Speaking at a meeting in the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Yatsenyuk stressed that it is necessary to fund the army and defense, Censor.NET reports.
"Some started calling it a hybrid war, some - hidden. But our soldiers are being killed, the terrorists are killing civilians and killing the country. They are doing it just because we said we are a free people in a free state, and we want to go to Europe," the Prime Minister said.
"Putin has had a clear goal to destroy Ukraine, to reassert his influence in the former Soviet territory. He failed to realize this plan as they wanted. They miscalculated in Donetsk, Luhansk, Odesa, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Kherson. He [Putin] miscalculated. There was no applause for the Russian tricolor [flag]," Yatsenyuk stated.
But, according to the head of government, that "does not mean that the Russian President has stopped.". "Now their plan shifted from political instability and separatist ideology to social and economic destabilization. The ones who took part in rallies for Novorossia (New Russia) are already beginning to talk about pensions and salaries. These are the same people - FSB agents exiled here ten years ago," Yatsenyuk said.