Poroshenko at Munich Security Conference: "Putin hates Ukraine sincerely"

21:51, 17 February 2017
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced at the 53rd Munich Security Conference that Russian President Vladimir Putin hates Ukraine and denies Ukrainian identity.

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"Putin hates Ukraine deeply and sincerely. He denies distinctive features and unique identity of the Ukrainian people. I know that personally. He states in public that Ukrainian identity is part of Russian dominant identity," he said in Munich on Friday, February 17.

The Ukrainian president states that his Russian counterpart sees no place for Ukraine on the political map of Europe, and "he wants to draw a place for Ukraine in Russian colors."

Read alsoBelarus or Kazakhstan - who's next?"But, it would be a mistake to think that the Russia's appetites are limited to Ukraine alone," Poroshenko warned.

The Munich Security Conference is held on February 17-19.

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