Ukraine is set to go to the polls this weekend in the country's presidential election. Poroshenko is among the three frontrunners, which also include former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and actor Volodymyr Zelensky. … [Read more...] about BBC agrees to pay damages to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over ‘incorrect report’
A 53-year-old confectionary magnate and one of Ukraine's richest men, Poroshenko has steered the country on a pro-Western and pro-NATO course since coming to power in the aftermath of the 2014 Maidan protests and Russia's annexation of Crimea. … [Read more...] about Ukraine’s Poroshenko launches bid for second term as president
The World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other bodies support Ukraine with loan agreements conditional on Kiev passing reforms and tackling corruption. The IMF executive board was expected to meet later on Tuesday to approve a new stand-by loan deal for Ukraine worth $3.9 billion. … [Read more...] about World Bank ok’s $750 million loan guarantee for Ukraine: Poroshenko
"In the morning, Putin will come out and say: 'friends, I have decided not to run for president of Ukraine,' and then everything in [Poroshenko's] campaign plan will have collapsed," another journalist, Dimitry Zaborin, wrote on Facebook. … [Read more...] about It’s ‘Me or Putin’: Ukrainians left confused over president’s campaign slogan
After the first round of the election, Zelenskiy issued several demands to Poroshenko. They included bringing in international experts to join a national anti-corruption agency, and measures to stop authorities abusing their power to put pressure on businesses. … [Read more...] about What is known of Ukraine presidential frontrunner Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s policies?