Russia cannot accept Ukraine’s independence – Poroshenko

16:10, 19 September 2017
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During a working visit to the United States, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday visited West Point Military Academy where he addressed the cadets and staff, according to the presidential press service.


“With hybrid terror and cowardly aggression, Moscow cannot accept the sovereignty of Ukraine and wants to suppress the will of the Ukrainian people and our freedom,” said Poroshenko.

“Russia is still lost in the 18th century, unable to get rid of the legacy of tyranny,” the Ukrainian president said.

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