Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
15th January, 2016
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the last press-conference in Kiev was forced to turn to the Press Secretary for assistance regarding the Ukrainian language.
Answering the question about the impact on his business partner and member of Parliament, Ihor Kononenko, which some Ukrainian media called the “grey cardinal”, Poroshenko said, he does not need advisers.
“Unlike many, I don’t need neither the financial advisors nor their wallets. I have earned enough positions in my life , and right now I can say that the size of my charitable activity is measured in the hundreds of millions of hryvnia,” — he said.
Poroshenko could not remember the Ukrainian word for “wallet”, and appealed to the press Secretary for help.