Poroshenko: Russia occupied Crimea

In his address to the UN General Assembly in New York, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko slammed Russia for occupying Crimea and unleashing a war in Donbass.

30 September 2015 12:12

Poroshenko stressed that Russia failed in its mission to maintain international peace and security prescribed in the UN Charter. The Ukrainian President also said that Russia used to be a guarantor of Ukraine’s security under the Budapest memorandum, whereby security guarantees were provided to Ukraine in exchange for a voluntary renunciation of the world’s third nuclear arsenal.

“In February 2014, Russia conducted an open and unprovoked aggression against my country, having occupied and annexed Crimea. Bluntly and brutally violating international law and shocking the whole world community,” said Poroshenko.

Poroshenko also asked Russia how they can ask the UN for a global coalition against terrorists in Syria when they finance and support the pro-Russian terrorists in eastern Ukraine.