Russian president Vladimir Putin deeply and sincerely hates Ukraine. President Poroshenko claimed this during the discussion at Munich security conference, broadcast by "112 Ukraine" TV channel.
"Putin hates Ukraine deeply and sincerely. He denies distinctiveness and unique identity of the Ukrainian people. I know that personally. He publicly proclaims Ukrainian identity as a part of Russian dominant identity. He sees no place for Ukraine at the political map of Europe, and he wants to draw a place for Ukraine in Russian colours. But, it would be a mistake to think that the Russia’s appetites are limited to Ukraine only," President noted.
The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is an annual conference on international security policy and takes place in Germany on February 17 – 19. This year’s conference will be dedicated to the Transatlantic and NATO’s relations after the election of Donald Trump as the US President, the state of cooperation in security and defence sphere within the European Union, crisis in Ukraine and relationship with the Russian Federation, Syrian war and security situation in Asia-Pacific region including Korean Peninsula.