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]

In May 2015 president Poroshenko signed a law which ordered the removal of statues and monuments honoring Communism. 1,320 statues of Lenin had been dismantled along with 1,069 other Soviet-era monuments.[2]

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.”[3]

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.[4]

References

  1. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26822741
  2. Bennetts, Marc (August 19, 2017). Ukraine removes all 1,320 statues of Lenin. The Times. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  3. Will Kiev’s LGBT Pride Go Ahead?
  4. Multiple references: