'It was an enlightening history lesson, which has never been learned,' - said Poroshenko
This was stated by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on his Facebook page a statement, according to 112.international.
'The fact which 8 years ago could be seen only by few far-sighted people, is now obvious for everybody: Russia's attack on Georgia was a prologue of Russian war against Ukraine. The appeasement policy has gone bankrupt in 2008. Moreover, it only whetted Kremlin appetites. Then the joint efforts of the transatlantic community could locate the rapacious bear in its den. It was an enlightening history lesson, which has never been learned, '- said Poroshenko.
'Today Ukraine is fearlessly keeping its defense on the eastern border of Europe. Rigorous testing strengthened the sense of friendship and solidarity between the Ukrainian and Georgian peoples. Like anyone else, we sincerely and consistently support the restoration of the territorial integrity of Georgia. And it is clear that we will never recognize the Russian puppet regimes in Abkhazia and South Ossetia ', - assured the President.
Overnight into August 8, 2008 Russian troops entered Georgia in Tbilisi after attempting to regain control of the self-proclaimed republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. In the result of a 5-day war, Russia recognized the independence of two Georgian regions and sent more troops and weapons to their military bases in these territories. All countries of the world, except Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Nauru recognize these regions to be Georgian, but occupied by Russia. According to official data by Georgian authorities, more than 400 people were killed, more than 2,000 injured during those events of 2008.