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25 NOVEMBER 2014 20:53President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonThe Ukrainian President expressed gratitude to the UN Secretary-General for the international support of Ukraine consolidated by the United Nations and its international institutions, particularly the General Assembly and the Security Council. Petro Poroshenko also personally thanked Ban Ki-moon for his clear and unequivocal position on the illegitimacy of the so-called "elections" of November 2 and the harm they have done to the implementation of the Minsk agreements. "Your statements on this occasion have provided the right and timely signal to the world, particularly to the UN Security Council on the eve of its extraordinary session of November 12 on the situation in Ukraine," the Head of State noted.Press office of President

25 NOVEMBER 2014 15:25President discussed funding of reforms in Ukraine with the EBRD BoardThe President expressed gratitude to the EBRD for the high level of support. "The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank are among the biggest investors in Ukraine in today's extremely difficult situation," the President emphasized. The Head of State noted positive experience of involving the EBRD into the process of reforms in Ukraine.Press office of President

24 NOVEMBER 2014 20:35President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with newly elected President of RomaniaPetro Poroshenko congratulated Klaus Iohannis on the victory in the presidential elections and expressed gratitude for a strong support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.Press office of President

24 NOVEMBER 2014 17:12President has specified terms and authorized structures for the verification of senior officials under the Law on LustrationThe President has signed the instruction that specifies terms and authorized structures for the verification under the Law "On Purification of Authorities" of senior officials appointed and dismissed by the Head of State.Press office of President

24 NOVEMBER 2014 13:54President commends the aspiration of Lithuania to provide concrete assistance to Ukraine on its path of the European integrationPresidents of Ukraine and Lithuania have paid special attention to the support of Ukraine's course on the European integration at the Seventh session of the Council of Presidents, as stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Following the meeting, the Head of State has informed that concrete practical steps had been discussed, including consultative assistance and support within the European Commission. President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite has stated that Ukraine needed profound reforms in order to get rid of the consequences of despotism, oligarchy and corruption. "We will support you on this difficult path," the President of Lithuania emphasized.Press office of President

24 NOVEMBER 2014 12:17Presidents of Ukraine and Lithuania have held the Seventh session of the Council of PresidentsThe Seventh session of the Council of Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of Lithuania was held in the course of the working visit of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite to Ukraine on November 24. The parties have discussed cooperation between Ukraine and Lithuania in the process of Ukraine's European integration, bilateral cooperation in the international organizations, interaction in the sphere of security and defense, cyber and information security and military-technical cooperation. Particular attention has been paid to the issues of energy security and cooperation in the sphere of energy supply and energy efficiency.Press office of President

22 NOVEMBER 2014 16:40President took part in the ceremony of commemorating the Holodomor victims in UkraineNational museum Memorial to the victims of famine in Ukraine, the President and heads of public authorities participated in sorrowful procession and placed the compositions of grain to the sculpture The bitter memories of childhood. The Heads of the Ukrainian Churches said a common prayer to honor the memory of the Holodomor victims. Petro Poroshenko proclaimed the nationwide moment of silence after which the participants of the ceremony placed the oil lamps to the memorial sign Candle of memories. Thee Nationwide Action Light the Candle! has begun. Ukrainians all over the world will light the candles today.Press office of President

22 NOVEMBER 2014 11:43President and his wife laid flowers to the Memorial sign of Holodomor victimsToday, on Holodomor Remembrance Day, the national flags with mourning ribbons are flown at a half mast on the building of the Presidential Administration and other administrative premises all over the country. Starting from 16:00, people all over the country will light candles in the memory of those tragic events.Press office of President

21 NOVEMBER 2014 19:09President has signed the Decree on Awarding the Title of the Hero of Ukraine to the Heroes of the Heavenly HundredPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the Decree on Awarding the Title of the Hero of Ukraine to the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. The document has been signed by the President at the meeting with families of the fallen activists. Petro Poroshenko stressed that under the procedure, the title of the Hero of Ukraine couldn't be given to three foreigners killed in the course of the Revolution of Dignity. That's why they will be awarded the Order of the Hero of the Heavenly Hundred. The President emphasized the importance of punishing the people guilty in the deaths of people during the Revolution of Dignity. "It is a very hard day, very tragic. Those who killed the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred must be punished," the President stated.Press office of President

21 NOVEMBER 2014 18:32President of Ukraine continued phone consultations with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela MerkelThe Ukrainian President expressed gratitude to the Chancellor of Germany for the firm position of support to Ukraine demonstrated in the course of the G20 Summit in Brisbane. According to the President, Ukraine has felt a powerful support from the EU, the United States, Canada and Australia.Press office of President

21 NOVEMBER 2014 17:15USA is a partner and friend of Ukraine meeting between President Poroshenko and Vice President of the United StatesPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden. Following the meeting, the Head of State informed that a wide range of issues had been discussed, particularly in the sphere of security and defense, energy, financial support and assistance in the implementation of reforms. The President considers the negotiations very fruitful and expressed gratitude for that to Joseph Biden. Petro Poroshenko called the U.S. Vice President "a good friend of Ukraine". "Assistance and coordination from the United States is symbolic in these times," Petro Poroshenko said.Press office of President

21 NOVEMBER 2014 12:53We must stay together and trust one another President at the meeting with Euromaidan activistsOn the occasion of the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity, the Ukrainian President has met with public figures initiators of Euromaidan who came to the first rally on November 21, 2013. "We must stay together and trust one another more. It is only with the common efforts that we can change our country for the better," Petro Poroshenko emphasized at the meeting.Press office of President

21 NOVEMBER 2014 10:56President: All Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred will be awarded the title of Hero of UkraineAll Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred will be awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine. It was stated by Petro Poroshenko near the memorial cross at the site of murder of the participants of the Revolution of Dignity of February 20. "I have adopted the decision: I will sign the decree on awarding the title of Hero of Ukraine to the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred," the Head of State noted in the course of the conversation with relatives of the deceased and the participants of the Revolution of Dignity.Press office of President

21 NOVEMBER 2014 00:55President: Football Crimea is and will be UkrainianPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini. The Head of State informed that returning from the airport he had seen about 50 football fans near the Presidential Administration who had demanded not to give the Crimean clubs to Russia. "I've approached them and promised to struggle for the Russian championship not to be held in the Crimea, for it is our land," the Head of State said. "The Crimea is and will be Ukrainian," the President emphasized.Press office of President

20 NOVEMBER 2014 19:05President has visited the city of Balti in Moldova and had a conversation with the Ukrainian communityIn the course of his conversation with representatives of the Ukrainian community in the National Theatre "Vasile Alecsandri", the President expressed gratitude for the faithfulness to the traditions of spirituality and culture of the people of Ukraine. "Ukraine should drastically change its attitude to the Ukrainians who live in Moldova," the Head of State said. According to Petro Poroshenko, we must not only preserve language and culture, but also do everything to "erase" borders between our countries. "It is possible only under one condition: joint movement and membership in the EU," the President emphasized.Press office of President

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