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 Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive

Vladimir Putin’s main focus today is to split the unity among the United States of America and the European Union.

Ukraine's prime minister Arsenii Yatseniuk told The Associated Press on Friday, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

The prime minister said the West must stay united in helping Ukraine repel Russian aggression and that achieving this would be the "joint success of the entire free world".

"Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim... Russia was uninterested in de-escalating Ukraine's conflict with separatist forces, despite its commitment to maintain a peace deal made in Minsk on Feb," Yatseniuk said.

"A few years ago we had the territory. Today, we have the country. An independent country that is fighting for freedoms and liberties," the prime minister concluded.

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