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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: The wall between our countries was erected by Russian regime. It is a result of the imperial policy carried out by the Russian leaders
16.10.2014 | 10:08
Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the CMU

"We have not built this wall. This wall was erected by the Russian regime and personally Vladimir Putin. We havent attacked Russia - Russia invaded Ukraine. Putin has seized a part of the Ukrainian territory: the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. We dont supply weapons to terrorists, he delivers. We dont want to create a new Abkhazia and Ossetia in Russian territory, but he does it", said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the program "Shuster LIVE" on the 24 TV channel on Wednesday, October 15.

"Therefore, what is happening in Ukraine appears a result of an aggressive and imperial policy (carried out by the leadership of the Russian Federation)", he stressed.

According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a "personal geopolitical goal" of the Russian President is "the reconstruction of the Soviet Union, "In another shape, under another name, basing on other principles, but in which Vladimir Putin will assume that he carries a sacred mission, its what he thinks, of a new Russian Emperor, who collects the lands, resumes the areas of influence and who opposes the West".

"He [Mr. Putin] wants to capture territories and to impose his ideology. But we don't want it. We have our own values, language, culture. We have our own history. Another myth that Russia has always tried to invent is about our common history. There exist collective pages, however each [country] has its own history," said the Head of Government.

At the same time, he noted, when the price for oil is $ 86, "the Russian leadership must think very seriously about how they will feed their people", "In Russia, the depreciation of the national currency makes up 20%".

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed, actually, the invasion of Crimea was designed also to improve the rating of President Putin inside Russia, "This way was used by his predecessors in the Soviet Union: when you have domestic problems, you should seek an enemy outside. He has found such enemy - Ukraine. When you have problems inside the country, then do something behind its boundaries. He has done it - Crimea".

"However, this political addiction is a drug. In order to maintain the rating, it is necessary to follow a principle of the political addiction, to go ahead. But there comes the end," he added.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed, in fact, the annexation of Crimea and intervention in Donbas means reconsidering of the results of the Second World War, The capture of Crimea and the Russian military intervention in Donetsk and Luhansk implies not just a violation of all international norms and rules, it means an undeclared war against everything we have achieved after the Second World War.

"I am well aware that the problem of returning of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea cannot be solved in a day, a month or a year. It will take years. But nobody stays forever in politics, the situation will change. And the time will come when Crimea returns, and when the Russian people are ashamed of what their previous leadership had made. So, Russia will apologize to Ukraine", said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

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