Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says held ‘effective’ talks with US President Donald Trump on arms provision

US President Donald Trump (R) meets with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the White House in Washington, DC, June 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he has had “very effective” talks with US President Donald Trump during a visit to Washington about the US’s provision of “defensive” lethal weapons to […]

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Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (photo by AFP) Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko is planning a national referendum on whether the country should join the US-led NATO military alliance. “Four years ago, only 16 percent [of Ukrainians] favored Ukraine’s entry into NATO. Now it’s 54 percent,” Poroshenko told Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe media group, which published the remarks […]

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko approves law banning pro-Kremlin Russian books

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (Photo by AFP) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law a bill banning the import of Russian books deemed to glorify the Kremlin, a move expected to further damage Kiev-Moscow ties. The new legislation adopted on Friday “prohibits the promotion of aggressor states … or [books] that create a positive image […]

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Far-right nationalists protest in Ukraine capital Kiev against President Petro Poroshenko

Demonstrators take part in a march held by far-right nationalist groups in Kiev, Ukraine, October 14, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of demonstrators have held a march in Ukraine’s capital Kiev in protest against the administration of President Petro Poroshenko for its handling of the crisis in the east. Members of far-right nationalist groups, including […]

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Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko puts troops on alert near Crimea, in Donbass amid Kiev-Moscow tensions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (AFP photo) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has put all military troops and units near Crimea and in the east of the country on the highest level of alert, amid growing tensions and fears of military confrontation between Kiev and Moscow. Poroshenko said on Thursday that he had ordered all Ukrainian army units near Crimea […]

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