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  • UKRAINE: Ukraine President Poroshenkoasks in D.C. asks U.S. Congress for aid [U.S. media blackout?]

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko appealed for more U.S. assistance, including arms, in a warmly received appearance before the U.S. Congress on Thursday. "Please understand me correctly. Blankets, night-vision goggles are also important. But one cannot win the war with blankets." He added: "Even more, we cannot keep the peace with a blanket." Drawing cheers from members who want to arm the former Soviet state, Poroshenko declared his forces "need more military equipment, both lethal and non-lethal -- urgently need." Given the honor of a speech to the joint houses of Congress reflecting U.S. support for his country's fight against Russian-backed separatists,...
  • UKRAINE: Putin threatens Poroshenko go through Mariupol if Donbass "special status" not accepted

    60% military equipment of the ATO combat-ready forces destroyed. Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, in case of failure of the law on the special status of Donbass, Russian troops go through Mariupol in the Crimea. About this newspaper writes INSIDER citing an informed source in the parliament. "The president explained (heads of factions welcome. -" Gordon "), he is constantly" on the phone "Putin, who has made ​​it clear - if we do not adopt the laws - he will move troops in Mariupol and not stop until it reaches the Crimea" - noted....
  • Eastern Ukraine: The Neverending Crisis

    09/15/2014 12:56:37 PM PDT · by DTA · 38 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 2014-09-04 | Nicolai N. Petro
    Eastern Ukraine: The Neverending Crisis Nicolai N. Petro September 3, 2014 According to president Vladimir Putin, Russias objectives in Ukraine have been the same since the beginning of civil unrest therea stable national government that represents and respects all of its people. Why then, has there been so little willingness to work together with Russia to end this crisis? The most obvious answer is Russias annexation of Crimea, which many Western governments have interpreted as a rejection of the postCold War status quo and a possible prelude to further territorial expansion. To be fair, however, Putin addressed both of these...
  • Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko Promises More Autonomy for East

    09/10/2014 5:37:43 AM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 10, 2014 | James Marson And Olga Razumovskaya
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday offered greater autonomy to regions in the rebel-held east, but insisted they would have to stay part of Ukraine. The rebels stood by their demand for full independence. The proposal is the first time Mr. Poroshenko has directly said what he is willing to give up under a peace deal signed last week that included a cease-fire but left open the question of control over separatist-held territory.
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'open aggression' as rebels advance

    09/01/2014 11:02:57 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 1, 2014 6:11am EDT | Pavel Polityuk and Polina Devitt
    (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffer major reverses in the war with pro-Moscow separatists. Ukraine's military said its forces had been ordered to pull back from a vital airport in the east of the country, near the city of Luhansk, where they had been battling a Russian tank battalion.
  • UKRAINE: See Pres Poroshenko face change when he met Putin in Minsk-[VIDEO]needs no translation

    08/26/2014 9:17:25 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 46 replies
    Coub ^ | 8/26/2014
    This video is all over social network... President Poroshenko looks as if he can barely stand to look at "Li'l" putin: http://coub.com/view/3233d
  • Ukraine Will Destroy Itself w/o Russia

    08/08/2014 4:17:08 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Real Clear Energy ^ | August 8, 2014 | James Stafford
    Ukraine doesnt need Russia to take it downKiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles taxes for private gas producers and promises to irreparably cripple new investment in the energy sector at a time when reform and outside investment were the countrys only hope. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on August 1 signed off on a new tax code that effectively doubles the tax private gas producers in Ukraine will have to pay, calling into question any new investment, as well as commitment from key producers already operating in the country. The stated goal...
  • Ukrainian President ousts Security Service Commander

    07/07/2014 10:40:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | 7-8-2014 | VOR
    Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko has signed decrees of ousting General Vasily Krutov from the posts of first deputy head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) and head of the SBU anti-terrorist centre. Respective papers have been posted on the Ukrainian president's web site. Vasily Krutov was appointed to these positions in the middle of April this year. The Ukrainian president has replaced Krutov with Vasily Gritsak, a Ukrainian police general-lieutenant and deputy chairman of the Ukrainian State Migration Service since April 2013. Petr Poroshenko has also dismissed Vladislav Bukharev from the position of SBU first deputy head responsible for the...
  • Putin Adviser Calls Poroshenko Nazi Leader of 'Frankenstein' Country

