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    President-elect meets with President Obama.




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    Poroshenko's Inauguration
    Congratulations to all! I wish him all the best to be able to fulfill his intentions as for peace and prosperity of Ukraine!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Inga Ukraine View Post
      Poroshenko's Inauguration
      Congratulations to all! I wish him all the best to be able to fulfill his intentions as for peace and prosperity of Ukraine!
      I vow that you'll look back and regret your post and you will feel differently. Well, unless you get indoctrinated first. Not sure how anyone thinks everything's rosy after an oligarch gets elected, anyway. I'd at least have a 'wait and see' approach. Geez.

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      • #4
        Poroshenko visits Slaviansk : UNIAN news

        President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko paid a working visit to Slaviansk of the Donetsk Oblast today.

        The press service of Donetsk Oblast State Administration disclosed this to UNIAN. It is noted in the report that in Slaviansk Poroshenko met with local residents, spoke to people and assured them that authorities do their best for resuming of normal life in the city. Also during the working to Slaviansk the President awarded military men, who distinguished themselves in carrying out of antiterrorist operation in the Donetsk Oblast.

        Read more on UNIAN: Poroshenko visits Slaviansk : UNIAN news



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        • #5
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PNrGZW_sxc

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          • #6
            Is Poroshenko just a tool? I am hoping he helps your country.

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            • #7

              Ukraine moves to create elite corruption fighters
              Sept. 11, 2014, 9:02 p.m. | Business — by Iana Koretska

              Ukraine may take a step forward in its fight against corruption, if parliament approves President Petro Poroshenko’s plan for an independent agency with broad powers.

              Long needed to counter what Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk called on Sept. 10 Ukraine’s “biggest internal (national security) threat” through Facebook, it’s also a requirement of Ukraine’s largest lender, the International Monetary Fund.

              In the past four years $11 billion was siphoned yearly through the abuse of public procurement tenders alone, Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said at a Sept. 9 news conference in Kyiv.

              This might change if the bill gets adopted. Called the National Anti-Corruption Bureau in the legislation, the anti-corruption tsar would be competitively chosen having no less than five years of executive management experience, and who for two years wasn’t a political party member. Other personnel clauses include hiring people who in the past five years worked in the capacity of investigating corruption.

              The president wants new people to fight graft, said presidential adviser Oleksandr Danylyuk, who led the preparation of the bill. “We don’t need employees that failed in their fight against corruption,” he stated.
              To make the agency’s employees less susceptible to bribe-taking, monthly salaries will start at Hr 18,000 – roughly what the president makes – and go as high as Hr 60,900 for the bureau chief.

              Special powers include having a team of specially dispatched prosecutors, the authority to exclusively investigate crimes committed by civil servants and government officials or ones related to them. The agency is to publish bi-annual progress reports and give updates to the president, Cabinet of Ministers, and parliament.

              Experts at the non-profit Corruption Fighting Center believe the IMF conditionality as part of a $17 billion bailout package is an indicator of the bill’s chances of adoption.

              The Verkhovna Rada has to pass the bill…otherwise it might become a reason for the IMF to stop funding,” said Dariya Kalenyuk, head of the Corruption Fighting Center. Ukraine’s 450-member legislature is expected to vote on the document on Sept. 16.

              Smaller army of corruption fighters

              The newly established agency would only employ some 700 people and have regional offices. “I’m not sure that today we’ll be able to find enough people to do this work. But when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (in the U.S.) started, they had only 150 people,” said Danylyuk of the presidential administration.

              This is very much like what Georgia, a rather small Eastern European state that has been praised for its democratic commitment, did. Reforms led by ex-President Mikhail Saakashvili, who held the office in 2004-2007 and 2008-2013, were focused on dramatically cutting bureaucracy. As a result, the number of public-sector employees dropped by almost 50 percent, while salaries for the rest increased 15-fold, said Alexander Kuparidze, a post-doctoral fellow at Washington D.C.-based Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies.

              According to Georgia’s Justice Ministry, roughly 1,000 public officials were convicted of corruption-relation offenses in 2003-2010, a list that included 15 deputy ministers, 31 heads of city councils and six members of parliament.

              Improved personal cash flow statements

              Stricter control will be introduced for anti-corruption officials, as their personal assets will be closely monitored. Polygraph testing will also be used. The bureau’s work will cost the budget Hr 30 million at most, instead of the billions of hryvnias that is spent now, Viktor Chumak, head of the parliamentary committee on fighting corruption and organized crime, said.


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              • #8
                President Petro Poroshenko's Speech Before American Congress:
                Poroshenko | Video | C-SPAN.org

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                Hannia - Hania - Mighthelp

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hannia View Post
                  President Petro Poroshenko's Speech Before American Congress:
                  Poroshenko | Video | C-SPAN.org
                  Was a good speech.

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                  • #10
                    Ukraine crisis: Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko
                    18 September 2014 Last updated at 19:53 ET

                    President Barack Obama has given his support to Petro Poroshenko, describing himself as a "strong friend" to Ukraine's leader.

