The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday that Russia is his country's "former strategic partner," and again referred to her as " the aggressor ".
"I have the opportunity to say that my country has become the target of aggression. This time the aggressor is the Russian Federation, a neighboring country, a former strategic partner, which is legally bound to respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and inviolability of borders of Ukraine, " he said, speaking in new York at the session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
According to the January statement of the Ukrainian Parliament, Russia recognized Ukraine as a " country-aggressor ".
Ukrainian authorities and Western countries blame the Russian Federation interference in the internal Affairs of Ukraine. Russia denies it and calls such accusations unacceptable. Moscow repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.