    06/27/2014 10:20:51 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 72 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | June 27, 2014 (Issue # 1817) | The St. Petersburg Times
    A senior economic adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko ahead of the country's signing of an EU deal on Friday, calling him an illegitimate president and a Nazi. In an interview with the BBC published on Friday, Sergei Glazyev said Ukraine had a "clear Nazi government," which was employing force against its own people in the country's east. "As for [Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseni] Yatsenyuk and Mr. Poroshenko, their coming to power is closely related to the government coup, which happened in Ukraine on the basis of Nazist slogans," he said. Glazyev added Moscow...
  • UKRAINE: Kiev waiting for Kremlin support for Poroshenko peace plan: "not in words but in deeds"

    The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko declares that the present negotiations with Russia aimed at achieving peace in Ukraine, but on the full normalization of relations with Russia so far has, in view of the situation with the Crimea. "Without the return of Crimea normalization of our relations is not possible. But we the people of the world. And why Ukrainian authorities, and I, as President, spoke with the peace plan, "he said at the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (pace) in Strasbourg on Thursday. The Ukrainian President reminded that according to the results of...
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko declares week-long ceasefire, warns rebels

    06/21/2014 5:19:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:05pm EDT | Richard Balmforth
    (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday ordered a seven-day ceasefire in the fight against pro-Russian separatists, but also warned them they could face death if they did not use the time to put down their guns. In Moscow, the Kremlin, whose support Poroshenko needs for his plan to end the insurgency in the rebellious east, denounced the ceasefire as an ultimatum to separatists rather than a peace offering.
  • Ukraine Says it Reached an 'Understanding' with Russia

    06/09/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/14
    Ukraine said on Monday it had reached a "mutual understanding" with Moscow on parts of a plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko for ending violence in the east of the country. No further details ...
  • Poroshenko Promises to Raise Ukrainian Army Pay to $83 a Day

    05/28/2014 4:35:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 28, 2014
    At an unknown campaign stop before the presidential election, now President-elect Petro Poroshenko promised to make strengthening the Ukrainian army his top priority. Porohsenko said he could attract volunteers by upping the salary from $50 a month to $83 a day and providing each volunteer with $83,000 in life insurance. He pledged to make the change on May 26. EuroMaidan PR, the official public relations arm of the EuroMaidan Revolution, made the subtitles to the 1:17 video.
  • Ukraines Poroshenko says he wants direct U.S. military aid

    05/27/2014 2:50:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    WashPost ^ | 5-27-2014 | Jackson Diehl
    <p>Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, inherits a low-grade civil war against separatists backed by Russia, an economy rapidly descending into recession and a fragmented political system in which most power lies with a lame-duck, unrepresentative parliament. But as he sees it, he does have one thing going for him: For the moment, at least, a decisive majority of Ukrainians are behind him.</p>
  • Occupy Wall Street? Try Occupy Kiev: Maidan who ousted former leader won't leave Kiev Square

    05/27/2014 10:02:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    5/27/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    I was scrolling through the tele yesterday going from Fox News , then to MSNBC, then to FSTV, then AJAM (Aljazeera America), and the words "Occupy Kiev" were on TV. It was followed quickly by a reporter saying that the Maidan protesters won't do what the Kiev gov't told them yo do, and this was soon after Poroskenko was elected. They won't dismantle their large tent city, refuse to, and have drug out an old favorite - DRUMS - and on the TV....they were banging on them... McCain was there Dec. 2013 with them. Why not now, too? Same people,...
  • Poroshenko Pledges To Step Up Anti-Terrorism Operation, Bring Success Within 'Hours,' Not Months

    05/26/2014 5:53:27 AM PDT · by Fennie · 24 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 26, 2014
    With most votes counted, presumptive President-elect Petro Porshenko gave his first post-election press conference on May 26 - with Kyiv Mayor-elect Vitali Klitschko at his side - and talked about the need to intensify Ukraine's anti-terrorist operation against seperatists in the east while talking peace with Russia at the same time. The billionaire oligarch who has taken all political sides since Ukraine's independence outlined two priorities: restoring peace after months of Kremlin-backed war and restoring economic growth after months of recession. Despite expressing a willingness to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin and seek a peaceful resolution to the Kremlin-instigated...
  • Poroshenko vows to retain east Ukraine

