“The Russian flag should not fly anywhere”. Poroshenko urged the world to put pressure on Russia
During a speech at the 54th Munich security conference, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the leaders to continue to put pressure on Russia over its aggression against Ukraine, participation in the war in Syria. Unleashed by Russia’s hybrid war is gradually becoming global. And it is already experiencing the European Union.
Poroshenko appealed to the leaders of the countries that they do not recognize the Russian presidential elections in the occupied Crimea and not restored the authority of Russia in PACE. He stressed that Russia came into Crimea to protect the rights and freedoms of people – they are being violated wherever there is Russia and most brutally against the Crimean Tatars. Russia also is not interested in annexation of Donbas – this area was subjected to a military attack by the Kremlin to weaken and destabilize Ukraine.
“However, Ukraine is not Russia’s aim. Russia has a different goal. Its purpose is to meet the ambitions of the Kremlin, and revenge for “the greatest catastrophe of the twentieth century,” as Putin described the collapse of the Soviet Union. The collapse of the “Russian world”, built on lies and violence,” the President said.
He recalled the “little green men” in Crimea: after the first ridiculous objections, the Kremlin admitted the truth.
“It is not surprising that the same people this time can be traced, for example in Syria, apparently with their previous combat experience in Donbas and Crimea. I’m not one who believes the objections of Moscow, which, they claim, “they are not there”. I am the one who warns you about the lack of boundaries from the Kremlin about its hidden agenda,” – said Poroshenko.
The hangout of the “Norman Quartet” in Munich fell through at the last minute
The exchange of prisoners and the liberation of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia have to be discussed by the Ministers. However, the appointment fell through at the last moment. Instead, the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and his Russian counterpart met face-to-face. The forum also has arrived the President of Ukraine, who made a small speech to the participants of the first day of the security forum.
Ukraine, as no one else is familiar with Moscow’s hybrid tactics.
“That’s why I urge you: in our common interest to resist Russian attempts to break our unity and destroy our democracy. To prove that blackmail and aggression is done in Europe. Europe is a continent of peace, stability and cooperation. And that universal values must be respected”, – stressed the head of state.
According to him, these values are the best weapons against the Russian threat. Poroshenko noted that there is a bitter experience when some for their own use sacrificing these values, and this has led to dire consequences for all.
“Is the current situation with Russia the other? Our answer must be “no.” “No” – the recognition of the Russian presidential elections in the occupied Crimea. “No” – the restoration of the authority of Russia in the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. No conciliation visits to Moscow in search of economic benefits for your own preferences.”No” the “Nord stream-2″ which has nothing to do with economic interests, but is political power and expansion of Russia. Neither politics nor business can not be separated from values. The current policy of Moscow is no place for fair play. That’s why the Russian flag is waving on the Olympic winter Games in 2018”, – said Poroshenko.
The President noted that “the Russian flag should not fly anywhere, as long as Russia continues to incite the world of hybrid warfare and a Russian bullet aimed at our symbols.”
Note that in Munich held a bilateral meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and Russia Sergey Lavrov. Talked about the situation in the Donbas. But so no what to do.
Late today or tomorrow in Munich, also to be held negotiations, “Norman Quartet” in the Donbass.
Recall that in Munich is a three-day 54-I’m a security conference. Discussing the role of the EU in the world in security, its relations with Russia and the United States. Will touch on the themes of armed conflict in the middle East, cybersecurity, a possible nuclear threat of North Korea, cooperation between the EU and NATO. Will also discuss the war in Donbas and Russian aggression.
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