Russia launched seven conflicts in Europe – Yushchenko

Today in Europe, there is a seven conflicts everywhere and the invader is Russia. This was at the international forum “the Dawn of Europe: the historical pattern of civilizational choice,” said the third President of independent Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko.

“If you look at the political map of Europe and write the most pressing issues, which have to be on the agenda, we say: today in Europe, there is a seven conflicts. Six of them in Eastern Europe. What is happening in Eastern Europe? Ranging from Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Crimea, Pridnestrovie, Donbass…And we’re not just talking about frozen conflicts, we are talking about the heated conflict, we talk about the war, in the settlement of which, incidentally, does not participate in almost any European institution,” Yushchenko said.

According to him, if today’s discussion was attended by Winston Churchill, he would say: “People, look, from the Baltic States and ending in the Black sea, to Europe is high, wide, metal curtain.”

“Of course, we are not talking about the internal conflict. If you do a easy analysis in all of these six conflicts the invader is Russia. Why Ukrainian called Ukrainian question, when the enemy came and occupied 7% of our territory? The same can be said about Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, Ossetia etc, it is the Russian question? Perhaps we are mistaken when they do not give this conflict the geopolitical definition? If we are talking about the geopolitical dimension of this conflict, we understand that it can be resolved with the help of geopolitical instruments,” – said the third President of independent Ukraine.

We will remind that the conflict in the Donbas began in the spring of 2014, immediately after the annexation of Crimea by Russia.