Yatsenyuk’s year-end presser: Ukraine’s national goal is the return of Crimea, Lugansk, Donetsk

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Russian Spring, December 29, 2015

Translated from Russian by Tom Winter, December 30, 2015

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in his annual year-end press conference proclaimed the national goal of Ukraine to be “restoration of territorial integrity of the country,” which, according to him, means return of Donbass and Crimea under the control of Kiev.

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“The national aim is the restoration of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Ukrainian state. This means the return of Donetsk, Lugansk and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea under the full control of the Ukrainian authorities,” he said.

How he is going to establish control over the territory of Russia and the People’s Republic of Donbass, Yatsenyuk did not elaborate.

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