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Yatsenyuk compares Islamic terrorists with Donbas militants

During his official visit to Berlin, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk drew an analogy between yesterday"s events in France and the conflict in the Donbas.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk expressed his condolences over yesterday's terrorist attack in Paris. It happened today, January 8, during his official visit to Berlin, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the government.

"We mourn and pray for those who lost their lives and for the families who lost their relatives," Yatsenyuk said.

Also, the chairman of the Ukrainian government compared the Islamic terrorists with the militants in the Donbas. "Someone might say that what is happening in Ukraine – the anti-terrorist operation against the terrorists headed by Russia – will not affect us. But it happened. This happened in Canada, Australia, Belgium. Yesterday it happened in France," Yatsenyuk said.

The Prime Minister said that the hostilities in Ukraine are not just the conflict between Ukraine and Russia but a global event. "This is a global issue. We are fighting for our independence, for our freedom, our country, our land. We must be united in the fight against terrorism," Yatsenyuk said.