Vyacheslav Kirilenko: "Russia has never considered Ukraine as an independent state"
Vyacheslav KIRILENKO, MP, Chairman of the party "Ukraine". the War for Independence. This year, at that time, as the country prepares to celebrate Independence Day, in the East of our country people die, kill civilians, and the death of the flower of the nation - strong, brave men in this war for freedom. This year the festival is of particular importance. for 22 years we have lived peacefully, conscious of the fact that the independence which the people of Ukraine have sought for centuries, we come easily and without blood. But whether it was real independence? It seems that only now we see how the declared sovereignty is different from the present, won by the blood, sweat, and tears.