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Petro Poroshenko: Parliament must ensure participation of ATO warriors in elections

20.10.2014 16:23
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko considers actions of MPs who didn't vote for the amendments to the law on elections that ensure the will expression of servicemen in the ATO area during the elections to the Verkhovna Rada of October 26 irresponsible. "It is immoral for MPs to deprive warriors of the right to vote. I will do everything for the warriors to be able to vote. Both government and opposition must respect them," the President said to journalists in the course of the working visit to Cherkasy region. He emphasizes that servicemen enjoy the biggest authority and trust of people, thus, they must have the right to express their will.

Current events

20.10 16:57President: Factory "Photoprylad" was included to the program of state order for 2015"On my insistence, "Photoprylad" was included to the state defense order for 2015. It means that we will do everything for this enterprise to work," the Head of State noted in the course of the examination of the plant in Cherkasy. According to him, the given enterprise can produce night vision devices and thermal imagery devices that have the same characteristics as the foreign ones but are much cheaper. He believes that there is no need to buy precision optical equipment abroad, because Ukrainian enterprises can ensure its production.

20.10 15:35President: Ukrainian border guards defend eastern border of the whole EuropePresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that Ukrainian border guards defend not only the area on the Ukrainian-Russian border, but also the eastern border of the entire Europe, the eastern boundary of freedom and democracy. It was stated by the President in the course of the working visit to Cherkasy region. Addressing the border guards in the Training center of the State Border Service, the Head of State stressed that the eastern border should become impermeable not only for interventionists, terrorists and weapons, but also for drugs, illegal traffic and migration.

18.10 23:57President notes importance of rapid formation of a powerful coalition of democratic forces in new Verkhovna RadaThe President notes importance of immediate formation of a powerful coalition of democratic forces in the future Parliament. In the interview to the Ukrainian TV channels, the Head of State informed that he had set a task for his political force to elaborate a draft coalition agreement in which clear principles and criteria must be defined. "If we form a coalition of political forces based on European integration, Strategy 2020, rapid and efficient introduction of judicial reform, struggle against corruption, introduction of favorable investment climate - those things without which Ukraine will not survive, let's build a team jointly," the Head of State said.

18.10 21:40President: Ukraine will have gas in winterPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko states that Ukraine will be with gas and heat in winter. Negotiations with Russian representatives in Milan were devoted to this issue. The Head of State considers them with "cautious optimism". In his interview to the Ukrainian TV channels, the President noted: "Following consultations, I can say that Ukraine will be with gas and heat. This was the conclusion of our arrangements yesterday. It was achieved on conditions of protection of Ukrainian national interests".

18.10 21:35President: We are beginning the restoration of the work of border crossing points on the Ukrainian-Russian borderIn the coming days, we will begin restoring the work of border crossing points on the Ukrainian-Russian border. It was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the interview to the Ukrainian TV channels when commenting on the results of Milan consultations. According to him, a group of border guards and customs officers are in the ATO area now and they are ready to take up their duties on the checkpoint "Izvaryne".

Administration

17.10 23:09Valeriy Chaly: Meetings of the President in Milan proved that the world demonstrates solidarity with UkraineThe results of the Presidents meetings in Milan proved that the world demonstrates solidarity with Ukraine. It was stated by Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly on the air of Pershyi Natsionalnyi when commenting on the negotiations of the EU leaders, President Poroshenko and Russian President V. Putin.

17.10 12:34Public is welcome to discuss the "Strategy of reforms 2020""The President initiated the discussion of the strategy at such a large-scale level. It is not imposed from the top. Everyone can contribute to its formation and submit proposals," Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Dmytro Shymkiv said adding that anyone can fill in a form on the website reforms.in.ua.

President's wife

18.10 14:35President's wife met with Ukrainian community of GenoaIn the framework of the visit of the President to the Republic of Italy, President's wife Maryna Poroshenko had a meeting with Ukrainian community of Genoa. The community actively monitors developments in Ukraine and comprehensively supports the initiatives aimed at strengthening the unity of people, establishment of peace and welfare on the native land. A volunteer group "Volunteers of peace" has been established under the community. It regularly organizes and sends assistance to the Ukrainian servicemen engaged in the ATO, as well as to the internally displaced persons.

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