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Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the UN General Assembly: Mr. Putin, you can win a fight against the troops. But you will never win the fight against nation, united Ukrainian nation
25.09.2014 | 07:07
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http://www.kmu.gov.ua/img/1x1.gifPrime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk calls on western partners not to lift sanctions against Russia until Ukraine returns control of the East and Crimea. "Crimea was, is and will be a part of Ukraine", - said the Head of Ukrainian Government in his statement at the General Debate of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, September 24.

Ukraine as a cofounder of the UNO knows the reason why we established this distinguished organization. For peace and stability. Do we have this peace and stability? No. And our global aim and global target is to do everything we can to protect our citizens, and to deliver peace to our nations, he said.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk calls on western partners not to lift sanctions against Russia until Ukraine returns control of the East and Crimea. "Crimea was, is and will be a part of Ukraine", - said the Head of Ukrainian Government in his statement at the General Debate of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, September 24.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk took the floor at the debates of the UN General Assembly being the third Prime Minister after Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron and Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Ukraine as a cofounder of the UNO knows the reason why we established this distinguished organization. For peace and stability. Do we have this peace and stability? No. And our global aim and global target is to do everything we can to protect our citizens, and to deliver peace to our nations, he said.

The Head of Government accentuated that the origin of the conflict that evolved in Ukraine is an invasion that was made by Russian Federation, A P5 member violated the UN Charter, which is absolutely and entirely unacceptable.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that 20 years ago Ukraine had abandoned nuclear weapon, being the third biggest arsenal in the world, As we relinquished our nuclear power arsenal, in Budapest Ukraine got guarantees of territorial integrity and sovereignty. And Russia was a co-signer and co-contributor of this memorandum. Instead of security guarantees in 20 years we received Russian military boots on Ukrainian soil.

It seems its difficult to convince another county to stop nuclear proliferation. We are committed to our nuclear non-proliferation program, but we need to get guarantees of our territorial integrity and security and independence, he said.

Few months ago RF annexed Crimea. One country which is the UN member and P5 member, one country which is armed to teeth, just decided to grab the land of independent Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized and he commanded the efforts of UN member states, that overwhelmingly supported the resolution that supports Ukraines territorial integrity and condemns an illegal annexation of Crimea by the RF.

The Head of Ukraines Government highlighted, Russia had moved further, For today we can state that Russian troops are deployed in the East of Ukraine.

RF violated a number of bilateral and multilateral international agreements starting with the UN Charter and ending with the resolutions on counterterrorism that were passed by the UN. So we know what terrorism means. And we urge Russia to pull back its forces, to bull back its artillery, to stop to supply Russian-led terrorists; to restore the control over Ukrainian-Russian border, and to start real talks, peace talks, Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized.

Despite the ceasefire regime, Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stressed, Ukraine is losing Ukrainian soldiers and civilians, and the shelling continues.

He accentuated that Ukraine needs peace, And its difficult to hammer out any kind of peace deal at a barrel of a gun, made in Russia.

Moreover, Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded about a dramatic disaster with a Malaysian airplane that happened due to Russian invasion, Few months ago a civilian flight MH-17 was downed by a Russian made missile surface-to-air. 298 innocent civilians were killed. Ukraine mourns the victims. We pray together with the families of Netherlands, Australia, UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Germany.

He stressed that Ukraine handed over an investigation to a Dutch-led independent body, And we urge everyone to help us to bring to justice those responsible of this despicable crime, crime against humanity.

The formula of this peace, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk has to be comprehensive, A military option is definitely not the best one. So it is to be a comprehensive approach which comprises diplomatic, financial, political, and only at last military options.

The US and the EU imposed a number of sanctions against Russia. We do understand that sanctions are the way how to start real talks and how to hammer out a peace deal. No trust in words. We trust only in deeds and actions, he said.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged RF to stick to its international obligation to execute everything that had been written in Minsk. And this is not a menu where you can pick the cherry. It means that Russia is to execute all 12 points of this memo.

We ask our partners not to lift sanctions until Ukraine takes over the control of its entire territory starting with the East of Ukraine and ending with Crimea. Crimea was, is, and will be a part of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk declared.

Ukraines PM appealed to the president of the Russian Federation, Mr. Putin, you can win a fight against the troops. But you will never win the fight against nation, united Ukrainian nation.

In the framework of his working visit to the United States, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta and Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine also had a meeting with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer and representatives of American Jewish organizations.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk made a statement to the Council on Foreign Relations, which is an American non-profit think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.

The agenda includes a meeting of the Prime Minister of Ukraine with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and talks with heads of delegations of several member states of the United Nations organization.

During the meeting with representatives of U.S. business circles and U.S. investment and financial institutions Arseniy Yatsenyuk will present the Government's Action Plan Recovery for Ukraine.

 

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