petro poroshenko

  • ukraine1
    July 9, 2014  

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is lauding the government’s recent gains in the eastern city of Slovyansk. Now, rebels have retreated to the regional capital Donetsk, and they say new recruits are materializing. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the tipping balance of power and the impending fight for Donetsk. Continue reading

    June 27, 2014  

    In a move that angered Moscow, Ukraine’s new leader signed a trade deal to bring his country closer to Europe. Jeffrey Brown talks to Matthew Rojansky of the Wilson Center and Nikolas Gvosdev of the U.S. Naval War College about the challenges of implementing the deal, as well as the dilemma now facing Russian interests in seeking to stave off further western sanctions. Continue reading

  • ukraine1
    June 27, 2014  

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko traveled to Brussels to sign the trade agreement that sparked the crisis in Ukraine late last year. His Kremlin-backed predecessor had balked at further integrating with Europe, and move away from Russia. In Washington, a State Department spokesperson applauded the Ukraine deal, and hinted at further sanctions should Russia retaliate. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    June 20, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered government troops to put down their weapons against pro-Russian separatists. Rebel leaders dismissed the cease-fire. Also, there are more than 50 million people in the world living as refugees for the first time since World War II, according to a UN report. The massive increase was driven largely by the war in Syria. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    June 18, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the interim government in Libya insisted the U.S. hand over the newly captured suspect in the Benghazi attack, condemned the raid that seized him, and demanded that Khattala be tried in Libya. Ahmed Abu Khattala is now headed to the U.S. Also, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko offered up a cease-fire plan to end the violence plaguing the border with Russia. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    June 6, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah narrowly escaped being assassinated when two bombs hit his campaign convoy outside a hotel in Kabul, killing six people. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin met briefly with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko between events commemorating D-Day in Normandy, France. Continue reading

  • ukraineviolence
    May 27, 2014  

    Deadly fighting in Ukraine’s east escalated as battles between government forces and pro-Russia militants stretched into a second day. Government forces were back in control of the airport in Donetsk after calling in airstrikes and paratroopers and Dozens of bodies piled up at local morgues from region-wide fighting. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Ukraine. Continue reading

  • ukrainevote2
    May 26, 2014  

    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff from Kiev for an update on the latest fighting and chaos in Eastern Ukraine. Warner also discusses the challenges facing the likely future president, Petro Poroshenko, as he lays out plans to both unite the country and strengthen ties with Europe and Russia. Continue reading

  • ukrainevote1b
    May 26, 2014  

    Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s presumptive president-elect and billionaire businessman, is not in charge yet, but he has pledged to go after armed separatist fighters and to reunite the badly fractured country. Meanwhile in Donetsk, heavily-armed Pro-Russian militia seized an airport. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Kiev on the challenges ahead. Continue reading

  • ddd
    March 29, 2014   BY Kayla Ruble 

    Former world boxing champion and protest leader Vitali Klitschko announced on Saturday that he will not run in the upcoming Ukrainian presidential elections. Continue reading

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