January 1, 2018 – Fort Russ News –
– Novorosinform, translated by Tom Winter –
Kiev. Poroshenko congratulates the Crimea and Donbass on the new year.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko sent New Year congratulations to the inhabitants of the Crimea and the uncontrolled territories of Donbass.
In his congratulations Poroshenko declared to the Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as to the republics of Donbass, that allegedly “their home is in Ukraine.”
“Through the electronic line, let my sincere congratulations be heard by Crimea and Sevastopol, Donetsk and Lugansk, brothers and sisters, your home is Ukraine,” Poroshenko said during the New Year’s address.
In addition, the Ukrainian leader congratulated the United States, Canada, as well as the countries of the European Union.
In addition, Poroshenko announced his intention to strengthen the Ukrainian army.
Russian senator Alexei Pushkov called Poroshenko’s New Year appeal cynical.
“After several years of shelling and a complete blockade, residents of Donbass heard from Poroshenko that ‘their home is Ukraine.’ Cynicism seems to have no borders,” the Russian senator said.