Ukrainians all around the world: Poroshenko thanks Ukrainian diaspora for support in countering Russian aggression
Politics18:15 Aug. 23, 2016

Poroshenko thanks Ukrainian diaspora for support in countering Russian aggression

Kyiv hosted Ukrainian World Forum for Ukrainians from 35 countries

All Ukrainians abroad should join efforts to counter Russian propaganda worldwide. At the meeting with representatives of the diaspora, President Petro Poroshenko urged Ukrainians from around the world to unite and protect Ukraine.

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It is necessary to expand the circle of supporters of the country, to work on keeping the sanctions against Russia and to exert pressure on this country from abroad to set Ukrainian political prisoners free. In the meantime, the President asked the representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora to help join efforts with Ukraine and help it lead the way towards Europe and NATO.

Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine: "It is time to put more efforts into influencing the public opinion abroad. You need to explain that Ukraine needs help with weaponry procurement. Moreover, we need it now, as tomorrow could be too late."

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