: Poroshenko reveals number of killed and wounded since start of Russian aggression

17:53 May. 23, 2016

Poroshenko reveals number of killed and wounded since start of Russian aggression

Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine. (UNIAN Photo)

Ukrainian president speaks out against Kremlin's invasion

Since the start of Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine two years ago, 10,000 people have been killed and 20,000 wounded, reported Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaking on Monday at the UN Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.

"For over two years now, my country is the target of Russian aggression, The humanitarian aftermath of this aggression is more than 10,000 killed Ukrainians, more than 20,000 wounded and about 1.9 million of internally displaced persons," he stated.

According to Poroshenko, the world is once again suffering from violent conflicts, social franctures and man-caused disasters.

"Universal values of the UN Charter are undermined by one of those whose mission is to defend them. Geopolitical ambitions are estimated higher than norms and principles of international law, and even than human lives," the President added.

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