The Ukrainian and Russian peoples are fraternal, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with leading public figures of the country.
"We do not have any brotherly Nations during the war. There is one Ukrainian people, subsequent to the European Union, and There are Russian people, which is in deep crisis, " said Poroshenko, quoted by the website of the President. This message was a response Poroshenko the recent words of Vladimir Putin, who on 17 August in the Crimea confident that Ukraine will develop positively, moving away from the shameful practice of placing the country under foreign control with the occupation of foreigners in key positions in the government and in the regions. First of Poroshenko also said that a strong local government is part of Western civilization that distinguishes Ukraine from Russia.