Petro Poroshenko

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Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian businessman and politician sometimes cited as one of the most influential people in Ukrainian politics add

Category: Business

Born in 1965.

Countries: Ukraine (62%), (13%), Russia (7%)

Main connections: Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform, Verkhovna Rada, Yuriy Lutsenko

Linked to: Kyiv Post, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Verkhovna Rada, Party of Regions

 

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Petro Poroshenko was born in 1965 add something


1989

In 1989, he graduated with a degree in economics from the faculty of international relations and international law of the Kiev State University add something


1990

In 1990s, he acquired control over several confectionery enterprises add something


1998

Poroshenko first won a seat in Verkhovna Rada in 1998 add something


2000

Poroshenko left SDPU in 2000 to create an independent left-of-center faction Solidarity, in 2001 Poroshenko was instrumental in creating Party of Regions, loyal to Kuchma add something


2004

After Viktor Yushchenko won the presidential elections in 2004, Poroshenko was appointed Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council add something


2005

Amid the September 2005 political crisis in Ukraine that followed the highly publicized mutual allegations of corruption in Ukrainian politics, Poroshenko was dismissed by the president who at the same time sacked the entire cabinet of ministers led by prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Poroshenko's political arch-rival in post-Orange Revolution Ukraine add something

 

After his sacking as General Prosecutor of Ukraine by President Yuschenko in October 2005 Svyatoslav Piskun claimed his dismissal by Yuschenko came because he refused to institute criminal proceedings against Tymoshenko, and refused to drop proceedings against Poroshenko add something

 

Oleksandr Zinchenko - In September 2005 he resigned from the latter position in protest against corruption he alleged was taking place in the inner circle of the President, mainly accusing Petro Poroshenko

 

Svyatoslav Piskun - After his sacking by President Yushchenko in October 2005 Piskun claimed his dismissal came because he refused to institute criminal proceedings against Tymoshenko, and refused to drop proceedings against Petro Poroshenko


2007

Since February 2007 Poroshenko heads the Council of Ukraine's National Bank add something

 

Poroshenko did not run in the September 2007 parliamentary election add something


2009

Ukrainian President Yushchenko nominated Poroshenko for foreign minister on 7 October 2009 add something

 

On 12 October 2009 President Yushchenko appointed Poroshenko into the National Security and Defense Council add something

 

Poroshenko supports Ukrainian NATO-membership and stated in December 2009 "I believe that with a political will and a public wish to do so, public support for politicians in charge, and a clear and right awareness policy, becoming a NATO member could be accomplished within a year or two" add something

 

Volodymyr Khandohiy - On 9 October 2009 this parliament appointed Petro Poroshenko as foreign minister


2010

Although dismissed on 11 March 2010 as foreign minister President Viktor Yanukovych expressed hope for further cooperation with Poroshenko add something


2012

The Ukrainian Week - In 2012 it published its statement accusing Borys Lozhkin in harassment and showing a caricature where Petro Poroshenko, Rinat_Akhmetov, Dmytro Firtash hold a portrait of Yanukovych the Legitimate behind Borys Lozhkin who on his knees pushes towards Viktor Yanukovych a stock of newspapers


2013

Mid-February 2013 Poroshenko hinted he would run for May or of Kiev in the 2013 Kiev mayoral election add something


2014

On April 14, 2014, Poroshenko publicly endorsed the campaign of Jaros?aw Gowin's party Poland Together of neighbouring Poland in this year's elections to the European Parliament, thanking Gowin's party colleague Pawe? Kowal for supporting Ukraine add something

 

Following the 2014 Ukrainian revolution and the resulting removal of Viktor Yanukovych from the office of President of Ukraine, new presidential elections were scheduled to take place on 25 May 2014 add something

 

Poroshenko became a grandfather on the day of his presidential inauguration of 7 June 2014 add something

 

Poroshenko was inaugurated in the Verkhovna Rada on 7 June 2014 add something

 

On 25 August 2014 Poroshenko called a snap election to the Verkhovna Rada , to be held 26 October 2014 add something

 

During a 27 August 2014 party congress the party "Solidarity" adopted a new name: "Petro Poroshenko Bloc" add something

 

In December 2014, the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group condemned Poroshenko for granting Ukrainian citizenship to Belarusian neo-Nazi and Azov Battalion commander of reconnaissance Sergei Korotkykh add something

 

On 13 December 2014 Poroshenko stated that he did not want Ukraine to become a nuclear power again add something

 

Vadim Novinsky - In February 2014 a video appeared Ukrainian in which President Petro Poroshenko called Novinsky "an Orthodox slut

