Poroshenko Disgraced Himself Due to Ignorance of the Geography of Ukraine

Translated by Ollie Richardson



Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko disgraced himself during a speech at an economic forum in Lvov, declaring that the Ivano-Frankovsk region isn’t Galicia.

The video of his blunder was published online. The Ukrainian leader said that along with him came a resident of the Prykarpattya, energy Minister Igor Nasalik. And, as was said by Poroshenko, Nasalik is not Galician because he’s a native of the Ivano-Frankovsk region.

The hall immediately began to correct the President of Ukraine: this region is still a part of Galicia. Poroshenko was both surprised and confused, and hurried to cover up the embarrassment.

“Well, thank God,” the Ukrainian leader exhaled.

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