Minister of Ukraine Yatsenyuk expressed condolences over the tragedy that took place in Paris on 7 January. The Prime Minister said this at the German Association of Foreign Policy on Thursday, January 8, during
his official visit to Berlin.
"We are mourning and praying for those who lost their lives, for the families who lost their loved ones," Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized.
"Some might say that what is happening in Ukraine - the anti-terrorist operation against Russia-backed terrorists - will not affect us. But it has happened. This has happened in Canada, Australia, Belgium. Yesterday it happened in France," the
Prime Minister of Ukraine said.
stressed that the Russian
Federation "decided to seize and illegally annex Crimea and eastern regions of Ukraine", "President Putin decided to start this aggressive military operation, to unleash war against the Ukrainian people."
Prime Minister emphasized that the conflict in Ukraine is not only the conflict between Ukraine and Russia: "This is a global issue. We are fighting for our independence, our freedom, our country, our land."
"We must be united in the fight against terrorism," Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined.