Putin blasts Lithuania’s ‘idiotic conclusion’ about Russian judges being threat to VilniusRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 16:38
Court refuses to summon Chechen leader Kadyrov for questioning in Nemtsov murder caseRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 16:00
Spain becomes most popular foreign destination for Russian touristsSociety & Culture December 06, 15:52
Putin urges to prevent erosion of Russian ConstitutionRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 15:40
Alexander Van der Bellen wins presidential election in AustriaWorld December 06, 15:33
Nurses killed in Aleppo hospital attack to be buried with military honorsWorld December 06, 15:26
Putin says Russia’s legal framework changes too quicklyRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 06, 15:10
Syrian authorities rule out ceasefire if militants refuse to leave Aleppo — ministryWorld December 06, 14:55
Turkish PM praises Moscow, Ankara efforts in fight against terrorismWorld December 06, 14:36
KIEV, August 28. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on the pro-European parties to unite, noting an excessive number of political forces in the country.
"Ukraine has become a European record-holder. It has 260 parties! But should Ukraine have that many?" Poroshenko told the session that announced the merger of president’s Solidarity party and UDAR of ex-boxing champion turned Kiev mayor Vitaly Klitschko.
Poroshenko said many parties in Ukraine have similar ideology, but they still fail to unite due to the ambitions of their leaders. "But I hope that the pro-European forces will unite," the president said.
The Ukrainian leader has also called for stricter election legislation with the goal of preventing bribery of voters and toughening the punishment for this crime.
Ukraine is due to hold local elections on October 25. Under the law, the polls will not be carried out in the territories of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics that are not under Kiev’s control.