Internal destabilization in Ukraine method of Kremlin's hybrid war – Poroshenko
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declares that rocking the political situation in Ukraine from within is one of the ways the Kremlin wages its hybrid war.
"As of today, rocking the situation in our country from within is one of the methods of Kremlin's hybrid war against Ukraine," Poroshenko said in his address on the occasion of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of events of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921.
Poroshenko recalled that, according to the Constitution, the decision on early parliamentary elections and the dissolution of the parliament is taken by the President of Ukraine.
"I want to emphasize once again: I don’t support snap parliamentary elections, in which Russia is primarily interested, and therefore there will not be any," he said.
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