Poroshenko: “No Ukrainian border exists for Putin. He does not even consider us, Ukrainians, a separate nation”

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says no border between Russia and Ukraine exists for the president of the aggressor state.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Liga, Poroshenko said at the operational meeting of the administrative board of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Ukrainian president also recalled Putin's statement that "Russia's borders do not end anywhere."

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"He later said it was a joke, which might be true for the United States, for the Bering Strait. But he definitely meant it with respect to us. The border with Ukraine does not exist at all for Putin. He does not consider us, Ukrainians, a separate nation, a distinct people. That means he denies the very existence of Ukraine, as he has repeatedly stated publicly. I want to emphasize that this was not an ideological rhetoric. Such statements pose as serious threat as you can only imagine," Poroshenko said.

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The president reminded that Nazis used to reason their occupation of foreign countries in the 1940s by similar non-recognition of certain individual European nations.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n429158