"Ukrainian heroes stopped provocateurs who kindled flames of war in country," - Poroshenko on explosion at Verkhovna Rada

Grenade explosion near the Verkhovna Rada on Aug. 31, 2015 was a provocation aimed at destabilization of the country.

It was announced by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the award ceremony of the National Guard troops in the Kyiv region, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"Not only hybrid warfare involves propaganda war to sow discord, frustration, and depression in Ukraine, stipulating our country, its leadership, its armed forces, and its people. There is another insidious means of hybrid war, that is destabilization of the situation in the country," he said.

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"We will forever remember the events of Aug. 31, 2015 on the Constitution Square, when Ukrainian heroes gave their lives for the peace and tranquility of Kyiv, having stopped the provocateurs who kindled the flames of war in the country," the head of state added.

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