Poroshenko: Russia is waging an undeclared war against Ukraine

Russia is waging an undeclared, hybrid war against Ukraine with the use of a "terrorist component," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

"Over the past year, the practice of hybrid warfare has only spread," he said. "Its effects have been seen in whole Europe, America and beyond."

Poroshenko said that hybrid war methods, for which his country was a "testing ground," include political pressure, propaganda, interference with elections, economic coercion, military operations and the misuse of diplomatic measures.

"The terrorist component of the undeclared hybrid war that Russia wages against Ukraine is evident," he said, adding that it was especially visible in the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

In the eastern region of Donbas, there's a roughly 38,000-strong "illegal military force" that is "armed to the teeth by Russia," Poroshenko said, adding that they had more than 700 tanks, 1,200 armoured vehicles and 100 artillery systems at their disposal.

"Even hypocrite Soviet leaders could hardly compete with the outright lies and manipulations deployed by the Kremlin today," he said.

Last update: Wed, 21/09/2016 - 23:31

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