”The idea we have is to
get peace, but to get peace you have to defend your country and you have to
deter Russia – not allowing Russian troops to move further and further,” said Prime
Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a press conference following the
meeting with the State Secretary of the United States of America John Kerry.
stressed that Ukraine appeals with a request to facilitate an increase of the
defence capabilities of the state "not for the offensive operation, but
for the defensive operation", "God knows what is
the ultimate goal of Russia and President Putin. Russian aggression is a
threat to the global order, to the European security, and is a threat to NATO
The PM emphasized
Ukraine has strong evidences and grounds that Russian Federation violated an
international law and “Russian president ordered Russian troops to invade both
Crimea and the east of Ukraine”, “While crystal clear that Russian military is
on the ground, crystal clear that it was Russia who invaded Crimea, Russia
invaded the east of Ukraine”.
“Frankly, it’s a
little bit difficult to buy SA-11 and SA-22 and Russian tanks and Russian
Howitzers and Russian artillery at the marketplace in Donetsk or Luhansk,” he
“It seems to me
that the only country who strongly deny clear
military Russian boots on the ground is Russian Federation and personally President
Putin,” emphasized the Head of Government.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk added, Ukraine is fighting against so-called rebels or guerrillas,
“We are fighting against the Russian regular army”.