With those States who by their actions questioned the universal values, there can be no compromise when it comes to the protection of democracy and international law. This, speaking in Strasbourg at the session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, said President Petro Poroshenko.
“I understand, what responsibility lies on your shoulders, especially now, in times of extreme populism, cyberattacks, military and information campaigns that we, Ukrainians, felt – against his will. I would like today, three years later, after a speech here as President of Ukraine, to tell you that the war against my country was over, that internationally recognized borders restored, and blatant occupation of the country by those who chant “we are not there,” dismissed. Unfortunately, we are still no closer to this prospect, and the reason you are well known,” he said.
Poroshenko appealed to the audience with the question “has anything changed in those three years in Russia’s behavior?”.
“Absolutely not. Moscow continues to ignore our demands and the demands of the international community to return to the legal field. Russia pretends that the resolutions, including the PACE, we are not talking about it,” he added.
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He also drew delegates ‘ attention on the PACE that Russia ignores the performance of its obligations under the Minsk agreements.
“Her troops are still on Ukrainian territory – in Crimea and in Donbass, the weapons are exactly the same comes from Russia illegal armed formations”, – said the President.
The head of state added that counts on the support of Ukraine in PACE, where a new President to replace the resigned Pro Pedro Agramunt.
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