President Poroshenko is convinced that Ukraine has become stronger and more stable over the last four years, but Ukrainians are fairly dissatisfied with the fact that they failed to complete the war and restore the territorial integrity of the state. He stated this, speaking in the Verkhovna Rada with an annual message on the internal and external situation of Ukraine, reports Ukrinform.
“The epithets by which we characterize the external and internal position depend on the side to which we belong, to power or to opposition, but with all the current challenges and threats, the dynamic is obvious: the situation inside Ukraine and around us is not as dramatic and threatening as at in 2014 or 2015, we’ve become more stable and stronger, but first of all I would like to emphasize the fact that the majority of society is objectively dissatisfied. “The war was not completed and the country’s territorial integrity was not restored,” Poroshenko said. He stated that as a result of aggression, 20 % of our industrial potential was lost, which, of course, provoked the domino effect for the whole economy, and, together with Russia that closed its market for Ukrainian goods, it caused a profound social crisis.