Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Kiev is ready for a “total war” with Russia as clashes continue in the eastern part of the country.
“I am not afraid of a war with Russian troops,” the Ukrainian president told the German daily, Bild, in an interview on Sunday.
“We are prepared for a scenario of total war…. We don’t want war, we want peace and we are fighting for European values. But Russia does not respect any agreement,” Poroshenko added.
The Ukrainian president’s comments came amid ongoing clashes around the pro-Russians’ stronghold of Donetsk.
Kiev and the pro-Russians inked a truce pact in early September in an effort to put an end to heavy clashes in Ukraine’s eastern provinces, but the fighting continues unabated.
“Our army is now in a better state than it was five months ago and we are being supported by the entire world,” Poroshenko said…
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