Russia is a terrorist state, NATO should give us membership: Ukraine PM

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk branded Russia a 'terrorist state' that is solely to blame for the conflict in the east of his country.

hidden September 03, 2014 16:53:02 IST
Russia is a terrorist state, NATO should give us membership: Ukraine PM

Kiev: Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Wednesday branded Russia a "terrorist state" that is solely to blame for the conflict in the east of his country and he reaffirmed Kiev's desire to join the NATO alliance.

Russia is a terrorist state NATO should give us membership Ukraine PM

Ukraine PM Arseny Yatseniuk called Russia a terrorist state. Reuters

Using tough rhetoric on the eve of a NATO summit in Wales, Yatseniuk said: "Russia is a terrorist state, it is an aggressor state and will bear responsibility under international law."

"Concerning NATO, I consider the most correct decision would be one to accept Ukraine as a member of NATO," he added, repeating a call he made last week.

Yatseniuk also told a televised cabinet session that Ukraine had adopted a "wall" project aimed at building a "real state border" between Ukraine and Russia. He did not elaborate.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the long border between the two countries has been largely porous - a fact that Kiev says has helped fighters and weapons to pass freely from Russia onto its territory.

Reuters

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