There Will Be No “Transnistria-2” in the East of Ukraine – Diplomat

Olexandr Lashchenko

Vasha Svoboda” guest: Andriy Veselovskiy, Special Ambassador of the Ukrainian MFA.

Olexandr Lashchenko: Recently the President of France Francois Hollande met with Petro Porohenko. Having congratulated him with the victory at the elections, he invited him to the celebration ceremony of the anniversary of the allied army invasion in Normandy during World War II. The ceremony will take place on June 6th. This ceremony is to be attended by the leaders of many countries, particularly the US President Barack Obama will be present, as well as Queen of England, Elizabeth II. 

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Yanukovych sits shocked in Russia, nearly crying and seeing bad omens

The former president has issued another statement from Rostov-on-Don.

Today the Russian mass media published another text address from former president of Ukraine and fugitive Viktor Yanukovych. In his statement, he talks about bad signs for the early career of the new government in Ukraine and, in particular, new president Petro Poroshenko.

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Between drops: What tasks lie ahead for President Poroshenko

Cunning and readiness to burn his own rating. Obviously, these are the main qualities politician Petro Poroshenko will need in the coming years. 

One can only imagine what new Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is feeling after his victory in the first round of elections. On the one hand, success, which he could not have dreamed of several months ago, or even thought about. On the other, the expectations for new Head of State’s actions are too high to begin with, and the challenges are too great. Therefore, every month of Poroshenko’s term as President of Ukraine will count for a year.

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How Ukrainian Politicians Speak English (Video)

Today Ukrainians have a dignified “face” – the President, the Head of Government, Ministers, the Head of the Capital City… all of them speak English and other foreign languages. In comparison with the previous government, some representatives of which had difficulties learning even the state Ukrainian language, the current one, “in the language issue,” evokes awe and respect in Ukraine and outside of the country.

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Petro Poroshenko’s Three Blemishes

Sergiy Leshchenko, UP

Petro Poroshenko is surely leading in the elections of the President of Ukraine. His story is an example of what kind of dramatic changes politics undergoes in the period of revolution and how rapidly ratings may change in an unstable society.

A year ago Poroshenko did not brave announcing his will to become mayor of Kyiv, being unsure of his own victory. And today he has a threefold advantage over his pursuers at the elections of the President, caused by loss of trust to oppositional party leaders on Maidan and Yanukovich’s flight, as a result of which 30 per cent of the voters have lost the representative of their interests in politics. Continue reading

Poroshenko Prohibited Putin To Call Yanukovych Legitimate

May 27th, 2014 

The Russian President was denied the right to interpret the Constitution of Ukraine. 

The winner of the presidential elections in Ukraine Petro Poroshenko thinks that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has no right to call Victor Yanukovych the acting President of Ukraine citing the Ukrainian Constitution.

He said this in a conversation with a correspondent of the Russian “Kommersant” Andrey Kolesnikov.

To the remark that Putin has said numerous times that there are no formal grounds to consider Yanukovych an illegitimate President, Poroshenko replied: “This is the opinion of citizen Putin.”

“If someone thinks that there is something wrong in the country, let the go to the Constitutional Court. Citizen Yanukovych can file a plaint to the Constitutional Court with the appeal to the decision of the Higher Court regarding his deposition, and the decision of the Constitutional Court will be final and not subject to appeals,” he added.

At the journalist’s remark that none of the reasons written down in the Constitution of Ukraine, according to which Yanukovych could have been deposed, were adhered to, Poroshenko said:

“And who gave you the right to interpret my Constitution? You, esteemed Andrey, or you, esteemed Vladimir Vladimirovych, who gave you the right to interpret our Constitution?… Your opinion as a citizen of your country regarding who has to be President here does not interest me, just like a Russian citizen is not interested by the opinions of some Canadian or Austrian or Papua New Guinean citizen. This is not your place,” he concluded.

We remind you that on May 23rd the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated that Victor Yanukovych remains the legitimate President of Ukraine.


Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina

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10 Non-Obvious Facts About the New President of Ukraine

It has already been written on Wikipedia that Petro Poroshenko is the 5th President of Ukraine. And this means that can readily gather non-obvious facts and quotes by Petro Olexiyovich. Which, essentially, is what we are doing.

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