Tag: Petro Poroshenko

Russian Whistleblower Denis Voronenkov Shot Dead

Russian whistleblower and former MP Denis Voronenkov, who fled to Ukraine with his wife, Maria Maksakova, in October 2016, was shot dead Thursday in the heart of Kiev. Voronenkov, 45, gave an exclusive interview to The Daily Beast last month, describing the inner workings of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government. He renounced his Russian citizenship…

Ukraine signs historic deal with European Union – VIDEO

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed an association agreement with the European Union on Friday, the same deal whose reversal set off a crisis in the nation. His predecessor’s decision to shun the deal last year and work with Russia instead unleashed deadly strife that led to the ouster of the nation’s President, the loss of…

VIDEO shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine

Watch the vIDEO that shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine: Ukraine’s new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard. Video from The Associated Press shows the scene of the crash…

Opposition leader Klitschko will not run for Ukrainian president

Ukrainian boxer-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko has pulled out of the race for president, throwing his support behind billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko. His withdrawal sets up a May 25 contest between the man known as the ‘Chocolate King’ and Ukraine’s former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. Photo: Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian opposition leader and former world champion boxer, addresses…