June 7, 2014
RUSSIA ALWAYS LOSES:
Ukraine's new president: 'Crimea was, is and will be Ukrainian soil' (Sara Eberspacher, 6/07/14, The Week)
Posted by Orrin Judd at June 7, 2014 11:21 AM"I don't want war. I don't want revenge," Poroshenko said. But, "who comes with the sword will fall from the sword."Promising a tough stance against Russian encroachment and separatist militants in Eastern Ukraine, Poroshenko said, "No one will protect us, if we do not learn to protect ourselves," and he added, "talking to gangsters and to killers is not our avenue."As to Crimea, the country's disputed territory which was annexed earlier this spring by Russia, Poroshenko said that the fight is not yet over."Crimea was, is and will be Ukrainian soil," he said.