What has President Petro Poroshenko achieved in three years, and where has he failed?
Oleg Zhyzhyian self-employed
I think everything that’s going on in Ukraine now started a long time ago, during the previous revolution. What Poroshenko achieved was to replace one political clan with another. He just made the entire country believe in an illusion. That’s hard to do, so for him it’s definitely an achievement.
Maria Brahan English and French tutor
I think it’s good that we chose Poroshenko to be the head of our state. In my opinion, it’s better to have such a president, rather than not. But in the future I’d like Ukraine’s presidents to be a little younger so they weren’t connected with the criminal life of the 1990s..
Olena Kukharchuk student
Poroshenko implemented a visa-free regime (with the EU), and that’s his biggest achievement. His biggest drawback is that during the election campaign Poroshenko promised that in a year Crimea would be Ukrainian again. He hasn’t kept that promise.
Erik Gumenuk student
I think Poroshenko shouldn’t be a president. When (ousted Ukraine’s ex-President Viktor) Yanukovych was a president one dollar was eight hryvnias. Yes, (Yanukovych) was stealing, and everyone knew it. Poroshenko also steals and takes other people’s businesses, but he hides it.
Olga Murashko store assistant
Thanks to Poroshenko, we’re moving closer to Europe. I think it’s wonderful that he implemented the visa-free regime. People will travel, improve themselves, and see the world. But at the same time, I don’t think this visa-free regime will help poor people. Those Ukrainians haven’t travelled, and they aren’t going to start.