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 Occupied part of Donbas should be returned under Ukraine's control in 2016, - Poroshenko

The occupied part of the Donbas should be restored within sovereign Ukraine this year.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said during this year's first press conference, Censor.NET informs.

"The main objectives for 2016... Preservation of peace and restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty in the occupied areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The struggle for reclaiming Crimea is also our priority. A special authority will be set up to deal with the occupation..," he said.

Read more: Poroshenko's press conference. LIVE

The president also noted that Crimea's restitution could be effectively discussed within the Geneva+ talks format.

In addition, Poroshenko said Ukraine would not allow revising the Minsk agreements.
 
 
 
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