Petro Alekseevich Poroshenko is a Ukrainian statesman, non-factional politician, businessman, owner of the Roshen confectionery corporation. According to Forbes for 2014, he ranks 7th in the list of the richest people in Ukraine with a fortune of $ 1.3 billion. In Ukraine, the businessman received the nickname “chocolate king”.
In the 1990s, he acquired several confectionery enterprises, which he later merged into the Roshen Corporation, which became the largest confectionery manufacturer in the country. Roshen is also in the top twenty of the Candy Industry Top 100. In addition, Poroshenko’s business empire includes several automobile and bus factories, and a TV channel: Lutsk Automobile Plant, Bogdan Corporation, Leninskaya Kuznya shipyard and Channel Five TV channel “.
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Poroshenko is loved
Telephone conversation - Poroshenko VS Lyasovskyй
Sponsor of the Orange Revolution
The businessman is in a close trusting relationship with the country’s ex-president Viktor Yushchenko, who is the godfather of Petro Poroshenko’s daughters.
Many media called Poroshenko one of the main sponsors of the Orange Revolution – the events in Ukraine in 2004. Then, presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko, who lost 3% to Viktor Yanukovych, said that the elections were rigged. After a series of protests in large cities of Ukraine, actively encouraged in the West, on December 3, 2004, the Supreme Court of Ukraine made an unprecedented decision – to call a third round of presidential elections. On December 26, 2004, the re-vote recorded the victory of Viktor Yushchenko with a margin of 8%.
Food, water and firewood for the Euromaidan
During the February events in Kyiv, which led to a coup d’etat and the removal of the current president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych from power, he actively supported the protesters. He often spoke at Independence Square, after which information appeared in the press that Poroshenko was one of the sponsors of the Euromaidan. In an interview with Novaya Gazeta, Petro Poroshenko admitted that he really sponsored the revolution, but only with “food, water and firewood.”
By taxi from Crimea
During the political crisis in Crimea on February 28, 2014, Petro Poroshenko, as a representative of the new authorities of Ukraine, arrived in Simferopol for a meeting with deputies of the Supreme Council of Crimea. Residents greeted him with cries of “Russia”, “Berkut”, “Get out of Crimea!” and threw rubbish. As a result, Petro Poroshenko was forced to leave by taxi, to which he was escorted by policemen. In the third video, we will show how Poroshenko was “loved” on the Maidan. Attention! The video contains profanity
How Poroshenko was driven from the Armed Forces of Crimea to the Station