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EU supports Poroshenko in upcoming election, - head of Ukraine's delegation in PACE

There hardly can be any clearer signal for Ukrainian citizens, Volodymyr Ariev says
23:47, 21 March 2019

RBK-Ukraine

The EU has been showing support for Petro Poroshenko as the candidate during the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine. Volodymyr Ariev, the MP from the pro-presidential Petro Poroshenko Bloc party and the head of Ukraine's delegation in PACE said that.

He reminded that the EU-Ukraine mini-summit took place on Wednesday. Poroshenko was hosted by EU leaders. 'The diplomatic language means that the EU upholds the path taken by President Poroshenko, the one towards the European integration and the NATO. There hardly can be any clearer signal for Ukrainian citizens', he claimed.

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The MP also admitted that the recent decision by the European Parliament and U.S. Congress in terms of opposing the Russian aggression show the support for Ukraine in its struggle; specifically, the Ukrainian army received large batches of defensive weapons twice this year. 

'The President, according to his constitutional commitments, has two major areas to take care of; these are foreign affairs and protection of the Ukrainian state. So one has to take a look at the real state of affairs. And that filth that they are pouring now... it will be over in a month. On the other hand, we're the ones to live in Ukraine and understand that Russian aggression does not vanish into thin air (...) Our major goal is to win. And we will prevail!', Ariev concluded.

Related: Poroshenko calls priority tasks in energy sphere for Ukraine

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