President Petro Poroshenko in his speech at the annual meeting of heads of foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine held on 28 of August 2018 in Kyiv, commended the foreign policy of Ukraine which constitutes an important means to counter the Russian aggression and prepare to the de-occupation of Crimea.
“Someone persistently advised us in those days that we must forget about Crimea, back down on the Donbas in order to receive the support. Even to abandon the European choice. For what? Not to annoy, God forbid, the aggressor.,” Petro Poroshenko noted.
The President of Ukraine added: “To give up our Euro-Atlantic direction and immediately return to the Moscow stall – you will come back and everything will be fine. Why did they advise that? Because Kyiv is supposedly not capable of struggling with Moscow. Because never in hundreds and hundreds of years Kyiv could not afford to carry out an independent policy, history confirms this”.
As he noted: “Few people know all the details of hundreds of his meetings and phone conversations, the result of which, just as the result of our common work, is powerful international support. As they say, irresistible waters of truth will break through the strongest walls of lies and manipulations,” Petro Poroshenko added and stressed: ” We are planning to return Crimea and part of the Donbas by political and diplomatic means”.
Petro Poroshenko particularly emphasized that the fate of political prisoners held in Russian prisons, hostages held in the occupied territories, as well as political prisoners in Crimea is a painful reminder of how deep the gap is between “Russian world” and Europe to which Ukraine aspires.
During his speech President of Ukraine emphasized that he was expected the proposals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on promotion of our interests in the maritime waters of the Azov Sea. “I will not accept it. I strongly believe that situation now prevailing is strongly unacceptable. I entrusted to prepare a corresponding meeting of the National Security and Defense Council on this issue” – said Petro Poroshenko.