"We inform you that the president celebrated the New Year with his family at home. He spent several days in Huta presidential retreat in the Ivano-Frankivsk region," Poroshenko’s press office said in official response to the inquiry filed by Interfax-Ukraine.
Poroshenko also reportedly made a private trip to Maldives "to have a short rest."
"This trip was paid with the declared funds from his own bank account which will be reflected in his e-declaration. The decision to make the information on these trips public after the event was made in advance based on security considerations," the press service said.