Tag Archives: Poroshenko

Ukraine | Allegations of vote fraud emerge in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

Allegations of vote rigging in Donetsk Oblast in favor of President Petro Poroshenko during the March 31 presidential election have emerged in recent days, according to police and election watchdogs.

Donetsk Oblast police reported on April 2 that they have opened criminal cases into alleged voting fraud in the city of Bakhmut, the town of Pokrovske, and in Mangush District. The Opora election watchdog also said it was looking into the alleged violations.

Ukraine | No joke: Comedian to win first round in Ukraine’s presidential election

Comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy thrashed incumbent Petro Poroshenko in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday, setting the stage for a decisive run-off between the two in three weeks.

Zelenskiy, a political upstart who had never run for public office before, finished first with about 30 percent of the vote, followed by Poroshenko with 18 percent, according to exit polls. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko finished third with 14 percent. The rest of the vote was split among some three dozen other candidates.

Ukraine | In Ukraine’s Presidential Vote the Joker’s Wild

by James George Jatras

The moment of truth is fast approaching in the high-stakes game of Three-Card Monte also known as Ukraine’s presidential election. Following a March 31 first-round vote only two of the three leading candidates will make it to a runoff slated for April 21.

Ukraine | West changes attitude to Ukrainian Poroshenko

In Ukraine, the presidential election is coming. Opponents of the Kiev regime are still unable to participate in them, but for those who recognize the government that controls most of Ukraine, there is some semblance of democracy. The incumbent president Poroshenko is fighting for his re-election and is facing stiff competition. Recently, sociologists have shown that Tymoshenko and Zelensky are ahead of him in popularity.

Ukraine | Ukraine: NATO in the Constitution

By Manlio Dinucci

The day after the signature of NATO’s membership protocol with North Macedonia as its 30th member, Ukraine did something without precedent: it included in its Constitution the engagement to enter officially into NATO and the European Union at the same time.