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 Poroshenko: Ukraine will not give up temporarily occupied territories in Donbas

President Poroshenko says that Ukraine will not give up non government-controlled territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

"There is only one argument (of those opposing the constitutional reform in terms of decentralization). This 18th article of transitional provisions, where it comes to a special regime of local self-government in some regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which are now occupied and not controlled by Ukraine's government," Poroshenko said during a meeting with representatives of territorial communities, Censor.NET reports referring to Interfax-Ukraine.

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The head of state said that Ukraine will not give up its temporarily occupied territories in Donbas. "Someone suggests: Let's give it to someone, let's give up Ukrainian land, Ukrainian citizens and live on without them. That's what I do not accept and will never accept. I was elected by people to protect the integrity of Ukraine, and will do everything in my power to return the land to Ukraine," Poroshenko stated.
   
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