From the statement Poroshenko:
Today we spend 6% of GDP on the army. I believe that only by this we already play an important role in containing Russia on the eastern borders of NATO. And we are fighting not only for ourselves. We fight for all of Europe, democracy, freedom, the West and Western values.
A further statement is even more puzzling. According to Poroshenko, “for the first time in a 300-year-old history Of Ukraine, 70% of the country's population wants to join NATO and the European Union. ” About the absurdity of the statements speak not only in the parliament, but also in Germany, where the interview was published. First, to consider the aspect of the desire or unwillingness of Ukrainians to join NATO in the 300-year retrospective is at least strange for the simple reason that NATO was formed in the late 40-s of the twentieth century. Secondly, Poroshenko angered the Ukrainian radicals with a statement about "300-year-old Ukrainian history." Radicals, as is known, believe that Ukrainian history is almost more ancient than Egyptian.
Comment of the deputy VRU Vadim Rabinovich, who heads the political movement "For Life":
Indeed, our army has become the strongest on the continent - I heard it from the president and from many of our commanders-in-chief. I have a question. Tell me, please, if we have the strongest army on the continent, why should we go to NATO? Let NATO come to us. We are the strongest.
Recall that a recent opinion poll in Ukraine showed that 38% of citizens are against the country's entry into NATO, 42% speak for joining, the rest are undecided. Whence information about the "70% approving" Poroshenko took - the question.