In his interview with US news channel CNN President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the goal of Russian President Vladimir Putin is not to hold the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, but to seize the whole Ukraine.

“The goal of Putin is an attempt to destabilize the situation in Ukraine. They need neither Donetsk nor Lugansk. They want all of Ukraine to be part of the Russian Empire, and they want to destabilize the global security situation in the world,” he told US reporters.

Poroshenko has compared the Russian action in Ukraine with Russian bombardments in Aleppo, adding that Putin undermines the global security.

President Poroshenko reminded that Ukraine has lost 13 soldiers, 91servicimen have been wounded and the total number of attacks has reached 1.4 thousand during the last 2 weeks.

He added that Russian aggression in the East of Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea has completely destroyed the postwar global security developed by the United Nations Security Council.

“The world must find an adequate response to the aggressor,” he said.

At a meeting with the ambassadors on Ukraine’s Independence Day, President Petro Poroshenko promised to revive the "Normandy format" talks to resolve the conflict in Donbas. First of all the President noted that it is necessary to defend the preserving and toughening sanctions against the Russian Federation.

Photo: Press office of Ukrainian President