Tag: Petro Poroshenko

Poroshenko says the Nord Stream 2 project is "political bribe money for loyalty to Russia"

Poroshenko: Ukraine ‘Ready to Defend Our Land Even if We Must Do It Alone’

Ukraine was clearly following the summit in Helsinki between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin closely and with some anxiety. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko registered his disapproval by vowing that his country is prepared to defend itself against Russia “alone, without international support” if necessary, while the leader of the pro-Russian Ukrainian Choice movement said the Trump-Putin summit “should become a wake-up call for the Ukrainian authorities.”

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Ukraine Delegation Walks Out of Vladimir Putin’s UN Speech

The Ukraine delegation walked out of today’s UN General Assembly meeting today when Russian President Vladimir Putin took the stage. The two countries have been involved in a war since March 2014, when the Kremlin annexed Crimea and invaded eastern Ukraine.

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Ukraine Bans Russian Airlines From Airspace

Starting October 25, Ukraine will not allow any Russian airlines to fly in their airspace. The ban includes major airlines Aeroflot and Transaero.

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Ukraine: Kiev Parliament Bombed, Dozens Injured

Violence erupted in front of the Ukrainian parliament after a protester threw a grenade at National Guard servicemen and policemen who stood guard outside the building. The explosion killed one person and injured hundreds of policemen.

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Russia Shuts off Gas, Electricity in Occupied East Ukraine

It appears the Kremlin might be losing interest in east Ukraine—or as Russian President Vladimir Putin called it, Novorossiya (new Russia). Russia reportedly cut off electricity to east Ukraine a few days ago.

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Merkel and Obama Agree on Russian Sanctions, Greek Reforms

The Group of Seven (G7) kicked off its annual summit this week with the situations in Ukraine and Greece on top of the agenda. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met privately on Sunday to hammer out details about the two countries.

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World Blasts Ukraine for Honoring Nazi Collaborators in New Laws

The Ukrainian government is under fire after President Petro Poroshenko signed a bill that bans all Communism and Nazi symbols. He also signed a law that honors and recognizes militias that worked with the Germans in World War II. The United States Holocaust Museum lashed out at the decision.

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Thousands of Russians March in Honor of Slain Opposition Leader in Moscow

An opposition march in Moscow evolved into a memorial march for opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down blocks from the Kremlin on Friday. Thousands of Russians streamed through Moscow to show Russian President Vladimir Putin they are not afraid to voice their opinions and wish for a “Russia without Putin.” Images of the march flooded social media.