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Arseniy Yatsenyuk to Europe: "We need defence weapons - we protect your borders"
27.04.2015 | 12:06
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

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."

However, Arseniy 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", he stressed.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk 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".

"The 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.



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