Petro Poroshenko

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Petro Poroshenko

Petro Poroshenko (26 September 1965) is the president of Ukraine since June 7, 2014. From 2009 to 2010 he was foreign minister under Viktor Yanukovych.

Poroshenko is also known as seventh rich man of Ukraine. He is also called the "Chocolate King" for his sweets group "Roshen". According to Forbes Poroshenko owns 1.3 billion dollars.[1]

Poroshenko said he supports “the march of equality [LGBT pride parade] as a Christian and as a president-European. This aligns things. I will not participate in it, but I see no reason that someone should prevent it for it is the constitutional right of every Ukrainian citizen.”[2]

On June 20, 2017 Poroshenko met with President Trump. Thus the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and entities involved in the conflict with Ukraine.[3]

References

  1. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26822741
  2. Will Kiev’s LGBT Pride Go Ahead?
  3. Multiple references: