Petro Poroshenko

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  • Name: Petro Poroshenko ( Petr Poroshenko )
  • Date of birth: 26 September 1965
  • Age: 51 years
  • Place of birth: Bolgrad, Odesa oblast, Ukraine
  • Height: 180
  • Activity: Ukrainian statesman and politician, President of Ukraine, businessman
  • Marital status: Married to Marina Perevezentseva

    Petro Poroshenko: a biography

    Petro Poroshenko – Ukrainian politician and statesman, the youngest President of Ukraine, who came to power amid the ambiguous and complex events in the country. Critics call him a tough pragmatist, a clever businessman, a successful businessman, but there is no denying its key important qualities, namely, the ability to achieve their own goals.

    Born Poroshenko Petr Alekseevich 26 September 1965 in the small Ukrainian town of Bolgrad, in the Odessa region near the Moldovan border. Parents Poroshenko was born in Izmail district of Odessa, which before the war was part of Romania. The father of the future President of Ukraine, Alexei Ivanovich, head of the agricultural machinery in Bolgrad, and the mother of Eugene S. and worked there as chief accountant. In the family Peter was the youngest child, he was a senior at 8 years old brother Michael, who in 1997 died in mysterious circumstances.

    In childhood, Petro Poroshenko was calm, responsive, gentle and studious child who loved sweets. The school showed interest in the study of foreign languages from the first grade studied French. The father of the future Ukrainian leader had a tough temper, and raising children according to strict principles. In 1974, the President’s family moved to the Moldovan town of Bendery, where Peter has successfully graduated from a local school.

    After graduating from high school, the young man decided to become an economist, a diplomat and went to Moscow to conquer the capital of the University. However, to enrol the applicant-provincial failed because of the massive competition, as a result, he decided to study international Economics in Kiev. In the third year of the University Petro Poroshenko was drafted into the army, but after service in Sittwe, he still graduated from University and received a diploma of international economist.

    Petro Poroshenko: Roshen

    The business of Petro Poroshenko began in his student years. Then he created the company «Tsentr-SERVIS», which was based on the conclusion and payment of contracts. Earnings Poroshenko was then about 1.5% of the transaction amount, but that allowed him to fifth year of high school to buy a car «Volga». The money in the «service Center» Petro Poroshenko, together with his classmate Sergey Zaitsev became involved in a scarce supply of goods in the USSR. In particular, his job was supply confectionery factory with cocoa beans from Belgium and Holland. After the collapse of the Soviet Union’s skills in business have allowed Peter to take control over several of the factories that formed the basis for its largest concern «Roshen» in Ukraine. The successful operation of the future President in business brought Peter Alekseevich fortune, against which, it became known as the «chocolate king».

    Except chocolate Empire, Roshen, Poroshenko owns a number of companies. His business includes several bus and automotive industries, glassware factory, some enterprises for the production of starch, shipyard «Lenin’s smithy», insurance company «Krajina», two sports and recreation complex. In addition to manufacturing businesses in the Corporation’s portfolio has increased the number of media assets, including Ukrainian «the Fifth channel», the company KP Media (the Correspondent edition, portals,, radio station «Nashe radio», «Next», «Retro FM», «Your radio». From 1993 to 1998 he was CEO of the family company «Ukrprominvest», which he founded together with his father and brother.

    After the reorganization of the Corporation Poroshenko in 2006 was created a diversified holding company PJSC «Closed non-diversified corporate investment Fund «Prime assets capital», 100% of shares owned by Petro Poroshenko. According to the rating Forbes as of 2014 the fifth President of Ukraine took the sixth position among the richest people of Ukraine, as Poroshenko is 1.3 billion dollars.

    Petro Poroshenko: politics

    In 1998 the biography of Poroshenko acquired another direction, and he got involved in politics, which his student years was his dream. Then Peter became a member of Parliament in the Social democratic party of Ukraine. Devoting her two years, Poroshenko left the party of social Democrats on the background of the conflict with its leaders Georgiy Surkis and Victor Medvedchuk and created their own faction «Solidarity», which later became the Party of solidarity of Ukraine. In 2000 after the merger of five political organizations were created the party «Labor solidarity of Ukraine», in which Poroshenko was one of the presidents. In 2001 it was renamed in Party of Regions, headed by ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov.

    In 2001, Poroshenko left the Party of Regions, supporting Viktor Yushchenko and led his campaign in the presidential race. He led the party «Our Ukraine» and became one of sponsors «Orange revolution». With Viktor Yushchenko, Poroshenko walked hand in hand until victory «of Maidan-2004», not knowing that a victory will not bring him personal political growth. After the election of President Yushchenko of Ukraine for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine took Yulia Tymoshenko and Petro Poroshenko received the office of Secretary of the NSDC. However, the new President of Ukraine has decided to soften a little the bitterness of a kind of defeat Poroshenko and expanded the activities of the NSDC Secretary, with the approval of candidates of heads of law enforcement agencies, judges, and members of the High Council of justice. In addition, Poroshenko became an Advisor to Yushchenko on national security and defence. According to some politicians and experts, this was done as a «powerful counterweight» to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko.

    In 2005, Petro Poroshenko and a number of other officials were dismissed by the ex-President of Ukraine as a result of a scandal associated with numerous allegations of Yushchenko’s entourage of corruption, nepotism and lobbying their own interests. At that time, Yulia Tymoshenko supported the initiative of the former head of Ukraine in this matter, but soon it suffered the same fate. The resignation of Poroshenko again narrowed the scope of activities of the new Secretary of the NSDC, which was adopted the decree of the Ukrainian Chapter, two weeks after leaving office.

    In 2009, Poroshenko was appointed Minister of foreign Affairs and once again became part of the Ukrainian national security Council. A year later, after winning the presidential election of the Party leader of Regions Victor Yanukovych, Poroshenko was again dismissed, to give place in the government of Konstantin Grishchenko. In 2012, ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych appointed Petro Poroshenko as Minister of economy of Ukraine. But the head of the Ministry of economic development of the Ukrainian state he spent a short time after her victory at the 2012 parliamentary elections and returning to Parliament, Poroshenko was removed from his post. However, he refused to join any faction of the Parliament.

    A year later, on the «Maidan-2013», Petro Poroshenko took an active position in the camp of the protesters, sponsoring Euromaidan food, water and firewood. He tried not to stay in the first position next to Klitschko and Yatsenyuk Tyagnibok, which most likely helped him get the long-awaited victory and to get to the top of Ukrainian politics.

    Petro Poroshenko: President of Ukraine

    During the events associated with the Euromaidan movement, Poroshenko won the people’s recognition of their active participation in the most critical situations of the time. This allowed him after the overthrow of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to win elections in 2014. He showed himself as a politician, not prone to extremism and radicalism, so the Ukrainians gave him more than 50% of votes in first round presidential race. As a result, the Petro Poroshenko became the fifth President of Ukraine, one of the few got the win in the first round of voting.

    According to Ukrainians elected a new President, spoken at the inauguration of 7 June 2014, his goals at the highest post of the government of Ukraine will be the preservation of the unity of the country and the return of the Crimea to the Ukraine. While Poroshenko promised to the population to take more energetic measures to provide Ukrainians visa-free regime in Europe, and gave hope that Ukraine will join the European Union.

    The presidency of Poroshenko from the first days has changed about it the opinion of Ukrainians, in connection with which he lost almost all his allies, who considered him a humanist, a handyman, an intellectual and a principled politician. Less than a month after the occupation of the presidential chair, as he decided not to peacefully overcome the protests of the South-East of the country, sending back the Ukrainian army. In the military conflict in the Donbass, according to official data of the OSCE, has killed more than six thousand civilians and tens of thousands of security forces. However, these figures do not embarrass the government of the country, and even after the signing of the peace agreement in Minsk, Kiev continues to attempt to return the Donbass, which is confirmed by numerous violations of the ceasefire in the territories of the South-East, controlled by the militia forces that were documented by the international observers.

    During the year the Board of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has won from the public and colleagues in the government characterization of the billionaire oligarchs, interested only in preserving their capital rather than in restoration of peace in the country. It lay the blame for failure in a military conflict in the Donbas, currency collapse, economic catastrophe in Ukraine. He has not fulfilled any of its promises during the ascent to the throne of the President of Ukraine, replacing the state of freedom of expression «pseudo-patriotism», and social benefits and low wages – payments for the IMF loan. All the actions of Poroshenko sees people quite aggressive.

    Petro Poroshenko’s personal life

    Personal life of Peter Poroshenko, in contrast to his political career, stable and reliable. In his student years he met his future wife

  • Marina Perevedentseva, is the daughter of the Deputy Minister of health of the USSR. Wife Poroshenko in the profession cardiologist, currently engaged, as befits a first lady, charity work, heading the Charity Foundation of Petro Poroshenko. People from the inner circle of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko impeccable family man, a caring father and tender husband, who is a strict policy difficult to work at home «is melting like chocolate.» Wife Poroshenko takes the position of the reliable rear of the husband and at all stages of his career helping Peter Alekseevich in all. The main rule of the presidential couple is «taboo» to discuss politics in the home circle.

    Over the years of a happy marriage the fifth President of Ukraine had four children: a son, two daughters, twins Alexandra and Evgenia, the godfather of whom was the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko, and son Michael. In 2014, Marina and Petro Poroshenko have had a grandson Peter, which they presented to eldest son Alex. Children Poroshenko and his wife Marina, I think of Peter I the authoritative head of the family, a good father and a loving husband. Their house is full of family traditions and warm.

    Petro Poroshenko: photo

    Petro Poroshenko

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