Oleksandr Turchynov on Putin's threats to Ukrainian statehood: Irrespective of the threats from the Russian president, the Ukrainian state is and will be!
of the threats from the Russian president, the Ukrainian state is and will be!"
This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of
Ukraine Oleksandr Turchinov in his comment on the statement by the President of
the Russian Federation Volodymyr Putin during the "call-in show".
received a call from the occupied Donbas from a frightened Russian citizen who
is a member of the Russian-terrorist grouping and who expressed "fear that the
Ukrainian army can start an offensive operation during the World Cup"; the
Russian president stated that such actions can lead to grave consequences for
Ukrainian statehood as a whole.
statehood is based on the courage, patriotism and faith of millions of free
Ukrainians who can protect and preserve freedom, democracy and independence for
their children. This is the fundamental difference between our state and
Russia, which can exist only in a totalitarian environment where guardsmen,
gendarmes, chekists and the KGB servicemen grip them with bars and wire against
the spread. Russian "statehood" lies on the bones of millions of tortured and
spilled innocent lives, - Mr. Turchynov said. - Regardless of mournings from
the frightened Russian mercenaries and threats by the Russian President,
Ukrainian military will react adequately to the threats and Ukrainian state is
and will be, regardless of manic revanchists imperial desires".