As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrinform, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said it speaking at the opening of the photo exhibition "The Fourth Generation" hosted by the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.
"Today, the Russian military secretly, under cover of night, with removed shoulder straps and painted onboard numbers of tanks and armored personnel carriers cross the Ukrainian border. Nameless, without any documents or insignia, they come to burn Ukrainian soil and pour it with blood. Being a Ukrainian soldier is an honorable duty today. And being a Russian serviceman means fulfilling the orders of a state that does not value the lives of its military and without any sense of shame renounces its dead and wounded soldiers," Poroshenko said.
He stressed that modern Russia, as the legal successor of the Soviet Union, has failed to become a peaceful nation.
"Let's remember the Moldovan Transdniestria, the Georgian Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the Ukrainian Crimea and Donbas. Syria has also taken away its sleep. And all this has happened only in 25 years of the Russian Federation's existence. Before that, there had been Afghanistan in 1979, Czechoslovakia and Prague in 1968, Budapest and Hungary in 1956," Poroshenko added.