CNN INTERVIEW: POROSHENKO "THANKS" PUTIN FOR FORCING UKRAINIANS TO REJECT RUSSIA AND EMBRACE EUROPE
Speaking to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed Putin's attack on Ukraine had helped consolidate Ukraine's national identity while boosting support for NATO and EU membership: "In 2013, Ukainian support for NATO membership was 16%. Now it is 54%. In 2013, Ukrainian support for EU membership was 33%. Now it is 74%. Who did that? Putin. So, thank you Mr. Putin for making my country much more European."