Poroshenko in Davos reaffirms unity of Ukraine

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is seen on a giant screen during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 21, 2014 in Davos. (AFP)

The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has reaffirmed Wednesday the unity of his country during the 45th edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

“Ukraine has become stronger. Ukraine has become more democratic. And Ukraine has become more European,” Poroshenko said during the annual meeting held in Davos, Switzerland.

“We want to create a new country, free from corruption, with independent courts and the rule of law. We want to build a new climate for investment,” he said.

During a session called “The Future of Ukraine,” Poroshenko, who stressed that last year’s presidential and legislative elections were free and fair, said that 2014 was “the most difficult in our [Ukraine’s] history.”

“We are not only fighting for our territorial integrity and independence, we are fighting for European values,” he added.

The president said he had received several promises of major investment during his visit to Davos.

Poroshenko also said that Russia had 9,000 troops in Ukraine and demanded their withdrawal, according to Reuters news agency.


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