Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Brussels: We are not just defending Ukraine, we are defending the EU, peace and stability in the entire Europe
19.03.2015 | 17:34
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU
 

“We are not just defending Ukraine, we are defending the EU, peace and stability in the entire Europe. So, help us to protect our country and you peace,” Prime Minister of Ukraine said in an interview with the BBC in the course of his working visit to Brussels, Thursday, March 19. http://www.kmu.gov.ua/img/1x1.gif

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed he is "not very optimistic" about the chances to restore control over the Ukrainian-Russian border in the near future.

According to him, the lack of control over the border means "an unlimited access for the Russian troops, Russian tanks and soldiers to easily cross the Ukrainian-Russian border and to increase their military capability and their military durability of the Russian troops that are deployed in eastern Ukraine".

"The chances of de-escalation of the situation in this case are extremely low," stressed Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

He stressed that the Government of Ukraine commends the efforts of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande during the Minsk talks, "to push Russia to the right decisions", "We ask them to support us in sealing the border".

The Prime Minister also stressed that the Government of Ukraine truly appreciates the UK support, in particular, in its decision to send to Ukraine military instructors to train the Ukrainian military.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk added that this decision is "the first step", "We expect to see another steps of other EU member states and our American friends".

 

 

 
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