Pyotr Alekseevich Poroshenko ( Ukrainian Petro Oleksiyovich Poroshenko ; born September 26, 1965 , Bolgrad , Odessa region , Ukrainian SSR , USSR ) is a Ukrainian statesman and politician, oligarch , businessman, lawyer . People's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the 9th convocation since August 29, 2019, owner of the Roshen confectionery corporation .
Chairman of the European Solidarity political party .
President of Ukraine from June 7, 2014 to May 20, 2019. Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine from March 23 to December 3, 2012.
Honored Economist of Ukraine, laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology, as well as the Ukrainian Prize named after Philip Orlyk . PhD in Law .
According to the Forbes rating in 2020, Poroshenko ranked 3rd among the richest people in Ukraine with a capital of $1.4 billion . In March 2021, his fortune was estimated at $1.6 billion
On December 20, 2021, Petro Poroshenko was charged with high treason in the case of the supply of coal from the part of Donbas not controlled by Kiev in 2014-2015 . On January 19, 2022, the Pechersky Court of Kyiv released Poroshenko on a personal obligation to appear in court or for interrogation upon first demand.
His father is Alexei Ivanovich Poroshenko (1936-2020), a native of the village of Safyany ( Bessarabia , the Kingdom of Romania , now the Izmailsky district of the Odessa region); since 1959 he worked in Bolgrad[ source not specified 2705 days ] . One of the first documents that records the Poroshenko family in the village of Safyany, Izmail district, Bessarabian province, is the revision tale of the Little Russian society of the townspeople of the village of Safyany for 1835 .
Mother - Evgenia Sergeevna Poroshenko (nee Grigorchuk; 1937-2004), originally from the village of Kugurluy-Matroska , Bessarabia , the Kingdom of Romania (now the Izmail district of the Odessa region), also worked in Bolgrad .