Jeoffrey Payette: Atmosphere of fear in Ukraine can tear it to pieces

The crisis of political and civil situation in Ukraine does harm to its economy, and even can lead to the end of its existence, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette said.


«I can’t believe that a country that a year and a half ago hosted the European football championship, can now experience a wave of targeted violence against representatives of civil society and people trying to realize their democratic rights,» the Ambassador said in his interview that was spread by the Embassy.


«Having met with the political opposition and civil society, we can say that in Ukraine today there is an atmosphere of fear, which deters investments, horrible for democracy, and will tear Ukraine into pieces, if it’s not stopped. The sooner the better,» said Payette.

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