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11.02.2015
Olexandr Turchynov: We call on Ukrainians from all over the world to unite their efforts in assisting Ukraine

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov met today with the Ukrainian World Congress leadership.

According to Oleksandr Turchynov, "it is extremely important now to coordinate the efforts of all Ukrainians around the world to assist Ukraine".

"The matter concerns not only humanitarian aid - in which the World Congress has been enormously helpful - but also the influnce of world's Ukrainians on their governments to provide military and technical assistance to Ukraine" he said.

Besides, the Secretary of the NSDC stressed the need to establish coordination centers of volunteer movements in all countries of the world where people are willing to help Ukraine, "where it is clearly understood that Ukrainians defend the civilized world from the aggressor". "It would be effective to do this on the basis of the Ukrainian World Congress, which has well-established contacts with the government of our country", Oleksandr Turchynov said and thanked those present for the assistance already provided.

In his turn, President of the Ukrainian World Congress Eugene Czolij stressed that the provision of military and technical assistance to Ukraine would be "a real constraining factor for the aggressor and would contribute to the de-escalation of the conflict".

"The Ukrainian diaspora has always been on Ukraine's side that stands by the right. The truth is on our side and it will prevail" he said.

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