"Today, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Ukrainian cities in the East and South to show that Ukraine is united and does not require external interference. Yesterday's attempt inspired by Russian officials to destabilize the situation in the Eastern and Southern regions of Ukraine, led to an adequate response of Ukrainian citizens. This is a healthy reaction of a modern European society. We solve our issues by ourselves, and will not allow anyone to infringe on our country, its independence and the right to be a master in our own house. This is our country, we will live in it and develop it," Vitali Klitschko said.
He expressed admiration for the actions of Ukrainians in the East and South, and reiterated that he is and will be doing everything to ensure that a united, strong, democratic and rich Ukraine was one of the major players in the Eastern Europe.