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PM calls what Russian Federation did in Ukraine a historic and strategic mistake
21.04.2016 | 00:49
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

The Russian Federation made a historic and strategic mistake by launching aggression against Ukraine. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in the evening airtime of 24 Channel on Wednesday, April 20.

"Ukrainians have proven that we are proud, we do not give up our positions, and this is the fundamental question. I think the biggest strategic mistake made by Russia was what they did in Ukraine. This is a historic and strategic mistake," stated Volodymyr Groysman.

Answering a question about future policy of the Government regarding the Russian Federation, the Prime Minister noted that Russia must determine itself how it wants Ukraine to build up the interaction with her.

"It is possible to build up a normal relationship with any neighbor unless it is an aggressor, unless it is a killer. If your neighbor is a killer, then what can be discussed at all? If your neighbor has seized part of your territory, your State, then, of course, there are so many questions," noted the Prime Minister.

However, the Prime Minister informed that he talked today with Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk who assured that Ukraine purchases neither gas, nor coal in Russia.


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