Poroshenko Says Ukraine Facing ‘Aggression’ from Russia, 9,000 Russian Troops in Ukraine

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(DAVOS, Ukraine) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that Ukraine will need both solidarity and belief from the rest of the world to win its “battle” against Russia.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Poroshenko claimed that there are “about 9,000 Russian militaries…in the territory of Ukraine.” Those troops, he claims, are backed by Russian tanks and heavy weapons which have crossed the border in recent days.

While he believes that “Ukraine has become stronger” in the last year, since his last speech at Davos, Poroshenko said that “the country is facing the aggression not only regarding Crimea, but also regarding the significant part of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.”

“We need well-coordinated efforts of the entire world to win this battle,” he urged. “Ukraine needs not only solidarity, but also belief. Believe in Ukraine!” he said.

“If we fight for the values together,” the Ukrainian leader said, “we will be invincible.”

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