 

Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform - On 2 September Kovalchuk stated that since his party and Petro Poroshenko Bloc had agreed to "joint participation in parliamentary elections" on 29 March 2014 the two parties were "in discussion" about "the format" for how to do so in the October 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election

 

Pavlo Klimkin - In early June 2014, Klimkin's candidacy for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine was proposed by Petro Poroshenko, the recently appointed Ukrainian President

 

Angela Merkel - In August 2014, Merkel visited Ukraine to show her support for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

 

Panama Papers - When Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko ran for office in 2014, he pledged to sell his candy business if elected, but leaked documents indicate that on August 21, 2014 he instead had Mossack Fonseca set up offshore holding company Prime Asset Partners Ltd in the British Virgin Islands and moved his company there, roughly two months after the election

 

2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine - On August 24, 2014, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko referred to the conflict as Ukraine's "Patriotic War of 2014" and a war against "external aggression"

 

Vladimir Putin - On 26 August 2014 Putin met with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk where he expressed a willingness to discuss the situation while calling on Ukraine not to escalate its offensive

 

Verkhovna Rada - On August 26, 2014, President Petro Poroshenko formally dissolved the current session of the Verkhovna Rada and called for early elections no later than October 26

 

Solidarity (Ukraine) - On 27 August 2014 party leader Yuriy Lutsenko stated that Petro Poroshenko Bloc is a political party of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and that the party should help Poroshenko implement its election promises of the May 2014 Ukrainian presidential election

 

Yuriy Lutsenko - On 27 August 2014 Lutsenko was elected the leader of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko party

 

Yuriy Lutsenko - Since 27 August 2014 Lutsenko is the leader of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko party

 

Mailis Reps - In late September 2014, she and fellow parliamentarian Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin of Sweden assessed the reform agenda initiated by President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine, reviewed the state of the armed insurgency in the east of Ukraine, and evaluated ethnic tensions in Odessa following the fire of 2 May

 

Euromaidan - Mid-October 2014 President Petro Poroshenko that 21 November will be celebrated as "Day of Dignity and Freedom"

 

Vitali Klitschko - Vitali Klitschko was elected to the Verkhovna Rada in October 2014 as part of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc after his own party, Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform, merged with the Poroshenko Bloc


2015

On 15 May 2015 Poroshenko signed a bill into law that started a six months period for the removal of communist monuments and the mandatory renaming of streets and other public places and settlements with a name related to Communism add something

 

The 1 July 2015 decentralization draft law gave local authorities the right to oversee how their tax revenues are spent add something

 

On December 7, 2015 Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Kiev which discussed the Ukrainian-American cooperation add something

 

Serhii Bondarchuk - In 2015 appealed to the British authorities for political asylum due to political persecution in Ukraine by President P. Poroshenko

 

Mikheil Saakashvili - On 13 February 2015, he was appointed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko as head of the International Advisory Council on Reforms

 

Dnipropetrovsk - On 15 May 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a bill banning communist propaganda; the new law means that that places and street names associated with Communism have to be renamed within a six months period that started on 15 May 2015

 

Fyodor Sergeyev - On 15 May 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a bill into law that started a six months period for the removal of communist monuments and the mandatory renaming of settlements with a name related to Communism

 

Dniprodzerzhynsk - On 15 May 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a bill into law that started a six months period for the removal of communist monuments and the mandatory renaming of settlements with a name related to Communism

 

Kirovohrad - The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, signed the bill banning Communist symbols on May 15, 2015, which requires places associated with communism to be renamed within a six-month period

 

Volodymyr Horbulin - In June 2015 Horbulin was appointed by President Poroshenko an Ukrainian special representative in one of the subgroups of the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine

 

Self-determination - There are arguments, that the de facto separation of Eastern Ukraine from the rest of the country is not in fact an expression of self-determination, but rather an invasion by neighbouring Russia, with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reporting to MPs on the 4th June 2015 that up to nine thousand Russian soldiers were deployed in Ukraine

 

MVS (Ukraine) - This changed in July 2015, with the introduction of reforms by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko to reduce corruption, whereby the militsiya was replaced with the National Police

 

Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ukraine) - This changed in July 2015, with the introduction of reforms by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko to reduce corruption, whereby the militsiya was replaced with the National Police

 

Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ukraine) - The militisya was disbanded on 3 July 2015, as part of reforms introduced by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko

 

Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform - On 28 August 2015 Petro Poroshenko Bloc and UDAR merged into 1 party, Petro Poroshenko Bloc

 

