Poroshenko explains why war in Ukraine so critical for Putin

16:40, 19 February 2019
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"Putin is well aware the loss of Ukraine means the collapse of his plans to restore the empire and return a superpower status to Russia... Therefore, the stakes in such a war are super high," the president said in the Verkhovna Rada, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

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According to Poroshenko, "Putin's dream is not about a divided Ukraine, it's about a divided Europe, which renounced its values. Putin's dream is about a weakened Europe, where he dictates his conditions. Putin's dream is about a belt of dependent satellite states whose sovereignty is purely nominal."

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