Ukraine is now the most dangerous place in the world — Poroshenko



2014/11/17 • News

Ukraine has become the most dangerous place in the world, President Petro Poroshenko told the German publication Bild, November 17, as reported by Dzerkalo Tyzhnia.

“Ukraine is now the most dangerous place in the world, even more dangerous than the threat of the Islamic state and everything that is now happening in the Middle East. In my country there are now thousands of Russian soldiers, hundreds of tanks, heavy artillery. One of the largest armies in the world is threatening us and all of Europe,” he said.

While Poroshenko stressed that Ukraine wants peace and will fight for European values, he also expressed concern that Russia will not abide by peace agreements. “No one wants war, and the whole world must do everything possible to prevent this scenario,” he said.

According to the president, sanctions are an important lever of pressure on Russia to stop supporting the terrorists. However, military support would also help.

“For us it is absolutely understandable that the EU does not want to send soldiers to Ukraine. What we need is military-technical cooperation. We have already received some help from  several countries, and I am confident this support will increase in the future,” he said.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Dzerkalo Tyzhnia

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  • Art Judge

    I hope the EU pin back there ears and give Ukraine the means they need to defend thier Country

  • Rods

    He is right. It is time for the western world to wake up, especially the European countries where this is a direct threat to their democracies, economic and personal freedoms. If the west aren’t prepared to defend these hard earned rights, earned by the sacrifices made by previous generations then they must expect to be controlled by the cancer of aggressive Russian totalitarianism where they will continue to annex European countries.

    The way to stop this fate befalling many European countries is by supplying weapons and technical training to the Ukrainian army, so this cancer can be stopped in Ukraine, by their brave forces successfully repelling the current Russian terrorism and giving Putin a bloody nose.

  • Dirk Smith

    It appears none of the talking heads in NATO have opened their history books recently. Putin represents the last ember of the communist cancer that plagued the 20th Century. Somebody please pee on it before it’s too late!!!!

    • Kruton

      Putin,last of the Bolshevik nutjobs.

  • Dean Venture

    You can pay to help Ukraine fight the Russians in Ukraine, or you can pay when they get to your border to fight them yourselves in your country. If you think the latter is cheaper you should not be in government.

    • DejaVu

      The West prefers to wait until Russia is already within their borders and invading openly while threatening to use tactical nuclear weapons at their advantage.

      • Dean Venture

        I’m afraid I agree with you. This crop of leaders is the most spineless and heartless bunch I’ve ever witnessed in forty some years. They’ll pile onto ISIS (and rightly so, they are monsters) but when it comes to someone who could shoot back, they won’t even call an invasion an invasion. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m glad the Republicans won the midterms, and I can’t wait for McCain to take over the armed services committee.

        • Kruton

          Yep its dem scary repuplican guys,comin at ya again! Hiya doin Russkis!

  • Malcolm

    Oh Rubbish , I travel frequently and Ukraine does not even come close, but then you like to hear bad news, if it was the worst I would be making money in Ukraine

  • morriso

    As soon as Russia will arrive in “its” Transdnistria, waiting for 10 years already, the corridor to get Moldova, Georgia and the rest will be done. We have blindly financed and sponsored Russia for 20 years, and this is the payback. Poor us.