address of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, June 21, 2014
Dear Fellow Citizens
The Armed Forces have completed the most wide-ranging military operation in the recent history of our country. The army has taken control and has established a defensive system along most of the border with Russia in the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. The forces of the Antiterrorist Operation (ATO) have freed a large number of populated areas from terrorists and have tightly encircled the extremist groups. Continue reading →
Ukraine is ready to restore its territorial integrity by all means, but priority is currently given to peaceful solutions. This is was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in his speech published on the official website.
“We now have enough power and political will in order to land the deciding blow to the illegally armed formations,” claims Poroshenko. Continue reading →
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko presented the peace plan for the regulation of the situation in the east of the country at the meeting with the representatives of the legitimate government of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
“During the meeting the head of state presented 14 points of the peace plan in the east of the country. In particular, Poroshenko emphasised the importance of amending the Constitution of Ukraine to decentralise the government. The President noted that the according project of the amendments to the Main Law will be sent for examination by the Venetian Committee,” repors the press service of the head of state. Continue reading →
All the peace-loving statements voiced by President Petro Poroshenko have image-making as their primary goal. It is highly unlikely that the president seriously expects to implement his peace plan.
From the first days of his presidency, Poroshenko has constantly stressed the need for a peaceful settlement through negotiations of the situation in the East. Already in his inaugural speech, Poroshenko presented the “presidential peace plan” whose essence is quite simple: a ceasefire, amnesty for terrorists who have not committed serious crimes, and negotiations, but certainly not with terrorists like Girkin or Bolotov, but with “influential people in the East” who are ready to establish order. Continue reading →
Chairman of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast State Administration Igor Kolomoyskiy offered the Head Commander of the Armed Forces Petro Poroshenko to immediately begin the construction of an enforced wall along the border with Russian on the territories of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv oblasts.
Ukraine is waiting for Russia’s reaction to the peace plan for stabilizing the crisis in the east that was proposed by President Petro Poroshenko, Andriy Deshchytsia, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, told Radio Svoboda, June 12. Currently, there is no evidence that Moscow has begun to implement the Geneva agreements of April 17, nor has it responded to Poroshenko’s plan, Deshchytsia said. Continue reading →
The leader of the Crimean-Tatar people, member of the Ukrainian Parliament Mustafa Dzhemilev expressed his hope that the statement made by the new President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko regarding the return of Crimea to Ukraine becomes reality. However he assured that the Crimean Tatars would not resort to violence over their unwillingness to live on the peninsula annexed by Russia. Mustafa Dzhemilev also stated that currently the Crimean Tatars have lost their most important achievement under Russian occupation – freedom. Continue reading →