Vladimir Putin wants to destroy independent Ukraine: Oleksandr Turchynov

Baku: Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of attempting to destroy independent Ukraine.

“Putin is really afraid of Ukraine as Ukraine gives a good example to other post-Soviet countries that people are free to determine what kind of government they like or dislike,” Turchynov said as quoted by UNIAN.

Ukrainians managed to change the government and to get rid of “crooked” politicians, the acting Ukrainian President explained, adding that “such an example really intimidates Putin.”

According to Turchynov, this is why the Russian president wants not just to take over part of Ukraine’s territory, but to fully destabilise the situation in the country.