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Ukraine PM Says Russia 'Terrorist State', Repeats Call to Join NATO

Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014 06:31 AM

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Wednesday branded Russia a "terrorist state" that is solely to blame for the conflict in the east of his country and he reaffirmed Kiev's desire to join the NATO alliance.

Using tough rhetoric on the eve of a NATO summit in Wales, Yatseniuk said: "Russia is a terrorist state, it is an aggressor state and will bear responsibility under international law."

"Concerning NATO, I consider the most correct decision would be one to accept Ukraine as a member of NATO," he added, repeating a call he made last week.

Yatseniuk also told a televised cabinet session that Ukraine had adopted a "wall" project aimed at building a "real state border" between Ukraine and Russia. He did not elaborate.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the long border between the two countries has been largely porous - a fact that Kiev says has helped fighters and weapons to pass freely from Russia onto its territory. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, writing by Gareth Jones)

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Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Wednesday branded Russia a terrorist state that is solely to blame for the conflict in the east of his country and he reaffirmed Kiev's desire to join the NATO alliance.Using tough rhetoric on the eve of a NATO summit in Wales,...
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