This information was reported by Ukrinform, reports URA-Inform.
At the same time, he noted that the New Year’s shelling of the Russian Federation on Ukrainian cities «is a stern reminder to the world that Putin’s goal remains unchanged»:
«He seeks to destroy Ukraine as an independent state and subjugate its people, depriving them of their democratic voice and sovereignty».
According to Carpenter, the statements of Putin and his accomplices are eloquent in this regard: «On January 16, Putin openly called to his officials in Moscow the Ukrainian territory that Russia now occupies as a «conquest».
< p>He stressed that there can be no doubt that the Kremlin views its war in imperialist terms». However, the US representative is convinced that the vast majority of Ukrainians know that their destiny lies in Europe, and not under Russian enslavement.
«The Ukrainian people chose democracy, the rule of law, the European and transatlantic path. The Ukrainian people decided to fight to defend their homes, their freedom and the independence of their country. Ukraine must win this fight, and the United States stands with Ukraine», — added Carpenter.
Recall that it was previously reported when Putin decided to attack Ukraine: intelligence revealed new details.