Latest Petro Poroshenko News

Today in History

Jun. 7, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 7, the 158th day of 2019. There are 207 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 7, 1998, in a crime that shocked the nation, James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old black man, was hooked by a chain to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas. (Two...

Pope to meet Putin before Vatican Ukraine meeting

Jun. 6, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican next month, a day before Catholic leaders from Ukraine gather at the Holy See to discuss the continuing conflict there and the fallout from the schism between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. The...

Ukrainian parliament defies new president, keeps Cabinet

May. 30, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday refused to accept the Cabinet's resignation, in another snub to the nation's newly sworn-in president. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian who won a landslide victory in last month's presidential election, faces a hostile parliament dominated by former...

Ukraine ex-president accused of taking key servers with him

May. 29, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Less than two weeks after Ukraine's new president assumed office, his staff discovered that his predecessor had apparently gutted key computer equipment in a meeting room when he left office. Oleksandr Danylyuk, who was appointed chairman of the National Security and Defense Council on...

Georgia's ex-president back in Ukraine; citizenship restored

May. 29, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili has arrived in Ukraine a day after its new leader reinstated his citizenship. Saakashvili arrived in Kiev on Wednesday following the decision by Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to restore his citizenship. He praised Zelenskiy for...

Former Georgian president gets Ukrainian citizenship back

May. 28, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has been given his Ukrainian citizenship back by the country's new president. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian who last week took power in Ukraine following his convincing election victory, signed a decree on Tuesday that gave back...

New Ukrainian President Zelenskiy visits eastern war zone

May. 27, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's new president has visited military positions in the country's east, where the army has been fighting Russia-backed separatists for five years. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who was inaugurated a week ago , went to two positions Monday in the Luhansk region, according to his office. At one...

Ukraine's parliament snubs new president on election law

May. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday turned down the new president's proposal to amend the election law in a blow to his hopes to get more of his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old comedian who won 73% of the presidential vote last month, dissolved parliament on...

Ukraine's president calls new parliamentary election

May. 21, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Tuesday formally ordered Ukraine's parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old TV comedian who won 73% of the...

The Latest: Ukraine leader calls snap parliamentary election

May. 21, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's politics (all times local): 6 p.m. Ukraine's new president has signed a decree dissolving the parliament and calling a snap election in two months. Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced his intention to disband the legislature minutes after being sworn in Monday. His...