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Yatsenyuk: Ukraine defends Europe ‘clearly and firmly’

It is necessary to respond to Putin's aggression clearly, strongly, and toughly, says Prime Minister of Ukraine Yatsenyuk.

Yatsenyuk: Ukraine defends Europe "clearly and firmly"

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the only way to counter Putin's aggression is to act together and to respond very clearly and toughly, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to The Sunday Times.

"This is the only language Putin understands," Yatsenyuk said.

"Putin wages a war against the free world and Ukraine has become a battlefield," Prime Minister added.

According to him, Putin seeks to destroy Ukraine, to take control of its entire territory and to show the West that his world autocracy, dictatorship and kleptocracy has succeeded.

"Today Ukraine is defending Europe," Yatsenyuk said.

He noted that Putin "went into full confrontation with the West": "He wants to split the European Union, to achieve a voltage between the EU Member States, and to destroy the unity between the EU and the United States."

"The only option is to act in concert and respond to Putin's aggression in a very bold, strong, and tough way. This is the only language Putin understands," the Prime Minister concluded.