Source Pravda.Ru

Poroshenko explains why he did not impose martial law in Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko delivered a speech on the third anniversary of Euro-Maidan riots. Poroshenko spoke about the "internal Europeanization" of the country, civil society and the lives of ordinary Ukrainians. Poroshenko also explained why he did not introduce martial law in the country two years ago.

Poroshenko said that the revolution had reinstated the parliamentary-presidential model of government in Ukraine, made the political system in the country democratic and Europe-oriented. He also used the word combination  "internal Europeanization" of Ukraine, noting that it was very important to measure this indicator.

The Ukrainian leader admitted that two years ago he did not succumb to pressure to impose martial law under the conditions of "foreign aggression." "I was not thinking about myself - I was thinking about the country," Poroshenko said. He added that he was thinking about the need to preserve and strengthen the signs of European culture, namely the system of balances, political competition, rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens and above all - the freedom of speech," the Ukrainian Pravda wrote.

However, Poroshenko said that he did not see any progress in the development in the life of common Ukrainians. According to him, this is the only field in Ukraine that had not neared European standards three years after the revolution. The Ukrainian leader said that it was Ukraine's significant obstacle on the way to Europe. Poroshenko explained the lack of improvement in the field by the country's "need for defense."

Pravda.Ru

Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Comments
Syria Thwarts Israeli Air Attacks?
We, the People of Britain, do not want Brexit
How I became a revolutionary and internationalist: André Vltchek
How I became a revolutionary and internationalist: André Vltchek
Endless US Wars
Alaska gives USA Arctic advantage in military rivalry with Russia
Alaska gives USA Arctic advantage in military rivalry with Russia
Alaska gives USA Arctic advantage in military rivalry with Russia
Alaska gives USA Arctic advantage in military rivalry with Russia
Alaska gives USA Arctic advantage in military rivalry with Russia
How I became a revolutionary and internationalist: André Vltchek
The Bush Family Dynasty
Brexit: The UK's insult to democracy
L'Antidiplomatico Interview: Andre Vltchek interviewed by Alessandro Bianchi
L'Antidiplomatico Interview: Andre Vltchek interviewed by Alessandro Bianchi
L'Antidiplomatico Interview: Andre Vltchek interviewed by Alessandro Bianchi
Brexit: The UK's insult to democracy
Anti-Russia Ukraine Provocation
How I became a revolutionary and internationalist: André Vltchek
Russia spends about $10 billion on ISS in 20 years. USA spends $100 billion
How I became a revolutionary and internationalist: André Vltchek