‘The disgraced oligarch’: WikiLeaks cables reveal changing US views on Poroshenko
The US was among the first states to congratulate Ukraine's president-elect Petro Poroshenko. Yet real US opinions of the new president are more complicated, as revealed by WikiLeaks cables which refer to the billionaire as a “disgraced oligarch.”
30 May, 2014
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Petro Poroshenko (L) with Yulia Tymoshenko (R), Kiev, 06 July, 2006. (AFP Photo / Genia Savilov)
Poroshenko already has a meeting scheduled with Barack Obama, after the US president expressed his readiness to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart while on his European tour. The meeting is scheduled for June 3, according to Kommersant.