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The Kremlin is Doomed to Defeat

February 19, 2019
Petro Poroshenko stated this during his speech at a special session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
The Kremlin is Doomed to Defeat

President of Ukraine is convinced that the Russian Federation would lose the war unleashed against Ukraine. “And beyond doubt, I want to say firmly: the Kremlin is doomed to defeat in this war. I emphasize that in five years it failed to achieve any of the goals set for Ukraine, and tactically, friends, we have already won,” the Head of State noted at a special session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine.

The President believes Russia unleashed its war against Ukraine not only to conquer our state. “Why was it done? Today everyone clearly understands – for the restoration of the empire, for the revision of the borders and, in the end, for the destruction of the whole system of transatlantic security in Europe and the world,” he said. “And now Putin clearly understands that the loss of Ukraine means the collapse of his plans to restore the empire and to return Russia the status of a superpower. They cannot do it economically,” Petro Poroshenko stressed.

“Therefore, the rates in this war are super high now. I emphasize – not only Ukraine. Putin’s dream is not a divided Ukraine anymore, but a divided Europe. Putin’s dream is Europe that has abandoned its values. Putin’s dream is a weakened Europe, to which he dictates conditions. Putin’s dream is a belt of dependent satellites, whose sovereignty is purely nominal. And the examples of these countries are very well known to us,” he noted.

According to Petro Poroshenko, the world has united in support of Ukraine in its struggle for sovereignty and territorial integrity, support of our country’s aspirations for integration into the EU and NATO. “We must read and study the lessons of a century-old past of 1918-1921. The victory in this war depends on our resolve, as well as on the unity and determination of our international coalition, which was created by us in support of Ukraine with the help of our friends,” the Head of State said.