ElectraWorks Limited (Gibraltar), operating under the bwin sports betting brand and owned by GVC Holdings PLC, has over the past five days raised the odds on a victory by showman Volodymyr Zelensky in the upcoming Ukrainian presidential elections, for the first time evening his odds with incumbent President Petro Poroshenko.
According to bwin, Poroshenko’s odds have dropped from 2 to 1 to 2.2 to 1, while Zelensky’s odds have increased from 2.7 to 1 to 2.2 to 1.
The odds of Baktivschyna Party leader and presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko have fallen again, according to the bookmaker, from 4 to 1 to 4.75 to 1.
Income of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2017 totaled UAH 16.304 million. According to the declaration of the candidate for the post of President of Ukraine for 2017, which he entered in the unified register of declarations, UAH 336,000 of income of Poroshenko was the salary corresponding to the position occupied, UAH 15.796 million of interest on deposits in his International Investment Bank (IIB), and he received UAH 172,000 of income from the sale of movable property.
On accounts in his IIB bank, Poroshenko keeps $25.49 million, another UAH 8.19 million are in PJSC Prime Assets Capital, uniting many of his assets. He keeps cash in the amount of $21,000 and UAH 60,000. The president also lent $3.43 million and UAH 1.111 million to third parties.
In 2017, the president placed $10,777 to an account with Rothschild Bank AG (Switzerland), owned by Rothschild Trust Schweiz AG (Switzerland).
In 2017, Poroshenko spent more than UAH 3.8 million on education, UAH 7.549 million on transport services, UAH 2.736 million on tourist services in Ukraine, UAH 5.472 million on accommodation services in Ukraine, UAH 813,500 on utility bills, UAH 90,800 on investment management services or consultations, and another UAH 95,476 on hospitality and logistic arrangements of the delegation in Belgium.
In 2017, Poroshenko did not receive dividends from more than 100 enterprises and legal entities, which ultimate beneficial owner (controller) he is.
Among them PJSC closed-end non-diversified corporate investment fund Prime Assets Capital, which unites many assets of the incumbent president.
In 2017, Poroshenko remained the ultimate beneficiary of PrJSC Roshen Kyiv confectionery factory, and its subsidiaries, Central European confectionery company LLC, the subsidiary Roshen confectionery corporation, a private limited liability company Roshen Europe B.V. (the Netherlands), PJSC Vinnytsia Confectionery Factory, PJSC Vinnitsa Dairy Plant Roshen, PrJSC Kremenchuk Confectionery Factory Roshen, PJSC Mariupol Confectionery Factory Roshen, Roshen Biscuit Complex LLC (Boryspil).
Batkivschyna Party leader Yuliya Tymoshenko and Opposition Platform – For Life head Yuriy Boyko are the favorites among possible presidential candidates in Zaporizhia region, supported by 22.0% and 18.3% of the region’s residents who participated in a Sociological Group Rating survey. The poll was carried out from November 16 to December 2, 2018. Some 1,600 residents of the region were interviewed. The sample was formed taking into account the age and gender structure of the region, as well as the type of settlement. The margin of error of the survey does not exceed 2.4%.
Showman and Servant of the People Party leader Volodymyr Zelensky was supported by 14.1% respondents, followed by incumbent President Petro Poroshenko – 8.4%, Radical Party leader Oleh Lyashko – 7.5% and Ours Party leader Yevhen Murayev. Civil Position Party leader Anatoliy Hrytsenko was supported by 5.1% of persons who participated in the survey.
President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine has signed the law on ratification of a memorandum of mutual understanding between Ukraine and the European Union on the allocation to Ukraine of macrofinancial assistance from the European Union to the tune of EUR 1 billion, the presidential website said. By implementing the memorandum, Ukraine will be able to receive additional funding from the EU to the tune of EUR 1 billion to be used for purposes stated in the national budget.
In order to receive each of the two tranches of the EU’s financial assistance to the tune of EUR 500 million each, Ukraine must meet certain conditions that have been agreed upon by the parties in such areas as tax and customs policy, fighting corrupting, small-scale privatization, management of state-run enterprises, corporate management in state-owned banks and banking supervision, and further reforms in power industry, health care, and social care.
As was earlier reported, the Verkhovna Rada ratified the memorandum on November 8, 2018.
The agreements were signed in Kyiv on September 14, 2018, following President Poroshenko’s earlier agreements with leaders of EU institutions as a result of the East Partnership Summit that took place in Brussels on November 23, 2017, and the 20th Ukraine-the EU summit that was held in Kyiv on July 9, 2018.