5 years from Kiev's Maidan

Tusk speech in Ukrainian parliament criticized by Russians

The head of the Russian Duma’s foreign affairs committee has criticized Donald Tusk’s speech in the Ukrainian parliament. “Donald Tusk’s speech in Kiev was meant to “falsely wind-up” support for Petro Poroshenko before the presidential elections,” said Leonid Slutsky.

“The strongest EU politicians are trying to do everything possible to raise Poroshenko’s polls before the elections in Ukraine,” Slutsky told Rossija 1 television. The politician argued that the EU is “marginalizing” and “demonizing” Russia while also sacrificing their own “historic memories.”

Tusk appeared in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Tuesday, on the fifth anniversary of the death of protesters in 2013 and 2014. During his speech, he claimed that there cannot be a just and independent Europe without a safe Ukraine.

I have come as the President of the European Council, but also as a Pole, your closest neighbor and dear friend

“I came to you on the fifth anniversary of those dramatic events in Maidan, on the anniversary of that revolution of dignity, to thank every Ukrainian,” Tusk said in Ukrainian. “I have come as the President of the European Council, but also as a Pole, your closest neighbor and dear friend.”

According to recent surveys, Poroshenko would have 17.7 percent of the votes. Comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy (27 percent) is in the lead and third would be former PM Julia Timoshenko (15.8 percent). These statistics concern 60.8 percent of Ukrainians, who already know who they will vote for in the elections.

The presidential elections in Ukraine will take place on March 31st, 44 candidates have been registered. 

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