Source: President of Ukraine
At the 15th annual Yalta European Strategy (YES) meeting, President Petro Poroshenko urged Ukrainian politicians not to ruin the country with populism and critically assess the complexity of Ukraine’s challenges and threats.
The Head of State noted that his own experience taught him how important it is to be very careful and responsible with promises given to people. He reminded that he had apologized for the promise given more than four years ago that the ATO would last for hours rather than months.
“But I would like this story to become a lesson not only for me, but also for all Ukrainian politicians. I urge to compete with real programs, not fantastic promises. I urge not to destroy the country with populism, to critically assess the unprecedented complexity of the challenges and threats facing Ukraine,” he said.
According to him, we must respond to all risks and threats with a very responsible choice when it will be necessary not only to choose the president and the new parliament, but also to confirm the immutability of the pro-European independent state course.
“I have no doubt that this will happen, and we will see that in 2019 and 2020. My role is by force of law and conviction not to give any chance to those who could question our own way, the way of our independence, the way of state creation, the way of Ukraine, the way of European and Euro-Atlantic integration,” the President said.