The Guardian quotes Andriy Parubiy’s remarks from his live webcast conversation with Atlantic Council Executive VP Damon Wilson:

The secretary of Ukraine’s national security council, Andriy Parubiy, said financial support would be an important stabiliser in Ukraine as it seeks to counter efforts by Russia to undermine presidential elections scheduled for May.

Parubiy told an audience of the Atlantic Council thinktank that 18 leaders pro-Russian “subversion groups” had recently been arrested in southern and eastern Ukraine over attempts to foment unrest.

Speaking on a webcast from Kiev, he said that Russian attempts to destabilise the new Ukrainian government were failing, but added there was “still a high risk” that Putin would attempt another cross-border intervention now it has established control over Crimea.

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