It was the Ukrainians, their struggles for independence satisfied with the fact that the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin called “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the twentieth century. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a speech before the military parade dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence.
“The Declaration of Independence, the natural result of our historical development. We arranged it that Putin later called “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe”, – said the President.
He recalled that although Ukraine is celebrating the 25th year of independence, the year the country will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of Ukrainian people’s Republic, and in 2019-the 1000th anniversary of the beginning of the reign of Yaroslav the Wise.