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 Ukraine’s army ranks 8th in Europe, is the only army capable to contain Russian aggression effectively. It can make you feel safe and secure, - Poroshenko in London

Ukraine spends 5 percent of its GDP on defense annually – more than some NATO members.

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said when delivering speech in the U.K.'s Chatham House, Censor.NET reports citing the presidential website.

He added that Ukraine's Armed Forces are currently ranked 8th in Europe.

"It is the only army that not only faces the Russian aggression but also is capable to contain it, effectively. It can make you feel safe and secure. It keeps the aggression away from your homes," Poroshenko stressed.

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"Is it not something the western audiences should care and understand in the first place?

"I think they should. They should also understand that the Kremlin is obsessed with its imperial past. Russia's drive for hegemony will not stop with Ukraine. Yesterday it was Transniestria and Georgia. Today it is Syria and Ukraine. Who will be next?" the president asked.
 
 
 
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