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 Main Condition for Stabilization of Situation in Donbas - Reliable Closure of Border with Russia, Poroshenko Says

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that the paramount condition for stabilization of the situation in eastern Ukraine is the establishment of effective control of the Russian-Ukrainian border.

This was stated by Poroshenko during the EU - Ukraine - "Eurasian Troika" (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan) meeting in Minsk, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"The primary condition for stabilization of the (situation) in the east of Ukraine is the establishment of effective control of the Russian-Ukrainian border as a key element of the sovereignty and independence of the country," he said.

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According to Poroshenko, everything must be done to stop the supply of equipment and weapons to the militants. "It is our deep conviction that effective border control is possible only with involvement of the OSCE, in particular, unobstructed access of the special monitoring mission and the OSCE observation mission to monitor and verify the situation," the President said.


 
 
 
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