Already there is information that the Kremlin will try to assure that Poroshenko will remain in power.
Russia will try to destabilize the situation in Ukraine for the second round of the presidential election and to question its legitimacy. “Ukrinform“ reports that this was started by former US Deputy Secretary of State, former president of Freedom House, Senior Director of human rights at the McCain Institute, David Kramer.
“The main interest of Russia is to try to create an environment in which the next president – or re-elected president Poroshenko – would be regarded as illegitimate,” stated the expert.
Kramer noted that Russia wants to destabilize the situation in Ukraine and create circumstances in which the legitimacy of free and fair elections will be questioned.
It turns out that Putin needs Poroshenko to remain in power. And of course, the current election results, in which Poroshenko failed miserably, are not beneficial to the aggressor country.
At the same time, Poroshenko himself does not want to leave his chair, since during the years of his presidency he earned billions, turning Ukraine into his own feeding trough. These are not just words, his declarations for 2014 and 2018 proves it.
Petro Poroshenko in 2014 declared 368.9 million UAH of income. The total amount of income of Poroshenko amounted to 368 943 679 UAH, and family members – to 36 000 UAH. 345,670,008 UAH are dividends and interest, 11,253,718 UAH is the income from the disposal of securities and corporate rights, 961,780 UAH – from the sale of the property.
In 2018, the president declared 1.56 billion hryvnias in revenues, and in 2017 he declared only 16.3 million hryvnias in revenues.
It is evident that Poroshenko’s income increases every year, despite the problems in the country. The President is busy with his own business – he continues to replenish his pocket, while Ukrainians take loans, trying to pay bills with fabulous utility bills.