    05/26/2014 11:16:58 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    AFP ^ | May 27, 2014
    Billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko says he would not let rebel-held east Ukraine become another Somalia as he prepared to take over the presidency with a clear signal from Moscow that it is ready to work with his government. Poroshenko has moved swiftly to stamp his authority as Ukraine's new leader after claiming victory in Sunday's presidential election, with partial results showing he trounced his rivals in the first round. He said Ukraine would press on with an offensive to crush the pro-Russian separatists waging an insurgency in the eastern industrial belt, despite Moscow warning it would be a "colossal mistake"....
  • Poroshenko Elected Ukraine President; Putin Dodges Promise To 'Respect' Results

    Two days before the election, Vladimir Putin publicly backtracked on his pledge to honor the results of the election. In the days and weeks that follow, it will become evident that he never meant to recognize the results of the Ukraine presidential election. [....] Putins assertions of no control over separatists have become even more unbelievable as pro-Russian separatists openly flaunt their Russian citizenship, contract fighting in Chechnya (with possible war crimes), their Russian military-intelligence backgrounds, and their common ties to a mysterious Russian oligarch. (For examples, see; Radio Liberty May 23, MKRU May 16, Fontanka May 21). I suppose...
  • Poroshenko wins in landslide, vows to 'bring peace' to Ukraine (VIDEO)

    05/25/2014 9:40:42 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 26, 2014, 6:01 a.m. | Katya Gorchinskaya
    Ukrainians elected Petro Poroshenko to be their fifth president in a vote that was dubbed "the second independence referendum," because of voters' determination to cast their ballots despite a Russian-backed war against the nation.
  • Poroshenko wins in landslide, vows to 'bring peace' to Ukraine (UPDATES)

    05/25/2014 11:17:20 AM PDT · by WildSnail · 179 replies
    Kiev Post ^ | 05/25/2014 | Katya Gorchinskaya
    Petro Poroshenko wins Ukraine's presidency in the first round, according to the results of two national exit polls, with approximately 56 percent of the vote. Ukrainians elected Petro Poroshenko to be their fifth president in a vote that was dubbed "the second independence referendum." Poroshenko won his presidency in the first round, according to two exit polls. The poll conducted by four TV channels showed that he received 57.8 percent of the vote. The national exit poll, conducted by a consortium of reputable survey takers, put Poroshenko at slightly less -- 55.9 percent of the votes, but still a clear...
  • Poroshenko favored to win elections in Ukraine, says he will negotiate with Russia

    05/23/2014 3:41:56 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    WashPost ^ | 5-23-2014 | Michael Birnbaum
    As Ukraine heads to the polls Sunday, one man is a strong favorite to win: candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko, who has vaulted to the top of his nations political scene on the hope that he can unite a deeply divided electorate. Ukraine was already suffering from economic troubles when pro-Western street protests forced Kremlin-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych to flee the country Feb. 22. Soon thereafter, Russian forces seized the Crimean Peninsula. And as an insurgency has grown in Ukraines east, the question ahead of the election was less about the eventual winner and more about what challenges the new president...
  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Twitter blocks Ukrainian radical group's account in Russia

    05/19/2014 7:31:30 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 5/19/2014 (5:58 AM, E.T.) | Radi Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty
    Twitter blocked the account of Ukraine's ultranationalist Right Sector group in Russia. ...
  • Putin orders Ukraine border pullout (again)

    05/19/2014 2:11:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 19 May 2014 | BBC
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops near Ukraine's border to withdraw, the Kremlin says.
  • Political rivalries threaten Ukraine's reforms

    07/04/2005 10:30:02 AM PDT · by jb6 · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Financial Times ^ | July 4 2005 | Tom Warner
    Six months after Ukraine's Orange Revolution, growing rivalries among its leaders are threatening planned political and economic reforms. ADVERTISEMENT Allies of Viktor Yushchenko, the mild-mannered president, and Yulia Tymoshenko, the firebrand prime minister, are splitting into competing camps. Mr Yushchenko himself has tried to stay above the fray and assert his authority over both factions. But he is struggling to hold together a disparate alliance that united to overthrow former president Leonid Kuchma but is now starting to come apart. Mr Yushchenko said this week: "I'm happy to have the dialogue [with my colleagues]. But if somebody questions a decision...