President Petro Poroshenko, in an interview with the TV channel Ukraina, stressed that there is no more important task for the Ukrainian government than to ensure the restoration of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of the Ukrainian state, reports the press service of the head of state.
“We need to understand who we are facing. One of the largest military machines in the world is totalitarian, and today it has set the task of the illegal annexation of the Crimea. And the first thing we did was shaped the world’s solidarity with Ukraine, which promotes the liberation of Crimea,” said the president.
Petro Poroshenko assured that Ukraine will not agree with any behind-the-scenes arrangements regarding the issue of returning Crimea.
"The Crimea will be returned to Ukraine. We will do everything possible to ensure that this is achieved as soon as possible, immediately after the presidential election. You may have heard Putin’s repeated statements that this will not be done before the presidential election because he very much hopes that anyone but Poroshenko will be elected so that the new Ukrainian government crawls on its knees and gives him the Crimea. My position- do not count on it. We will liberate the Crimea, “said the head of the Ukrainian state.
The President noted that for this, Ukraine is increasing military strength, strengthening international solidarity, and ensuring economic growth.
“The same will happen with the Donbas. I do not rule out the possibility that immediately after the elections we will have progress on blue helmets (the introduction of a peacekeeping force under the UN auspices to the occupied part of the Donbas territory),” stated Petro Poroshenko.
Before the fifth anniversary of Crimea’s annexation by the Russia, the European Union countries signed a declaration confirming their support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The United States and Turkey also made the same statements.