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Pres. Petro Poroshenko

Former President, Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko was the 5th President of Ukraine (2014-2019) and Chairman of “European Solidarity” Political Party. In 1998, he started his political career as Member of Parliament of Ukraine. In 2000, he became Deputy Head of National Bank Council of Ukraine. In 2005, Petro Poroshenko served as Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council. In 2006, he won elections and returned to Parliament. In 2009, he became Minister of Foreign Affairs and in 2012 – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. In May 2014, Petro Poroshenko won early elections and became the 5th President of Ukraine. Conclusion and entry into force of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, visa-free regime between EU and Ukraine, new modernized NATO-standard Ukrainian Armed Forces, international unity and solidarity against Russian aggression are among major achievements of Poroshenko’s presidency.
It is recognized that under Poroshenko’s leadership Ukraine carried out more reforms than for all years of independence.

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