Ukraine gets out of deep abyss: Poroshenko speaks of "horde of predators," main risk to Ukraine

11:00, 07 September 2017
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine has got out of a deep, deadly abyss, while a "horde of predators" is still looming over it, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting from the Verkhovna Rada where the president is speaking with an annual address to the deputies.

"We have got out of a deep, deadly abyss – this is our obvious achievement. We clearly see the peak, so distant yet, that we must conquer – this is our greater goal," Poroshenko told the MPs speaking from the Rada rostrum.

Read alsoKremlin's "peacekeepers" cheating and threat of terrorist attacks"But we are still close to the edge, we can make a mistake and stumble. Just one wrong step – and we're going down again... This is our main risk. From behind the ridge, a horde of predators is looming over us – this is a dangerous and long-lasting threat," the president added.

The session of the Verkhovna Rada is also being attended by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, members of the Cabinet of Ministers, representatives of central executive authorities, judiciary, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps.

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