Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Says Ukraine Is In the Midst of an Undeclared War With Russia

In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, left, speaks with a passenger as he travels in economy class aboard a commercial flight from Kiev to Vienna, en route to Brussels for a European People's Party summit. Despite being a wealthy man, Yatsenyuk, flies coach when on trips to Western capitals, which is a sharp contrast to his predecessors who preferred government jets or first-class luxury. (AP Photo/David Azia, File)
In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, left, speaks with a passenger as he travels in economy class aboard a commercial flight from Kiev to Vienna, en route to Brussels for a European People’s Party summit. Despite being a wealthy man, Yatsenyuk, flies coach when on trips to Western capitals, which is a sharp contrast to his predecessors who preferred government jets or first-class luxury. (AP Photo/David Azia, File)

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country is in the midst of an undeclared war, in a televised address Thursday.

“This is the first time in 69 years it has happened in conditions of war, even undeclared, but real war, that the Russian regime is waging against Ukraine,” Yatsenyuk said.

“The enemy has crossed the border of Ukraine for the first time since 1941, it has breached its integrity, annexed part of its territory, sent saboteurs and terrorist groups here,” he said.

The pro-Russia rebels say a referendum planned for Sunday will decide if eastern regions will be ensured more autonomy within Ukraine.

But they have left open the possibility of using it to seek independence or annexation by Russia.

On Wednesday, Putin declared Russian troops had pulled back from the Ukrainian border and had called for a delay of Sunday’s vote.

Putin also called Ukraine’s interim government’s plan to hold a presidential election on May 25 a “step in the right direction.”

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