As the press service of the Ukrainian President, speaking during an official visit to Poland, Poroshenko said that the Soviet Union continues to exist “in the minds” and that Ukraine is fighting to have his “bury”.
“The Soviet Union is not in the document and not in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The Soviet Union in the minds. In this sense, the Soviet Union is still not buried. And, pardon my frankness, Ukraine is now fighting to bury the Soviet Union in the minds of some, because there is no other reason for the war simply does not exist”, — said Poroshenko.
He recalled that 25 years ago Ukraine gained independence, “because you don’t want to be a part of the Soviet Union and just didn’t want to be a Soviet colony”. “The old and the new version of the Soviet colonial past — it’s just not for us. For us is the unification of Europe”, — said the Ukrainian leader.
At the end of November Poroshenko, speaking at a ceremony to mark the completion of the construction of a new protective arch over the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP), called the incident it crash less strange test than the “Russian aggression”. “Everyone knows how hard it is Ukraine. No one could imagine that the Chernobyl test will be not the worst and not the worst, which will have to go through Ukraine. And that Ukraine is building the arch and safe confinement in conditions of war, when it is protected from the Russian aggression”, — said the Ukrainian President.
On 14 October he said that the ongoing “Russian aggression” and the military threat to Ukraine from the East will persist in the long term. “Russian aggression that continues, and the military threat from the East, obviously, in the long historical perspective. The determining factors of our security policy and military planning, if we want to survive as a nation, as a people, as a state, we must focus on the safety of at least 5% of our GDP,” — said Poroshenko.