President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko received credentials from the ambassadors of a number of foreign countries: the Slovak Republic - Marek Safin, Malaysia - Dato Raja Reza Raja Zaib Shah, New Zealand - Mary Patricia Thurston, the Republic of Panama - Enrique Antonio Zarak Linares, the Kingdom of Thailand - Sansanee Sahussarungsi.
“Pursuant to my instruction, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially delivered to Russia the note on termination of the Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation between Ukraine and Russia. Because what we have today can hardly be called friendship,” President Petro Poroshenko said during the ceremony of handing over the 10-millionth Ukrainian biometric passport in the center of administrative services.
"Russia's attack began with the attempt to annex Crimea and it must be finished with its return - including the reimbursement of damages incurred and the provision of effective guarantees of non-recurrence of the aggression. We are struggling for this in international courts and we are convinced that we will win as we won in Stockholm," the Head of State emphasized.
During the Address in the Verkhovna Rada "On the Internal and External Situation of Ukraine in 2018", President Petro Poroshenko touched upon the issues of state defense, in particular further development of the Ukrainian army. The President recalled the state of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the beginning of the Russian aggression in the spring of 2014.
Important and significant changes have taken place in Ukraine influencing further development of the state. But many problems that need a frank discussion with society remain unsolved. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko during a speech in the Parliament.
"The most reliable allies of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the defense of the Homeland are our diplomats who operate in extremely difficult conditions. Their work requires a lot of experience and talent," the President said during a speech in the Parliament.
"The agreement proves its effectiveness and reasonability every day. The share of the European Union in exports ranges from 42 to 43%. And this is a powerful compensator for the losses that Russia has caused us through the war, economic blockade and closure of the markets," the Head of State said during the Address in the Verkhovna Rada "On the Internal and External Situation of Ukraine in 2018".
President Petro Poroshenko notes that Ukraine and the United States of America demonstrate an effective level of bilateral relations. This is evidenced by the level of support of the United States for our country in defending territorial integrity and sovereignty.
"The specter of authoritarianism is not the only challenge associated with the upcoming elections. The threat of revenge is also relevant. Unfortunately, there are figures on the Ukrainian political chessboard controlled by Moscow," President Petro Poroshenko said during the Address in the Verkhovna Rada "On the Internal and External Situation of Ukraine in 2018".