The only correct
way out of a complicated geopolitical conflict waged by Russia - the world’s
unity in helping Ukraine in the same vein, as Ukraine is now helping Europe and
the EU, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed in an interview
with Channel 5.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that all those who remained on
Ukraine’s temporarily uncontrolled territories of Donbas "are personal
hostages of Vladimir Putin and his imperial ambitions."
The Prime Minister
underlined the need to implement the Minsk agreements by Russia: "Take
away your thugs, stop Russian military aggression and give people a chance to
live a normal life. Give
yourselves a possibility to live as well - make Russia a prosperous country,
not an aggressor."
Yatsenyuk highlighted that Russia "doesn’t want to perform the Minsk
deal": "If they wanted to perform "Minsk", why did they
deploy hundreds of new tanks, armored vehicles, upgraded weapons and tens of
thousands of trained Russian terrorists?"
"Now the problem lies in the plane that we wish peace, but we are
forced to fight for this peace. Hence, our appeal to our European partners and
our western friends – just give us an opportunity to protect our territory,
give us an opportunity to defend our country. We are at war with a nuclear state",
emphasized that Ukraine does not urge our western partners to provide us with weapons
for the military offensive: "Just provide us with weapons to defend our
state, as we are defending your boundaries as well. We are protecting peace and
tranquillity in the European Union these days".
"Those who are
in the west of the European Union think that Russian tanks won't go as far. God
bless. We were also thinking a year and a half ago that Russia would never have
allowed annexation of Crimea and military incursion into the territory of Donetsk
and Luhansk. But we have what we have", he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk highlighted that the world faces "a complex
geopolitical conflict, which is provoked by Russia": "The only correct
way out is when all are united to protect peace and stability and to help
Ukraine, like we help today to Europe and the European Union".
history will put everything in its place. It wasn’t us who attacked Russia, but
Russia who attacked us. The history will reinstall justice, and Russia should
know about it," added the Head of Government.