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 "In Ukraine, many are mistaking democracy for Makhnovism," - Poroshenko

In present-day Ukraine, many are confusing democracy and Makhnovism, the anarchist movement.

President Petro Poroshenko said on Twitter on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian revolution of 1917-1920, Censor.NET reports.

"The major factor that prevented creation of an independent Ukrainian state back then was a lack of unity, political quarrels, anarchy, and ataman movements... The tradition has not disappeared; in present-day Ukraine, many are confusing democracy and Makhnovism," the head of state wrote.

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The president also said that all political parties in Ukraine are the partners in development of independent state.

"Inside the country, I see all political parties as partners in development of the independent, European, and democratic state," he said.
 
 
 
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