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Poroshenko: Russia tries to exchange peace in Ukraine for Ukraine’s freedom
20:46, 20 September 2017
Poroshenko: Russia tries to exchange peace in Ukraine for Ukraine’s freedom

According to Ukraine’s President, the “key problem is that Ukraine and Russia strive for completely different things”

20:46, 20 September 2017

Reuters

Russia tries to exchange peace in Ukraine for Ukraine’s freedom. Kyiv will never concede to that, Petro Poroshenko said in his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, broadcasted by 112.UA.

“Russia is perhaps the only country in the world that has a conflict: hot, frozen, or potential, with almost all its neighbours. Mr. President, the key problem is that Ukraine and Russia strive for completely different things. Ukraine wants peace, and restoration of the sovereignty of its territory; Russia wants control over Ukraine and undermines every effort to restore our sovereign control over Ukraine’s border. So Russia tries to exchange peace in Ukraine for Ukraine’s freedom. And I want to make a very strong message: Ukraine will never accept that kind of deal, nor will the international community,” the President said.

As it was reported earlier, Poroshenko is currently on a working visit to New York for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

On September 19, Ukrainian Head of State held negotiations with Presidents of Poland, Austria, Slovakia, and head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini.

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