Petro Poroshenko

Petro Poroshenko

Fifth President of Ukraine
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Short biography

Petro A. Poroshenko is a businessman, politician, and president of Ukraine from 2014 to 2019.

Brief biography

Petro Poroshenko was born in the city of Bolgrad in Odeschina, on September 26, 1965.

In 1974, together with his parents, he moved from Bolgrad to Bender, Moldova.

In 1989 he received his higher education at Kiev Shevchenko University, specializing in international economic relations.

In 1989-1992 he was a postgraduate assistant in the International Economic Relations Department of KNU.

He is aformer MPof the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of III, IV, V and VII convocations, also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (2009-2010), Minister of Economic Development and Trade (March-December 2012), sat on the NBU Council (2007-2014).

On May 25, 2014, Ukraine held a snap presidential election, where Petro Poroshenko won in the first round, with a total voter turnout of 59.5%. Then he received 54.7% of the vote.

Presidential election 2019

In the first round of the 2019 presidential election, Petro Poroshenko came in second place. He lost the second round of elections to his opponent, Vladimir Zelensky.

Early elections to the Rada 2019

Petro Poroshenko's party, changing its name toEuropean Solidarity, took part in the early elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which were held on July 21, 2019.

Poroshenko left Ukraine

In July 2019, the media sounded the alarm that Petro Poroshenko, along with his family, had allegedly left Ukraine in secret. However, it later became known that the politician flew abroad on vacation and returned back to Ukraine some time later.

Poroshenko's interrogation

In May 2019, Poroshenko was summoned for questioning by the PGO for crimes against Euromaidan protesters. The PGO also expected Poroshenko to sign the protocol of the interrogation, which took place in November 2016.

Then in July 2019, Poroshenko twice visited for interrogation at the PGO.

At the same time, commenting on the interrogation scandal, the fifth president assured that there was not a single criminal case where he appeared, and that he attended all interrogations as a witness.

On the day of his visit to the State Bureau of Investigation, Petro Poroshenko attempted to be egged on his way out of the GBI. Shortly thereafter, the press discovered a Russian trail in the attempted attack on the fifth president of Ukraine.

The case against Poroshenko and the trial

On December 20, 2021, a criminal case was filed against Poroshenko for alleged state treason. It concerns the investigation of coal deliveries in 2014-2015 from the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass. The European Solidarity, of which Poroshenko is the head, stressed that "the case was fabricated.

Poroshenko himself was out of Ukraine at the time and returned to Kiev on January 17, 2022.

Immediately from the airport he went to the Pechersky Court, where he was to be given a measure of restraint. Prosecutors demanded Poroshenko's arrest for 2 months with the right to bail in the amount of 1 billion hryvnias.

After an 11-hour session, no decision was made, and the judge announced a break until 14:00 on January 19.

On January 19, the court announced that Poroshenko would remain free on personal recognizance. At the same time it was decided to arrest the property of the fifth president and his wife Marina.

Personal life

Petro Poroshenko is married. His wife - Marina Poroshenko, a candidate of medical science, a doctor, during the time of the first lady was actively engaged in charity work. The couple has two sons and two daughters.

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Poroshenko: Putin thinks and acts like a terrorist because he is one

Poroshenko: Putin thinks and acts like a terrorist because he is one

Any attempts by Putin to accuse Ukraine of the Moscow terrorist attack are another cynical lie of the terrorist state