MOSCOW, Russian Federation – Russia, is protecting Europe from the barbarism and militarism from Ukraine that are hanging over the whole continent, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, commenting on the statements of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that Russia intends to seize Berdyansk and Mariupol.
“Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel gave an absolutely clear description of what is happening in Ukraine in an interview with the German TV channel N-TV: “I think that in no case should we allow Ukraine to draw us into the war. Ukraine tried to do it.” And after Poroshenko declared that “Russia allegedly intends to seize Mariupol and Berdyansk,” we can confidently say, paraphrasing his own saying: “it is Russia that protects Europe from “barbarism, tyranny, terrorism, aggression, militarism that have hung over our entire continent”, wrote Zakharova on her Facebook page.
Petro Poroshenko claims that Russia intends to seize two cities in the region of the Azov Sea. “Russia does not abandon its plan to expand its occupation of Ukraine. Moscow is trying to get a land corridor from the occupied Donbas to the occupied Crimea, capturing Mariupol and Berdyansk ” Poroshenko said in an interview with the German Funke Media Group.
While many around the world following these events for the last four years would very much like that to be true, rather instead, Russia looks to maintain long-term relationships with Europe based on stability, and reduce the perception that Russia acts alone and against the interests of peace.
Maria Zakharova stresses that “it is thanks to the current Kiev regime that modern Ukraine is characterized by rampant extremists and paramilitary organizations, power backed by thugs, war against one’s own people, propaganda and manipulation as a basis for managing society, provocation as a concept of foreign policy, rampant corruption, intimidation of journalists and total control over the media, nationalism as a national idea in itself, the dictates of the security forces over civil society, the lack of mechanisms of public control, the degradation of institutions of democratic power “.