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6 MARCH 2015 15:44President: We will win the war for freedom, independence and territorial integrityIn the course of the working visit to Khmelnytskyi region, President Petro Poroshenko has visited B. Khmelnytskyi National Academy of the State Border Service of Ukraine. The Head of State has congratulated graduates of the academy on early graduation and receiving officer ranks.Press office of President

6 MARCH 2015 15:36President: We will defend every Ukrainian wherever he might beIn the course of the working visit to Khmelnytskyi region, President Petro Poroshenko has introduced new Khmelnytskyi RSA Head Mykhailo Zahorodnyi to the authorities of the region. The President has informed the attendees on the settlement of the situation in Donbas. Particularly, the Head of State has expressed confidence that all hostages would be returned home, including Nadiya Savchenko. "We will defend every Ukrainian wherever he might be," Petro Poroshenko emphasized.Press office of President

5 MARCH 2015 21:56President had a phone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela MerkelPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel have discussed the introduction of further sanctions against Russia and their continuation until complete fulfillment of the Minsk agreements, particularly the restoration of control over the Ukrainian-Russian border.Press office of President

5 MARCH 2015 21:02Great Britain supports Ukraine in the protection of territorial integrity - meeting between Petro Poroshenko and Philip HammondPresident Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond. Philip Hammond noted: "I'd like to reiterate our decisive support to your struggle for sovereignty and territorial integrity of the entire Ukrainian territory". Petro Poroshenko and Philip Hammond have emphasized the need for fulfilling the Minsk agreements by all the parties. "It will be very dangerous if European partners will put on rose-coloured spectacles considering that everything is alright," the President said.Press office of President

5 MARCH 2015 16:47President had a phone conversation with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica MogheriniThe parties have discussed the situation in Donbas and the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements on the eve of informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the EU countries that will be held on March 6-7 in Riga and the next session of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union. The President has urged the EU to be guided by the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements and by the previous decisions of the European Council in the issue of continuation and possible enhancement of sanctions towards Russia.Press office of President

4 MARCH 2015 23:02March 5 is proclaimed the Day of Mourning for the dead in Zasyadko mine - President's DecreePresident Petro Poroshenko has proclaimed March 5 the Day of Mourning due to the tragic death of miners in the accident that took place on March 4 in Zasyadko coal mine, in Donetsk. The memory of the dead will be honored with a moment of silence at 12:00 all over Ukraine. The National Flag will be flown at half mast by all governmental institutions, state enterprises and organizations all over Ukraine. The document also stipulates the need to cancel all entertainment, concert and sporting events, as well as to make respective amendments to the television and radio programs.Press office of President

4 MARCH 2015 19:10President: Project "Digital Ukraine" is aimed at simplification of passing procedures for ordinary peoplePresident Poroshenko emphasizes the need for simplification of the procedure of crossing the collision line in Donbas for ordinary people. The implementation of the project "Digital Ukraine" must help in this issue.Press office of President

4 MARCH 2015 17:54President: It is time to move from talks to concrete actions in reformsPresident Petro Poroshenko emphasizes the need for moving to an active phase in the implementation of reforms. "I hope that we are moving from talks, presentations and agitation for reforms to concrete legislative amendments and implementation of reforms awaited by the public and the world, which is capable of providing real support to us," the Head of State noted at the meeting of the National Council of Reforms.Press office of President

4 MARCH 2015 16:09Prospects of Ukraine's development are extremely important for the entire Europe - meeting between the President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of ItalyMatteo Renzi has informed that in the course of the conference call with participation of U.S. President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France Francois Hollande and President of the European Council Donald Tusk, "the parties have noted that the prospects of Ukraine's development were extremely important for the entire European community and that Ukraine must confidently move this way with the assistance of our cooperation, our banks and our enterprises". "In this context, we will provide the greatest assistance to your country," the Italian Prime Minister said. According to him, Italy is willing to provide expert and consultative aid to Ukraine in order to accelerate reforms.Press office of President

4 MARCH 2015 12:50President of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Italy emphasize the necessity of unconditional fulfillment of the Minsk agreementsPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi have discussed the situation in Donbas and the international efforts aimed at stopping the aggression against Ukraine. Following the meeting, the President has, inter alia, emphasized: "We have paid special attention to the necessity of unconditional compliance with the Minsk agreements and their immediate and consistent implementation. First of all, it concerns sustainable, firm and comprehensive ceasefire regime under the OSCE monitoring".Press office of President

3 MARCH 2015 17:49President had a meeting in the NSDC Chief Situational CenterPresident Petro Poroshenko has held an expanded interagency meeting in the NSDC Chief Situational Center. The President has informed the attendees on the results of the phone consultations in the Normandy format and heard the report on the present situation following the trip of NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov to the ATO area. The Head of State has noted that despite the decrease of the number of shellings, armed provocations were still used by militants. The President has particularly emphasized the necessity of close interaction with the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission.Press office of President

3 MARCH 2015 13:22President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with President of the European CouncilThe parties have discussed the situation in Donbas and the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements. The President of Ukraine has informed the President of the European Council on the recent results of the phone conversation in the Normandy format. He has emphasized that constant and comprehensive ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy armament for the monitoring and verification of the OSCE had not been ensured by militants. Petro Poroshenko has urged the EU to refrain from premature optimism and continue the policy of influence on the parties to the Minsk agreements in order to make them completely fulfill their commitments.Press office of President

3 MARCH 2015 11:00President established Constitutional Commission: We are beginning a new, very important phase of constitutional reformPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a Decree on the establishment of the Constitutional Commission, which will elaborate amendments to the Main Law. "A new, very important phase of constitutional reform begins with the signature of this Decree," Petro Poroshenko said signing the document. He has assured that as President, he would fully facilitate the involvement of the best experts and the most prominent politicians in this process.Press office of President

3 MARCH 2015 10:30Petro Poroshenko awarded the order of Freedom to Boris NemtsovThe President has emphasized that in the memory of the Ukrainian people Boris Nemtsov would remain a person for whom freedom was a universal value without any limits or state borders. "For us, Ukrainians, Boris will always remain a patriot of Russia and a friend of Ukraine. He has proved that these two things are compatible - the only necessary thing for this is desire," Petro Poroshenko said.Press office of President

2 MARCH 2015 23:04President had a phone conversation in the Normandy formatPetro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande have once again addressed Vladimir Putin with a request to liberate Nadiya Savchenko immediately.Press office of President

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