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 "I'll talk to anyone to return heroes back home," - Poroshenko on Gryzlov's visit

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko deems the Minsk agreements to be effective.

He said it today at a press conference in Kyiv, Censor.NET informs.

He showed a graph of terrorist attacks in 2015, evidencing of their significant decrease starting from Aug. 31. At the same time, Poroshenko recognized that terrorists systematically violate the cease-fire.

He also stressed the necessity to establish clearly defined deadlines for certain items of the Minsk agreements. The head of state reiterated the conflict in the Donbas could only be solved through a political solution.

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"Elections in the Donbas must be held under Ukrainian laws with the participation of Ukrainian political parties... We must return our heroes back home - Savchenko, Sentsov, all the prisoners, those held by militants, and those held in Russia... It's crucial that Russia's troops are withdrawn from Ukraine and the OSCE is granted access to all parts of the border... I'll talk to anyone to return hostages and ensure an absolute cease-fire," Poroshenko said, answering the question about the visit of Russian Federation envoy Boris Gryzlov.

In addition, the head of state said he had met with all representatives of the Trilateral Contact Group.

"I look ahead with optimism and would like to share this optimism with the biggest possible number of people," Poroshenko added.
 
 
 
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