Vitali Klitschko - On 28 August 2015 the UDAR merged into Petro Poroshenko Bloc

 

Solidarity (Ukraine) - On 28 August 2015 the UDAR party merged into Petro Poroshenko Bloc

 

Vitali Klitschko - On 28 August 2015 the UDAR party merged into Petro Poroshenko Bloc

 

Yuriy Lutsenko - On 28 August 2015 the UDAR party merged into Petro Poroshenko Bloc

 

Maria Gaidar - In the October 2015 Odessa regional election Gaidar was elected into the Odessa Oblast parliament for Petro Poroshenko Bloc


2016

In 2016, "The Chocolate King" was published about Poroshenko and the complicated challenges in dealing with the oligarchs, internal corruption, Vladimir Putin, and the U.S. presidential election add something

 

Hans van Baalen - President - In 2016 he received the Ukrainian Order of Merit Third Class, bestowed upon him by president Petro Poroshenko

 

Arseniy Yatsenyuk - On 16 February 2016, President Petro Poroshenko asked Yatsenyuk to resign and later on the same day, the Ukrainian parliament voted to find the work the Ukrainain cabinet are doing under Yatsenyuk, unsatisfactory but rejected calls for a vote of no confidence

 

Arseniy Yatsenyuk - On 16 February 2016, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko asked Yatsenyuk to resign saying he had lost the support of the coalition

 

Vitali Klitschko - Klitschko resigned as Petro Poroshenko Bloc chairman after a new law barring a head of administration to be chairman or a member of a political party took effect on 1 May 2016

 

Solidarity (Ukraine) - Klitschko resigned as Petro Poroshenko Bloc chairman after a new law barring him as head of the Kiev City State Administration to be chairman or a member of a political party took effect on 1 May 2016

 

Anders Fogh Rasmussen - On 27 May 2016 Rasmussen become non-staff advisor to President (President_of_Ukraine) Poroshenko of Ukraine

 

John McCain - In August 2016 President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine *awarded John_McCain (Category:John_McCain) with the highest *award for foreigners - Order of Liberty

 

Jason Kenney - In August 2016 President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine *awarded Jason Kenney with Order of Merit, Third Class

 

Stephen Harper - In August 2016 President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine *awarded Stephen_Harper (Category:Stephen_Harper) with the highest *award for foreigners - Order of Liberty


2017

On 26 July 2017, Renat Kuzmin, First Deputy Prosecutor, and former Deputy Head of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine published a ruling by the Pecherskyi District Court that orders the Security Service of Ukraine to investigate President Poroshenko for possible state treason under Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine add something

 

Tina Karol - January 22, 2017, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko *awarded Tina Karol the title of "People's Artist of Ukraine"

 

Mariupol - On 1 January 2017 Russian News Agency TASS reported that the separatists claimed that Ukrainian forces had launched a massive artillery barrage at the Donetsk People's Republic amid the trip of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US Senator John McCain to Mariupol

 

Donetsk People's Republic - Mid-March 2017 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on a temporary ban on the movement of goods to and from territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic; this means that since Ukraine does not buy coal from the Donets Black Coal Basin

 

Donets Basin - Mid-March 2017 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on a temporary ban on the movement of goods to and from territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic meaning that since Ukraine does not buy coal from the Donets $ Coal Basin

 

Maria Gaidar - On 5 April 2017 Gaidar was appointed an adviser of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

 

VK (social network) - In May 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree to impose a ban on Mail

 

Odnoklassniki - In May 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree to impose a ban on Mail

 

Mail.Ru - In May 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree to impose a ban on Mail

 

Mail.Ru - On May 15, 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree to impose a ban on Mail


2018

Journalists found out that Poroshenko was on New Year vacation from January 1 till January 2018 on one of the Maldives islands add something

 

On March 30, 2018 Poroshenko submitted income declaration add something

 

In December 2018, President Poroshenko confirmed the status of veterans and combatants for independence of Ukraine for the armed units of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army add something

 

Chernobyl disaster - All three men were *awarded the Order For Courage by President Petro Poroshenko in May 2018

 

Bogdan group - In December 2018 President Petro Poroshenko sent over under the state defense order


2019

During Poroshenko's 2019 campaign for reelection a major scandal broke out in which business partners of Poroshenko were accused of smuggling Russian components to Ukrainian defense factories at wildly inflated prices add something

 

On 11 April 2019, the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine was established and Poroshenko signed the decree appointing the judges during a official ceremony add something

 

Volodymyr Groysman - Groysman left the Petro Poroshenko Bloc "Solidarity" on 23 April 2019