Ukraine will not give 'an inch' of land to Russia - PM

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Mar 09 2014 07:55 PM | Updated as of Mar 10 2014 03:55 AM

KIEV - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Sunday vowed Ukraine would not give "an inch" of its territory to Russia, at a rally of thousands of people in Kiev in honor of 19th-century national hero Taras Shevchenko.

"This is our land. We will not give an inch of it. Russia and its president should know that," Yatsenyuk said after Russian forces and pro-Kremlin gunmen seized control of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in the Black Sea.