Yatsenyuk: “The annexation of Crimea, Russian aggression in the Donbass, stimulated global terrorism”


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
15th November, 2015


The annexation of Crimea and Russian aggression in the Donbas have become the impetus for global terrorism. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the message about the terrorist attacks in Paris, which was published by the press-service of the Cabinet.

“I have no doubt that the violation of security guarantees from States that stockpile nuclear weapons, the annexation of Crimea, the occupation of Donbas and the threat of force from the Kremlin have become a stimulus for global terrorism,” he said.

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The Prime Minister noted that the world community should unite around a few principles: unity, global solutions, alliance.

“Freedom and humanity are key features of the world we seek to protect. We have the reason and power to do everything possible to enforce freedom for humanity, before we are crushed by totalitarianism, xenophobia and hatred of another culture, faith or language”, – said Yatsenyuk.

The evening of November 13 in Paris has seen a number of terrorist attacks, killing more than 130 people. In particular, the attacks occurred near the stadium Stade de France, where there was a match of the football national teams of France and Germany. According to police, at the stadium there were three explosions: two produced by suicide bombers. It is also known that in the concert hall called ‘Bataclan’, some terrorists with Kalashnikovs shot at the audience, used grenades and massacred close to a hundred. French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and sent troops on to the streets. 7 Terrorists were killed in this special operation.

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