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 "Another evidence that Russia occupied eastern Ukraine," - Poroshenko on Donbas enterprises taken over by militants

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes the seizure of enterprises by Russia-supported militants on the temporarily occupied territory is another proof that the Donbas is occupied by the Russian Federation.

Censor.NET reports citing the president's statement posted by his press secretary Sviatoslav Tseholko on Facebook.

"This is yet another evidence of Russian occupation of Ukraine's east. There will definitely be a day of reckoning for all these actions. Ukraine is going to request expansion of sanctions against those who have stolen Ukrainian enterprises. All of this was discussed during the talks with British and Polish foreign ministers," Poroshenko commented on the Ukrainian enterprises in the occupied territories commandeered by the militants.

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Poroshenko later wrote on Facebook: "All of this is taking place on the backdrop of the actual accession of these territories into "ruble zone", direct gas and energy deliveries from Russia, introduction of direct transfers from the Russian budget. This is yet another confirmation of the fact of occupation of this territory by the Russian troops along with their full control over the state border in the government-uncontrolled area.

"In this regard, we emphasize that Russia is solely responsible for the violation of the cease-fire, for the killed Ukrainian military and civilians, for holding people hostage both in the occupied territory and in the Russian Federation.

"It is necessary to impose sanctions for violations of international and Ukrainian laws against those who are going to take so-called "possession" of the misappropriated assets today," the head of state wrote.

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