                    Mr Obama condemned what he called Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine.

                    He called for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory and the closure of the border to arms.

                    But he stopped short of agreeing to Mr Poroshenko's request for US military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.

                    "Congratulations on the excellent work that you've done," said Mr Obama during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office.

                    "You have a strong friend not only in me personally, but I think, as you saw in Congress today, you have strong bipartisan support here in the United States."

                    Mr Obama has said military support will only include non-lethal weapons.

                    Mr Poroshenko told the joint session of Congress in Washington that Ukrainian government forces needed more equipment - both lethal and non-lethal.

                    "Blankets, night-vision goggles are important, but one cannot win the war with blankets."

                    His impassioned plea for US support brought applause and several standing ovations.
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                    Who knows what kind of agreements were made behind closed doors?

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                    • #11
                      It was a really great speech. Here is a highlight. Also, a speech in Canadian parliament.






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                      • #12
                        Hi, Hannia!
                        Originally posted by Hannia View Post
                        Ukraine crisis: Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko
                        18 September 2014 Last updated at 19:53 ET
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                        Why the crisis in Ukraine? Russian war against Ukraine started in March ...

                        Three main objectives Rashysts: to prevent the entry of Ukraine into NATO, to achieve belonging Crimea to Russia de facto - through life support Crimea. Lifting of the blockade the Crimea and as well on European lines and achieve similar relative Transnistria.
                        Moscow will resort to military conflict escalation, if the process of negotiations will not hold it. The Kremlin did not pay attention to any "peace march".
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                        For new agreements in Minsk about the situation in eastern Ukraine - a continuation of the system of forced concessions from Kyiv.
                        These concessions are a direct result of military defeat Ukraine in Ilovojsk after Putin threw the aid separatists regular Russian army.
                        Is this plan a plan of EU agreed with the US? (no).

                        Ukraine has a ‘cease-fire in name only,’ top NATO commander says:
                        Ukraine has a ‘cease-fire in name only,’ top NATO commander says | National Post
                        SACEUR: Allies must prepare for Russia ‘hybrid war’:
                        SACEUR: Allies must prepare for Russia ‘hybrid war’ - News - Stripes
                        If Russia is waging war against Ukraine, why the EU not admit it(?)…
                        If Russia is terrorist country, why the EU goes to rostupky terrorists(?)…

                        Oleg.

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                        • #13
                          Oleh, unfortunately the world revolves around the powers that are. When Ukraine signed the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, it gave all its power away. Politically it was naive. Maybe President Kuchma forgot how Ukraine was screwed in the Yalta Agreement? How many times does history need to slap you in the face, before you get the message?

                          IMO Poroshenko is doing the best he can under the circumstances. He seems to be pragmatic, without complete capitulation. He needs to keep reminding America and Great Britain, that they are under great obligation, militarily and otherwise, to Ukraine. If they fail in this obligation, they are guaranteeing a very chaotic and uncertain nuclear world.

                          Please read: http://www.ukraine.com/forums/geneal...tml#post124580

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                          • #14
                            Hi, Hannia!

                            I agree with your conclusions, but I do not agree with the terminology that you continue to use. Because the crisis was and will be. A Moscow always uses terms that "crisis in Ukraine", that the "crisis is to blame the EU". I gave the reference defining the 'hybrid war' in Vilnius summit and in Wales summit.
                            Andrei Illarionov, NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Vilnius, May 31st, 2014 - YouTube
                            Andrei Illarionov - "The new varieties of hybrid war", July 28th, 2014, Vilnius, Lithuania - YouTube
                            Андрей Илларионов, Парламентская ассамблея НАТО, Вильнюс, 31 мая 2014 года - YouTube

                            Ц צ – “Φ”. Τ, ‘צ’, ‘’.
                            Oleg.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hannia View Post
                              [B]Oleh, unfortunately the world revolves around the powers that are. When Ukraine signed the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, it gave all its power away. Politically it was naive. Maybe President Kuchma forgot how Ukraine was screwed in the Yalta Agreement? How many times does history need to slap you in the face, before you get the message?
                              Actually, Ukraine wasn't screwed at Yalta, that's how Ukraine got it's inflated borders, together with Lwów (Lviv) and lots of other land stolen from Poland.

                              He needs to keep reminding America and Great Britain, that they are under great obligation, militarily and otherwise, to Ukraine.
                              What obligation exactly?

                              Which point says US/UK have to defend Ukrainian borders?

                              Ukraine. Memorandum on Security Assurances - Wikisource, the free online library

                              Point 4:

                              "The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to seek immediate United Nations Security Council action to provide assistance to Ukraine, as a non-nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, if Ukraine should become a victim of an act of aggression or an object of a threat of aggression in which nuclear weapons are used."

                              1. As long Russia plays conventional, there is no obligation.
                              2. It says they have to seek UN security council action, not that they have to provide assistance themselves.

                              Russia is breaking this treaty (point 1), but USA and UK are not.

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