Sweet Owner: Who is Petro Poroshenko? 

A year ago Ukrainian oligarch Petro Poroshenko could barely compete to win the Kyiv Mayor elections, now he is the President of Ukraine. He won in the first round over Yulia Timoshenko herself. Who is the person that became President of Ukraine? Pavel Sheremet sketched a human and political portrait of the new Ukrainian President. 

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Petro Poroshenko’s speech at the inauguration: full text

Petro Poroshenko

The new President of Ukraine started speaking Russian when addressing the citizens of Donbas. The speech was interrupted several times by the applause of Parliament members and guests.

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Petro Poroshenko Officially Becomes Fifth President of Ukraine and Outlines Plan For Ukraine

Vitalii Usenko, June 7, 2014 10:25

Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected President of Ukraine, took an oath before the Ukrainian people and outlined major points of his development plan for Ukraine in his inaugural speech.

Petro Poroshenko took the Presidential oath at a solemn session in the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada’s session hall and will continue at the National Sanctuary “Sophia”. The ceremony was attended by representatives of about 60 official foreign delegations. Continue reading

Today in tweets – June 6

World leaders met today to commemorate the D-Day in Normandy, France. Ukraine President-Elect Poroshenko was invited as well

In fact, Poroshenko had a short talk with Putin and Merkel. Different sources report about a handshake that did or did not take place. Anyways, there is no photo or video proof of one.

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Putin, Merkel and Poroshenko conversed in France

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President Elect of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko spent several minutes conversing before the official breakfast in the name of the French President Francois Hollande in the French town of Doville, reports “Dozhd” correspondent. 

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Poroshenko should not shake Putin’s hand – expert

Kyiv – The President Elect of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is to participate in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the deployment of the Allied Powers army in Normandy, France today. The Ukrainian leader was invited to the event by the French President Francois Hollande. During the visit Petro Poroshenko might have “certain contact” with Vladimir Putin, however a separate meeting has not been planned. This was reported by the Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov. What might this “contact” look like and what could Poroshenko speak about with Putin? 

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Celebration in Normandy as an opportunity for diplomacy

London – On June 6th, at least 17 state leaders, including the Queen of England, President of the United States and the Chancellor of Germany, are to meet in Normandy. They will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deployment of the anti-Hitler coalition army and the opening of the western front in Europe. However, contemporary history will also be created in France. As the newly-elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who has been invited, might have the opportunity for the first meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

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The parliamentary fight to survive

Mustafa Nayyem

The process of resource regrouping is starting on the political map of Ukraine. While some political groups are trying to hold on to their positions awaiting possible perturbations, others are diversifying risks by creating new political powers. While the opposers of the Verkhovna Rada disbandment are scaring the electorate with the looming enemy, the representatives of the former associates of Viktor Yanukovich’s, who are hiding in Russia, are overly lobbying their own interests through the creation of new groups in the session hall.

Meanwhile an active process of new political powers being “born” by representatives of the old government is underway outside of the Verkhovna Rada. Within the Rada itself, the possible participants of the early parliamentary elections are starting to emerge: Petro Poroshenko’s block and the return of Yulia Timoshenko’s block.

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Petro Poroshenko’s 10 Promises

And how realistic they are

The Central Electoral Committee has counted 100% of the protocols at the early presidential elections. The end result – 9 857 308 people, or 54.7% of all those who have participated in the elections, voted for member of the Parliament Petro Poroshenko. The inauguration – in the case of early elections the law only gives the newly-elected president five days to take the oath, – it appointed for June 7th.

On the eve of the elections Petro Poroshenko took up a number of obligations – taking into account the special status of the early elections, the high level of support of the candidate and the unstable situation in the country, their realisation will be observed especially closely.

Forbes remembered Petro Poroshenko’s main promises and asked experts to analyse how difficult it will be for the new President to keep his word.

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